Nomad Outland Whisky

Overall rating
79.20/100
votes
283
Whiskybase ID
WB60651
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Gonzalez Byass
Casktype
Sherry Butts, Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
41.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8410023031912
Added on
15 nov 2014 4:45 pm by namarchetti

Average value

€ 33.85

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Whisky reviews for Nomad Outland Whisky

47 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.20 points.

  1. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    He is very nice and has some depth.

    After dissolution:
    Very good price-performance ratio. In the price region around 35 € definitely an alternative to the usual 10-12 year standards.
    • Nose
      84 84
      At the beginning malty-grainy. Gentle, no alcohol noticeable. First, spend a few minutes in the glass. Then fruity, and slight echoes of oak.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, sweet, fruit basket of pineapple and pear, I mean Grain is here. Discreet spice only, nothing burns in the mouth.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short medium, sweetness and fruit disappear quickly, a slight spiciness remains something on the tongue.

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  3. VLG scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    74

  4. Obynapewno scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      quite alcoholic, sweet, wood, wood varnish, chocolate, dried fruit
    • Taste
      82 82
      sweet, chocolate, smoked plums, raisins, toffee, wood, a touch of leather
    • Finish
      80 80
      short, chocolate, wood, leather, pepper

  5. Auriverdes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. BehindSpace scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    very sweets sherried whisky, a little bland.
    not bad given it's price.
    better than many 12y old OBs

    this would profit from more ABV for sure.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Canucks89 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Color: Golden.
    Fragrance: Sherry. Malt. New make.
    Taste: Overripe fruit. New make. Sweet
    Aftertaste: Bitter. Half long. New make. Hints of pepper spicy.

  8. Tim-R scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Good price quality. Nothing wrong with that, nice!
    • Nose
      64 64
      Boozy, flat.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Surprising, light currants, beautiful sherry tones.
    • Finish
      62 62
      Somewhat sharp.

  9. antoniod scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Well this is not scotch whisky by any chances. Something is missing like some maltiness. I qualify it as sherry blended with whisky, like if it was the contrary of what happens (sherry matured in whisky and not whisky matured in sherry). It’s a good way to have an approximate idea of what sherry tastes like (in this case the sweetness of PX). Well it’s an experiment. For the price, try it but don’t expect to taste a “normal” whisky.

  10. kikist scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Great value for money! If I take comparison with other whiskies in this price range, this one is scale above!
    Also I noticed it changes in the glass a lot, this is definitely not summer dram it's really heavy!
    Bigger sip gives me much stronger interesting spicy note, I recommend it!
    • Nose
      79 79
      sweet, marzipan, sulfur, walnuts, caramel, green tea, slightly herbal, old wood, fried potato, raisins, immortelle

      That's pretty complex for the age, just not well balanced for me
    • Taste
      75 75
      sweet, raisins, sulfur, little bit salty, touch of chilly
    • Finish
      75 75
      sweet, spicy, some shy bitterness, some sourness, fishy, onion

  11. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    - easy to drink, doesn't look very old
    - the oak and sherry notes are quite strong
    out
    - at around 35 € something new can be done
    dare and will not be disappointed
    • Nose
      dry, bitter sherry, slightly pungent
    • Taste
      like this dry sherry in the nose, tart / bitter taste, oak, spice
    • Finish
      short fruity finish;
      short oak-heavy aftertaste

  12. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sherry whisky at its fruity and sweet best, simple but nonetheless delicious!
    A nice dessert, a summer dram or a Christmas meal starter - this blend can be all of that!
    I do not get why there are so many low ratings though.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. jvanopstal scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Nice, but perhaps too sweet for my likes
    • Nose
      72 72
      Raisins with a spicy note
    • Taste
      70 70
      Very sweet. Maple syrup like
    • Finish
      71 71
      Medium, sweet with a warm glow

  14. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Solid entry level whisky and bang for the buck, indeed. Nice sherry aromas but would've benefitted from slighty higher abv. All in all an insider tipp if you are looking for something different.

