White Horse Fine Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
White Horse Distillers (WHD)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Apr 2014 5:34 pm by ThS

Average value

€ 14,34

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Whisky Reviews for White Horse Fine Old Blended Scotch Whisky

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.27 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Pretty decent for a cheaper basic blend and actually a favourite in it's price range (up to € 15). A mild amount of smoke, some citrus, vanilla, toffee and dusty caramel. The latter is also it's major flaw. There's so much colourant in this you can actually taste it.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      65 65

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Palate is too thin & weak for me.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      64 64

  3. zinaf scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Quite fair and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Slight peaty note, malty, hay, vanilla
    • Taste
      Feels weak and flat but at the same time has some body and is rather chewy, as contradictory as it may sound. Pepper, salty tang, and of course vanilla.
    • Finish
      short - slight peatiness; dry

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      66 66

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    not completely bad, drinkable in a sense, needs water to drown the E150, sweet, citrus-y, malt, slightly bitter finish (nothing offensive), sadly i can't detect the slightest hint of Lagavulin :(

  6. erogers scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A very solid, peat-influenced blend.  The Lagavulin that is in this blend is very young, and asserts itself in a much milder way than I would have expected.  There is a malty sweetness to this blend that at times offers an almost bourbon-like profile.  However, the sweetness is well-balanced with the peat smoke notes, and makes White Horse a very traditional, classic blended Scotch in every sense.
    • Nose
      Citrus, orange marmalade/Grand Marnier, salt, with some malt and peat.
    • Taste
      Light, cut grass, hay, honey, and wet, mossy peat with smoke.
    • Finish
      Short and fresh, with lingering oak, vanilla, caramel, and saltine crackers.  A faint hint of smoke.

  7. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very good blend well balanced between honey, fruits and a sweet smoke.

  8. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The picture of the back label has been taken by Jason Debly, who has made a very complete review of the white horse, that you can read there:

  9. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun:White Horse (40%, OB, blend, +/-2013)
    Colour: gold. Nose: I may be dreaming but I do seem to detect a kind of
    tarry and rubbery side that hints at Lagavulin 16 (brand new wellies),
    but Lagavulin being on pretty severe allocation, that seems unlikely.
    And yet, I swear I could detect Lagavulin (not just Coal Ila or
    Talisker). Other than that, some caramel, hay, vanilla, raisins and a
    rather big maltiness. Not dull at all, it seems that the blenders have
    kept an eye on the original recipe. Mouth: same feeling! It’s even quite
    salty, tarry, smoky, leathery, with a little brioche and then a
    pleasant bitterness, reminding me of artichoke liqueur. Or
    Fernet-Branca. It’s a little thin on the palate but certainly not flat.
    Cool character. Finish: short and dry, as expected, but the tarry
    smokiness lingers on in solo, so to speak. Comments: a pretty good
    surprise. If you like your blend quite peaty and fairly priced, you may
    try to ride the current White Horse. SGP:353 - 80 points.


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