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Overall rating
90.44/100
votes
31
Category
Blend
Bottler
Phil & Simon Thompson (PST)
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Matured
Number of bottles
490
Strength
44.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Owl
Added on
12 Nov 2019 11:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 263.10

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Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1980 PST

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.44 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    woody, on candied oranges, a little vanilla, grassy traces
    malt present, a little bitter chocolate, a little wax
    sensation that lasts even after removing the dram
    mouth:
    malty sweetness, fine and young varnish which has just been laid, a little leather too, the fruits on citrus fruits especially orange and cooked, candied, caramel in return
    herbs with their dried flowers, the wood again and varnish, a little vanilla caramel.
    final:
    on varnished wood, on cooked malt, cooked kernels, a little toasted coconut, a little ovomaltine, medium finish.
    13.2

  2. Jnpons scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: very beautiful mahogany color, copper highlights.

    Nose: sherry, sherry sherry, wild strawberries, waxy wood, nuts, hoping that the wood does not attack the distillate too much.
    A little chocolate, an impression of “my darling” chocolate. That's right yes, a little cherry liqueur. There is also a nice malt smell, minty freshness with a citrus zest.

    Palate: red fruit, leather, nuts, but lacks a bit of liveliness, complexity, a little too straight. Savory notes.

    Finish: short on the fruit but also a floral leaning.

    Comment: a magnificent nose, but a mouth too “wise” in my opinion. If that had followed, it would have easily earned 2 more points.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very nice sherry very balanced, could have benefited from a higher abv as lacks a bit of punch, still very good

  4. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The finish and especially the nose are very good. In the mouth it is rather boring. You swallow it down quickly, because a long stay in the mouth makes it thin. Still a very nice blend. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/04/23/blends-div/

  7. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very good selection again from the Thompson Brothers. A very good old sherried blended scotch (malt even from what I read).
    • Nose
      Plum, apples, oranges, leather, red fruits liqueur, chocolate and light wood varnish notes. Lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Punchy and tasty. Red fruits again, dried fruits, leather, nuts, spices, chocolate and still the liquorish feeling.
    • Finish
      Medium, spicy, drying.

  8. MrWestCoast scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A truly old school sherried dram, and from what I gather a 'blended malt' instead of a 'blend'. Outstanding nose. Highly recommend! 91 overall.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Old school sherry! Herbal, espresso and dark chocolate, orange, distinctly dunnage warehouse aromas. Lovely settled and balanced nose. Age and importantly quality of cask certainly shines through.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Wonderfully slow arrival that keeps developing. Again herbal notes (maybe some sage?), dried sherries in conjunction with espresso. Certainly some woody notes, but not overly cask-driven given the age.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Dry (i.e. the nice dry) and leathery - very long.

  9. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    thompsonbrosdistillers.com says:

    "Distilled in 1980, Blended into Butts c.2007, bottled 2019

    38 Years Old

    Sherry Butt Matured

    490 bottles / 44.9%ABV

    Amazing old Sherried whisky, well blended. It is almost like a Vatted malt in it’s profile…!

    Katie Guthrie"

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