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Whisky Reviews for Highland Distillery 2000 WF
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.77 points
- Nose: white bread crust, young cheese (no stinker), smoke like from slightly burnt toast bread, rowanberry brandy, in the background the smell of grappa. I've never had anything like this in my glass, so I have no idea which distillery it should be. I would have guessed Jura or Bruichladdich blindly, I think.
Palate: Tastes strange, but very malty-sweet and tasty. Again, I would have guessed a 16-year-old Jura or Bruichladdich. The white bread crust is back and the rowanberry brandy. Light smoke.
Finish: Medium long, pleasantly spicy and lively. youthful grades now come through.
Conclusion: Tastes good and quite unique. But very little barrel.
PS: It could be an Oban, that would be the best fit of all Highland distilleries. Or is it even Loch Lomond?
In any case, far too sweet on the palate for Clynelish or Ben Nevis ...
- A chemical cheese and rotten fruit nose - but in a way that's actually pretty appealing - spread on an under-baked sourdough loaf. It would certainly grab your attention in a line up of drams. A nice full body with herbal spice underpinning the flavours carried through from the nose, with a peppery bitterness becoming louder as it moves onto the finish. A very entertaining dram.
- I try it in a blind cast, thanks to my friends!
1st approach - the impression is not very good, the taste is nice, but the nose and aftertaste are youthful, you have to wait ...
the nose is young, slightly chemical, an oxide of some kind of metal, and the same aftertaste, aging in an aluminum barrel?) but the taste is pleasant, reminiscent of the modern Signatori Vintage, the feeling that modern bourbon hogshead, 10+ years
after standing - the nose has improved, the vanilla has gone to American oak, the metal has gone to the 2nd plan, phew, and it's good to drink, albeit strong, but still the same short aftertaste, small age or such a barrel, a common thing ...
ok, I'll sum it up blindly: 21 22 20 21 84, good for a drink in the cold, ex bourbon, about 10 years old, the distillery did not understand, the "Bourbon" barrel still eclipsed everything for me.
- a hidden Highland (so here we do not see that it would come from Clynelish), and it should be known because it goes rather on the fruity scents of Ben Nevis, in short:
a slightly vegetal nose, it also smells of glue, undifferentiated but very strong macerated fruit, tenacious, intense, malt
the mouth leaves on fairly strong spices, a roundness then with a pastry side, creamy, still a little glue, old wax
the finish is quite long and goes well with the fruit in the basket, the malt, a soft oak and the sweet pastry, which reminds me of a Balvenie.
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