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Overall rating
87.82/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
66416
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
10th Anniversary of Creative Whisky Company 2005-2015
Vintage
20.03.1995
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
271
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2015 10:23 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 133.03

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57 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North Highland 1995 CWC

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.82 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part of the HWF second edition line up! This was the fourth of the night and damn...what a dram! A very nice surprise: David Stirk joined our tasting while we were enjoying his whisky, so that the man himself revealed the whisky to us! Although nobody made the right guess, some people were very close by guessing a Clynelish. Something that is certainly not weird since the waxy character of this expression.
    • Nose
      Wow this is rather impressive! What a great matured, intensely sherried, but balanced at the same time, whisky this is! It gives a waxy nose dipped in red fruits and dark spices. This must have been a high quality cask. Also fresh herbal influences are there like dried basil and star anise. What a great multi layered and richt nose!
    • Taste
      What a full and pleasant mouthfeel. The body of the palate is nothing short of terrific! Thick syrupy with a candle wax kind of mouthfeel are a pleasure to the palate. Blueberries, milk chocolate, leather and dry tobacco. Also dry nuttiness in like toasted almonds. What a joy!
    • Finish
      The finish is incredibly gentle and soft. The waxiness is responsible here for a mouthfeel that is truly fantastic! It really sticks to the palate. It gives stewed red fruits like plumb, grapes and some fig. The nuttiness inhere is more like hazelnuts and in this combination I get sensations of Nutella. The whole ends in a truly amazing high quality cigar tobacco wrapper. The outer leaf that gives a lot of flavor to a cigar.

      For me this was the clear winner of the night. It really takes you back to the ‘60ties. A time when quality like this was almost common. I do not overly use the word fantastic but if there is a place and time to do so, it’s now!

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A sublime Glenmorangie!

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A simply sublime Morangie! We tasted this at a blind tasting and this was outstanding. Cask1988 bought a bottle and we shared afterwards.
    • Nose
      91 91
      This nose is very good. Very well into the sherry, but not the modern style of sherry. There is a dark spice side to it as there is some dark chocolate side.
      With water: Even better! There are so many deep layers of flavor here, with chocolate and spices leading the pack. There are also good notes of the sherry cask
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very good arrival. The mouthfeel is impressive and there is some nice oily coating on the tongue. Loads of fruit and some herbs. there is nice leather here too. A little bit of laurel is in the background.
      With water: Very nice layers of chocolate, leather and tobacco. The sherry is there too, but plays an helping role. The laurel is still there, which makes me giving it one point less.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long length. Initially a bit bitter and a tad of that laurel again. But it develops into a more deep tobacco and chocolate like taste.
      With water: Not much changed, but the bitter notes are not there anymore.

  4. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Davidveen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Olieschaick scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Tasted at @keesstoutjesdijk!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glenmorangie is a distillery which I do not have on my radar too often. Maybe because it is too popular or that their low end core range is not that good (at least to my opinion).
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful sweet and elegant sherry nose. For sure no sherry bomb. In there raisins, red fruit and mild spices.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very powerful. I do not remind Glenmorangie like that. Just 3 Drops of water makes it much milder. Spices and fruit fight over victory; it's a draw. Very thick and oily.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and oily finish. Well balanced of red fruit and spices till the end. Hints of Italian espresso. Pretty dry in the final finish.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a blind tasting, never would have expected this to be a Glenmorangie. Very clear sherrycask notes, without being to overwhelming. Very long finish, great dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very fruity, raisins, floral notes, pretty some alcohol. Tropical fruits as well.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pretty strong, pepper. Full taste, oily, thick structure. Honey, some berries, nice red fruits.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Now more smooth yet full bodied, honey, berries, a long warming finish. A bit of cacao now, some wood, drying mouthfeel.

  10. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Glenmorangie, way more interesting than the regular wine finishes from their core range.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A full on fruity sherry profile. Cherries, red currants, raisins, dried figs, dried apricots, lesser sweet honey, beeswax, spicy (some nutmeg and a whiff of mint).
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy and waxy, loads of dried fruits, some leather and shoe polish, slightly nutty, coffee bitter, gingery wood spice, just a little tannic in development.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long: dried fruit, leather, cocoa, dark chocolate, a pleasing amount of drying wood spice.

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