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Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mark & Manny's Malts (MMM)
Bottling serie
Tribe Series
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
50
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
The Celts
Added on
14 Apr 2019 12:22 pm by markjedi1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125,00

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky The Celts 1996 MMM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Celts

    For our second single cask release in the Tribe Series, Jurgen Robyns designed another great label: the fierce Celts. And as with the Picts, our prevous release, it is again a secret Speyside scotch, from a distillery that was founded in 1892 in the valley of the dear, literally a stone’s throw away from the famous distillery that produced our Picts. Nuff said! It matured on a bourbon cask for 22 long years. And it is simply marvelous, thank you very much.

    Soft and very fruity nose on apple, pear and mandarin, with a hint of pink grapefruit, upholstered with pineapple and juicy apricots. Turkish Delight, honey, liquorice and rosewater. Hint of Graeffe sugar (light brown sugar that goes on pancakes). Delicious.

    It is oily and silky soft on the palate. Immediately a lovely spicy note appears from white pepper, ginger and liquorice. The fruit of the nose returns in full regalia.

    The wonderfully long and sweet finish gives me a warm glow inside. Heartwarming.

    I’m almost reluctant to admit, but this one is even slightly better than the Picts and that was a great one already. They sure know what they are doing in Dufftown.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant, fresh bourbon Balvenie.
    • Nose
      Floral. Vanilla, honey, spicy oak, waxy fruits and pina colada.
    • Taste
      Powerful and oily. Honeyed apple, white pepper, ginger, citruses and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. valentijnk scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    MMM the celts
    22y Balvenie single cask bourbon barrel 50.5% ABV

    Sodeknetter what a KNEITER!

    Nose: Walnuts, oak, vanilla, chocolate fudge, cocoa. Very rich scent, slightly closed at first, but okay, the bottle has only just opened .. later try a drop of water.

    Taste: soft as butter in full sun. It also tastes buttery, creamy, greasy / oily. Warm vanilla and toffee, hint of honey in the background, warm sugared peach, banana. Despite the 50% really no bite.

    Finish: extremely soft, warms up very pleasantly slowly. Wood notes from the nose slowly come up, as well as ripe banana and a hint of honey, lingers quite long and very pleasantly.

    Everywhere: no complex whisky, but an extremely pleasant dram because of the overwhelming softness. This is definitely not a bottle to have next to me during a good film, because then it will just be empty ????

    Rating: I have never given higher than 91 points on a 100 point scale. But fuck it, 93 points. Scale from 1 to 10? 9.5 all day every day. Glad I still have a bottle of this ????
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

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