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Hammer Head 1989

Overall rating 96 votes 75.59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Czech Vintage Single Malt Whisky
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
100% Czech Oak Casks
Strength
40.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L13340
Barcode
8594005014701
Added on
08 Jun 2013 4:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

172 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 17
Taste 17
Finish 16
Balance 17

Tastingtags

21 Notes

Delinquent
Expert Senior Delinquent Review note
10 May 2017 5:37 pm
Delinquent gave this whisky 67 points
Weighted Rate
67.4
Nose
75
Initial taste
72
Body
60
Finish
50
Price
80
Presentation
80
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
05 May 2017 6:43 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 50 points

[November, 2014]  I had this dram during a "world whiskies" tasting at Bonn.

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 50.  My notes state an extreme bitterness due to heavy tannins with almost no other aromas or flavours to detect.  I was not abe to swallow it and used the spittoon.

There is no accounting for taste...
SemperAugustus
Expert Junior SemperAugustus Review note
12 Apr 2017 11:04 am
SemperAugustus gave this whisky 68 points
Weighted Rate
68.5
Nose
70
Initial taste
70
Body
60
Finish
60
Price
85
Presentation
80
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
06 Apr 2017 12:07 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 67 points
Weighted Rate
67.4
Nose
69
Initial taste
62
Body
67
Finish
68
Price
75
Presentation
67
Christian = Sammelbegriff
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
08 Mar 2017 9:41 pm

Trio étonnant de pommes, solvant et reines claudes moisies dans le premier nez ! Plus tard, cela se "normalise" un peu pour évoquer le loukoum. En bouche, toucher agréable avec des bananes écrasées et des fruits trop mûrs. Assez fondu et pâtissier également. Atypique. Finale plutôt courte et peu intense mais agréable. Arrière-goût étrange. C'est vraiment un whisky qui ne ressemble à rien de connu. Je vous le recommande rien que pour l'expérience. J'ai moi-même oscillé sans arrêt entre sourire et grimace !

Enthousiasme 3/5


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Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
09 Feb 2017 8:14 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
82
My Collection
MasterOfPuppets
Expert Junior MasterOfPuppets Tasting note
01 Feb 2017 10:46 pm
MasterOfPuppets gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Kirsche, malzig süß, Zitrusfrucht, Walnuss, Mirabelle, Kartoffelbrei, Mandel, leicht salzig

Taste

Malzig süß, Vanille, Kartoffelbrei, eine leichte Gerstlernote, Apfel, pfeffrig, Nelke, ein Anflug von Rauch,

Finish

Recht kurz, leicht bitter und mit Gerstlernote

Comments

Blind habe ich ihn für einen 8 Jahre altn Whisky gehalten. Ok, die subtraktive Reifung hat wunderbar funktioniert, aber vom Fass war wenig bis gar nichts zu spüren. So wenig Eichengeschmack hatte ich bei einem Malt selten.

Obey your Master
MadScientist
Expert Senior MadScientist Review note
22 Jan 2017 8:39 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
81.6
Nose
81
Initial taste
78
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
88
Presentation
88
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
03 Jul 2016 9:50 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
82
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
84
My Collection
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
27 Jun 2016 8:38 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points

23rd June 2016 is the date of.,,, Malt ’n’ Copper’s European referendram! We begin in France WB and finish in Scotland WB



N: Pot-still whisky don’t you know! Smells unusual, curious. weird! I’ll start with the more obvious stuff: light, honeyed vanilla yet its vegetal too, soft vegetal with a sour note. It’s grand age doesn’t greatly show, its a positively mild oak experience. Then theres white, fleshy apples, plasticy candy [the stuff cinemas likes to sell], rose-hip, ginger with l'eau de rose soap, goats cheese and egg whites! - that’s it! Super soft - all of it.


T: Tastes just like it smells with the goats cheese and egg whites intact - that’s the age talking I’m sure. Unusual oak character with a very soft, savoury, salty, herbal, sugar-water development - i mean sugar cane, so it’s actually rum like. Rum casks, anyone?


F: Astonishingly it grows a tad with a little pepperiness. Maybe thats why they dropped the abv so low,.. or is this cask strength? Who actually knows?. Murky underworld notes - i feel like I’m licking the insides of a copper still. Also i’m getting dry, toasted heathers, a hint of jam, more herbal ‘magic’ [more schooling needed for me as ever], dry-toasted vanilla pods and that pot-still [Irish] character. Concludes with a waxy, malty mouthfeel and a surprisingly long and emanating finish despite the dryness.


C: Never tried anything quite like it. Super soft with the low abv letting it down some considering the softness of the casks, but the character and form is never lacking, Like Ralfy, I’m a fan. Let’s pop to Sweden WB.



Scores a C+

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