The Antiquary De Luxe Old Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
J & W Hardie Ltd. (J&WH)
43.5 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Importato da Wax & Vitale - Genova
it Italy
Added on
21 Jan 2014 10:11 pm by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 228.64

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19 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Antiquary De Luxe Old Scotch Whisky

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.65 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Yesterday ... when good whiskey wasn't so far away ...
    Complex, but uncomplicated, multifruitful, without being superficial - great!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Honeydew melon, sage candy, snake cucumber, old suede, apricot jam, mango chutney, teak oil. A delicious old bottle flavor mix.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fruit basket, fruit salad with a splash of alcohol, summer punch, a little sparkling homemade lemonade, honeycomb, simply delicious, but needs to be chewed so that the spicy honey aromas can be perceived.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The good stuff quickly runs out of breath, but it remains fine and fruity.

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very and nice and complex old blend with lots of fruity flavours. Whisky most probably from the 1950's.
    • Nose
      Lot of fruity sweetness of melon, papaya and apricot. Gentle vanilla and clover honey. Citric notes as well. Some dusty mineral notes of wet stones and chalk at the background. A little soap later on.
    • Taste
      Now more on yellow apples and pineapple. Hints of orange-rid and lemon sherbet. Also hay and lavender. Sugared almonds. Whiff of smoke at the end. It's all quite complex with a lot of flavor developments.
    • Finish
      Medium long with a peppery edge. Gingery and a little liquorice.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=259 Color: gold
    Nose: Fresh fruit flavors of grapefruit, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, avocados and much backed smoke. With leather, old clothes and newspaper.
    Taste: Harmonic starting - pepper spice, herbs and citrus fruits. Waxy honey, vanilla and dry woody notes that run with a bit of smoke subordinate to the finish. Good old times!
    Finish: Medium long - dry and spicy, slightly woody and with undertones in the undertone. Salty smoke, underlays the green-yellow fruit notes on the tongue.
    89 points (nose: 88 / taste: 90 / finish: 88)

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good, but not outstanding, old blend, old-school, dry, easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Hay, slightly sweet grass, toffee, dried apple chips, a touch of charcoal, almonds, dried honeydew melon
    • Taste
      Toffee, quite sweet, distinctly malt, slightly bitter to the taste, also hops, leather, brown sugar, sweet grasses, candied walnuts, thyme, lemon zest
    • Finish
      Apple chips, almonds, grasses, Earl Gray, medium length


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