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Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Lost Drams Collection
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
19-2101
Number of bottles
339
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 May 2019 5:05 pm by Dave-V&M
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.38

2 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

3 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wardhead 1997 V&M

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In store sample

    A pretty lofty 90+ so far with 9 votes, but I just can’t get there. I don’t find it overly complex. While I appreciate the distillate driven character, I just find it a little simple. Mouthfeel doesn’t really sell it either. Perhaps a little peppery/spicy and thin, which is not to my liking.

  2. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. asmazda scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice 21 year old Glenfiddich... tastes richer and obviously much better value than original bottlings.
    • Nose
      Nose is quite shy... maybe because of the high strength.
      Pineapples , apples and pears, then quite a bit of praline, shortbread cookies, and some coffee.
    • Taste
      Lots of apples, praline, custard, oranges, and almond cookies. Very little oak tannins. Really nice, and improves with some water.
    • Finish
      Medium, fruity with apples.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/twe-show-2019-vm-bbr/

    I’m told V&M follow sherry casks from their ‘sherried life’ before selecting and buying them for whisky maturation. Unfortunately, I only got to try bourbon-matured expressions at the show.

    C: Nothing particularly stood out, but this is a decent straight-ahead bourbon-cask matured malt nevertheless. Highly regarded amongst the whisky community too.

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