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Overall rating
89.11/100
votes
46
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition No. 4
Vintage
09.1990
Bottled
02.2019
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
800
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2019 9:22 am by Whisky-Maniac-DE
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 130,45

21 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Vega 1990 NSS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points

  1. MrMarmelade scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Absolutely boring stuff, very one-dimensional, almost NO development.
    All these 90-and-more-rates - you are kidding, boys. Or you never had a good malt.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
      Hazelnut, raisin, orange, mocha and apple.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mocha, orange, apple, hazelnut, caramel and nutmeg. Water adds honey.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hazelnut, mocha, apple, caramel, leather, cashew and honey.

  3. The_Independent scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Once again a bottling for friends of sweet whiskeys. However, the barrel was already very inactive, which manifests itself in restrained barrel notes, low complexity and the surprisingly clear alcoholic strength.
    I am a little disappointed in this bottling: I can not find 28 years of aging in the glass. I do not understand the many top ratings.
    • Nose
      85 85
      At first, behave fairly, takes some time in the glass. Sweet sherry notes dominate: brown sugar, caramel, grapes and a little spice. Pleasant but quite one-dimensional. For me, surprisingly, that at the age as good as no wood notes are to be found.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Surprisingly sharp and pungent, ginger, pepper. Then getting sweet - caramelized sugar, forest honey, some fruity acidity comes along, adsting, but no bitter notes, maybe a little liquorice, which reminds of the wood. Amazingly little development for old age.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The fruity acidity meets the sweetly dominant aromas. Add a little spice. Overall, the medium-long finish but quite unspectacular.

  4. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This is rock solid stuff. I found cocoa and marzipan, cherry and orange. Also some spices, nutmeg and a little pepper. The sherry-side brings tobacco and leather. Some nuts are also there. Overall coated in thick sweetness and some sour spikes. But nothing is screaming out loud here. Very subtle and balanced, drinkable and enjoyable without thinking a lot about it.

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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