Candid Malt Whisky MCo

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottling serie
The new Disclosure expression
Sherry Casks
49.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 sep 2020 11:40 pm by Rowald Sweet Empire
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.68

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Whisky reviews for Candid Malt Whisky MCo

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.46 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Even if the impression was only noticeable at the beginning and only in the nose, this candid gave me my first whisky and broccoli experience. However, the focus is elsewhere, namely on strong and fat sherry with greasy and slightly sulphurous notes, which I like in the interplay presented here.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Freshly poured it is reservedly sweet and subtly fruity, but after a little while it picks up and reveals a fat sherry aroma, underscored by smoked ham and charred staves. And there's a note that I can't place at first, but ends up feeling like cooked broccoli to me. I've never had it in a whisky either. Herb drops, malt, crumbly dark chocolate, match dust (which later increases in intensity).
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts off with a pretty decent portion of menthol, making it light and refreshing at first. Then there are herbs, freshly fried bacon, dip cakes with dried plums. Strongly spicy with lovage and nutmeg, black currants, malt, sugar beet syrup.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, the menthol note on the palate almost completely gone. Fried bacon, pepper, lovage, nutmeg, plus a little sweet and tart fruitiness from dark grapes and blackcurrants.

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  3. Drum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The candid is round. Homely smoky notes with a heavy sweetness and masculine notes of tobacco and leather in harmony. Nothing wants to push or dominate. The Candid has a very full, highly viscous mouthfeel. I really like it.
    • Nose
      A heavy sweetness and rich, warm smoke aromas mix with sweet, musty sherry notes and some tobacco to create a homely scent.
    • Taste
      Smoke and ash are stronger on the tongue than in the nose, the start is already powerful. Again the musty and heavy sherry notes, hearth smoke, nutty, toasted aromas and turnip greens that make me think of PX sherry. There is also leather and pipe tobacco.
    • Finish
      Sweet, heavy and smoky. The smoky note is reminiscent of a homely hearth, turnip greens, PX sherry, roasted aromas, peanuts, gravy with a slice of orange and dried dark fruits, pipe tobacco and some oak.

  4. fast5 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    This whisky is fantastic. Couvreur understands
    from Scottish Newmake, excellent barrels and
    storage in the damp cellars in Burgundy
    to create an abundance of flavors that are unique
    The first impression on the nose is spicy and surprising
    complex. In addition to smoke, sherry, sweetness
    Bacon and herbs also notes that I cannot describe.
    The first sip is a real joy.
    Hearty sweet fire ... exactly my thing. The amazing
    Spicy note reminds me directly of capers in balsamic vinegar!? ...
    and that fits.
    It becomes glowing warm on the tongue and lasts for a long time
    long present.

    The Candid does not flatter but simply kicks in the door and is there. His brother brother could be a Lagavulin 16.

  5. redsnapper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Just a great whisky. The smoky note paired with the sweet sherry aromas is exactly what makes my heart beat faster. Nearly perfect.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. jkswift scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Stefan89 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Nose 9/10
    Start 9/10
    Departure 9/10

    Very well done!


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