- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Finest Old Whisky
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- A Taste of The Japanese Tradition
- Added on
- 21 Feb 2015 12:47 pm by z-imaging
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Whisky Reviews for Suntory Old Whisky
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.36 points
- forgivable nose and taste but horrendous finish
sweet light grains, light honey, citrus, light grass, floral
very light grainy sweetness, honey, floral, light butter, grains
short, flat, cardboard alcohol, grains, lime soda
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.
- 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.
Malty, fruity, ripe bananas, honey, touch of vanilla - not so intensive but still noticeable
Very oily, creamy, smooth, honey, little vanilla, some woody notes, little fruity, peaches, apricots, cooked oranges
Medium long, still creamy, little bit zesty in the end
- I have only one word for this: Boring!!!
- 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.
- This was one of the bottles I was given off my mate when he came back from Japan and it's the worst one.
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.
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.
I am going to disagree with Nat King Cole here and say it was forgettable.