Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 148
Stated Age
32 years old
Number of bottles
49.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 mar 2020 9:33 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 297.47

17 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Malt 1987 MBa

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points

  1. aspa scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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?

    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.

    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.

    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

  2. rampah scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Макс scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. BunnaMan scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Old sherry and sulfury notes, but more cocked vegeables than sulfur.
      Varnich, coffee, sun warm raisins and leather. Old sherry!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sherry sweet mixed with caramel.
      Not a meaty whisky, soft sulfury notes but no leather or tobaco, just mild sheery sweetness.
      Raisins, dried fruits and sweet honey. A hint of vanilla.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long. Spices, vanilla, dried fruits and a little bitter.

  5. DimiIkon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: February 2022
    • Nose
      The coffee is direct on the nose, then some sulfur and varnish. A sweet fruitiness, with sun-ripened raisins, some leather notes, a light tone of cooked fruits and vegetables.
    • Taste
      Fantastic sweetness of dark forest honey, with sweet, red berries, ripe raisins and a lot of dried fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Vanilla sweetness, honey, a certain spiciness and a little bitterness. Pleasant all the time.

  6. Simon Stood scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Delicious and sweet. 22-23-22.5-22

  7. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F23 B22

  8. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 22, finish 23, balance 22

  9. Maltimizer scored this whisky 90 points Expert 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

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

    23 22 22 22 89
    22 22 23 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, empty glass is very impressive, they can't breathe!
    Thanks to Martin for a great choice!

  11. 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/

  12. Castle did not rate this whisky Expert Junior



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