- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Ex-Bourbon & Red Wine STR
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 10 Jan 2020 8:42 am by adamg
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Whisky Reviews for M&H Classic
28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.80 points
- The nose starts out sweet and fruity with peach, honey, a hint of strawberry, and a little chalk on top. After a while, the honey will strengthen and the other flavors will recede.
In the mouth it continues to be relatively soft and spicy.
The finish is very spicy with a lot of oak, relatively bitter. The fruit aromas are completely covered by the heavy oak, some pepper at the end.
Very pleasant, sweet and fruity nose that is reminiscent of Penderyn.
In the taste then unfortunately too wood-chased and therefore one-sided.
This is the flagship of the Israeli distillery, as the name suggests. It matured on a combination of casks: former bourbon casks and so-called red wine STR casks. STR is short for ‘shaved, toasted & re-charred’. That shows the influence of Dr Jim Swan who later also introduced this combo at other distilleries like Nc’nean. Let’s put this Classic to the test.
The nose is fairly sharp, I must say. Lots of vanilla, lime and honey. Hint of red berries and gooseberries. Soft spiciness. Grasses and flowers. Not very complex, but pleasant enough. Let’s keep the age in mind.
Light body. Again pretty sharp at first sip. Quite alcoholic. Vanilla, honey, cherries, berries and floral notes. No surprise there. Some nutmeg and ginger.
I get oak, red fruit and apples in the rather short finish.
Nice entry level whisky, but needs more time for the alcohol to integrate properly, I think. But 50 EUR is certainly a fair price. Thanks to Buds & Barrels for the sample.
- Good fun & easy drinking, but not too simple
Lots of vanilla and some applejuice (so much for the light & fresh side of it) but as well a lot of dry wood and bitter notes as it often comes with european oak holding wine beforehand. Some mints and coconuts. Dry and even a bit dusty.
Sweet arrival, then the wood's coming through with some bitter notes, some ginger as well, and a lot of barley. Some red jam in between, but that won't last.
Pineapples and coconuts kept in the right place by some earth & peppers.
- Drink without water! Otherwise he'll get sour.
A classic single malt without rough edges. Nothing special.
Malty sweet, a little citrus.
Then honey or ripe bananas during the second nosing
strong, creamy, very nice sweetness, then some oak
unusual oak in the finish, long
- A very gentle whisky. A good every day dram. Not very complex, but is this always needed?
Very light. Vanilla with some oak, lie a sweet summer breeze.
Vanilla and honey on the palate. With a piece of chocolate (percentage of cacao should not be too high) a very pleasant dram.
Short, but sweet with a touch of oak.