  15. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. Svarttt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    You get what it says on it, a decent PX nose and sherry sweetness. Not much of the whiskey can be seen, but that's intentional here.
    In between times it's always nice for the money.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Scottish whiskey that has matured into this blend in Jerez. Exciting story, exciting bottle but also an exciting dram?
    He surprised me positively and I think it's a great start for non-whiskey drinkers or for the Malthead as the start of a mild summer night in Marbella. Great dram for the terrace at a low price!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Shortbread, Turkish honey, almonds, sherry, vanilla ... Wow, I didn't expect such a wide nose. You can even find some berries and some spice. Positive surprise!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Honey sweetness, sherry notes, vanilla, caramel, malt and mocha. Raisins and milk chocolate, where everything looks very creamy and soft. Also on the palate, it convinces me directly as an uncomplicated and delicious dram.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rather short to medium in finish, but juicy and soft on the palate with a nice hint of honey and vanilla. Chocolate and a hint of mint, which gives a touch of freshness.
      Easy drinkink with asterisk!

  18. marmeladow scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Recommendable product, one of my best blend, goes well with some single malt with sherry ripening. Not overly complex, but very pleasant to drink. Particularly noteworthy: the nosing on the empty glass, where the PX plum tone starts, which of course I particularly like as a PX fan.
    • Nose
      84 84
      very ripe fruit vanilla-sherry-heavy sweetness, but later comes oak and spice, all rounded off by the well-integrated grain content. Not overly complex, but very pleasant to smell.
    • Taste
      85 85
      mild-round-tasty-creamy with a lot of sherry and very clear hints of PX. The palate receives what the nose promised. ABV very well integrated, grain discrete in the background. Every sip changes interestingly. In the end even darkening with a slight leather tobacco content
    • Finish
      82 82
      almost medium length, wort and oak marry quite well with sherry, PX and sweetness

  19. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A little menthol, a few dried fruits, even minimal sulfur in the direction of matches, blackberries, strawberries, apple, pear (slightly fermented), a little citrus, pine needles, some wood, grasses, nutmeg, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Honey, strawberries, lime, grapefruit, a little pepper

  20. spagr scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Amazing whisky for begginers. Sweet, caramel taste, smooth. If you are expert, forget it. But if you want to convince your wife to go whisky, ger a bottle!

  21. GJR scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Nicely made whisky with a fun story. Lacking punch due to the low abv. Balance is good. Not that much influence of the sherry casks. Its a gentle sherry pleaser.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  22. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    boah, the sweet sweetness on the palate and the mineral in the nose along with the cardboard
    No, that's not for me
    • Nose
      Malt, dark, sweet, cardboard, hair ?, slightly apples, later mineral
    • Taste
      round and oily on the palate
      really cute cardboard, lays around tongue, raisins, slightly spicy
    • Finish
      medium to long
      harsh and increases, red fruit, becomes spicy

  23. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      sherry bomb!
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice, tasty drinking whiskey. You would want him a bit more complexity, more oak flavor. But for the required low price certainly a good drop.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet, dark fruits (raisins, plums). Some malt and caramel. Later a hint of spiciness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet starting, then a strong prune note. Chocolate. Relatively soft. Alcohol acceptable involved.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Lots of dark fruit, subtle bitterness. Something salivating.

  25. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Hazelnut, dried apricots, red gummi bears. A touch of blood orange and woodruff.
    • Taste
      Soft. Mild sherry, a little orange, a trace of milk chocolate. In short, a bit watery.

  26. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Balance (20)
    For better than most blends that I have tried (81)
    Go
    • Nose
      Fruits, alcohol ... a little nuts ... dusty jelly ... raw vegetables, a pinch of old spices ... sweet tea and cream on a wedding cake (21)
      Go
    • Taste
      Fruity, spicy, soft ... a little grain alcohol ... notes of prunes (20)
      Go
    • Finish
      The finish is short, spicy, alcohol and fruit gum .... nuts and cereal sleep ... vegetables (20)
      Go

