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Scotch Universe Callisto IX - 103° P.6.1' 1846.4"

Overall rating
87.97/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
First Fill Marsala Barrique
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Feb 2020 9:16 pm by Ralf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.88

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Callisto IX - 103° P.6.1' 1846.4"

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.97 points

  1. Chrizzz84 scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    Fortunately, there are bottle divisions. I don't get warm with the Callisto IX.
    • Nose
      80 80
      dirty, greasy, superficial smoke that lets fruit shades through. Clearly e.g. The raspberry but the sharp smell of alcohol bothers.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Like the nose. The smoke dominates but the fruit dances on the tongue. The alcohol is annoyingly sharp. Purely he brings tears to your eyes. Pressed down to a good 50% with water. Still outrageously sharp. I like barrel strengths but the alcohol is not well integrated.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Hmm, I can only repeat myself. The colleague is too thinned for me, too. Actually a nice combination of smoke and fruit. But I was happy when he was down. Unfortunately sharpness

  2. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great part!
    • Nose
      Wonderful! Maritime, salty, cold smoke. Wet leather. The sweet notes of Marsala slowly emerge from behind.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly strong. Maritime, cold smoke. Nutty flavor. Nice dry fruitiness.
    • Finish
      Long, aromatic smoky. Gradually dries up.

  3. whiskycu scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    My first thought was this should be great if the cask was ok or it could go wrong; young wild caol ila balanced out with sweet dessertish wine.

    Just recently had various independent caol ilas and compared this one to a "plain" (ex-bourbon) caol ila. I found those bourbon-style caol ilas very kelpy and shellfishy or in other word bitter and a bit rubbery. To be fair, some of them were good and others just ok. In short, my imagination tells me that this one is very salted and very dry. So even though I can detect a few nice flavours, the saltiness and the dryness are too dominant for me.

  4. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nice change between red fruits and smoke
    • Nose
      88 88
      red fruit, sweetness, tobacco smoke
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice change between red fruits, smoke and again fruits, sweetness
    • Finish
      82 82
      red fruits, sweetness, short

  5. Glenjasper scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Ahhh! Delicious...

    This is my Caol Ila again. Great sherry notes and smoky nuances in the interplay. Dark fruits and a warm feeling in the mouth. Milder and more balanced than its VIII predecessor, but also a little less character than its VII.

    Light cherry and raspberry aromas give the whisky a sweetness that almost goes in the direction of a liqueur, at least if you had the VIII in the glass beforehand.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. CIB914 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      greasy smoke, ash, followed by red fruits, strawberries and raspberries
    • Taste
      90 90
      First, however, the smoke comes out less fat than in the nose, followed by red fruits and intense strawberries. A nice sweetness remains in the mouth. The alcohol is well integrated
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather short finish

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