The Observatory 20-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Series
Stated Age
20 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L21325ZA80xxxxx, L21326ZA8012008
Bottled for
Added on
25 may 2022 10:51 pm by Ullu

Average value

€ 29.99

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for The Observatory 20-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.20 points.

  1. arobot scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

  2. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 58 points Connoisseur

    Even if €19 for a 20yo whiskey sounds cheap, ... I recommend picking up €5-10 more and enjoying a solid standard single malt.
    • Nose
      63 63
      Strongly influenced by the grain, very grainy, slightly malty, some light fruit, pear skin
      Very light and little to no depth, but measured at 40% surprisingly noticeable alcohol.
      Not totally uncomfortable but nothing that makes a nosing fun.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Sweet fruits, slightly fuller than the nose. This is where the drop has its strength. Some cake, honey, vanilla. But then also a slightly bitter impact on the back sides of the tongue, but in my opinion this is not oak, but rather an alcohol bitterness. Drinkable.
    • Finish
      40 40
      I'm not sure if and when I've had a whiskey with such a short finish. Sometimes that only comes with the second dram. Not here. How should I rate that? Short, shorter, Observatory.

  3. glendronach64 scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    For the price a very good straightforward summer whiskey with no surprises.
    • Nose
      55 55
      Quite mild on the nose, somewhat sweet and fruity.
    • Taste
      60 60
      It starts off sweet and fruity but quickly becomes dry in the mouth.
    • Finish
      50 50
      The finish is medium long and dry.


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