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Ao A Blend of Five Major Whiskies

Overall rating
83.57/100
votes
12
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Bottled
2019
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777334359
Added on
02 Feb 2019 2:27 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 145,72

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ao A Blend of Five Major Whiskies

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.57 points

  1. Vince scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Well blended, rounded whisky--but indeed encourages more discussion about what constitutes whisky and what is Japanese whisky?

    Suntory very transparent about this here, but Japan as whole right now is dealing with severe schizophrenia here and it is threatening the awesome reputation of Japanese whisky.

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    11/15/2019
    Pleasant and pleasant on the nose, but still very timid, this fusion-blend on the palate and in the nibble surprises with strong and changing aromas.
    84/100
    • Nose
      Soft and mild on the nose with a hint of grainy whiskey notes.
      Honey, vanilla and hay, with some mango.
    • Taste
      Pretty sweet and strong start. Honey and vanilla are again in the foreground. This is joined, surprisingly, milk chocolate and some oak. The grassy notes can also be found in the background.
      With every sip, the sweetness goes further back in favor of the oak.
    • Finish
      Longer than the nose would expect. Oak and hay are in the foreground.

  3. Koalafant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    11/15/2019
    Pleasant and pleasant on the nose, but still very timid, this fusion-blend on the palate and in the nibble surprises with strong and changing aromas.
    84/100
    • Nose
      Soft and mild on the nose with a hint of grainy whiskey notes.
      Honey, vanilla and hay, with some mango.
    • Taste
      Pretty sweet and strong start. Honey and vanilla are again in the foreground. This is joined, surprisingly, milk chocolate and some oak. The grassy notes can also be found in the background.
      With every sip, the sweetness goes further back in favor of the oak.
    • Finish
      Longer than the nose would expect. Oak and hay are in the foreground.

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Lovely, aromatic.
    Spicy, almost smoky.
    Really good.

  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    Very delicious and well-made blend that blends openly with the usual practice in Japan. Suntory is honest with his clientele and still delivers a good drop. For 40 euros bought at the airport and is worth every euro.

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