President 12-year-old - Special Reserve

Overall rating
Macdonald, Greenlees Ltd. (MdGl)
Bottling serie
De Luxe Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
27 Sep 2014 7:47 pm by ajdedwards

Average value

€ 150,00

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Whisky Reviews for President 12-year-old - Special Reserve

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    N: Very much a product of its time. A little dry with a splintered & nutty (macadamia) oakiness and a winey (fino) sherry character (in part), albeit far reaching with ginger and a little sticky toffee pudding. One thing is for sure, I’d wager there's heaps more aged spirit in here than the stated 12 years. Give this time and it softens, settles & relaxes - oh it relaxes.
    T: The nose may have relaxed but the arrival is sharp, spirity & prickly. Water initially complicates things and creates a fizzy arrival, but it does settle down significantly after a while. Then there's some heat - not sure if it's the cask or spirit, or both, but it's brief. In time the entirety softens, delivering sweet malt carried by bitter oak or vice versa, such is the integration.
    F: Fades rather too quickly. There's a dry oak finish with a dark, bitter-sweet conclusion. Rallies a little at the end. 
    C: At time of writing (2017), these old style blends can still be snapped up at auction for a steal. Well worth a look.Scores a C+

  2. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    An old but very drinkable blended that reminds a lot of 70th Black & White
    • Nose
      Light vanilla and sherry tones, a stale nose of hay and herbs
    • Taste
      Sweet entrance with a pleasant taste of sherry and warm spices
    • Finish
      medium finish with warm spices and a very light bitter woody finale


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