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Overall rating
86.41/100
votes
21
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Bottled
2019
Casktype
American Oak - Pineau des Charentes Finish
Casknumber
9556
Number of bottles
360
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5024720858852
Added on
22 May 2019 9:14 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.93

9 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Campbeltown Fruit Basket VM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.41 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    1 oz sample.

    A whisky very indicative of the times. I used to get “good enough, rather than best” on my report cards as a kid. I’ll slap that tag on this dram. It cannot be better than 4 years old. It’s a total hot mess, and yet someone said, we need a release and we are fresh out of everything. Hey! How about we finish that 3 year old in a wine cask for a year and call it “fruit basket”. Don’t put an age statement on it either, no one will know the difference. I’m sorry but to me this belongs no where near a decent malt score. 1oz was plenty for me. Next!
    • Nose
      72 72
      A very hot nose, a wall of white pepper and rubbing alcohol. Behind it some strawberry jelly, screaming for water. With water it becomes softer, but still unimpressive.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Palate is better than the nose, but still very hot. Lots of white pepper, rather harsh alcohol burn. But past that red fruits in jam form, herbs and milk chocolate. With lots of water it becomes overly sweet, syrupy.
    • Finish
      74 74
      White pepper, hot alcohol, fruit syrup (strawberry, raspberry, cranberry) vanilla. With water artificial strawberry syrup, becomes astringent as well.

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A very hot and fast cooked whisky that has not lost it's spirity feeling, but rather got drowned with jam and candy.
    Sure it's got this bang and this aint shy, but not something to enjoy as a fruit basket.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    jonyiukm, welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing the tasting note, we always want to hear about good value whisky , keep the notes coming.

  4. jonyiukm scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Just started my scotch nosing/tasting journey not long ago so please bear with me...trying my best to learn as I drink:

    Nose: Fruity for sure, little bit of vanvilla
    Palate: Sea salt, nutty
    Finish: Spicy and medium finish, hope it could be longer though

    It doesn't disappoint for a NAS Campbeltown teaspooned malt at this price point.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. LittlePeat scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful nose with fruit and a light smoke, on the palate, the malt falls unfortunately significantly.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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