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Overall rating
85.34/100
votes
55
Category
Blend
Bottler
White Heather Distillers Ltd. (WHDL)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky De Luxe
Stated Age
05 years old
Strength
43.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Square Bottle - Screw Cap
Added on
15 Aug 2014 3:19 pm by Herbertsson

Average value

€ 106,55

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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

  1. Imp scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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. 

  2. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The Balance: (22) *** ... 88
    • Nose
      The Strange aroma ... rotten fruit .. alcohol ... the aroma is thick and dusty ... banana ... madness ... dried apricots and vanilla
    • Taste
      The Wow, fruit, cream, walnut. (22)
    • Finish
      The Soft, sweet, dried fruits, pastries, plums, spices and caramel, prunes and ice cream (22)

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      74 74

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    This one is too sweet for me, I prefer the NAS in the same shaped bottle from the same period.
    • Nose
      Big vanilla and marzipan notes, clotted cream, caramel, butterscotch
    • Taste
      Very, very sweet indeed, butterscotch again, vanilla, very slight apple, and buttercream with a little bitterness creeping in at the end.
    • Finish
      Approaching medium with a lingering caramel sweetness

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