Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
03 years old
1st Fill Barrels
Batch 01/2019
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2019 10:26 am by whisky313

Average value

€ 44.23

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Whisky Reviews for Cotswolds Distillery 2015 - Odyssey Barley

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. omnts scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Direct comparison with Vintage 2014, Batch 11/2018.

    Both eyes have the same color. The aromas are generally close, the difference in nuances. In the vintage of 2015, it is perceived as somewhat more alcoholic and fresher at the same time with light plant notes, as well as less sweet (less honey and caramel), the fruits are more like lollipops. But all these differences are so ephemeral! The body is about the same density, subjectively slightly more burnt caramel and astringency in taste, slightly peppery notes, although sweetness, malt and butteriness are approximately at the same level. The aftertaste is very close, except that in this release it is a little tougher. After several sipes, the differences between the two samples are almost completely erased, which is understandable.
    Conclusions. I think some discrepancies are related to the difference in the average aging periods of alcohols in each of the blends. The vintage of 2014 was bottled in November 2018 and it is obvious that the age of the spirits in the blend could not be less than 3 years and 10 months. And at maximum, he could be 4 years and 10 months. In contrast to this situation, the 2015 release was released in January 2019, i.e. here the ratio of minimum and maximum by age of alcohols has completely different limits: [3 years 1 month and 4 years]. We don’t know which barrels specifically went for these vintages, but since 15-25 barrels are selected for each blend, it is quite natural to assume that in the first case the proportion of more mature spirits could be higher due to their larger specific gravity. However, in fairness, it should be noted that without comparison "head-on" to distinguish two vintage from each other is very difficult. Therefore, they have the same ratings - 80/81.

  2. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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