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Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
31
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Sherry cask
Number of bottles
702
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2020 2:54 pm by CortheFarmer
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Average value

€ 149.84

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Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 1992 MBl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.17 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    As a vatting bottled at low strength, this performs a bit like an older (21-and-up) OB: it's well-composed and you get the sense that there's some decent, old stuff in there, but it's also frustratingly elusive because the low intensity keeps you hunting for aromas and flavors instead of them coming to you. It's a bit like the 25-year-old "Velvet Fig" from Wemyss: some will disqualify it as "too thin", while others while appreciate the subtlety and elegance of the older components.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First impression: savory sherry, herbal/spicy, slightly vegetal (artichoke?), lots of liquorice, and mild, earthy smoke. Subdued "red" fruitiness (berries), worn leather, lovage, as well as a salty/mineralic twang, perhaps from the peated components. Because of the low strength, it's all pretty soft, but still very complex and layered. The old wood makes its presence felt with nice notes of mint and eukalyptus, and you can still sense the typical Speyside fruits & florals beneath the sherried veneer. I consider this a very nice, understated nose that I could definitely spend some time with.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very mild-mannered arrival, with soft, well-aged oak upfront, then jammy fruits and some soft, ashy smoke, before the oak kicks in, together with chocolatey notes and some sweet and ripe exotic fruits: melon, papaya, guava. You're left wishing the fruitiness would be more intense and have more staying power, but it's pretty great while it lasts. You also get a good sense of the age as it goes down, with the old oak and the lush fruits working in tandem. Gets perhaps a bit bitter at the death, but then the sweetness comes back in the aftertaste.
      At 42%, the mouthfeel is not exactly spectacular, but it still has good viscosity and a pretty oily afterfeel. Sure, this could be stronger, but it's still very good older sherried whisky.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Definitely suffers from the low ABV. Some mild spices, soft sherry, ashy smoke, and laid-back oak, but it's all pretty faint and evanescent.

  2. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Excellent blended MALT, formerly Vatted Malt.
    With Pittyvaich even a closed distillery.
    And all other distilleries are difficult to obtain individually at this age, or at least very expensive.
    Hence a quite extraordinary bargain.
    Refill Sherry comes through well, the taste is quite intense and at the same time very balanced, round, complex and nicely balanced.
    A successful mixture of red fruits and berries plus raisins and plums from the sherry cask.
    In addition, quite a lot of oak spice due to the old age.
    Plus some spices and herbs, ginger, pepper, vanilla, cinnamon.
    The only small drawback that may exist is the very low alcohol content, as other reviewers have already described.
    As a result, some of the possible intensity, strength and depth is lost.
    At the same time, however, it is beautifully elegant, filigree and gentle.
    So it remains a matter of taste.
    Overall, highly recommended.

  3. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Considdering the ABV still intense. This could be the blenders glass as well.
    One of these fine drinkable whiskies that will be empy surprisingly quick.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Sylvia scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. rampah scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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