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Single Malt
James MacArthur (JM)
Bottling serie
In Celebration 500 Years of Scotch Whisky 1494 - 1994 - Miniature
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
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05 Sep 2015 11:51 am by WhiskyLovingPianist

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Whisky Reviews for Coleburn 1981 JM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.00 points

  1. Thorgal did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This release of Coleburn was bottled in two kinds of miniature bottles, one with white glass and one with green glass. Otherwise the bottling seems to be exactly the same.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘Falling well short in justifying celebration status’
    N: Today its two Coleburn’s back to back, this and a G&M 1972 WB. Vibrant sawdust wood shows in tandem with the grainy mash. Seems rather raw and could be the same on the palate. Water and time brings tomato wheat crunches, young red apples, some sour cream, lemon juice, soft meringue, a cardboard=straw maltiness and soft candy sweet notes. Its an improving nose with time, full of strength yet with subtlety led by the soft, candy. Its not however anything to shout about.
    T: This one certainly is raw, and an immature one indeed. Such power on the arrival suggests its nearing cask strength but its no such thing. Adding water helps the palate but its prickly regardless and its never going to do much but show more of its cereal notes with some soft candy sweetness on the side.
    F: The new/sawdust oak sadly is no a match for the spirit. Industrial finish softened by some vanilla candy.
    C: Raw and off kilter, falling well short in justifying celebration status.

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