  27. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (20)
    By most of the blends that I tried (81)
    L-17278 RE 7540 / CA
    • Nose
      Fruit, alcohol ... nut ... dusty kissel ... raw vegetables, a pinch of old spices ... sweet tea and cream on the wedding cake (21)
      The
    • Taste
      Fruity, spicy, soft ... a little bit of grain alcohol ... notes of prunes (20)
      The
    • Finish
      Finish short, spicy, alcohol and fruit chewing gum .... nuts and cereal sleep ... vegetables (20)
      The

  28. besar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  29. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  30. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    PLV is great for me - delicious sweet sweet sweet. (tasted with 16h rested palate)

    edit:

    just see other notes there must be different batches - no vinegar, no sour, no miss notes - sweet and harmonious, no trace too thin and also nothing Grain

    He is quite complex, but damn tasty. Purchased July 23, 2011 Beowein.
    • Nose
      Honey-sweet apple compote made of shrivel, some cinnamon and clove, clearly vanilla, bitter almond baking aroma, a delicate roasted notes, raisins, grape seeds, leather, superimposed milk chocolate, dried leaves, laurel, peeled branches - the bark of juicy wood, rotting grass cut - sweetish grassy - pleasant not repugnant
    • Taste
      juicy raisins, milk chocolate, sherry (wine), mildly warming with a soft, flattering texture, high quality rum-grape nut chocolate

      with the second sip of tobacco and clearly pepper, amaretto, gingerbread without coating
    • Finish
      warm and flattering - medium long - brings nothing new but sounds very harmonious

  31. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Horny - yummy, tasty, full-bodied, raisin bomber. For less than 35 € 'ne clear buy recommendation (maybe you can also give it again 5 € on it), I'm not really' an alternative. Neither blends nor malts ..
    • Nose
      Malt, old raisins, old chocolate, old leather, nutty, dusty wood ... at the beginning a little bit fermenting fallen fruit, later a very light touch horse stable / humid hay / straw
    • Taste
      Raisins, this time juicy, not dusty ... Grape nut chocolate, nougat, a little spicy, a little leather-earth-pipe-tobacco-association, but above all a mouth full of raisins, on which one chews for minutes - so I had only so far directly at Sherry (sometimes PX, sometimes Moscatel) - saulecker
    • Finish
      medium spicy-warm, then long raisins and milk chocolate, getting drier

  32. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N- Nuts and warm popcorn coated with caramel syrup, some vanilla with light bourbon-ish mash lingers. More pecan nuts in the middle, rich raisin and berries brownies, also come along are the fig, oatmeal and whiff of puffy gunpowder.P- Dressed with plenty of oak goodies. A blend that much with grain at heart. Gluey rich, sweet sherry and roasted bean.

    F- Medium, medicinal with sweet tinge, lasted with good kick of leathery sherry notes at the end.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  33. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    7-11-2017 / 15-02-2018
    • Nose
      78 78
      sherry, fruit, floral
    • Taste
      85 85
      sherry, fruit
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium with fruits and sherry

  34. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Sherry fans will love him but for me something one-dimensional, since any "Brennereicharakter" is missing!
    • Nose
      Very complex and almost brandy. Full sherry tones with raisins, dried apricots and figs. Including nutty malt, caramel, grape marc and speculaas.
    • Taste
      Clean brandy-like fruitiness, sherry, raisins, dried figs, already very sweet wine-like. Malty and nutty in the background. Insgesmat very sweet and liqueur-like.
    • Finish
      Long, sherrytönig and lots of dried fruit.

  35. mullos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    from Serge Valentin - whiskyfun.com : 

     A strange idea, some Scottish blend finished for one year in some PX casks, right in Jerez at Gonzalez Byass instead of in Scotland. Does that make it a Spanish whisky? Not too sure, but it’s advertised as ‘breaking the unwritten rules of whisky’. Colour: amber. Nose: rather fresh and rounded, with notes of ripe pears, pear liqueur, a little caramel, ad getting drier after five seconds, rather on hay and English tea (breakfast blend). A rather pleasant nose, not too fluffy. Then rather walnut cake, with some toffee and fudge. Mouth: really nice, on mocha, cappuccino, raisins, fudge, a touch of nutmeg, bergamot, a wee bit of caraway… Good work by Gonzalez’s own Richard Paterson, Antonio Flores. Finish: unexpectedly long, on pear cake, raisin, and a little cinnamon. Salted butter fudge in the aftertaste. Comments: some excellent surprise, and without any cloyingly sticky PX notes (whisky’s newer botox). SGP:551 – 84 points.

