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Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB164552
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Vintage
02.1997
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Calvados Cask Finish
Casknumber
9891
Number of bottles
294
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2020 8:13 pm by Frieda K.
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.82

2 × in wishlist

4 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wardhead 1997 VM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 points

  1. niklas080690 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose reveals only slightly that it is a Calvados finish. The bourbon barrel comes through more clearly. Smells very tangy, lemony. Raw dough with apple compote and oranges.
    The taste is sweet with light fruits like peach and orange. Mainly the bourbon barrel comes through and calvados can only be guessed at. You wouldn't think of it if you didn't know.
    Only with the second sip does the complexity arise. But still he remains quite cautious. You can tell that you are 23 years old. It's not a young whiskey, but it's not a classic old whiskey as one might suggest.
    The finish is quite long and stays sweet. That's where most of the calvados come through for me.
    It's a nice whiskey.
    Price performance with an issue price of just under € 140 is no longer quite as good, but if you consider the 23 years it is still okay.
    I only had one sample and it stays that way.

  2. niklas080690 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose reveals only slightly that it is a Calvados finish. The bourbon barrel comes through more clearly. Smells very tangy, lemony. Raw dough with apple compote and oranges.
    The taste is sweet with light fruits like peach and orange. Mainly the bourbon barrel comes through and calvados can only be guessed at. You wouldn't think of it if you didn't know.
    Only with the second sip does the complexity arise. But still he remains quite cautious. You can tell that you are 23 years old. It's not a young whiskey, but it's not a classic old whiskey as one might suggest.
    The finish is quite long and stays sweet. That's where most of the calvados come through for me.
    It's a nice whiskey.
    Price performance with an issue price of just under € 140 is no longer quite as good, but if you consider the 23 years it is still okay.
    I only had one sample and it stays that way.

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