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Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 148
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Number of bottles
159
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Mar 2020 9:33 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 350.81

14 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Malt 1987 MBa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. linaricci scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Rich,balances,the dried fruits and orange peels,rather long finish. Really good one. classic sherry cask whisky. I guess it's from Ben Nev...love it!

  2. aspa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    nose
    Slightly sweet sherry, caramel, tropical fruits, brown caramelized sugar. Slightly salty? Old oak, light alcohol is added. Orange with a light clove, some furniture polish and a touch of leather. Increasingly tropical fruits, slightly overripe. A delicious and versatile nose that invites you to discover. After a longer time in the glass it becomes a little softer, creamy, supple, but not boring, still with good strength. Christmas cookies and spices mixed?

    taste
    Light alcohol, not much but a little. Tastes a little younger and stronger than it is. Slightly bitter, only slightly sweet sherry with the same aromas as from the nose but with more wood and oak and a little less tropical fruits. The strong orange aromas remain, as do the cloves and the other Christmas spices. I find it slightly disappointing that even after a long time the alcohol burns a bit and I would have liked more harmony and smoothness.

    Exit
    The orange peel stays in the mouth for a long time, light pepper, still a slight sting on the edge of the tongue and now a completely bitter sherry.

    Conclusion
    A delicious secret Highland that suits my taste preferences well. Excellent nose but unfortunately too strong, alcoholic taste and a little too dignified for its age. I would buy a bottle for half the price, but it's good but not good enough.
    N-93, T-88, F-88 for a good but slightly disappointing (considering the price and age!) 90 points
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. rampah scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. HariboManson scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Dark fruits, oranges, leather, nuts, kiwi, slight sulfur note
    • Taste
      92 92
      Typical sherry influence, plums, raisins, nuts
    • Finish
      88 88
      Rich and dry, spicy and long, cherry stone mouthfeel

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    23 22 22 22 89

    the nose is an old bag, the sourness of a dry sherry barrel, we have an age, after standing it became nutty, tobacco. The taste is fast, the aftertaste is soft, subtle, and fading for a long time. small vultures are better than a big sip, a very drinkable glass, an empty glass is very impressive, they can't breathe!
    Thanks to Martin for a great choice!

  6. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Delicious. But not € 280 delicious. Spontaneously the question arises whether he is undisclosed to create a mystery. But that was just a brief thought. Could somehow be a Dalmore ... Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/04/08/maltbarn-outturn-tasting/

  7. Castle did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/#130420

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