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Old Raven 2012 - The Gentle

Overall rating
89.70/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
11.2012
Bottled
01.2020
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Oloroso / Brandy
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
World Wide Whisky
Added on
09 Jan 2020 5:15 pm by Whisky-Dodo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70,00

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Whisky Reviews for Old Raven 2012 - The Gentle

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.70 points

  1. Whisky-Dodo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: light sherry sweetness paired with vanilla pod, boiled berry compote, speculoos. Brandy finish recognizable, but clearly in line with the vanilla note of the bourbon barrel and the cherry scent of the Oloroso barrel.

    Taste: sweet, alcohol very nicely integrated, strawberries dusted with candy sugar, blackberries, and chocolate. A caramelized apple slowly appears on the tongue. Medovnik (Russian honey cake) and mint.

    Finish: medium-long, very pleasant, not bitter. Cherry chocolate and leather. Changes over time in almonds and coconut flakes. After the second sip, cocoa notes turn to dark chocolate (60% cocoa content).

  2. Trivial scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Would buy it Again-thats uncommon ;)
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pretty sweet, sherry notes, some herbs
    • Taste
      92 92
      Brandy finish: YES
      Easy drinkable, reminds me of a cool Summer (strawberry ice cream)
      Less herbs
    • Finish
      85 85
      Some pepper and sweet berries

  3. harli scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Tasting the OLD RAVEN undiluted with 54.4% from a Caithness glass.
    • Nose
      Delicately sweet to a lovely sherry note, spice aromas, dark berries, gentle vanilla.
    • Taste
      Silky smooth, probably due to the brandy finish, striking direction in a berry-like sweetness.

      There is still a likeable taste, but I can not currently assign it?
    • Finish
      Spreads pleasantly tingling to peppery and lively in the back of the palate.

      Yes, you would like to refill again.

  4. MarPhil1984 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    • Nose
      91 91
      There is a pleasant sweetness in the nose. Cherry, berries, nuts, spices and chocolate are also added. Some light fruits in the background but very subtle, with some vanilla. Alcohol noticeable but not snappy. Slightly cooling. Absolutely harmonious and multifaceted. You want to smell it for hours.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong start. Creamy and oily mouthfeel. Sweet. Dark berries, cherry, nuts and dark chocolate. The whole thing is rounded off with a peppery flavor. Alcohol perfectly integrated. As already in the nose, everything gives a very harmonious picture. Absolutely delicious part.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Mid long. With a pleasant bitter note and a nice sweetness he then says goodbye and rounds off the overall picture. An excellent whisky that doesn't have to hide from representatives from Scotland, Ireland or the rest of the world.

  5. geroldo1 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Light sherry sweet with a scent of strawberries and a hint of vanilla and some spice from the wooden barrel.
    • Taste
      With a little water, I find it rounder and more pleasing.
      Here the chocolate comes through with red fruits.
      No longer the strawberry from the nose, but rather blackberries.
    • Finish
      Medium length finish with a bit of an aftertaste.

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. joenl did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Someone willing to sell a bottle?

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