Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Begg Ltd. (Begg)
Bottling serie
Old Scotch Whisky
70 (proof)
757 ml
70° proof - 26 2/3 fl.ozs.
Added on
14 oct 2015 12:43 pm by alectron

Average value

€ 172.41

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Whisky reviews for John Begg Blue Cap

3 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.00 points.

  1. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Correct blend. :)
    • Nose
      Powerful, sherry, raisin, plum, leather and coffee
    • Taste
      Syrup sweet, fruit compotes and jams, especially plum and cinnamon, soaked cardboard
    • Finish
      Creamy, medium length

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  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from an online blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Light amber

      Seems very set. Finely salty, a bit of menthol, fine herbs, dry wood, wood glue, maple syrup, somehow autumnal, cherries, some apricots, a bit of leather and roasted aromas round off the nose nicely.
      With a little time in the glass it becomes significantly oilier.
    • Taste
      Soft honey entry. Dry oak spice and that pinch of salt again. Grainy sweetness. Unripe, light berries and something like not quite ripe sour cherries. The herbs taste slightly tart.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Oily sweet with fine spice and a little smoke when you exhale.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Re taste once air has got to it.
    I still struggle with the nose, and now the air has got to it there is a manufactured toffee note, fragile stuff the air has not improved this.
    if I was scoring again it would be 70-75 points certainly much less than last time.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Different bottle to the last one late 60`s/early 70's but no later and it shows, loads of OBE on the nose, a little funky, a little dirty, a little oily.
    The palate is a bit weird, it is a little chemical like, which is the one one the toffee note, you get this and slot in old blends I have found.
    spicy, toffee, chewy on the palate, a decent amount of spice and a bit oily.
    I think many malt drinkers would struggle with this, quite unusual but you can certainly recognise Royal Lochnagar in the mix and the grain component is pretty quiet.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like this, there must be a lot of Royal Lochnagar in it % wise.
    • Nose
      Unmistakable Royal Lochnagar, fruit cake, raisins, plum, black cherry and sherry.

      Leave it a while and you get some string fudge and coffee notes.
    • Taste
      The grain is at the front but it is quite full bodied and chewy which I like.

      Syrup, almost port like, forest fruits cinnamon , dark treacle and plum
    • Finish
      Decent length, smooth and creamy


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