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Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Mc Raven Cask Strength
Vintage
02.2017
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Toskanische Rotweinfässer, Ex- Bourbonfässer
Casknumber
L545
Number of bottles
1000
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2020 7:16 pm by Odysseus93
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.90

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Whisky Reviews for Thousand Mountains 2017

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This single malt, still quite young at only three years of age, surprised me positively. The maturation in Tuscan red wine casks gave the Mc Raven beautiful berry fruit notes, which also benefits from sweet notes of vanilla and caramel presumably provided by the original Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The variety of aromas is multi-layered, and the high alcohol content leaves enough room for water. One should do so, because then even creamy notes of milk chocolate come into play. A young, German single malt that knows how to please.

    I thank Sauerländer Edelbrennerei for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/05/04/thousand-mountains-mc-raven-cask-strength/
    • Nose
      A powerful start on the nose. The high content of almost 60% abv is immediately noticeable, but not unpleasant at all. There are red fruit aromas such as blackberry and cherry, followed by raisins and sweet caramel notes. Vanilla is clearly detectable, followed by notes of sweet barley malt and a touch of oak.
    • Taste
      A strong start also on the palate with a beautiful sweetness of caramel, fruity berries and delicate red wine aromas. Then comes the high alcohol content, with the whisky becoming more spicy with oak wood and an alcoholic spiciness accompanied by white pepper. This spiciness increases with the second sip. Pleasantly warming and mouth filling.
    • Finish
      The finish shows medium length, warming with subtle walnut and drying towards the end with some tannins and oak.

      With water: After adding some drops of water, more vanilla and caramel notes appear, accompanied by considerably more oak wood. Overall, the nose is much more tamed. The taste is berry with creamy red wine notes, caramel and vanilla, followed by milk chocolate, hazelnut and tamed oak spice. Overall warming, but clearly less spicy. The finish is still of medium length with creamy caramel, nut aromas, milk chocolate and a hint of oak on the tail.

  2. CIB914 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

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