Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Hart Brothers (HB)
Bottling serie
Port Finish
Stated Age
17 years old
Port Finish
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2013 10:14 am

Average value

€ 55.32

23 × in wishlist

82 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt 17-year-old HB

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      A fresh strawberry field just before the harvest comes straight to my mind. Wonderfully fruity, with many more red fruits. Raspberries, redcurrants, cherries, hints of raisins and plenty of plums join. In the background, a beautiful oak wood remains, without being too dominant. Milk chocolate, oranges and hints of shortbread complete the harmonious overall impression. The alcohol (50%) is well integrated. The addition of a few drops of water intensifies the fruity aromas and the influence of the port wine barrels is more noticeable. 15 to 20 minutes of patience in the glass will be well rewarded!
    • Taste
      Slightly oily mouth feel, the onset is quite powerful. The tongue tingles slightly before a torrent of sweet-fruity port wine atoms begins. Mountain red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, cherries and plums), bitter orange peel and subtle echoes of dark forest honey are immediately present. After a short time, dark chocolate notes and spicy wood aromas noticeably gain momentum. A slight bitterness on the palate is already noticeable. With a few drops of water: more fruity and even more harmonious.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet-spicy and warm. The sweet and fruity aromas gradually give way to heavy chocolate, spice and oak notes, leaving a slight bitterness on the palate.

  2. g00se scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I liked it a lot. Nice sherry in front of Kopp, but not too strenuous. Either old or little alcohol. After the first sip, I kind of thought of Aberlour.
    Notes from a blind tasting:
    • Nose
      Nice, sweet sherry aroma suits me. Slightly mentholic. Chocolate raisins, mushy dates, warm rye bread
    • Taste
      Juicy, oily mouthfeel and a mild start. Can be enjoyed for a long time. Flavored rather spicy: herbs, a little oak can be found and maybe also a little tobacco. Remains sweet rather than bitter.
    • Finish
      Long finish. Tobacco, dates and a little oak.

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    All around delicious. 84 points.
    • Nose
      A kräutriger fruit compote pours into the nose. A mix of fresh, sparkling fruits like lemon and orange, as well as creamy fruits like mango and papaya. In addition, immediately spicy oak, which gives the nose a bit of chocolaty dryness. Soft fruits, especially raspberries. However, strawberries with their certain amount of acid are also there. With time, the spicy oak will increase.
    • Taste
      Cool and spicy. The oak tree rules here immediately. But she leaves a subtle sweetness and also the strawberries. Tobacco is still forming in the mouth. Espresso announces itself. After swallowing, it will not be as bitter as expected, yet 17 years in oak barrels characterize the Nachschmecken. Rather dry, a delicate bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium long with latte macchiato and mild tobacco. Strawberries fade first.

  4. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Apparently, this is the case when I expected a lot from the malt, but in fact, it did not work out as I thought) Although the aroma is pleasant, rich. Delicious malt, but somehow I sense that it's not my type.

  5. Wakkel scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Good dram for the winter because it warms up extremely well.

  6. jkswift scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      76 76
      honey, creamy, hint of red wine
    • Finish
      76 76
      some (milk) chocolate

  8. Najzero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Fruit, Pepper, Punch (50%, yay, something for your money!).

    Dang, one of those blends, leaving me baffled why I tend to walk around them.

    My rating somewhat takes the price into account, but still a solid 83-86 something if you don't mind the price tag at all.

  9. malthead-sven scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    At first sight quite ok, the aroma provides more than the taste and finish. But I can well imagine that he gains again with water and a lot of time.

  10. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88


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