Candid Malt Whisky MCo

Overall rating
86.55/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB155144
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottling serie
The new Disclosure expression
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
49.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L.2019018
Added on
07 apr 2020 1:09 pm by redsnapper
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 127.89

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Whisky reviews for Candid Malt Whisky MCo

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.55 points.

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Exceptional and really well matured in sherry casks, only in comparison to the overaged it falls off significantly for me
    • Nose
      89 89
      In fact fairground sweetness with cotton candy, candied apples and roasted almonds
    • Taste
      85 85
      ... which then unfortunately pass into slightly burnt almonds in the mouth. A little like bacon-wrapped dates left on the grill a little too long.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The aftertaste is more pleasant than in the mouth, the smoke quickly subsides and changes into a medium-long, sherry-sweet aftertaste. Compared to the overaged but clearly weaker

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  3. whisky_knight scored this whisky 53 points Expert Senior

    It appears that “Candid” is the replacement for Michel Couvreur’s previous “Disclosure” bottling. This is aged for 8 years in PX casks, and is a peated expression.

    Full caveat: I am not a peat fan at all. My palate does appreciate certain expressions of peated whisky, but it’s not something I seek out normally. Given that, the style of peat in this Couvreur “Candid” Malt Whisky was of the medicinal, iodine variety that was a bit off-putting and not well integrated with the PX maturation.
    • Nose
      55 55
      Maple syrup, roasted almonds, smoky, medicinal peat. Iodine.
    • Taste
      52 52
      Medicinal peat on the front palate. Goji berries, black pepper, spiciness is present along with the peat, along with some Pedro Ximenez sherry notes, but it doesn’t feel that well integrated.
    • Finish
      53 53
      Medium. The iodine and peat notes fade slowly on the finish. Some distant caramel, raisin notes.

  4. Wuid scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  5. Tastingbros scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/01/13/some-budget-daily-drams/
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Svarttt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Initially penetrating sweet, sugar cane syrup, almost rum-like.
      After the first sip and with a little time, malty, doughy notes come to the fore
    • Taste
      86 86
      Not too sweet, almond biscuits, a little dirty but pleasant and warming.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather short, slightly drying.

  7. Likudi scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting
    Tried again a year later in the blender glass and upgraded one point in the nose and finish. More engine room found, much more complexity discovered. Great whiskey.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Blind tasting:

      Nice nose, very balanced, in the foreground the fruity, but there is also a slight dirtiness, no alcohol at all, definitely a sherry malt. Tap the MC Candid.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very mild, then warmer, that's how it has to be. Like the nose, nice fruitiness and again this dirtiness in the middle. Could have a little more depth, slightly bitter, go for 12 years. Sweetness is also there and good.
    • Finish
      88 88

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