- Whiskybase ID
- Blended Malt
- Compass Box (CB)
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- First Fill Bourbon 92 %, Oloroso Sherry 8 %
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- L 11.03.20
- Added on
- 08 Mar 2020 2:03 pm by Osaka
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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
- 92% of 24yo imperial + 8% of 4yo "magic cask"
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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?
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.
strawberry chewing gum (after ventilation)
medium short and dry pepper.
- 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.
Citrus, cinnamon, clove, malt, vanilla, apple
Lucious mouthfeel, warm vanilla cream, spicecake, malt, touch of brine, stonefruit
Oak, lingering clove and cinnamon with sweet vanilla and peaches
- 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.