Catto's Blended Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
James Catto & Co. Ltd. (JC&C)
Bottling serie
Rare Old Scottish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Jun 2015 7:39 pm by Fortuna1895

Average value

€ 23.10

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Whisky Reviews for Catto's Blended Scotch Whisky

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 69.60 points

  1. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An old, rich in tradition, but not so robust blend. Do not go in the direction of Haig, nor is it à la Vat69. No, he is milder, lighter, but strong in character. He should be enjoyed pure.
    • Nose
      Soft grain mixes with fine sherry tones, some foliage & mild spices. In the background a touch of mild Islay whiskey. Adding water, malt becomes clear. The grainy notes fade away, adding dusty (old?) Cocoa flour and a few drops of diluted lemon juice.
    • Taste
      Open & clear. A slight hardness in the taste. Add chili and a touch of creamy fruit. An idea of ​​a hunch (less goes barely ...) of smoke, some sherry and always chili. Water conjures a slight astringency & a slight tingle on the tongue; along with very light peat smoke and a felt highland-like seasoning.
    • Finish
      Some malt & grain in the finish. A medium-strong chili sharpness duels with grainiger mildness. Under the influence of water, chili turns white, dry pepper and piquant-sweet notes into the palate.

  2. HunterRomario scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    It is not a lump, the most pronounced component is bitterness, citrus and grass, still quite rescuing the situation. I compared straight to The Famous Grouse blended whiskey and it was a duel of two bad, bitter blends, and I did not taste for one. Fortunately, I had only miniatures from Dios, having a whole bottle, I would be very disappointed.
    Everyone has something quite good in them, but both suffer from thinness and, above all, annoying bitterness. I can not recommend either. Even in their blends category, they are downsides.
    • Nose
      Enough thin, faint scent, it has a very rare impression. Lightly citrus and grassy, ​​perhaps nutty. Unfortunately unimportant. (65 b)
    • Taste
      The flavor is more pronounced than the fragrance, with citrus, wood, unfortunately in a bitter taste. (69 b)


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