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Overall rating
83.85/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB183936
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Online Tasting Week
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
New American Oak
Strength
61.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2021 11:35 pm by afuerer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 60.00

2 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for High Coast 07-year-old CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.85 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2021] Another dram from Cadenhead's online warehouse tasting and so far I have not tasted any High Coast whisky from Sweden...

    ...and most probably I will wait with my next dram until this malt got adult. This is ordinary and very exchangeable "young extremist" whisky with lots of peat and wood and almost no malt to offer. Perfectly fitting into the Zeitgeist of "give me more" - more peat, more wood etc. Fortunately, I grew up in different times.
    • Nose
      78 78
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers an immature young profile with way too heavy wooden notes and peat impressions that smell a little unpleasant. This is more a Bourbon or Rye whisky's nose, unfortunately I am not a fan of both.
    • Taste
      79 79
      The taste is very simple on young barley sugars, heavy tannins and bitter peat - a dram of the extremes but I prefer harmony over pure power (because it is much harder to reach). Still I do not know the malt's profile of the High Coast distillery, because it is completely buried under the heavy wooden and peaty flavours.
    • Finish
      78 78
      The dram arrives hot on the palate which turns later into a warming and coating feeling. The finish is of medium length with a bitter / drying / astringent ending and no new impressions. Water strengthens the bitter-astringent woods and a further reduction flattens the dram.

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

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