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Wm. Teacher & Sons Ltd. (WT&S)
Bottling serie
Fine Old Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
05 years old
43.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Guaranteed over 5 years old
Germany Germany
Added on
20 apr 2015 7:09 pm by dirkmemphis
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€ 110.00

Whisky reviews for Barrel 5 05-year-old

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 80.00 points.

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  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: clear honey sweetness, fruit salad with apple, pear, peach, even light nut aromas (walnut), only very restrained grainfoil and only very subtle oak, looks very round and balanced, even if he lacks the depth, a bit OBF with light waxy aromas also by. Even a very small peat smoke note can be found.

    Taste: mild onset, soft, round, lots of caramel and some toffee, then comes a whole load of peach, accompanied by a few nuts and oak and a pinch of coffee

    Finish: short, but soft and round, again the fruit salad with a dash of honey, the oak gets drier in the back, but not bitter. At the end, walnut is clearly put through, and beeswax lays down over the teeth

    Water: This is of course not necessary at 43%, also because this brother is very round here. Nevertheless, we start the experiment with 2 drops - a little more honey, but also the grain comes out more clearly.

    Conclusion: Beautiful, old blend, even if he does not get to the old Black & Whites from this time. But also this bottling shows that in the beginning a lot was better or at least different. High Malt content, low Grain, well composed. Extremely mature for the 5 years, I would have given the blind here a nearly double-digit age. Nothing metallic, youthful disturbs. However, overall he is pretty weak on the chest. I find particularly interesting here the quite pronounced Old Bottle Flavor with the so often described wax notes. 82 points


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