Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
The Spencerfield Spirit Company (TSSC)
Stated Age
05 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 23 09 15 2 13:38 BB
Added on
17 Jan 2014 10:51 am by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 20.30

4 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pig's Nose 05-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.50 points

  1. Burch scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Notes from 5/10/15:

    Richard Paterson sure does know how to blend a whisky. Sure this is a young, inexpensive blend but it has such a great balance which is such an important attribute. I drank a lot of this bottle ice fishing when it was quite cold outside - went down nice! I read this one has Invergordon grain, 3 Speyside malts, 1 highland malt, 1 Islay malt. I think it's a great value! Drinks older that 5yo. I'll buy it again.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Airy and fresh with fresh cut coconut and tropical fruits, cereal, grass.
    • Taste
      85 85
      High-toned flavors. Marshmallow, herbs with a dry green grass. Good richness and weight though - heavier on the palate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Some smoke, malt, grain, grassy, dry.

  2. wbarchive_81991 scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Good value for money, acceptable for any occasion, goes down very smoothly. Very good, considering how cheap it is! Blended of course by the well-known Richard Paterson.
    • Nose
      Honey first of all, fresh grass, milk.
    • Taste
      Honey, milk, butter. Is it sweet? Yes, it is slightly sweet. And creamy.
    • Finish
      Honey, butter. A srprisingly long-lasting afertaste.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I like it, yummy, tasty, down-to-earth, has character and recognition value, for 40% and only 18 € a positive surprise.
    • Nose
      Caramel, malt, cereals, as well as what sour-fruity, orange / tangerine and a hint of silage ("country air"), and a corner of dirty smoke could be there ... soft, but for 40% quite intense, has character
    • Taste
      soft and creamy, caramel and malt, after a while in the mouth a bit drier and spicy, nutty and slightly bitter
    • Finish
      medium long, well spicy (bit of pepper), walnut and a hint of sugar beet syrup

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. mer1973 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      71 71

  6. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Newly edited by Richard Paterson, Master Blender of Whyte & Mackay.
    My tip: no water! Otherwise, a wonderful little blend for the friends of the gentle.
    • Nose
      Mild & malty, with a clear sherry tone. A few ripe fruits, a smoky flag. The grain whiskey comes through, if you give it time. Lose considerably with water. Almost nothing in the nose. You should let it rest a bit, then the Grain peeps through. Fruits can be glimpsed rather than smell.
    • Taste
      Soft creamy mouthfeel. Some malt, tiny bitter notes and a hint of chestnut peel. Water gets an initial sharpness on the tongue, otherwise uninteresting as the nose with water: almost nonexistent. Just some malt & dusty grainy notes can be seen.
    • Finish
      Malt and savory seasoning can be found in the finish. Then follows a grainige sweetness, something flourish comes out. Water is good for the finish. Syrup-like sweetness with a small herbaceous impact, then a small dryness.

  7. Elmartl scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    "Soft as a pig´s nose", how true is the slogan on this bottle! Silky, smooth little whisky, cheap in price but not when it comes to taste! Thumbs up - would definitely buy it again.

  8. Dram Tanna scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A fine, funky, little blend, better then most. Light, creamy, with a hint of orange and magic marker (in a good child hood memory way). I like their style and I like supporting the "little" guy.

    (note: these are "blend"marks, and not comparable to single malts)
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. Archer scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  10. Archer scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    For the age and the price you can not say anything.
    • Nose
      Malty mild spicy. Caramel candy. When he is swayed, he gives a touch of tangerine.
    • Taste
      Vanilla and malt. Creme brulee. Slightly woody note. Overall, a bit thin.
    • Finish
      Short. Where did he go? He was gone so fast, you can not keep up with the tasting.


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