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Overall rating
86.69/100
votes
38
Category
Blend
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2020 9:47 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.32

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Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 12-year-old MBl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good barrel selection. A great sherry whiskey that looks older than 12 years.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful sherry nose: raisins, dried fruit, honey, vanilla, nuts, banana, gingerbread, brown sugar, coconut oil. No alcohol stinging, no bad notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy. Banana and cake batter, raisins, nuts, cinnamon, ginger, coconut. The 54.1% are very well integrated, water is not necessary.

      With water: ginger and cinnamon in the foreground, sharper overall.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, mouth warming, full chocolate with nuts, cinnamon. Finally, the oak wort remains.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very well blended whisky. I am pretty sure the average age is way older.
    Good job on this one!
    • Nose
      89 89
      A little sharp but you feel this is a quality blend. There is a mix of spices and fruits in here. Some peach, some citric. But there is also quite a hint of sherry.
      With water: more sherry notes, but also a little more spice notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet, sherry influenced whisky. A fruity one, there is a lot of orchard fruit combined with ripe red berries. Hint of fudge as well.
      With water: more fruity and a tad more spices
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long length. A tad bitter start, but grows with sherry influences and with some caramel. Fades away with some wood notes.
      With water: Pretty similar.

  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Blind-Tasting
    • Nose
      88 88
      Blind tasting:
      Smells strong and very slightly sprittig, rather fruity and a lot of sweetness at the back. The sprittige is completely gone after 15 minutes, then something exotic and difficult to grasp comes. I like the nose, but I also lack some depth and complexity. Slightly fermented and I still have bananas.
    • Taste
      87 87
      It comes with a punch and then quickly takes off. I guess 8-11 years, about 50%, he tastes, but doesn't grab me here either. Mineral, fruity and good overall.
      Tap here on the Maltman 12 blended from today's sample purchase.
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. rampah scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Erwin 1971Y scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      pleasantly fruity nose, cocoa, liqueur, hazelnut
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sherry, fruit, brown rum, vanilla cake, little bitter.
      Reminds me strongly of influences from Glendronach.
    • Finish
      87 87
      fine medium-long finish where all flavors come along.

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice and fruity whisky, some pleasant clear sherrycask influences, raisins, fed fruits, honey.
    Remarkably gentle and smooth for its pretty high Abv, it doesn't 'feel' like 54%.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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