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Overall rating
86.16/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB170348
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
Exploration Series
Vintage
03.02.2015
Bottled
17.07.2020
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
PX Sherry Hogshead
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Nov 2020 3:29 pm by Niftywhisky
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.66

2 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2015 Cl

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.16 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Odd whisky, dark and red fruits, some dirty edge, and then a very sweet sugar-like note underneath in the taste, which gets more dominant in time. Funny and pleasant experience.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very fresh, fruity but also vegetal, green of plants. Then a dirty touch appears, a touch of gazoline, tar. Alcohol get stronger now.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty strong, spicy, with some darker fruits and dark chocolate, then a sudden sugarly touch. Some red fruits.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Smoother now, darker fruits, with a sweet sugary touch underneath now. Pretty long finish, the sugar gets more dominant now.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Candied Syrup
    I guess we know Claxton’s best for their single cask releases in those typical square ‘perfume’ bottles. But this is something special. In their so-called Exploration Series they released this young blended malt in 2020, comprised of Campbeltown whisky’s that matured on a PX sherry hogshead.
    Ooh, lovely nose! Funky to say the least. Red fruit, bubblegum, freshly ground coffee beans, rye bread, caraway and a whiff of sea air. Baby breath. Fruit porridge. Very amusing and pleasant.
    Nicely oily and immediately sweet. Candied syrup, red fruit, honey, figs, apricots, salt & pepper, big smoky edge… very good. But very, very sweet as well. Almost candy-like. Almost feels like I simply put a spoonful of candied syrup in my mouth. But very spicy too. And a great trace of smoke. Yes, it’s quite funky on the palate as well. My guess is Glen Scotia is the leitmotiv here.
    The long, warm finish is sweeter still. My teeth almost fall out of my mouth! But very satisfying.
    Boy, that was amusing and tasty! You can still find it for some 55 EUR. Recommended! Thx, Benny.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Steviebee scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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