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Overall rating
88.87/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Vintage
02.1981
Bottled
12.2004
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
353
Number of bottles
240
Strength
61.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2008 6:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 665.00

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Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1981 JW

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.87 points

  1. Lorzinator scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Very unusual taste profile, but still exactly my prey scheme. Very cool part!
    • Nose
      93 93
      strong acidity, melted gum, citrus notes, menthol and cassis
    • Taste
      94 94
      still citrus, sulphurous, boiled egg, very salty, New Year's Eve rockets!
    • Finish
      93 93
      extremely long finish, slightly musty, the salty remains in the mouth and demands another sip

  2. schero scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Raisins and chocolate, oak wort, polish, wet tobacco, moldy wood drizzled with sherry
    • Taste
      93 93
      Intense red fruits, slightly brittle, then the part ignites, a lot of pressure and heat
    • Finish
      91 91
      Sweet and oak-heavy finish, warming, dry, again polishing

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/twe-show-2019-loose-ends-part-2-2/

    The Foz passes me this, no doubt another from the whisky.auction stand [WLP].

    C: I guess a Strathmill, a sulphury Strathmill. Overall, a forward/bold neutral-to-weird single cask malt not in keeping with what I’ve read from other commentators. Then again, every bottle of whisky becomes a unique example, more and more, as the years pass.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Matches, Sylvesterkracher. These are the main notes. Then some milk chocolate, redcurrants & wood. Very idiosyncratic.

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=280
    Colour: Rust red-copper Nose: Orange and tobacco aromas, alcoholic pungent and extremely salty! Very sharp and tingling in the nose. After prolonged breathing, it becomes more harmonious: nuts & honey, as well as caramelized peanuts come to light, which slightly dampen a spice of chilli pods. Dry wood and again and again this prevailing salty spice - all very alcoholic and delicately sweet lined. Taste: Soft, but voluminous start, heavy sherrylastig but again this turbo hot. Powerful leather notes with orange extract, honey, and wood with delicate bitter herbs. The wood notes become more intense and the tongue dries - very nice combination. Watch out! Finish: Long wood and slightly bitter nut notes, but always with honey rich sweetness - sounds pretty dry and bitter. 92 points N: 91P / G: 93P / F: 91P

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2005]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 026 that I bought for 99 Euro in February, 2004.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  My notes state this is one of the best Millburn I had so far.

  7. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cask shared with Lorne Mackillop.

    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=135&whiskyid=15319

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