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Overall rating
81.84/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
27.11.2019
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Red Wine STR
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7290109230566
Added on
10 Jan 2020 8:42 am by adamg
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.45

2 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Milk & Honey Classic

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.84 points

  1. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    Not impressed although admittedly this isn’t my favorite style of whisky. I like the overall presentation in terms of 46%/NCA/NCF along with what appears to be some fun experimentation with casks. Dealing with the climate in Tel Aviv probably isn’t the easiest thing either. I’ve heard more positive things about other recent releases from this distillery so I’ll keep an eye out when their stock gets a bit more age on it.⁣

    Score: 69/100⁣
    • Nose
      Butyric acid note immediately that does not dissipate with air. It’s followed by some aromas of honey, beeswax, apples, pears, and raisins. There is a floral component to the nose as well but everything feels disjointed.⁣
    • Taste
      Honey, oak, some spices of nutmeg and clove, young alcohol taste, barely perceptible note of oranges in background.⁣
    • Finish
      Mild oak with some lingering spice and a youthful alcohol note.⁣

  2. JimJaws scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Georges scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Combination of 80% ex-bourbon casks and 18% STR casks (red wine casks that are shaved, toasted, re-charred), as well as a tiny portion of virgin oak casks.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Fresh, fruity (peaches, apples), honey, vanilla, spicy (nutmeg), red wine
    • Taste
      78 78
      Fruity (oranges, apples), honey, spicy (nutmeg, clove, pepper), grainy
    • Finish
      77 77
      Medium long, grassy, spicy

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Light fruit basket; Vanilla; Honey; light herbs, alcoholic note; slight acidic note in the background
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity; light oak; clearly milder and more pleasant than the smell suggests; the wine is very subtle in the background, gets a little stronger over time; a light nut is added; after the first sip, marzipan is now also on the palate, have a hint of citrus
    • Finish
      84 84
      Immediately marzipan, wow, I wouldn't have expected it, nut, but marzipan clearly in the front, nut always comes through and lasts

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Certainly not a bad single malt and it’s quite full of flavour, although it lacks some balance on some points. Maybe a tad too much oak? But all in all a nice first introduction to M&H.
    • Nose
      Strange smell at first. It seems a little out of balance. But this changes when you leave it to stand for a bit. A floral note, which quickly goes towards wine gums. Honey. And some fruit, such as red apples, oranges but also a hint of blueberries and red grapes. A hint of oak later on, which is followed by caramel and marzipan. Plasticine in the background.
    • Taste
      Honey here as well and it’s somewhat oaky. This is followed by oranges. A hint of vanilla and some caramel too. Then plenty of spices, such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.
    • Finish
      Somewhat short with mostly oak and spices.

  7. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    There's some oomph here that often lacks in the entry-level expressions of other distilleries, but it also lacks just a touch of integration.
    • Nose
      Soft floral notes at first, enhanced by a subtle fruitiness (red apple, peach and nectarine) and delicate sweetness (beeswax and honey). There's touches of oak shavings, but kept to a minimum.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied with spicy notes (nutmeg and cloves), a whiff of oak, some faint notes of orange peel and honey, and finally a touch of cough syrup. Lacks a bit of integration.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and oak. Finally a whiff of apple. Short to medium in length.

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