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The Antiquary The Finest

Overall rating
63.50/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB54410
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
J & W Hardie Ltd. (J&WH)
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 May 2014 3:08 pm by don_mate

Average value

€ 14.95

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Whisky Reviews for The Antiquary The Finest

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 63.50 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    Spirity
    The Antiquary – a blend that is marketed by the owners of Tomatin – recently got an overhaul. The bottle still has its signature diamond shape, but is taller and more modern. Apart from the classic 12 and 21 Year Old, there is also one without an age statement. That’s the one I will try today. Dirt cheap, for sure. Apart from Tomatin and grain, this is also rumored to have other malts from the Highlands, Speyside and even Lowlands.

    Sweet malt, grain cookies, green garden herbs, vanilla, oranges and stale beer. That is the nose of this Antiquary in a nutshell. And to be honest: it does not rock my boat. Far from it.

    The body is okay-ish, but on the palate I first get the ale, then some citrus and white fruit, followed by some pepper, ginger and something that reminds me of ferns. A little bit piquant and even somewhat spirity.

    In the short finish I get some more white fruit and a touch of woodsmoke.

    Apparently this bottle won a silver medal at the IWSC in 2015. I’m not impressed. Could it be because I am sipping it on the hottest day of the last century?

  2. mer1973 scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      60 60

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