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M&H 2017 - APEX

Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB175039
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cognac Cask
Vintage
31.08.2017
Bottled
14.10.2020
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
ex-Bourbon/STR + Cognac Finish
Casknumber
Batch 003
Number of bottles
1077
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
7290109231204
Added on
20 Jan 2021 6:38 pm by yoavg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 85.06

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Whisky Reviews for M&H 2017 - APEX

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Apple Sauce & Pastry

    Apex means peak or pinnacle, with which Milk & Honey’s Master Distiller Tomer Goren wants to point out that this is up there with the best of what he has created so far. There are four expressions at this point: Cognac, Rum, White Wine and Pomegranate Wine. Thanks to Tom from Buds & Barrels I was able to get hold of two of them. I gladly start with the Cognac Cask with is basically their Classic with a finish on cask from a small but not-named cognac house.

    Wow, this is good! Nice notes of apple sauce, pastry, cocoa powder and chocolate, upholstered with apricots and peaches. A touch of cinnamon and cloves, as well as some aniseed and acacia honey. Off to a good start.

    The mouthfeel is fine. Almost syrupy in fact. Powerful, though. The spices kick in first: cinnamon, cloves, chili pepper and mint. That both red and yellow fruit and a truckload of apples arrive. A nice dessert whisky.

    The finish is very long, offers more baked apples and some mildly burnt butter.

    This is an impressive whisky. On a completely different level of what I’ve tried before from M&H. Around 95 EUR. Thanks to Buds & Barrels for the sample.

  2. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Zahar scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  5. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Solid, tasty malt from Israel
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla with grapes, hazelnut, even a bit of dark chocolate with green apple.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here notes of grapes dominate. In the background I have a combination of green apple with pears, honey, dark chocolate, a little spice with liquorice. A touch of pineapple combines with plums.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length. What remains is a combination of grapes and hazelnuts.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Dutchdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official information:
    The M&H Apex is a culmination of years of work and research that exemplifies our spirit of innovation and creativity. Driven by boldness and an aspiration to reach new heights, we composed our apex - an exclusive opportunity of limited editions.
    A bottle of M&H Apex is an exploration of places and matters: our Head Distiller, Tomer Goren, specifically selects exceptional casks for each batch, chosen for their distinct location of maturation or to showcase the magic of wood and terroir.

    This small batch, single malt whisky reveals the finest flavors of 400-liter, French Limousin oak casks, previously used to mature superb Cognac. A vatting of carefully selected, ex-Bourbon and STR casks precedes a finish in ex-Cognac casks.

    Non chilled filter. Natural color. 59.4% alc/vol

    AROMA
    Warm spices, complete with cloves, thyme and star-anise, evolving into an exotic combo of cacao powder and mango followed by notes of dark chocolate truffle and stone fruit.

    PALATE
    Rich texture and a warm mouthfeel, with a hint of nutmeg spiciness. Sweet fruit, with a touch of tart red berries.

    FINISH
    Baked apple pie, rich in butter and enhanced by cacao and sweet toasted barley.

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