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Overall rating
84.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB124790
Category
Blend
Bottler
Slater, Rodger & Co. Ltd. (SR&C)
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2019 10:16 pm by lincolnimp

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Whisky Reviews for Huntly Blend Fine Old Scotch Whisky

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2019] I had several Huntly blends before and they all were good (and one was excellent: WB id 88496) so I have to try this one, for sure...

    ...which is another good old blend. It owns a very old-stylish profile that modern drinkers have to get used to first but it is worthwhile to go that extra mile. Completely different to all that floats around these days, and yes - it is quaffable, no doubt!
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is deep copper and the nose is very old-stylish on toffee, liquorice, caramel, waxes with lots of different spices. All is balanced and without off-notes but somehow I miss the attracting aromas. After some breathing chalky-mineral notes join in and turn the nose even more old-stylish. I like it, but more from an intellectual point of view (it is interesting) than for the enjoyment.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste starts honeyed-waxy and turns more spicy-floral over time which is a great transformation. There are grassy, oily and fruity flavours too but the honey-spicy combo clearly dominates the taste. After some chewing this evolves to a toffee-fudgy impression cooked over a peat fire (the smokey notes are very shy, to be honest). Not too bad...
    • Finish
      86 86
      The initial mouthfeel is very charming with both a warming and coating effect that I really love. The finish is of medium length and stays on the spicy side with some bitter tea-ish impressions that are great to counter the toffee-fudgy taste. No distracting moments.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I just had to try the 1940`s Huntley after this offering and yes they are closer than I first imagined. and you can certainly see that they are related, parts of the profile are similar but less toffee and fudge in the old one and more citrus & spice so the old one is a good 5 points in front of this one.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    To say my expectations were high with this purchase is an understatement, I know this is a 70`s bottle but could Huntly have retained some of the excellence of this 1940`s bottle that I purchased a while back, here`s hoping?
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/86496/huntly-fine-old-scotch-whisky
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fudge caramel, treacle, yes there is still Glendronach in here by the smell of it?
      Oh I forgot to mention the massive Highland Toffee note with a few faint hints of orange.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very creamy and chewy this is but a bit one dimensional at first.
      Quite sweet with the fudge and toffee notes and there is a bit of peat in the mix which adds a sharper edge to it but the toffee notes dominate mixing in with the sherry.
      The peat actually grows if you leave it in your mouth and I now detect a bit of citrus
    • Finish
      83 83
      Reasonable length, remaining creaming with a slight hint of spice in the tail

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