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Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1980 ElD
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.91 points
- Superb! Lovely (old) sherry with notes of dark fruits and honey. Very well balanced! So far the best of all (old) blends I have tried. High recommendation!
- A really successful whiskey and definitely an alternative to single malts of the same age, especially when it comes to the PLV. Well-composed blended malts or blends can definitely hold a candle to comparable single malts.
A great nose that shows that time cannot be replaced. A lesson for many sherry finishes with very active casks. Leather polish, full oak notes meet dark chocolate with cherries, spices and liquorice.
The overall impression is earthy, sometimes a little tea and tobacco are added. The grain is hardly noticeable.
The mouthfeel is full, but not too oily. The taste is a bit more fruity than the nose with raisins and oranges. There is also marzipan, a light mineral note, a touch of acidity and a lot of mocha. The grain comes through in tips.
The finish is subtle, but very long. The sweet and coffee-like notes linger, while the acid tingles a little on the tip of the tongue.
- the initial price was around 230€
- Great whiskey. You don't have to spend 600 € or more for an almost 40 year old whiskey to get good drinking quality, my buddy and I noticed that yesterday when tasting. Yes a blend, but in my opinion it can easily keep up with other single malts in older age. Old School Leather Fats Thick Raisins Plums Great spices a great sweet and super great clean oak load. You can taste the grain content but it is very well integrated. The 46 ..% also go perfectly with this blend.
I would like to make an absolute buy recommendation for about 250 € for those over 30s have not tried whiskeys because they are usually very expensive.
- Notes from whiskynotes.be:
Nose: nicely rounded and full of sherry goodness. Tobacco leaves, red berries, raisins and orange liqueurs. Dried apricots. Wild honey and toffee. Hints of eucalyptus, soft spice and old tea. Nice hints of cognac as well.
Mouth: the wood influence comes out more, with a slightly tropical tartness (pink grapefruit) alongside cinnamon and star anise. Almonds and walnuts. Also raisins and oranges, mint and touches of leather.
Finish: quite long, taking the minty notes further, with fruit tea and berry jam in the background.