Overall rating
87.16/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB194607
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Phil & Simon Thompson (PST)
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
626
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 oct 2021 8:58 pm by Dramtastic.86
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 122.35

11 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2001 PST

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.16 points.

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A sherried blend of malts from one butt, so is it Edrington distillates in the mix? Just a hunch and from 2001 this would probably come down to Glenrothes, Tamdhu and HP.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Quite a round sherry sweetness, syrupy, plum, blackberry, apricot, raisins, wood polish, nutty, slight notes of leather and tobacco, complemented by a whiff of struck matches and hot electrical wiring.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A full and creamy mouthfeel. It's just a little sharp on the tongue, despite the relatively low abv. Still fruity and syrupy with the dark fruits like plum and berries, some tobacco and slight leather, a clear bitter spiciness of charred wood, clove and black pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long: quite thick with a dark syrupy sweetnees, oozing down the throat, some liquorice and peppery spices, ending on the charcoaly bitter wood notes .

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  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a Teaspoon whisky, i.e. one or more single casks from a distillery to which a "teaspoon" from another distillery has been added and can therefore only be sold as a blend.

    We wondered yesterday if that might be a Macallan; alternatively also a good Tamdhu and will compare this with suitable Speymalts from 2021 and Tamdhus in the coming weeks.
    The asking price of 110 euros is great for the quality if you like such clean sherry aging.

    Between 88 and 90 points.
    • Nose
      89 89
      89.5
      The nose is wonderfully clean, fruity sherry (plum jam) without sticky sweetness or simple tartaric acidity. The 20 years give this whiskey a certain elegance, maturity and intensity.
      There are mature wood and leather notes in the middle part, but those that go with a fruity sherry malt - so this is not a cigar malt profile and not a heavy whiskey either.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here, too, a very structured and finely fruity sherry nose. Beautifully ripe sweet notes of plums, dark sugar and leather, light tannins at the back.
      The 45% is really well chosen and harmonizes perfectly with the 20 years.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is hardly there and very fast, almost astonishingly abrupt. The mouthfeel that is there until then corresponds to the previous impression of a finely structured and fruity clean sherry malt with 20 years and no off notes; thus indicates more wonderful potential, which unfortunately cannot be transported over a longer period of time.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October 2022] Another blended malt from Phil and Simon, and I liked them all as easy drinking stuff at reasonable prices (so far). A 20-years old sherry edition at around 85 Eurobucks looks okay-ish these days....

    ...and it is! Both the nose and the taste are really great and remind me of some of the best old stuff from the long-gone Paxarette days. Just the mouthfeel and finish are a little thin, but hey: Re-sip quickly this delicious stuff and you will not notice about these little downsides, I promise. Perfect stuff to quaff if you are into the old-style heavier sherried malts and you do not care too much about the quality of the spirit's texture (mouthfeel/finish).

    Given the malt's profile I guess there is quite a significant share of Glenrothes in this blend, maybe enriched by a minor share of Macallan. There is a slight chance this could be a modern "tea-spooned" Macallan too, in this case it is much better than all of the modern Macallan I tasted through the last decade.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is burnished, and the nose offers -wow! - an old-style sherried profile which reminds me of the old Paxarette days (but not the over-sherried drams at the end of that period, but rather the carefully improved malts like the early-eighties Macallan). There are all the fine sherry-induced aromas in this nose one can dream of, and the malt is still able to hold its head up high. A truly distinctive and very enjoyable nose for a sherried malt these days.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste proves this nosing impression from former times, with again some notes which remind me of the old (good) Paxarette days with dozens of adorable fruits, honeys, waxes and barley sugars in perfect balance. Not a single off-note or imbalance that I can find, and the wood is absolutely okay to provide a firm structure without meddling too much with my taste buds. This is dangerously quaffable sherried stuff, and if you do not want to pay unreasonable bucks for old sherried malts go for this blended malt to get a glimpse on how good the old stuff was (forget about the finish of this one, but nose and taste are close).
    • Finish
      85 85
      The dram arrives a little thin on my palate with neither a warming nor a coating effect which is another sign of modern drams that are distilled using rushed processes (because of the whisky boom). Hence, the finish is rather short, but the good news is there are no distracting moments either. Too bad, because otherwise this would have been a 90-points candidate dram, not kidding. Water releases waxes, herbals and some tobacco notes in the nose, but it turns the taste flatter. Actually, I like to nose this dram a little reduced and prefer to drink it neat (using two glasses).

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. GlenWim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Suevia scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice classic sherry nose. On the palate there is an unpleasant alcoholic sharpness, finish rather short and drying
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A decent sherry malt. If you're in the mood for a more traditional whisky, maybe leave this for a more appropriate moment...
    • Nose
      An Edrington blend isn't out of the question at all. Syrupy sherry wood, old leather, nuts, ripe plums. Maybe some earthy peat. Is that a whisper of banana? Perhaps, perhaps not.
    • Taste
      Creamy and sweeter than expected. Becomes rich and syrupy, but still very sweet on sherry wood and not much else. Some plum, pepper, maybe some earthy peat, but this is a sherry malt, if the nose didn't give it away...
    • Finish
      Sweet and winey, with some mossy wood and rich sherry syrup. Liqourice.

  14. martino_ scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very elegant sherried malt blend in an old style - I would agree with Hammerhead’s educated guess that this is likely Edrington; possibly some Macallan in the mix?

    Purely subjective.

    Highly recommended for the price point it comes at.

  15. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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