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Overall rating 27 votes 86.36
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
be Belgium
Added on
05 Apr 2014 8:09 am by namelessone
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78,99

51 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 21

Tastingtags

6 Notes

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
08 May 2016 1:30 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
86
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
Toffie76
Expert Senior Toffie76 Note
24 Mar 2015 12:26 pm
Toffie76 gave this whisky 87 points

My guess is : a Springbank!  reminds me of a mildly peated version of a 12CS...

TastyDram
Expert Junior TastyDram Tasting note
12 Feb 2015 4:03 pm
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

The Sherry is strong with this one. Big sweet flavours from mango compote and orange marmalade. Apricots and panna cotta with passion fruits. Ginger bread and stem ginger, raisins and a lost clove. Towards the end I got a nice herbal surprise: olives with garlic. Didn't see that one coming...

Taste

Honey and gingerbread upfront with rum & raisins ice cream. Pickled pears and cherries preserved in jenever. Poire Williams and sweet cantaloupe melon. A splash of orange lemonade.

Finish

A warming aftertaste with orange marmelade and cherry jam.

Comments

Speculations on the origins of The Nameless One pointed to Glenfarclas. Jurgen himself claims it's certainly not one from the Grant family... And since the cask end was unreadable, the contents will probably remain a mystery. The most important thing was the liquid inside and it truly delivered. The whisky inherited all the top flavours after 18 years in a (refill?) sherry cask.

The Nameless One costed €79 in specialized shops. A good price for a cask strength 18yo sherried Speysider. And the stunning label came for free. I'm becoming a Mercenary fan...

Cipidos
Expert Senior Cipidos Review note
04 Dec 2014 9:13 pm
Cipidos gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.2
Nose
81
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
82
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
30 Aug 2014 7:14 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Un nez gourmand et attirant, à fond sur le massepain et la frangipane. Du crumble aux pommes et aux abricots. Le malt se développe par la suite en mode Petit Beurre.

Taste

Une pointe d’amertume maltée en entrée de bouche. Derrière se cachent des fruits jaunes, oscillant entre le frais, le cuit et le confit. Une bouche suave, sucrée, qui colle au palais.

Finish

L’amertume de pelure d’agrume meurt et laisse la place aux épices douces et chaudes. De la pelure de poire quand on déglutit.

Comments

Un whisky friandise, pas alcooleux, qui se laisse boire très facilement. En apéro ou en dessert, il fera l’affaire tellement il passe tout seul. Le nez est particulièrement appétissant.
Mention spéciale pour l’étiquette de style ‘’film d’horreur de série B américaine des années 50’’, très réussie je trouve.

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
11 May 2014 8:40 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

The first thing that I notice on this sweet nose is how heavily it smells of butter. Sweetened butter, to be sure. Once you get past that, a nice mix of stewed fruits, sultanas, some beeswax and vanilla entice you. Some mocha and even a hint of sniffing tobacco. Do I detect even a trace of smoke? Must be from the wood. After a few moments, the whole turns somewhat into praline and a hint of chocolate milk. It keeps developing in the glass. Very nice and complex.

Taste

Despite the high ABV, the arrival is very soft. Nicely smooth and warm on spices. Cloves, liquorice and a pinch of pepper. The butter is less on the palate, replaced by more fruit. Dades, plums, raisins. Starts to look more and more like Glenfarclas, but atypical enough to impress even Mr Timmermans (are you reading this, Luc?).

Finish

I would not have minded if the finish lasted a bit longer, but it certainly does not disappoint. Spicy and fruity, as was to be expected from this whisky.

Comments

A rather atypical Glenfarclas, but a beauty nonetheless. Well chosen, Jurgen!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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