  36. Goethe scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    This Nomad is quite watery after all and drownd in sherry. But for the price it's an easy going whisky with a sweet sherry influence.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sherry. Honey, vanilla, rasins, red fruits and some chocolate.
    • Taste
      Sherry, some nuts, some red fruits (also dried fruits), some oranges.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Sweet sherry, some nuts. caramel, oak.

  37. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Note that the brand plays the franchise within the limits of compliance, giving the average age of its assembly and shedding light on the production process, it is honorable. This blend would have been produced with the collaboration of the famous master assembler Richard Paterson, yes yes the one who will come to blow your eyes in your sleep if you have the misfortune to swallow your whiskey like a hungry. (Whiskey Passion).
    • Nose
      While light, it will take a few minutes to let talk some sweet fruit. Apricot jam, sherry. Fresh with a hint of mint, it will deliver some spices with oriental tendency.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, rather round, it leaves slightly candied fruit to express itself. No excessive sign of youth, the mix works in his intentions. A whiskey easy to drink, an assembly that I prefer to many other great brands. Apricots, honey, oranges like lemonade. Raisins. Attention for me we are at the edge of the disgusting character, without crossing the border.
    • Finish
      Rather short with a woody bitterness well present. The apricot jam aspect, raisins is a little too pushy, but ok this whiskey defends itself.

  38. Shane_IL scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    The nose itself was actually quite pleasant and does earn this some merit, and I would probably choose this over many of the bad whiskies I’ve tried just on account of that. However on the palate it feels watery and sickeningly sweet, not pleasant at all, kind of tastes like a high proof version of cheap, artificially sweetened sherry.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/05/13/nomad-outland-whisky/
    • Nose
      Honey. Dates. Fig jam. Nutty wood. Woodspice. Creamy malt. Cacao. Corn syrup. Dusty books. Slightly leathery and waxy.
    • Taste
      Watery. Orange peel. Figs. Cloyingly sweet sherry. Nutty wood. Burned plastic.
    • Finish
      Medium. Vicks cough syrup. Nutty wood. Fig jam. Date honey.

  39. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Bah, no, that was nothing. In between, nice fruit notes were there, but the nose is not at all, the finish eigtl. Not synonymous and in Taste only 1/3 yummy.
    • Nose
      Already quite alcoholic-vinegar moderate, sherry you can see clearly, gooseberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppery
    • Taste
      Quite contrary to the nose first pretty watery, some rotten berries and apricot, a bit musty, cheap oak, some nutmeg and orange peel, but all that with an unpleasant low-clad aftertaste, hard to describe, have many such super-cheap caskfinishes
    • Finish
      Nutty-oaky, dry with a few herbs like thyme and oregano, young oak, medium long

  40. Koalafant scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    I do not like the sour note in my nose. The taste for indefinable sweetened fruits does not match my idea of ​​whiskey
    65/100
    • Nose
      A slightly sourish wine note with hints of gooseberries and a subtle vinegar note :-(
    • Taste
      Sweet-sugary with notes of fruit cocktail from the preserve.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet

  41. Dieter_W scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Everything that colleague Shirtl has written I can also confirm. Liqueur or whiskey? We tasted it while tasting.
    He was too sweet for me. All women who were at the tasting he tasted good. That says a lot.

  42. Daan Tje scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  43. Alex scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    the good part is the heavily sherried nose, the palate is where it lost me, too thin and watery

  44. Defeatless scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Full sherry nuts, raspberries and other red fruit. Freshly baked bread, malt and a bit of oak. Wood sawdust. After a while a bit of acid develops. At a later date it almost seems like salmiak-drop, but that is only a tiny glimpse.

    Taste:
    Somewhat stale in the beginning. But then wood and vanilla. Over time, more and more sherry influences emerge. Then more sawdust and again red grapes. Quite a nice combination in your mouth.

