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Overall rating 46 votes 89.95
Category
Blend
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
103 09/106
Barcode
5060165352517
Added on
22 Feb 2012 9:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 242,67

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 21

Tastingtags

11 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
01 Aug 2017 2:47 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[October, 2005]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 76,50 Euro in September, 2009.

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 it 90.  My notes state a fantastically rich sherry-driven blend.

There is no accounting for taste...
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
27 Nov 2016 2:56 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 87 points

N- Rubbery sherry, thick, intense. Charred, oloroso.

T- Balance, sticky dried fruits, heavy.

F- .....Can't remember...happy ending with this after 7 wee drams from the barrels ....

— at Warehouse No.9, Springbank

Weighted Rate
89
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85
Gondwana
Expert Senior Gondwana Review note
02 Nov 2016 9:32 pm
Gondwana gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
90
Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
12 Mar 2016 1:04 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 91 points

Definitely sherry colored and obviously old. In my opinion, it's very difficult to fake age in both the nose and the palate. I gave this one a solid 91, which is surprising for a blend. As good, if not better, than many older Glen Grants or Strathisla. The 50% ABV is a big plus. Impressive.

Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
25 Feb 2015 11:02 pm
Georges gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
80
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
25 Feb 2015 11:15 pm
Georges gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Fruity, raisins, figs, bananas, vanilla, chocolate

Taste

Creamy, spicy, chocolate

Finish

Long, spicy, tobacco, chocolate

Comments
HunterRomario
Expert Senior HunterRomario Tasting note
03 May 2014 12:04 pm
HunterRomario gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Tohle že je blend?! Neskutečně bohatá a plná vůně. Rozinky, čokoláda, mocné sherry, až trochu sametově kožená. Do toho i kořenitě pichlavá, skořicově nasládlá. Čichové orgie, žádná jiná whisky mi na letošním festivalu nevoněla lépe. (92 b)

Taste

Čokoláda, rozinky, sherry vliv, plná a hřejivá chuť, s kůží, skořicí a marcipánem. (88 b)

Finish
Comments

Neuvěřitelné, co se firmě Duncan Taylor povedlo stvořit za skvostný blend. Snad jen z ceny a dostupnosti jsem smutný, o to jsem vděčnější, že jsem mohl na Whiskyfestivalu 2014 ochutnat. Pro mě jeden ze dvou vrcholů celého festivalu. Kdo nezkusil, neuvěří.

GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
22 Mar 2014 10:54 am

This special blend is a marriage of the

finest single malt and single grain whiskies

produced in Scotland. The whiskies were

vatted together in the 1970s very soon

after distillation and matured in sherry

casks for a minimum 30 years resulting

in this deluxe premium rare blend.
spoiled ape 4 life
Banzai
Expert Senior Banzai Tasting note
10 Jan 2014 9:05 pm
Banzai gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Wauw, is this a blend? What a great nose! I have lots of sherry, raisins, coffee, chocolate, sweet spices, leather and tobacco.

Taste

Relatively soft and creamy mouthfeel. Very pleasant. Sherry, cinnamon, chocolate and that lovely oakiness from to casks. Like that.

Finish

Long finish with hints of caramel, red fruits and more spices. Some pepper on the tongue.

Comments

Top notch blend!!

De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
13 Oct 2013 8:43 am
KayMeertens gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Prune, dark cherry, raisin, milk chocolate, caramel, marzipan, date, stewed fruits, orange, red apple, vanilla, mint (which I normally only taste in whisky from bourbon casks), cinnamon, ash and nutmeg. A very complex nose for a blend.

Taste

Dark cherry, prune, raisin, milk chocolate, caramel, orange, nutmeg, pepper, marzipan and salt. There's some resemblance to a vintage port as well.

Finish

Raisins, cherry, milk chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, marzipan and a slight dustiness. 

Comments

Superb blend.

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