Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB187663
Category
Blend
Bottler
ImpEx Beverages Inc (ImpEx)
Bottling serie
The ImpEx Collection
Vintage
01.12.1980
Bottled
16.12.2020
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
34
Number of bottles
525
Strength
45.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
United States United States
Added on
12 jul 2021 8:37 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1980 ImpEx

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 88.50 points.

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A fascinating old blend and a great way to kick start 2022 with style. Featuring tons of classic sherry fruit notes, the profile was underscored by intriguing hints of match sticks and leather. A little bird whispered the main component of the blend was Macallan with some equally mature mellow grain— who knows if that was accurate. Based on the flavor profile, I find it believable, but whether this was one of those Highland Distillers (now Edrington) blends that spend decades marrying in the cask, or something put together more recently from other stock, it was delicious.

    Mental Image: Leather Themed Nativity Scene
    • Nose
      Fruit, spice, and leather. Medjool dates married with match sticks, leather, and meaty hints of balsamic vinegar. Christmas cake shined through with crystallized ginger, molasses, and mellow star anise. Leather chaps and boots brought to mind a cowboy-themed Christmas.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied with a mellow dryness, tingly astringency, and notes of dried fruit, spice, and earth. Leather booths and tanned bison hides came to mind with cinnamon, dates, and figs. Struck matches and a mellow earthiness, modeling clay perhaps, appeared on the mid-palate. Water brought out more leather, hints of tobacco, and chocolate pudding.
    • Finish
      Lingering medium-dry fruits and earth.

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