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Nantou Omar

Overall rating 33 votes 80.55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bourbon Type
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4711588854232
Added on
04 May 2015 7:25 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Tastingtags

9 Notes

ASWhisky
Expert Senior ASWhisky Note
04 Oct 2017 10:36 pm
ASWhisky gave this whisky 85 points

er soll der neue Kavalan werden

schauen wir mal

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
30 Jun 2017 2:05 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 79 points

Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017

Weighted Rate
78.8
Nose
80
Initial taste
77
Body
78
Finish
80
Price
79
Presentation
79
My Collection
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
13 May 2017 7:00 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 78 points

Acetone
If you put whisky and Taiwan in one sentence, chances are you are talking about Kavalan. But since 2008 the Nantou Distillery – a state owned company – also produces whisky and by now two of their bottles can be found in my neck of the woods: the Omar Bourbon and the Omar Sherry. Let’s give those a try, staring with the bourbon version.
The nose is rather closed and only after several minutes of hand warmth does it offer up some floral aromas, vanilla, sweet barley, white sugar, sweetened butter and the crust of a bread that was overbaked. Not bad, but far from good. Notes of acetone of wood glue ruin the experience for me.
The mouthfeel is somewhere between watery and oily. I would not have minded a little more body. It is light in taste, somewhat fresh and sweet on white (mostly apples) and loads of honey. Some spices kick in: pepper, nutmeg and ginger. A touch of oak. A grape pith bitterness.
I would classify the finish as medium long, but quite bitter and mildly dry.
An interesting alternative from Taiwain, but it still has a long way to go before it can compete with even a standard release from Kavalan. Unfortunately already 80 EUR, which is way too expensive for this whisky.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
AdelphosHume
Expert Junior AdelphosHume Tasting note
11 May 2017 7:27 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Pear and ripe pineapple, honey malt with a touch of fruit vinegar, a touch of cola, vanilla and milk chocolate, green apples and hay, citrus and zest, and savory herbs (sage/dill) and green grain.

Taste

Mixed cereal grains, citrus and barrel char, honey liqueur and oak, and brown sugar.

Finish

Slow fade to dark chocolate, soft vanilla-rich oak tannins, and fresh hay with a hint of green malt sour-sweetness. 

Comments

There is a discernible quality to the whisky and the casks used to mature it. In Taiwan, it's not as expensive, so quality for price is much more reasonable. I found that a teaspoon of water to about a 50ml measure tones down the citrus and fruit notes and accentuates the honey malt and vanilla on the nose. The palate takes a few minutes after adding the water, but it becomes more bourbon like. Cherries and brown sugar with a touch of vanilla, but there's still that green malt sour-sweetness.

boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Review note
08 Jan 2017 2:07 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.3
Nose
80
Initial taste
84
Body
77
Finish
79
Price
90
Presentation
73
boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Tasting note
08 Jan 2017 2:17 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

sweet grain, honey, butter, floral, bread, vanilla

Taste

light, sweet, honey, cream, neutral spicy

Finish

short, grain, light honey sweetness, butter and orange peel bitter at the back

Comments

very light and drinkable, cheap (less than US$30) but good quality

Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
01 Jan 2017 8:46 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
85
Amsterdam
Connoisseur Amsterdam Note
02 Nov 2016 12:01 pm

Whisky Verkostung: Omar Bourbon Cask

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUSYXCuDe5I

aw-home
Expert Senior aw-home Review note
22 Feb 2016 9:58 pm
aw-home gave this whisky 73 points
Weighted Rate
72.7
Nose
72
Initial taste
72
Body
72
Finish
70
Price
75
Presentation
80

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