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Scotch Universe Ganymed III - 83° U.4.1' 1881.4"

Overall rating
85.92/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB148367
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
06 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Strength
67.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 feb 2020 9:17 pm by Ralf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.90

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Ganymed III - 83° U.4.1' 1881.4"

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.92 points

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I really like the Ganymede III. The bottling time was chosen well, the balance between distillery character, sherry and oak was struck very well. Despite the extremely high alcohol content of over 67%, you can enjoy it undiluted. However, I recommend adding a little water. As a result, it opens up much better in the nose and the mouthfeel is much more pleasant.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/ganymed-iii-83-u-4-1-1881-4-scotch-universe/
    • Nose
      The start begins with very intense sherry. The aroma reminds me a bit of the smell you perceive when you enter a Dunnage Warehouse of a Scottish distillery. Fruity wine notes mix with the aroma of old wood and slightly musty, earthy notes. I find raisins, some caramel, rum-grape-nut chocolate and a hint of furniture polish. With this bottling, you shouldn't stick your nose too deep into the glass at first. The alcohol is clearly present, but diminishes somewhat after a few minutes in the air. The longer you smell it, the spicier the aroma becomes. Even before I try it for the first time, I can discover light notes of coffee and toasted bread.
    • Taste
      No less intense than the nose. The sherry gives the mouth a slightly astringent feeling - the tannins of the oak speak out directly. In addition, a pleasant sweetness spreads in the mouth. I can also find the fruit again, but rather ripe apples and fresh fruit salad than dried fruit.
    • Finish
      In the finish it becomes a bit spicier, the oak comes more to the fore. Nevertheless, the finish is very pleasant and more sweet than bitter.

      With water:
      Significantly fresher and more open on the nose. The fresh fruits are more prominent now and the sweetness is also more noticeable. The mouthfeel becomes a little softer and velvety and the slight astringency of the tannins is no longer perceptible. Nevertheless, the mouthfeel remains very full and intense.

  2. SteveGo scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    The more water, the stronger the sherry barrel comes through.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Caramel, shortbread, a little vanilla, sweet, honey, exotic fruits, vineyard peach, gooseberry or kiwi, apple, raisins, marzipan, roasted almonds, later chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      Somewhat alcoholic spiciness, nevertheless pleasant mouthfeel, spicy, sweet, pepper remains, very nutty, Nutella, red grapes, currant, a bit salty
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slightly dry long finish, dark chocolate, notes of sherry fruit, raisins, caramel

  3. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Full power, but also exciting flavors that can be easily discovered with a little water.
    • Nose
      Tingles in the nose. You can feel the alcohol. Nice dark teen note. Fruity sweetness behind it. A bit nutty. Leather polish.
    • Taste
      Full power. A lot of pressure. Creamy. The tea is here again. Beautiful red berries. But also immediately dry. Almonds.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and pleasantly dry.

  5. CIB914 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

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