Overall rating
Wm. Sanderson & Son Ltd. (WM.S)
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2014 4:26 pm by ted.striker

Average value

€ 14,97

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27 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for VAT 69 Finest Scotch Whisky

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.20 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A simple knit but solid blend, better than many a big name and a nice memory of a youth, even though we had said it quite differently then. ;-)
    • Nose
      Custard with apple bits, a hint of sweat, apple core. Anise. Warms a beautiful herbal mixture in the foreground.
    • Taste
      Diluted honey with some black pepper, stronger and denser than expected. To the rear also a little oak.
    • Finish
      The finish is really very short, sounds sweet with some barrel acid and a few tannins ..

  2. Sandman scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    My notes from 20-11-2013
    • Nose
      Soft, fresh fruit and a hint of sea air
    • Taste
      Sweet musli, wood and slightly spicy
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet and light pepper

  3. JollyRoger scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Not good, not bad: there is nothing disturbing in this blend and at the end there is a tiny bit of pepper.

    I spiced this up by adding 1/4 Ardbeg Uigeadail and that really makes an excellent dram for not much money at 44% Vol.  The sherry, peat and alcohol in uigeadail stay on par (although 1/3 would be better, so 2/3 Vat69) and complement the spicy character of the Vat 69 finish.

    This blend is not recommendable to drink as it is, because there is not much interesting. But on the other side there is also nothing that messes up the evening (like some single malts do actually) and it is incredibly cheap. So if you're looking for alcohol, go for this one (as it is better than johnny walkers) and if you want to have fun, improve it with 1/4 Ardbeg/Lagavulin/Talisker/Caol Ila to make your own blend!

    See ralfy whisky review (youtube) #246 (2012) #359 (2013) #29 (2009)
    • Nose
      56 56
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 68 points Moderator

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      66 66

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      72 72

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    you get what you pay for, but still not as bad as you'd expect... the best expression for this is good bang for the buck

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    All things considered, this
    remains a little dram. A bottle will not even set you back 18 EUR. Thanks, Pat!
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet on
      vanilla, malt and apples, but also shows a slightly form of OBE. That should
      not come as a surprise. This bottle has been open for quite a while. The apples
      are a bit sour, in fact. After some time, I also get a whiff of sea salt, but
      that remains tucked away in the back.
    • Taste
      It is soft and a bit creamy
      on the palate, but rather flat. A lot of apples again, but also a hint of
      citrus fruit, without really any kind standing out. Caramel and a little bit of
      pepper. The salt lining is a lot more outspoken and gives it some (unexpected)
      depth. Hint of oak. 
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long,
      with more oak than on the palate.

  8. zinaf scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    The one which I have tasted is not a bottling for UK but for Bulgaria. As far as I know the bottling for export has far less malt content inside (something like 20%).

    This is the only bottle of Scotch whisky that I have bought and could not drink. 


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