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Overall rating
83.89/100
votes
136
Whiskybase ID
WB129152
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
The Classic Range
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Sherry
Casknumber
Batch 2
Strength
44.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L18/9149
Barcode
5010493048705
Added on
05 Apr 2019 8:31 pm by t0n3r
Colored

Average value

€ 37.26

22 × in wishlist

136 × member ratings

341 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Matured BR

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.89 points

  1. Gris did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun:
    The Islay just kills, but I’ve never tried the ‘Sherry Cask’, so now’s the time. I’m a fan of what they do at BB&R’s, they have this kind of understated, slightly posh way of doing things that should inspire many loudmouths from all around the world. Even politicians who don’t drink! Colour: deep amber. Nose: concrete and saltpetre at first, then roasted pine nuts, chestnuts, and a blend of well-roasted coffee beans and chocolate pods that have just been torrefied. A very pleasant proposition, not very common. Mouth: but yes! More coffee, orangettes, thin mints, 90% chocolate, dried dates and figs, coffee liqueur (I’ve decided to take it easy with quoting brands), and touches of tarry black liquorice from some of the most extreme Dutch liquorice makers. But yes! Finish: long, superb, extremely well-constructed, chocolaty and coffeeish, with the most perfect balance. Comments: wow, have they added some 1940s Glenlivet or something? At not even 50€, bang-for-your-euro, guaranteed. Genius.
    SGP:551 - 90 points.

    Seeing some notes just makes me laugh...

  2. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For the price, you can sometimes get it for less than 35 euros, a very good sherry bomb. Despite the 44.2%, tolerates a little water (not too much) to decipher the aromas.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dried fruits, figs and dates, ginger, espresso and dark chocolate, orange zest, plum jam. Christmas spices from wood, green hazelnuts, walnuts and marzipan.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy start. Orange, plum jam, sherry, dark cherry, dried fruit, marzipan, coffee notes, walnut, ginger.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dark chocolate, drying out, Christmas spices, medium length.

  3. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    Sherry (PX and / or Oloroso), dried fruits, roasted shell, gingerbread, a little cocoa and honey, return of dried fruits on the date there very sweet, a little dust that emerges and nuts dusty dryer.
    Mouth:
    It's creamy, a little orange zest, dry oak, dark chocolate, towards strong coffee, the smell when it is hot, a little zan too, a little bitter, more gingerbread buttered and honeyed, toasted walnuts and raisins
    Finish:
    medium to almost long length, tenacious in fact, monolithic but lingering on raisins, cocoa and a toasty back!

  4. N0b0dy0815 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Lots of sherry and surprisingly dry. The nose surprises with walnut and a certain OBF, a bit metallic and somehow still rancio. In the mouth it looks more nervous, but also nice and sherry-spicy and the finish also shows the full dry sherry board. A great PLV and if you can do more with the more special OBF notes like me, then this is a great whiskey. Solid for me in the end.

  7. lucero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. GlenBerlin scored this whisky 50 points Newbie

    What a disappointment after the good reviews. This is clearly the worst bottle of my 40+ whiskies. I got a bad one.

    Smell: metallic, musty, slight sulfur.
    Taste: metallic/copper, ultra-musty, rotten oak, sulfur, no sherry at all.
    Finish: all of the above and it unfortunately lasts a while.

    The first bottle ever which I can't finish. In 30 years.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. Reybouttard scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Dry, solvent, meat juice, sherry, match scraper
    • Taste
      85 85
      bitter orange, sherry, chocolate, figs
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long, dried fruit

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