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Magic Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

Overall rating
89.64/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
150921
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
03.2020
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon 92 %, Oloroso Sherry 8 %
Number of bottles
5538
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 11.03.20
Barcode
5060632880277
Added on
08 Mar 2020 2:03 pm by Osaka
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 184.27

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82 × member ratings

327 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Magic Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky CB

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.64 points

  1. TonySPI did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    92% of 24yo imperial + 8% of 4yo "magic cask"

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The experiment definitely works best on the nose, which I found extremely alluring. What happens on the palate and in the finish leaves me dubious as to whether it's a good idea to blend old and very young whiskies together in this manner.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lovely well-matured ex-bourbon-cask aromas: creamy, floral, and richly honeyed. If I had to guess, I'd say that the Imperial that has gone into this must have been at least twenty years old (feels more like 25). The small, super-young ex-Oloroso portion not only provides additional nuttiness and wine-gum-like red fruitiness but also, in places, an alcoholic freshness that I'm not sure this really needed. A bit incongruous, but fascinating.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very fruity and grassy, with plenty of sweetness in an oily and rich texture and – in the last third – a good deal of spicy and savory flavors that hint at the first-fill sherry butts used to round this off. Pastel de nata, lemon meringue, cinnamon sticks, spiced orange. Here, too, there's a clash, as the creamy, buttery-soft first-fill-bourbon components are up against the clearly noticeable alcoholic heat of the sherried parts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Curiously, it seems to me that the younger components of hamper the older ones most at this point. I still get some of the typical ex-bc flavors that I had expected, but the "retrospective mouthfeel" (or whatever else might be the correct term for what's left when it's gone) is young, hollowly boozy and mildly hot.

  3. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It is very good on the palate in my opinion, but on the whole it loses pretty much against a good Spice Tree CB actually.
    Not much magic in those casks to be honest.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Yup, a nice nose. Nice, but that is about it. The usual exBC suspects can be traced plus flinty notes, making it somewhat a mix between Clynelish and Glen Elgin bourbon casks.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wow, oily, sweet juice of ripe pears with a dash of lemon and everything is doused with honey and very intense. Sounds quite good, but watch out - what happens to those pears?
    • Finish
      85 85
      Ap-pears (ha-ha) much younger now, that stuff! I someone told me this is 8yo bourbon cask-matured Clynelish, I would wholeheartedly agree. Nothing wrong with a young Clynelish every now and then, but come on, shelling out a lot of money for this is not really nice.

  4. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. SRB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  7. elipszis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      strawberry chewing gum (after ventilation)
      white chocolate
      floral
      vanilla pudding
      walnut
    • Taste
      92 92
      pepper
      sherry
      honey
      mushroom
    • Finish
      93 93
      medium short and dry pepper.

  8. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Oh that nose is great, reminds me of a potpourri (but in a good way, not a grandmas bathroom kinda way), cinnamon and clove. The mouthfeel/entry are luscious. The flavors remind me a of a spicecake, with vanilla ice cream and poached peaches.
    • Nose
      Citrus, cinnamon, clove, malt, vanilla, apple
    • Taste
      Lucious mouthfeel, warm vanilla cream, spicecake, malt, touch of brine, stonefruit
    • Finish
      Oak, lingering clove and cinnamon with sweet vanilla and peaches

  9. Expraesi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Xaccie scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Nose: lots of flowers, buttercups, tulips, chrysanthemum, sugar bread. Arrival: quite ashy on the tongue, light citrus, some orange peel. In the development there is sugar bread again, brown sugar, lots of fresh apple, sugar apple, and fresh green tea leaves. The finish is quite fresh and light as well. There is not a lot of evolution between arrival and finish - it is pleasant, but not very dynamic. Lovely dram though.

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