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Overall rating
91.78/100
votes
78
Category
Blend
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
11.2013
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1698
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
19 Nov 2013 12:32 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 439,60

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Tastingtags

9 Notes

dicembre29
Expert Senior dicembre29 Note
09 May 2015 5:28 pm
dicembre29 gave this whisky 93 points

Nose: So much harmony here. Creamy fruits, dusted in nutmeg. A little bit of orange. Smooth polished oak notes. Toasted caramel or toffee. Creme brulee. Meringue. Old fashioned candy shops. Almost notes of syrup and eucalyptus.

Palate: Oh, my god. What a delivery. Thick and oily. Mouthcoating and mouthwatering. Chewy and rich. Deep toffee notes. Marmalade. Figs. Coffee cake. Some sort of spiced fruit and nut mix. Luscious. Long finish. All brilliant notes ebbing on the finish.

Thoughts: This is simply beyond good. Tastes like more. …And that’s what I’ll have next.

http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=104

 

 

Rustamich
Connoisseur Rustamich Tasting note
19 Dec 2014 9:25 pm
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Obvious sherry influence. Dried fruit. Apricot, dates, candied orange and kumquat. Cardamom, cinnamon. Complex, old. Damp cellar with even a musty character. A hint of passion fruit.

Taste

Sweet at first then the oak speaks up. Assertive but not aggressive. Plenty of passion fruit and liquorice. Reminds me of very old cognacs. The alcohol is not biting.

Finish

Lingering, liquorice, oak and some walnuts too.

Comments

All the components of an old fellow. The ideal after - dinner dram.

Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
15 Jun 2014 4:57 pm
Titi94 gave this whisky 91 points

Cf. Tasting Notes from Whiskyfun.com (January 21, 2014).

SGP:642 - 91 points.
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
15 Jun 2014 5:05 am


[A blend of 33yo and 40yo] Bottle no. 260


N: lemons, raspberries, gooseberries - suet pudding, bananas - old musty smell of old wood, in a good way

C: Crab apples, dry then rich as the spices release, salavating the mouth with fruits - cherries, lemon balm, nettle tea, rose-hip, wild strawberries. General Curry note. Wood and forest fruits are in cahoots. Very long travel, long palate journey

F: By contrast the finish is short, drying on the tongue with that rosebud and sweet wood lingering around. Big wood on the death. Smoke only appreciated after drinking water

C: Outstanding


Scores an A+



Revisiting this bottle a year later


N: Toffee, varnish, caramel, earthy moss, sage and lemon balm, chocolate, pine needles, wood spice - Good stuff

T: Thick malt, requiring water now. Pine needles. Harsh arrival and build. Cloying body, the wood dominating the bitter/sweet grain. Not much development

F: Lemon balm, sour herbal, cleaning solution, mint chocolate and chocolate orange, but fresh and herbal.

C: Not as i remembered it before. This bottle doesn’t want to be left open for too long, two years and counting for this bottle and its worse for wear.


Scores a B

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
16 May 2014 4:29 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Un vieux grenier et des vieux livres poussiéreux. Des fruits noirs over cuits. De la prune, du cassis. Légère brise soufrée. Un nez très prenant et évolutif.

Taste

Une sécheresse boisée, des fruits noirs très cuits, du sucre candy brun, des épices exotiques.

Finish

Finale longue sur la poussière, la sécheresse boisée et de poivre dans les joues.

Comments

Très ‘’old style’’, il fait effectivement vieux et vénérable. Un excellent sherry monster.

Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
20 Feb 2014 12:07 am
Titi94 gave this whisky 91 points

Mentioned on the bottle by the Whiskymaker John Glaser:

A blend of 2 complementary parcels.

First parcel: The aromas and flavours are reminiscent of aromatic baking spices, roasted coffee, walnuts and sherry wine. It's what some people describe as "antique" character. This parcel forms the base.
Second parcel: Here, it's more reminiscent of brown-butter, fruitiness and herbal characters, supported by toffee and marzipan. This parcel adds an extraordinary middle dimension to the final blend.
The result is a whisky with the "antique" character lovers of old whiskies seek out. It has extraordinary depth, with aromas and flavours reminiscent of spices, dried fruits and old sherry wine character. The palate is very soft, a virtue of blending malt whisky with grain whisky, and the finish is very, very long. This is a classic late-night-and-into-the-early-morning whisky.
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
08 Dec 2013 9:21 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Ooh, succulent nose on wonderful dark and candied fruit. Reminds me of old Glenfarclas. Red fruit and autumn leaves. Antique shop. Acacia honey. Roasted coffee beans. Pineapple on the grill. Pear drops. Baked apples. Cinnamon. Coconut. Pinch of aniseed. Marzipan. Boy, this is feckin complex!

Taste

Wonderful attack that does not burn, despite the high ABV. It is syrupy on the palate and very spicy (thanks to said ABV). The fruit shines first, but a mild sour touch budges in. Velvety soft. Touch of woodsmoke. Twig of mint? No, it is mentholated, more like; Midpalate a nice dose of oak appears. Good balance. Exceptional.

Finish

The long finish remains fairly spicy.

Comments

Oh, no, I have just scored a blend a 90! Well, that says it all, eh? This was just released. Around 230 EUR which seems a lot for a blend (but then, this is very old whisky!). But what a treat!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
QuarterCentury
Connoisseur QuarterCentury Note
22 Nov 2013 10:39 pm
QuarterCentury gave this whisky 93 points

Tasting Notes by Somerset Whisky Blog:

Colour: Dark Burnt Gold


Nose: A classic old, antique type of nose. A woody, Speyside dunnage type style with sweet notes hiding a little and then coming out in waves with a touch of gentle smoke somewhere in the background and a little spirit at the back. Fistfuls of autumnal fruits.

Palate: Quite thick in your mouth, gently spiced although reasonably smooth considering the high abv, indicating the presence of the well balanced and old malts. Sweet, but not too sweet, it’s balanced with slightly sour oaks so that both are in harmony. If held on the tongue for a while it becomes gently fizzy (in a good way).

Finish: Velvety and luxurious, it covers your throat nicely and warms your chest like a wee warm fire. The silky sweet smooth oils stick around for a good long while.

Water: Releases spirit notes to the nose more easily. Also releases a touch more spices into the palate.

Thoughts: The smoothness of this dram could easily lead you to think it has less abv than it really does! It’s a top dram crafted beautifully. It’s expensive (but you are buying old whisky so it would be!).

I like my whisky old and my women young!Signature Picture
QuarterCentury
Connoisseur QuarterCentury Note
22 Nov 2013 10:09 pm
QuarterCentury gave this whisky 93 points

Official blurb: It’s been a good year for sourcing ridiculously rare parcels of extraordinary whisky. The provenance of these two parcels, blended together at a young age and then put back into cask for many years, was not important. They had matured into something extraordinary in flavour and were beautifully complementary. The result, bottled at cask strength, boasts an ‘antique’ character that lovers of old whiskies seek out. The associations of The General, however, are more akin to that of Buster Keaton’s classic 1926 film of the same name where the General is an old steam locomotive which Keaton takes on a long and wild ride to try to save the love of his life.  Only 1,698 bottles of this whisky have been produced. One parcel was 33 years-old and the other 40 years-old.

I like my whisky old and my women young!Signature Picture

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