Overall rating
62.01/100
votes
114
Whiskybase ID
WB53625
Category
Blend
Bottler
William Lawson Distillers Ltd. (WLD)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5010752000307
Added on
04 apr 2014 11:39 am by Overlord

Average value

€ 11.73

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Whisky reviews for William Lawson's Blended Scotch Whisky

24 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 62.01 points.

  1. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A blend that doesn't offer much. But what it is supposed to embody according to the label's marketing information (fruity, grainy, caramel), it does, albeit very discreetly. However, it is very soft and easy to drink. So nothing for maltheads looking for complexity, but only suitable for people who like to drink without racking their brains.
    • Nose
      Fudge, pears and apples, straw, a grainy sweetness hangs over it all
    • Taste
      Sweet, toffee, fruity, similar to an Obstler, ''Werther's Echte'', but nothing else
    • Finish
      Very short, sweet caramel note, very light oak, minimal pear

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  3. mihatozzz scored this whisky 56 points Expert Senior

    Terrible swill, causing heartburn. If you want to have no friends, give them a bottle of William Lawson))

  4. _Dziki_ scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    A terribly indrinkable blend

  5. dapoinbua scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    There are blends which are nice and there are blend which are not. This one is much worse than just "not nice".

  6. Cheva_Krueger scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Pure not drinkable.

  7. Travelller scored this whisky 50 points Member Senior

    50/100

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    n: fresh fruit, malt, young, apples, kiwi
    t: light, oak, pleasant
    a: oak, malt, sweet, spicy, nuts

  9. Squinugie scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. Kilo1 scored this whisky 46 points Expert Junior

    Whiskey for a picnic, a large company, is not suitable for thought evenings.

  11. Syleo scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I find this NAS blend tasty and distinctive at the same time, no complexity explosion and overall still round and light with its 40%, but still not thin and quite appealing. The Macduff as lead malt is quite present; interesting: in the nose the blend is reminiscent of the 18 Deveron, but in the taste it is more like the 12. In direct comparison, I mean the wood and the spice of the Brackla, the clearing of the Aultmore and a hint of gravity of the Craigellachie.
    • Nose
      78 78
      The evening sun seems to shine in strong gold through the glass and intensely fruity-spicy floury-ripe red apples, mandarins, blood oranges, fresh bananas, dates and lemon juice rise from the glass rim. In the meantime, a tickling alcoholic spiciness with fresh liquorice, mint, lavender and not yet opened spruce cones pushes forward, not unlike a tart shower gel. This is followed by sugar cubes, bitter chocolate, wheat toast and a hint of fresh vanilla pod, before green tea, cold vegetable broth and minimal memories of fresh softwood take over in the background and remind of an autumn forest clearing and with a metallic appeal of a rusty old yard gate.
    • Taste
      81 81
      A very mild and creamy fruit cake first covers the tongue with plenty of almond chips, the individual fruits can hardly be made out, most likely mandarins and a few bananas on a pudding bed and biscuit dough. Heather, cold tea, oak and a small cigar box come next in the mouth, accompanied by a slight burning sensation, which, however, never becomes bitter and woody and has also left the somewhat too fragrant notes of the nose behind.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Fruit cakes and fresh cake batter also take the lead in the finish, creamy and nutty with a hint of marzipan that never really gets through, plus light citrus notes such as the additional aroma in fruit jelly. The end is rather short in itself, but a creamy feeling of marzipan and the freshness of citrus fruits and herbal candies, along with a note of nutmeg and bitter nut, persists for a few moments.

  12. Koidream scored this whisky 62 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      61 61
    • Finish
      60 60

  13. whiskyd scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      68 68

  14. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    The Balance sheet (16) And the 63 .... a rare g ....
    • Nose
      Aroma of apple alcohol, plastic ... vanilla ... grain notes ... (15)
    • Taste
      Sweet, ripe plastic fruit ... malt notes ... some gelatin jelly (16)
    • Finish
      finish short, duchesse and vanilla ... pharyngosept (16)

  15. HW74 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      71 71

  16. Simo scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      58 58
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      62 62

  17. punchbowl scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Good to mix with softdrinks
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      62 62

  18. HammerHead scored this whisky 58 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      57 57
    • Finish
      54 54

  19. praisethepasta scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    It probably doesn't get more middle of the road than this.

    It is very young, so no or virtually no strong characters involved in this scotch. Some green fruit in nose and body, with just a hint of oak and a light minty-sweet touch. As for finish: what finish? It's pretty much gone before you swallow it. 

    Still my favourite hot toddy scotch ...
    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      54 54

  20. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Not for pure drinking. As a cocktail whiskey or for sauces certainly better.

  21. pico scored this whisky 69 points Newbie

    Basic young blend, unpeated, not smoky, not sherried, or anything like that, just plain standard Scotch.

    Sweet nose, taste of green fruit (mostly apple) and nuts, and peppery in the finish.

    With a few drops it becomes even more fresh, with some hints of mint. Sip it neat with some drops of water and pair it with dark chocolate for a refreshing experience. There you have it! 
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      60 60

  22. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose apple, varnish, grapes. Grain mouth, green apple, cereals. Short final. Vinous retro-olfaction. Blend basic and simple but drinkable.

  23. Dionysus scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    I once gave this bottle a gift. Pure is this really not to drink. With ice and cola, tasty. This blend is probably not made to drink pure.
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      58 58
    • Finish
      57 57

  24. HunterRomario scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Striking, heavily sweet, honey with overripe fruit, malted, nutty. Hunter's Glen reminded me 8 yo . (80 b)
    • Taste
      Flattering rather than a distinct aroma. Honey-like, gently spicy (pepper to slightly peppermint), slightly bitter in the end. (74 b)

  25. Cipidos scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    Good blend to use in cocktails, sauce or with some coke.
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      60 60

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