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Overall rating
89.06/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB162058
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
The Octave
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
23 y. in Oak Casks, 6 month in Octave
Casknumber
2021126
Number of bottles
84
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Jul 2020 11:05 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 187.00

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21 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Beldorney 1997 DT

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.06 points

  1. AnnEm scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A dreamy bottling. Like a feel-good meal from childhood. I have the impression that the finish in the Octave really intensified and highlighted the aromas without being superimposed or artificial. From the nose to the finish, consistently consistent and at a high level. Not a monster, but absolutely bomb!
    • Nose
      Immediately rich, dense, concentrated, the typical octave feeling. In contrast to the very young Octave bottlings that I have tried so far, you can also feel the "full" maturation in good barrels. An absolute fruit bomb: local windfalls, but also fully ripe Galia melon and papaya. The whole boiled down and glazed with a spicy honey. Aromatic, appetizing wood and malt sweetness. Fine spices, especially cinnamon. Now star fruit comes to mind with its light acidity. And then it gets really beguiling: nougat, roasted hazelnut, very fine toasted notes. Also a little bakery: chocolate croissant. Rice pudding with cinnamon and sugar. A light, grassy freshness is also paired with the dark, set wood flavor. And always the diverse fruit.
    • Taste
      First of all, it comes out warming and peppery. Thick and creamy, it occupies the mouth (and for itself). Fruity. Nougat and melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate. Beeswax. The madness.
    • Finish
      Beguiling. Incredibly full-bodied, fruity and creamy. Chocolate pudding, rice pudding - classic feel-good desserts. Fruit compote. A light, elegantly set ginger spice, which for me additionally invigorates and intensifies the fruity impression. Some liquorice. Fir honey. Sticks very solidly to the palate and - otherwise I rarely make a statement, but here it is very clear - a longer finish that becomes longer with each sip. Warms up next.

  2. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good nose. Nice and sweet with a lot of pear, some apple,
    slightly fermented fruits, vanilla a bit peppery.
    Very good barrel strength Glenfiddich. Later more.
    Many thanks to AnnEm for the sample. : 0)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. ThorstenH scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Leave time in the glass so that it becomes rounder. Delicious fruity notes, slightly tropical.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Pleasant and soft.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Slightly sharp in the finish, fruity and medium-long.

  4. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty drop!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Honey, freshly mown grass on a mountain flower meadow, spicy, small red apples
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fruity to tart sweet, slightly viscous. Drinkable in the best sense of the word.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and harmonious.

  5. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  8. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful smell of apple strudel, vanilla fondant, honey, raisins, maple syrup and poached pear. The taste was again honey, fudge and a little ginger spice, followed by apple muffins with a pinch of charcoal. Long-lasting, sweet, caramelized apple with cream on the finish, remains waxy on the palate.

  9. Holle525 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This is a so called Wardhead Whisky. The basis of the Beldorney is the well known Glenfiddich teaspooned with a Balvenie. So interesting how this corresponds together but the influence of Balvenie should not be very dominant.
    • Nose
      Green apple, apricot, sweet vanilla and slightly pepperish.
    • Taste
      Green apple, apricot, sweet vanilla and slightly pepperish.
    • Finish
      Long with honey.

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