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Overall rating
87.38/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB192711
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
1086
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Sep 2021 10:25 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 152.62

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49 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt 1997 MBl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.38 points

  1. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    had high expectactions. werent fullfilled. price of ~140€ is not really justified in my mind, tastewise. but nevertheless its definetly interesting.. in a weird way. up to 100€ and I propably would have grabbed a bottle.

    its a bit like with the gone old pulteney 17 bottling. initial thoughts are "you can not like this" but it grows on me. this combination of salt, fruit and bitternes is strange, but somehow attractive and definetly not common or mass appealing. it shows character altough being a blend.
    • Nose
      86 86
      pretty closed. noticeable alcohol, it takes some time to get beyond that. behaves younger than the printed age, blind I would have sorted it rather around 18 years.

      malt, herbs, a salty pulteney note, winegums and some (salted) plums, cherries and dried fruits. blackbread with jam. tart, spicy oak. a dry sherry note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      salt, pepper, red fruits and a sweet (actual quite interesting) herbal note like in the bowmore 18, but much more expressed. traces of ash.
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, alcoholic, powerful.

      the fruits turn into a very longlasting salty bitterness.

  2. domani scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful composition of Deanston, Macallan and Tobermory with a multifaceted load of red fruits. It is very soft and rounded with a finely adjusted, old-fashioned sherry aroma. But no trace of smoke - 23.10.2021
    • Nose
      88 88
      Noticeable alcohol that bites the nose, tobacco, leather, red berries, cherry juice, raspberry, fine roasted aromas, marzipan
    • Taste
      88 88
      Watery texture, juicy, berry fruits, soft, the alcohol is very well integrated, the barrel tingles relatively late, oak, walnut
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and tart, unsweetened tea, no sweetness for me and completely on the woody side

  3. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      softly smoked cherries, roasted almonds, kellog's smacks.
    • Taste
      sherry soaked fruitcake, gingerbread, gentle ledaig smoke, a pinch of black pepper and slightly hot.
    • Finish
      dark chocolate (85 %), orange peel, campfire, cranberries.

  4. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, complex nose, well matured, nice chocolate and fruit aromas on the palate. Almost perfectly integrated alcohol.
    • Nose
      89 89
      At the beginning citrus fruit, apples, slightly tart. Honey, fresh wood. Slightly sulfur, caramel, chocolate. Fine spices later.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft, sweet caramel chocolate, some cherry, vanilla, caramel
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long finish, fine malty and spicy finish, dark fruits, tobacco, chocolate. Well integrated alcohol.

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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