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Scotch Universe Mars II - 160° U.2.1' 1798.5"

Overall rating
87.26/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB159359
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 may 2020 7:32 pm by TheWhiskyDungeon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.12

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49 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Mars II - 160° U.2.1' 1798.5"

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Colour:
      Cloudy gold

      Nose:
      When pouring and from the sample itself, a little smoke came out.
      In the glass itself, rather far back. The colleague smells of forest. Wood, leaves, bushes. An artificial aroma is added. Something like essential oils. There is also a mineral touch. Lime, gravel and rust. It doesn't really smell fruity.
      With a little time in the glass, there is something brackish and slightly maritime. Fermented lemon, juniper and an ashy tinge.
      Wood glue and freshly processed wood. Partly something of carpentry.
    • Taste
      Strong, spicy start. The alcohol tinkles on the tongue. The cooling essential oils are also at the start. This fine smoky note is also added to the taste. Actually, the taste reflects the smell exactly. Plus tart herbs. And a bit sour citrus notes.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. First spicy and ashy. Then again the oils and fermented, light-colored fruit. A sour nut taste comes at the end.

  2. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A great HP! Really extraordinary aroma, strong and crispy spicy in taste.

    87.5 points.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet pastry notes, red fruits, berries, clear herbal notes, strawberries, vanilla, toasted caramel, crème brûlée, some raspberry cream, fresh sweet citrus fruits, light chocolate. The fruits almost resemble sweet chewing gum. A slight tart, herbaceous and almost maritime note can be seen in the background.

      Very exciting nose!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Caramel, tangy citrus notes, a tart-sweet herbal note, slightly musty sherry, strong spiciness, very pleasant sweetness, red fruits
    • Finish
      88 88
      Honey, sweet herbs, sweet citrus fruits, light pale fruits, crisp, spicy oak, a touch of delicate smoke (which could also be strong spice). Pleasantly tart.

  3. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Freshly poured, you get stormy, light polish, some leather, clear mineral notes, sherry and a little sweetness with a little maggi. Dark chocolate and something meaty again. After adding a few drops of water, the Mars II becomes significantly rounder and sweeter, and some fruit is added. Changes completely and is very interesting. Later I have nice milk chocolate and sweetness.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Intense, strongly engaging and warming, the taste has more sweetness to offer than the nose, something dark, earthy again. It completely covers the palate and lets it work. Here the sherry dominates, caramel clearly more and also here it becomes very easy to drink with the addition of water, a few drops are enough. It gets more and more massive and you can't get away.
    • Finish
      88 88
      You've had some of that for a while, intense, warming with sherry and a fruit component in the finish.

  4. Gregorsky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  5. molpet scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wow! This isn't like any whisky I had so far. The first that hits you on the nose is strawberry and/or raspberry ice cream followed by a pink bubble gum note. Caramel, light vanilla and a mininal HP smoke are also present. There is something herbal, woody, earthy in the background - like when you walk into a forest after a rain. All of this then continues on the palate as well + a beautiful citrus note creeps in. It all comes with a punch/alcoholic sharpness. This whisky takes water well, does not desintegrate like many others do. Medium texture and finish. A really captivating, alternative version of Highland Park! Very unique, interesting and with excellent value for money.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. bartekfm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Totally Springbank-ish Highland Park with lots of chalk, minerals and just a proper drop of peat. Totally not overwhelmed by 1st fill sherry cask, especially considering 13yo ageing. I'd rather say that cask was some light type of sherry (fino?).

  8. PatrickWesterink scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Balanced nose, taste and finish

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful highland park with a decent (light, non-superimposing, sweet) sherry kick
    • Nose
      Spicy, sweet sherry, roots, parsnips, herbaceous, clearly recognizable as Highland Park, with a little extra sherry, with water sweeter, almost sticky, fruity.
    • Taste
      Quite strong on its own, but still OK, nice Heidekrait notes from the HP, a little floral, light smoke.
    • Finish
      A bit of oak bitterness compliments the sweet sherry note, slightly red and again nice herbaceous.

  10. Islay1815 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. Expraesi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Old school highland park, pretty well done
    • Nose
      87 87
      Slightly indifferent, cream cheese with pieces of apricot
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very powerful sherry notes, somewhat alcoholic, herbal, slightly moldy, slightly peaty, heather
    • Finish
      83 83
      Very nice finish, sweet fruits

  13. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      dark dried fruit; very slightly sulphurous; Lovage; now there is also light fruit (green apple and ripe pear) slightly acidic wine note carried by fresh citrus fruit; now and then sweet notes flash up; Tenor is acidic and dry
    • Taste
      creamy; Vanilla; light fruit; spicy barrel; Nut; Caramel; sometimes sweet, sometimes getting rather dry; very interesting interaction; Grain
    • Finish
      spicy; delicately tart; clear dried fruit; quite long

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