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Hiram Walker Special Old Rye Whisky

Overall rating
73.25/100
votes
4
Category
Rye
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
27 Dec 2012 7:50 am

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Whisky Reviews for Hiram Walker Special Old Rye Whisky

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.25 points

  1. BiggieEric scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. BiggieEric scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    This is a nice soft and sweet whiskey with excellent complex notes and expertly blended. In my opinion, traditional blending methods holds this whiskey back. Does deliver for a bottomshelf whiskey.
    • Nose
      Charred aged vanilla, dusty grain, raisin, spiced rum, dark spices and fruit, old oak and burned caramel. Really a nice noise.    
    • Taste
      Sweet raisin with other dry fruits, toasted caramel, amber rum, some spices moving to bittering oak and drying. Very well balanced, but falls flat compared to the noise. The 40% isn't helping.   
    • Finish
      Rum, sweet oak, cola and a little bittering with decent grip, Not long nor short. Keeps falling flat though transitions. 

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    It's a shame that it's too soft for me to sow a bit of alcohol, to make it stronger and smell, and it would be great whiskey. For me another alternative to common drinks at Ballantina Finest level.
    • Nose
      The smell is light, with a hint of skin in the style of some Caribbean rums, a pinch of vanilla sweetness. (75 b)
    • Taste
      The first impression exactly in fine style as an aroma, then it will be highlighted when it comes to language. Skin, wood touch, light bergamot or sandalwood flavor. (77 b)

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