    Body:
    Full and greasy

    Finish:
    Medium-long: Started a bit bitter, then toffee and sweets.

    comments:
    too sweet, too much wood. Blind tasting sample provided by Bram84
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  45. peathead scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    This is way too sweet for me.  The hand of R. Patterson is clearly noticeable in this whisky.  After half a bottle I really need some coke to swallow this shit.

  46. Schreiraupe scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very nice for it's price.
    Sweetness, raisins & Vanilla.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      78 78

  47. Bram84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  48. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    2015

    N: Quite some power for 41.3% [like Velvet Fig WB]. On the nose, this is a fig sweet, cream vanilla, bitter/<sweet blend - and once you find out who and what is behind this blend, all becomes clear. So, here are the details: 5-8yo Speyside malts are shipped to Spain, aged in [sweet] Pedro Ximenez casks and then ‘Dalmorized’.
    T: Boom, sugared raisins yet surprisingly a light sherriness if you will. Theres a slight harshness on development but its a splendidly put together blend with a straight forward, soft, pureed sweet development in the main.
    F: Incredibly sustaining finish with sweet, creamy, oak but mainly its all raisins - hey ho! Theres an ‘old style’ oakiness on the finish - how is that done in such little time? Creamy to the last.
    C: This gets better and better by the mouthful. Its a well blended malt no doubt and for £29 [June ’15] its hard to fault, apart from its overly  sweet nature. What troubles me however is the ‘illusion of age’ involved here, age that isn’t consistent with the price or the length of maturation in the makeup of this presentation. This could be seen as the result of precise engineering & doctoring,…. or a blend at the cutting edge of technology. That may depend on your level of cynicism, knowledge or feeling i guess. At time of writing [Nov ’15], WB scores this 77.54[15], but despite everything, i think its better than that.

    Scores a C[+]

    2016

    N: PX

    T: PX

    F: …

    C: The last batch i tried was ok [C[+]/83]. This batch is again a clean and very modern presentation but with no real complexity or depth really, and the over-bearing PX commits this blend to a bland, comestible cul-de-sac. i can see the appeal of this very sweet and clean presentation among newbies, but i think i’s important to tread with caution nomads!

    Scores a C- [80]

    2017 

    N: 

    T: 

    F: 

    C: Despite all the reaction both positive and negative, a lot of effort goes into the production of this blend with clear objectives: ‘fancy me, buy me, devour me’. A 'demolish malt’ says Kizzsmyth [Keiren]. The more i learn about the process behind the flannel, the more i appreciate it.

    Still, it only just scores a C-

    Further reading: WM86[2]

  49. Hemdl scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    An entertaining blend that runs out of steam at the end. If you like sweet malts and you do not always have to have the cask strength, you can dare to try this experiment. May also be very suitable to introduce beginners to this topic. For just under 30 € that's fine.
    • Nose
      Is this a liqueur or a whiskey? Incredibly sweet in the nose, it smells like a candy store. Toffee, sweet sherry, raisins, caramel, honey - all that wafting around. If you like something sweeter, this nose should like.
    • Taste
      Also on the tongue directly the full load of sherry sweetness. Raisins, light milk chocolate. With a lot of good will, some oak. All extremely mild.
    • Finish
      This is where the malt runs out of steam. Hardly a significant finish. Slightly sweet, then he's already gone. Acts a bit watered down here.

  50. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Way to sweet for me. I feel like I have just drank a
    raisin syrup (should such exist). Maybe this would go well with a dessert or
    cheese platter? But I prefer a good PX sherry opposed to this.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite heavy and sticky sweet. Loads of
      raisins supported by Seville oranges, toffee, hints of almonds and mocha. But
      it has to be said: raisins call the shots.
    • Taste
      It is quite oily, but immediately and unrelentingly
      syrupy sweet. Again nothing but raisins that drown out all the other elements.
      Those are, randomly ordered: cake, plum liqueur, almond paste, apricots,
      banana, mocha, glühwein and loads of other typical sherry influences. If you
      love your whisky sweet, then this is for you.
    • Finish
      Some spices emerge in the medium long finish. Cinnamon
      and some pepper.

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