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Overall rating
88.97/100
votes
64
Category
Blended Grain
Bottler
Scotch Single Malt Circle (MC)
Vintage
27.07.1982
Bottled
10.2018
Stated Age
35 years old
Calculated age
36 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
6
Number of bottles
282
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Dec 2018 12:28 pm by sportingboy
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky Reviews for Blended Grain 1982 MC

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.97 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] A quick review of a sample...

    ...that is a blend of Invergordon and North British grain whiskies - but the North British has almost nothing to say (as usual). The Invergordon takes it all and this is fine with me - but to be honest: I like the greater complexity and depth of the 40+years matured Invergordon of the seventies better (anyone out there who does not?). Nonetheless a delicate and quaffable old grain, for sure.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers the typical old Invergordon profile of solvent aromas (a trademark of old grain whiskies), home-grown fruits, honeys and spices (tons of vanilla). All nicely balanced and quite complex, but I do not find anything that I can associate with a North British (is there any such thing at all?). Not too bad, but I liked the seventies Invergordon profile a little better.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is sweeter than the nose mainly on barley sugars, toffee and some over-ripe fruits with bitter-spicy wooden notes. It is very interesting to explore (especially to all that never tried an old grain whisky before) but again the seventies Invergordon are much more complex (age matters)...
    • Finish
      86 86
      The dram arrives rather unimpressive on the palate (neither warming nor coating) with no distracting feeling either. The finish is of medium length and adds some waxy-bitter flavours that get drying-astringent towards the end. Water releases these waxy-herbal aromas in the nose as well and it turns the taste smoother, hence more quaffable. I like this dram best when reduced to about 46% abv.

  2. Fudschafudscha did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Rarely have I drank such a good blend, rarely such a great grain! Here comes the complete package!

    Nose: wait, is that a bourbon? The white oak comes first, followed by cereal notes. Wheat, rye, a delicious mixed bread with an additional feature - there must be a little corn! Barley salt is missing - not. A little mirabelle jam of ripe fruit, perfectly sweetened and unsalted caramel.

    In the mouth: Maggie Miller, how did you do that? 35 years, almost 56% cask strength, as if chewing on ner cream! Here comes to the flavors that were already present in the nose, a slight bitterness and an apple pie with strong boscop apples on a spicy shortcrust pastry. A few dates, dried brown fruits and nuts.

    Finish: the beautiful, fruity-tart feeling remains medium in the mouth, the sweetness disappears gradually, the seasoning and the toasted white oak remain a little.

    Conclusion: for not quite 200 euros you get a chameleon, which feigns a sensational bourbon nose, but no one is! Instead, a not too complex, very great, warming white oak fruit melange with a proud age!

  3. Ostfriese scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First of all, I'm greeted by a light note of glue that is quickly replaced by sweet and strong Bourbon vanilla. Now the smell of old leather spreads out, which is interwoven with forest honey and fudge.
    • Taste
      He starts with a soft, creamy mouthfeel and sweet. Sultanas and sweet figs mix with pies before spicy oak flavors mixed with dried tobacco spread in the mouth. Walnuts, raspberries and peaches make up the end.
    • Finish
      Long and gentle warming. A light pepperiness, accompanied by roasted aromas, oranges and hints of coconut. The sweetness sounds slow while above all there is a slight hint of smoke.

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nice delicious whiskey! Good for just drinking away ...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Odinson scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Taste
      Oily, vanilla, fruity
    • Finish
      Long and full

  6. Odinson scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Taste
      Oily, vanilla, fruity
    • Finish
      Long and full

  7. Bopaja scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. firstmajor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Gaija scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    [Coming from someone who's not a grain expert to say the least] I think the palate was very good, especially the first sip, with its really unexpected floral notes and its sparkling feeling. Furthermore, I wasn't bothered by excessive solvent notes on the nose, which are generally the reason why I find grain unappealing. Other than that, I'm afraid the rest is not super interesting, although pleasant. The nose felt very grain-generic and light to me. Maybe the second half of the sample will be better, then I'll gladly up my score !
    • Nose
      84 84
      Quite a lot of alcohol initially but thank god no big solvent notes. Let it breathe ... Coconut then (oh really ?), and milk chocolate. I guess we have a Bounty ! Not a lot happening besides that. A little banana, a little vanilla, a little dairy cream and of course some bourbon-y cereals. Smelling it outside in the open air (which I often try when I think the whisky's not very talkative) reveals some interesting notes of hookah tobacco, a smell I love and one I had never encountered in whisky before, I must say. But it's transient, and honestly, the rest is not very interesting.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The arrival is nice and the alcohol seems sparkling and fresh, very light texture-wise but greatly integrated. Then arrive some suuuuuperb (unexpected) notes of roses and mostly violets, which stay for a long time. I'm impressed ! Sadly, they're much less present upon later sips. Very good though ! Not too sweet as I had feared. A tad of fresh oak if you chew for too long but I think it's within limits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A sparkling side again, with a little citrus and pepper, and grated coconut again. Not very long nor very complex though.

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