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Overall rating
85.38/100
votes
68
Whiskybase ID
WB200024
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Exclusive higher strength edition
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493074780
Bottled for
Germany
Market
de Germany
Added on
21 dec 2021 9:52 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 49.48

19 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

164 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Matured BR

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points

  1. Wienter65 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Glendronach64 can only agree, but come to a completely different result: Fortunately, this whiskey has hardly any sulfur, a clean and very fruity malt. The price-performance ratio is terrific. If you are into sherry and higher ABV, you have to strike here.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A delicious malt at a very fair price. A good - albeit modern - sherry aging at cask strength for under €50. Unreserved purchase recommendation.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet and distinct red fruits, currant jelly, sultanas, nectarines.
      Alcohol cooling, but not pungent
      With some water also red ripe apples
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very sweet on entry before the sherry casks take over with more spice. Creamy, even if the alcohol - appropriate to the 55.8% - tingles. Oak spice with bittersweet notes. Slightly sulphurized raisins.
      With a little water, the tingling can be tamed immediately. Then even sweeter in the direction of red gummy bears.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sounds delicious and without any off-notes, but the intensity flattens out quickly here. As expected for a cheap NAS.

  3. Enno v. M scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    The first thing I smell is malt, sweet malt. Caramel sweets - homemade - are immediately added. I would have expected more sherry aromas, but this whiskey is not overloaded with sherry. I like it. A subtle spice spreads in the nose. Pimento? Some white pepper? But then the spice is gone again and makes room for even more sweetness. fruit sweetness. Pickled Raisins. Apples with icing, as you know them from the fair. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated. There! A subtle, non-disturbing note of sulphur. Oak notes push their way between the other aromas and soon disappear again.

    Mouth:
    Fruit sweetness, immediately and everywhere. My tongue feels like maple syrup is running over it. There comes the spice and makes its way, followed by a tingle of alcohol on the tongue. Oak spice and caramel alternate. This whiskey is easy to drink. Now the sweetness decreases more and more. Now a slight bitterness spreads on the palate, although I'm rather sensitive there.

    Departure and conclusion:
    Medium finish. The whiskey changes inexorably, but pleasantly. From the initial sweetness to spicy and fresh notes, I get to that slightly bitter note on the palate.
    A good blended malt with a very good PLV. Makes you want another glass. Or two, or three...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. RJKrueger scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A blend that comes from the woody rather than the fruity side. The alcohol is not particularly well integrated and so it needs some time before it is worth dealing with. Notes of polish and a little musty sherry try to pretend to age, which it doesn't have. Not my case, but who likes it gets a cheap drop.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry, notes of polish, light sulphur, very woody, alcoholic.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Only briefly at the beginning is some creamy sweetness, then spicy sherry wood tones come with power and a lot of alcoholic strength. You need a lot of water to dampen the effect. You can't get it properly harmonized.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long finish, woody bitter.

  5. glendronach64 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Since the 44.2% vol. Smelled and tasted delicious of sulfur and was just a little weak, I expected a little more from this bottling, but was disappointed. This one is pretty straight forward and not very complex.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Sweet and fruity, toffee, a little sulfur, the alcohol bites a bit in the nose.
    • Taste
      70 70
      At the beginning a little sulfur, which (too) quickly gives way to a fruitiness, which in turn quickly turns into dark chocolate. Unfortunately there are too few nuances. With a little water it becomes fruity, but stays at its level.
    • Finish
      70 70
      In the medium-long finish, the dark chocolate gives way and makes room for creamy chocolate pudding on the palate.

  6. KEngelaar scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    I tried the regular Berry Bros & Rudd Sherry Cask Matured some weeks ago and got this one on sale. It is less diluted with water, at 55.8% abv. The sherry notes are intense. Even the grapes are tastable.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry, grapes, dried sweet fruit and raisins in chocolate. No alcohol is noticeable, even though this whisky is close to being cask strength and without an age statement.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweety and fruity until the sherry takes over. Again the grapes are noticeable. Mouthwatering and warming. Dark chocolate with chilli.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Again intense sherry. Medium long finish. The oak is intense but it does not taste like very old and musty cask.

  7. robain scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sulfur, sherry, raisins and oak. nice
    • Taste
      87 87
      sherry, chocolate and oak
    • Finish
      87 87
      sherry oak and dates.

  8. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Jolemann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry, slightly nutty, milk chocolate, fruity, relatively simple, not very complex,
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruity, earthy, mild
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium - short, pleasant, dry, slightly alcoholic

  10. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. glenrob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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