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Suntory Old Whisky

Overall rating
74.36/100
votes
27
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Finest Old Whisky
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
A Taste of The Japanese Tradition
Barcode
4901777188112
Added on
21 Feb 2015 12:47 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 60,00

2 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Suntory Old Whisky

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.36 points

  1. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      45 45

  2. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    forgivable nose and taste but horrendous finish
    • Nose
      sweet light grains, light honey, citrus, light grass, floral
    • Taste
      very light grainy sweetness, honey, floral, light butter, grains
    • Finish
      short, flat, cardboard alcohol, grains, lime soda

  3. pelle86 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      67 67

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Pungent wood at first with heats that are quite disturbing. However is
    not bad at all if you are able to get over the obvious flaws from the
    relatively young blend. Dates juice, dried fruits, clove, pickle ginger
    and dusting powder reveals some quality liquid that goes into the pack.
    Quite gardens and gentle as it develops.

    P- Sting of spirit and spicy with lightly salted plums lingers, mixed spices, dry mouthfeel.

    F- Medium, crisps and dry. Smooth, fresh minty finish with sweet spices.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    It's drinkable and enjoyable, but rather mainstream which means quite nicely balanced sweetness and smoothness but nothing special - I mean it's a blend and I did not expect anything like a single cask or Karuizawa - thus for me it would still qualify as daily dram. Pretty OK and good value for 35€. 

    I compared recently with much older editions of the Suntory Old and I have to admit that this latest edition is actually better in my mind.

    Btw there are some great Suntory Blends like the Mizunara which is pretty high in my books.
    • Nose
      Malty, fruity, ripe bananas, honey, touch of vanilla - not so intensive but still noticeable
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, smooth, honey, little vanilla, some woody notes, little fruity, peaches, apricots, cooked oranges
    • Finish
      Medium long, still creamy, little bit zesty in the end

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    I have only one word for this: Boring!!!

  8. karloff scored this whisky 31 points Specialist

    This was a massive disappointment, I didn't know what to expect but I didn't expect this. Don't get me wrong it's not undrinkable, it's just very, very bland. Avoid like the plague.
    • Nose
      25 25
    • Taste
      40 40
    • Finish
      20 20

  9. karloff scored this whisky 31 points Specialist

    This was one of the bottles I was given off my mate when he came back from Japan and it's the worst one.
    • Nose
      I was literally struggling to find anything on the nose at all, tried it the next day nothing, tried it outside in the fresh air and just got a slightly fruity nose.
    • Taste
      Bland, Bland, Bland, this has no redeeming features at all, if someone gave me a glass of this and told me it was Tesco's finest Highland Fling whisky, I would believe them.
    • Finish
      I am going to disagree with Nat King Cole here and say it was forgettable.

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