Overall rating
83.10/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB68244
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Fox Fitzgerald (FF)
Bottled
05.03.2015
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label 2015
Bottle code
LJ10285
Barcode
5060399680370
Bottled for
Peats Beast LTD.
Added on
20 may 2015 8:03 am by z-imaging

Average value

€ 53.01

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34 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Corriemhor Cigar Reserve FF

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.10 points.

  1. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: fig jam, sweet almonds. A nice fruit sweetness.
    Taste: blackcurrant jam, milk chocolate, butter caramel

    The Corriemhor was Richard Paterson's first Cigar Malt.

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  3. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This one was as good as it was mysterious.

    In terms of the experience, it is a really well put together whisky.

    The nose is shy, but worth getting to know. At the beginning, I could only really get the dark fruits, but the longer I left it, the more the orange fruit pastilles popped and the vanillia malt rose.

    The palate is great. Very syrupy and dense, sweet but not overdoing it and just long enough.

    It has a fairly long tail which starts off exploring very well timed bitter and salt notes, then tying in sweetness and spice again, all in an impressive balance.

    As for the mystery - It was one of those drams the involved a bit of a deep-dive.

    If the term Cigar Blend sounds familiar to you, it's probably because the Corriemhor was concocted by Richard 'The nose' Paterson, who would later go on to be master blender at Dalmore, where he would then put together one for them that has much more name recognition.

    The original Corriemhor was a Whyte and Mackay 40% blend, but at some point it became a single malt and was shifted to Fox Fitzgerald (two guys who used to work for W&M) where they bumped it up to 46%. The distillery of this single malt is undisclosed, but various sellers and web sources have the region down as Speyside. The internet has not been able to find out anthing definitive, but best guesess from unamed icons in randon reviews and forums are: Aberlour, BenRiach and Glendronach.

    The bottles, also don't have an age statement, but on this, the internet is pretty sure it's 8 years old.

    There was once a Corriemhor website, the address of which is printed on the full-sized bottle labels, but that seems to have only been for 1 year between 2014 and 2015, when it was taken down.

    Looks like this bottling has had an in interesting journey and the last of the internet chatter suggests it might be coming back.

    But really, who knows?

    I'd be happy if it did.
    • Nose
      Plummy. Spun sugar, Orange (Rowntree's) fruit pastilles, Jaffa Cakes, fig Newton, blackcurrant jam, malted grain, vanilla pods,
    • Taste
      Damson jam, golden syrup, chocolate syrup, ginger cordial
    • Finish
      Mild bitter Leather, cooling cardamom, salted chocolate caramel and dark berry jam, sweet and spicy English mustard

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  5. coldsun scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is strongly "sherried" with notes of grapes, prune and berries. Taste is tart, dry with elements of berries and fruits too. Finish is warming, with elements of fresh and dried fruits.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Almonds, nougat, oranges, old leather. Dry.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. EarlMobile scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Tastes like dark fruits with some dark chocolate. Easy to drink and very good value for money. However, in my opinion, this does not come close to the Dalmore Cigar Malt.

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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