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Whisky Reviews for White Heather 05-year-old
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.34 points
- White Heather 5 yo (43.4%, OB, 1970s) Four stars Another old brand that's legendary. Loved the old 8 but never tried this 5. The base malt was said to be Aberlour. Colour: straw. Nose: nothing to do with the modern ones, not even with Campbeltown Loch. This is much firmer, peatier, oilier and waxier. Glass maturing made it nose older than 5 for sure. Litres of smoky tea, earthy tea, soot, then metal polish, 'old garage', rocks, ashes... And mint, camphor... In short, the best side of Old Bottle Effect. We're not very far from the old White Horse. Mouth: same feeling, ashes, liquorice, rocks, soot, tar, then pink grapefruits (with a little icing sugar) and a growing smokiness. There's even some brine and something like smoked oysters, which further stresses this baby's coastal side. Finish: long, sooty. Sweet grapefruits, a little paraffin in the aftertaste. Comments: it's one these old marvels. Fans know it and that's why all old WHs are quite expensive these days. SGP:553 - 86 points. Whiskyfun.
- The Balance: (22) *** ... 88
The Strange aroma ... rotten fruit .. alcohol ... the aroma is thick and dusty ... banana ... madness ... dried apricots and vanilla
The Wow, fruit, cream, walnut. (22)
The Soft, sweet, dried fruits, pastries, plums, spices and caramel, prunes and ice cream (22)
- This one is too sweet for me, I prefer the NAS in the same shaped bottle from the same period.
Big vanilla and marzipan notes, clotted cream, caramel, butterscotch
Very, very sweet indeed, butterscotch again, vanilla, very slight apple, and buttercream with a little bitterness creeping in at the end.
Approaching medium with a lingering caramel sweetness