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Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
79
Whiskybase ID
WB170494
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
07.2010
Bottled
09.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2090
Number of bottles
632
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Nov 2020 11:01 am by aspa
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.53

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79 × member ratings

204 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for A Highland Distillery 2010 MBl

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. aspa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    nose
    The young age is noticeable, the alcohol is noticeable. Interesting, tangy, tangy sherry with oriental spices. Very oily and maritime. The distillery comes through the barrel nicely on the oily side, even if the barrel had a very strong effect. Raisins, pickled dried plums, a little cinnamon and further strong spices with light curry powder.

    taste
    Here the waxy side comes to the fore, beautiful bitter sherry still very spicy, salty and now only slightly oily, but now also great combined with the mineral and waxy side of this "secret" distillery. A rather dirty dram, maybe with a bit of sulfur, but for me a nice combination of sherry, all kinds of spices and mineral-waxy aromas. I had hoped for such a taste from this bottling. The alcohol is now well integrated for 10 years, the dram has power and a lot of taste but the alcohol does not burn. Leather and wet tobacco, light liquorice and a little menthol are added. Towards the finish, a bit more spicy dark forest honey.

    Exit
    Medium long, still very tart and spicy with mineral notes and tart sherry with leather and cinnamon. Then a bitter, slightly bitter and mineral note lingers in the mouth for a long time.

    Conclusion
    I have to deal with the dram more often and in more detail, it looks young to the nose, but then in the taste it is very interesting and also typical of a distillery. I'll give it a little more time and then it could turn out to be a nice, if rather unspectacular, drinking whisky.
    N-87, T-88, F-87 for 87 points that are still expandable.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Tauti scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Time helps this whisky take off its sherry dress.
    Of course the sherry is still there, but after 20 minutes of breathing the "Secret Highland" aromas come through, which I was looking for in vain right after pouring.
    • Nose
      Furry sherry at the beginning, which settled after a while. Then the mineral Clynelish wax with fudge, menthol, honey, herbaceous, light smoky note (?)
    • Taste
      Tobacco, chocolate, mint, a mix of lighter (pear) and darker fruits (orange), honey, the waxy side is much weaker here, light woody bitterness
    • Finish
      Orange, chocolate, bittersweet

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. TheMisterT scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    For me personally 1 of the tastiest whiskys I have on.
    • Nose
      leather, caramel, earth, citrus, anise, licorice,
    • Taste
      fruity, caramel, leather, red fruit, liquorice, anise, chocolate cake,
      fudge, warm, butterfat, typical Clynelish undertone.
    • Finish
      The finish is long. Wood and liquorice can be tasted for a long time.
      Salmiak, fudge

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I read this ought to be a Clynelish. Didn't come to mind.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Blueberry, buttery caramel, coffee candy. A light metallic edge. Lighter with water: Rosehip.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Caramel, blackberry, mocha and cherry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Blueberry, caramel and cherry.

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Alcohol clearly noticeable, some menthol, lemon, strawberries, blackberries, wild berry jam, dried fruits, some dark honey, some earth, some wood, a bit of green, baking spices, nuts, fermented berries
    • Taste
      Lemon, grapefruit, nuts, coffee, old wood, pepper

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Bernando04 scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Very dark color
    A lot of oak freight for 10 years
    Dark chocolate vanilla plum
    Jam, orange peel
    Great price / performance
    • Nose
      Sweet orange fruits
      vanilla
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, plum jam, candied fruits
    • Finish
      Long taste of candied dark chocolate

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