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Overall rating
82.20/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB128992
Category
Single Grain
Bottler
The Whisky Works (TWWo)
Bottling serie
Single Grain
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
American White Oak
Casknumber
2019/WV01./CW
Number of bottles
1642
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L9086 P/008570
Added on
03 Apr 2019 4:56 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 148.11

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12 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glaswegian 29-year-old TWWo

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.20 points

  1. Gareth74 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Club Tropicana in a bottle?

    Like Jazzpiannofingers, I was lucky enough to taste this in a private tasting with Gregg Glass and also the guys from 23Whisky&Wine and this out of the two bottles we sampled (the other being the other inaugural bottle King of Trees) was the clear winner. An exceptional old grain, worth every penny.

    On the nose it’s arrival initially reminds me of Humbrol model paints but that’s soon overwhelmed with tsunami of other things. A lovely combination of warm geranium leaves, marmalade, drinking chocolate and a huge tropical note. A big bowl or pineapples and mangoes, a few shavings of crystallised ginger? This smells fantastic. I was expecting the nose to be much simpler but the 29 years in wood have been well spent.

    In the mouth, Lordy! It literally races about in the mouth, the 54.2.% abv combined with an amazingly cloying mouthfeel makes it feel like there’s no escape from this sensual assault. Pineapples, peaches, fine milk chocolates, crystallised ginger, geraniums, I wanted to say a sweet, faint smoke note but surely not? It’s so light yet at the same time it engulfs the senses, worryingly easy to drink.

    With water, (and it can take it and then some!), things open up beautifully. More ginger, more hidden floral and even more tropical fruits appear. Smooth, buttery, hot damn. What a lovely experience.

    As a value proposition this really is a winner, huge age, monumental flavours, smooth, creamy and extremely entertaining. What a find Gregg! - they don’t make'm like this anymore.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/whiskylive-2019-day-2-part-2/

    Launched a few days ago, Whisky Works [WW] is the brainchild of Greg Glass [SW]. WW is a boutique blending & bottling house, run as an independent arm of Whyte & Mackay. Making use of W&M’s vast stocks, WW will release two small-batch whiskies every 6 months - one modern and one classic presentation - 'pioneering new practices and investigating new taste experiences, whilst respecting the traditions and history of Scotch’ [Whiskylive booklet].

    ‘,… whilst respecting the traditions and history of Scotch’ [Whiskylive], Whisky Works open their account here with a closed distillery grain.

    C: A robust grain, one extremely resilient to water! Thanks to Nick and congrats to Greg on his new enterprise.

  3. YD84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Winfield did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This is an independent bottling from the now silent Port Dundas distillery.

  5. neekoid scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    No doubt, this is a fine drink, but just not entirely my bag.
    • Nose
      Noses like a bourbon...
    • Taste
      Quite smooth, nice little kick, charred wood taste... Gets sweeter with water.

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