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Overall rating
81.50/100
votes
6
Whiskybase ID
WB191119
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rauch
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 sep 2021 1:31 pm by Likudi
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.89

2 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hellinger 42

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.50 points

  1. Echson scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Good try but still room for improvement.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Echson scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Solidly made. A German whisky at a really fair price.
    • Nose
      80 80
      A little like rye whisky or a good sake. Slight malty note, restrained alcohol, traces of vanilla.
      Not too complex.
      The smell isn't his forte-at least I don't like it that much.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Direction Caol Ila only with little smoke. It gets to the point lightly and fairly straight forward, with the vanilla note and a peppery note coming into their own. He doesn't have more to offer, which is fine for a German whisky at the price and age. An additional point because it is produced regionally with Saxon products.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short burning from the alcohol and a peppery note, short aftertaste, an alcoholic note remains on the palate reminiscent of a strong Japanese sake.

  3. glenrob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Clean, not too much wood. Actually not too far away from a young Caol Ila. Usually young Caol Ilas, especially the official 12 yo, don't interest me as much, but in this case it sets the whisky apart positively from many other german whiskies I regret having tried in hindsight. Often peated means peated casks in Germany or some other wood smoke means. This is acually a decent, positively not so german tasting offering for a fair price of around 40 EUR for 0,7 @46%. Congrats, boys! :-)

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