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Scotch Universe Hydra II - 88° P.7.1' 1775.1"

Overall rating
87.23/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2019
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ruby Port Wine Barrique
Strength
63.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2019 4:55 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.01

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Hydra II - 88° P.7.1' 1775.1"

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      completely different from the parallel tasted Callisto VIII. Clearly different smoke character, rather greasy and meaty. The umami notes grow stronger over time, reminiscent of soy sauce. Overall, not much different from the Hydra I, although the wood in the smoke is a bit more subdued and the fruits are more boiled down and not as sugary. Possibly a more oxidized port
    • Taste
      again a leathery-meaty component, a bit salty, with smoke that is a bit more reserved compared to Hydra I. Must of not too sour plums, finely seasoned with spice
    • Finish
      sweet and also with less smoke in the throat than the predecessor

  2. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is almost stormed by red and dark forest fruits. A fine smoke component mixes elegantly, but remains reserved and discreet. The alcohol is relatively tender, with the 63.2% suggesting otherwise. Somehow if you mix jam with cold ashes, something meaty is definitely there too. Very intense and exciting and almost sweet. Definitely fancy the first sip.
    • Taste
      89 89
      As far as the taste is concerned, he remains, as hoped, incredibly intense and sweet. Wine gum, red grits with fine smoke dominate the whole picture. Some dryness runs briefly over the tongue and occupies this. Once again, the full sweetness plays out the "DELICIOUS" card. Can you suck nice, the alcohol shows up for me completely in the frame, not too much but already neat.
      Added to this is some leather and a light acid, before he strikes warmly. Herbs are definitely there to taste. The whisky rolls through the palate to the finish. Delicious!
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish remains beautiful Sweet and long-lasting, the smoke is great involved and leaves the remaining whisky much room to unfold further.

  3. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I also got this dram as part of a Scotch Universe Tasting.

    Color: copper
    • Nose
      Strawberries, sulfur, bacon, malt, maple syrup
    • Taste
      Bacon, light smoke, plums, strawberries, powidl
    • Finish
      medium length, maple syrup, sweet, meaty, powidl, smoke

  4. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      peat, smoky, liquorice, port, BBQ, soy sauce, leather, old books, furniture wax, sweat, charcoal, pine
    • Taste
      ashes, peat, bbq, charred meat, red fruit, plums, port, mustard, charcoal, orange, liquorice, coffee

  5. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hobbit1976 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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