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Overall rating
80.67/100
votes
5
Category
Blend
Bottler
Wm. Sanderson & Son Ltd. (WM.S)
Bottled
19.11.1965
Number of bottles
528
Strength
44.0 % Vol.
Size
47 ml
Bottled for
S.I.L.V.E.R. Firenze
Added on
25 Aug 2014 3:03 pm by RoyalScotsman
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 5.00

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Whisky Reviews for VAT 69 Finest Scotch Whisky

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.67 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I still like this one, slightly thinner on the palate than I remember but I really like the profile, always have.
    Quite charming really, a subtle easy drinking whisky with plenty of flavour.
    There is a big but here, you need to get the Silver Firenza bottles at 44%, they did the mini and full bottles and are by far better than the bottles sold elsewhere like the UK at 40 or 43%, similar to the Haif Gold label bottles at 44% that were also much better than the 70 proof or 43% version for the domestic market.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A nice reminder that blends used to be in general more characterful, but the metallic aromas count against it. I'm not sure whether they are from the mini or part of how the whisky is, but regardless they do ruin it some, and make it hard to score properly.
    • Nose
      Some greasy peat and faint fruit. Delightfully old style. Then some funny stuff: Aluminium, coconut, and a faint soapish aroma. The mini taint strikes again?
    • Taste
      Gone flat, although not completely dead. The peat is still around and it's pretty lovely, actually, and supported by faint tar and greasy fruitiness. Sadly the metallic, soapy things come through here as well. 
    • Finish
      Quiet. The peat hangs around for a while, but that's all.

  3. kimmosuo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

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