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Overall rating
88.05/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB140788
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Whisky-Land (W-L)
Bottling serie
Emperor's Dram
Vintage
22.11.1996
Bottled
23.09.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Amarone Cask
Casknumber
11
Number of bottles
319
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2019 4:16 pm by LordSpringbank
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.90

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25 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Karl I

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.05 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great blended malt in which both the sherry and the amarone finish are not too much in the foreground.
    Harmonious and beautifully balanced. The base notes remind me of Balvenie. Nice thing!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich full of sherry start without predominating. And overlay everything. Soft honey sweetness with plenty of dried fruit, raisins, figs and plum must. There is also a nice, slightly sour component, possibly from the Amarone barrel? As a contrast. Fits well and is quite harmonious.
      Subtle spices of lavender, coriander and some cinnamon around the background.
      Really good "nosing whiskey".
    • Taste
      88 88
      Neatly spicy start with ripe fruits like plums, strawberries, oranges. I would rather give the sweet one to the vanilla, which subtly resonates. Nice peppery sharpness. Almost towards ginger. The sour notes turn into the ripe fruit. In addition, slightly bitter and dry. Alcohol presses quite well, but is still very well integrated for me.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-length finish, drier with dark chocolate, oak flavor,

  2. Schreihals scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Me and Amarone will probably no longer be friends ...
    I got a sample of this bottling. I'm not the Amarone fan anyway - but I still had to try it.
    What can I say, I am giving 85 points here benevolently. Simply for the reason that I really can't do anything with Amarone - but I'm sure that lovers of this type of barrel will get their money's worth here.
    That barrel is too dominant for me ...
    Still solid

  3. jkswift scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good blended malt with a bit too much influence from the Amarone cask for my taste!

  5. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apples, shortbread biscuits, nice malt note, quite fresh with a pleasant acidity, grape, fig, hazelnut brittle, light oak
    • Taste
      soft, fruity, sweet, the acidity is gone, sweetened apple compote, red berries, strawberries, raspberries, honey, light herbs and subtle spices that complement the sweetness nicely, round and full, the alcohol well integrated!
      Very tasty and dangerously tasty.
    • Finish
      medium length finish, slightly tart, there could be a little more of the delicious taste.

  6. CIB914 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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