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Overall rating
65.52/100
votes
66
Category
Blend
Bottler
Justerini & Brooks Ltd. (J&B)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2014 11:04 am by ThS
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 35,60

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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All versions

Category Rating
Nose
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Taste
17
Finish
16
Balance
17

Tastingtags

18 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
04 May 2017 5:19 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 55 points

J&B Rare is a low-cost Blended Scotch of rather insufficient quality. The nose is sweet and fruity with a pervasive and unpleasantly dominating toffee note. Although said to be slightly peaty, I couldn't detect that. Drunk neat, the youthful harshness of the spirit turns into indistinct and sweet spiciness. There is a metallic aftertaste, and the grain whisky is doing an awful lot of work in this blend. Mixed with Coca Cola, the dominant toffee does not harmonize with the sweetness of the drink. To sum up, I did not enjoy J&B Rare - neither neat, nor as a mixer.

RATING: 1.9/5.0 55 pts   ·POOR [-]·

Weighted Rate
55.4
Nose
50
Initial taste
55
Body
50
Finish
50
Price
74
Presentation
70
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
punchbowl
Member Senior punchbowl Review note
24 Dec 2017 2:35 pm
punchbowl gave this whisky 65 points
Weighted Rate
65.2
Nose
65
Initial taste
66
Body
62
Finish
65
Price
70
Presentation
66
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
07 May 2017 11:41 am
JacobaEd gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
75.9
Nose
77
Initial taste
76
Body
74
Finish
75
Price
77
Presentation
78
My Collection
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
05 Dec 2016 6:40 pm
Andytka3 gave this whisky 63 points

N- Honey and citrusy, nutty, dry wood with a little heat.

P- Grainy with lots of sweetness on the palate, peppery comes and go. Minimum wood influence, with coffee bean and light earthy smokes. Astringent, otherwise balance and gentle on mouthfeel.

F- Light and simple, oak spiciness remains.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
73.6
Nose
73
Initial taste
75
Body
65
Finish
70
Price
85
Presentation
85
Halem
Expert Junior Halem Review note
07 Sep 2016 3:43 pm
Halem gave this whisky 51 points
Weighted Rate
51
Nose
47
Initial taste
49
Body
46
Finish
43
Price
80
Presentation
60
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
12 Feb 2016 10:33 pm
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Vanille, nussig-süß, Getreide... eigentlich nicht schlecht, leider schlägt da auf'm halben Nasenloch noch so'ne jugendlich-sprittige Lösungsmittelnote durch

Taste

ich lutsche schon 'ne Weile drauf rum, da ist Schokolade, scharf, bitter... wohlwollende Assoziation: billige Weinbrandbohnen mit Pfeffer

Finish

bitter und (etwas) scharf bleibt's 'ne Weile

Comments

Nicht der Brüller in seiner Preisklasse, aber kann man notfalls als Absacker zum Bier gelten lassen.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
Matt80
Expert Senior Matt80 Tasting note
08 Nov 2015 10:57 pm
Matt80 gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Strong vanilla,woody, custard, green apple, banana, porridge. It becomes creamier with a drop of water.

Taste

Creamy vanilla, wood spice, weak mouth feel, wood smoke. It gets a little spicier with a drop of water.

Finish

Medium, spicy, creamy

Comments
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Peter(TTMC)
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC) Review note
07 Oct 2015 3:45 pm
Peter(TTMC) gave this whisky 65 points
Weighted Rate
65
Nose
63
Initial taste
64
Body
66
Finish
58
Price
75
Presentation
73
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Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
19 Apr 2015 9:38 pm
Ivynor gave this whisky 45 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Un nez sympathique d'alcool à bruler

Taste

Iodé, alcool très présent. Une note de citron, très très légèrement boisé. Grain

Finish

Finale d'humus, de sous bois, avec l'iode plus présente. L'ensemble brûle et assèche.

Comments

Un produit consternant à un prix affligeant.

Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
18 Apr 2015 7:00 pm

Nez pomme, grain. Bouche grain, raisin. Blend basique.

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