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Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
87
Whiskybase ID
WB73913
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
The Nose Art
Vintage
10.2001
Bottled
02.2015
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
116
Number of bottles
395
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2015 8:28 pm by BlackAdder
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.00

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Whisky Reviews for Christmas Malt 2001 WD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. helmutgw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: tolerates only a little water, becomes rounder, more citrus 18.02.2017 81
    • Nose
      F: dark golden N: sweet - almonds - marzipan, while fresh, a little citrus
    • Taste
      Light body, sweet, the alcohol is slow but strong, gets spicy, also a hint of almond
    • Finish
      medium, the alcohol is weaker again - the sweetness remains

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Mephisto scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Mephisto scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The body is the strength of this whisky, however, the overall taste is not very strong despite ~46% alcohol.
    • Nose
      Peach, orange, dark fruits and a bit cinnamon. Fresh taste as well, lemon and grass. A herbal nose of wood (bitterness) but not too much. Maybe hints of oil, slightly smoke in the very background.
    • Taste
      The initial is a bit weak, the body very nicely balanced. A mix of roasted nuts is present, a certain grain bitterness (that fits) as well. Orange peel, apricot and dark berries. Very spicy, means strong wood with herbs like cardamom, fenugreek and muscat.
    • Finish
      Not long, some wood but not impressive.

  6. Sonett scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This one was taken to early from the cask
    • Nose
      Sherry, vanilla, dried apricots, herbs and new make
    • Taste
      Sweetness, vanilla, white fruits, bread
    • Finish
      soft spices & vanilla

  7. sbosse scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. p4blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Appears quite young, but a nice, perfectly drinkable sherry profile it is.
    • Nose
      A drier sherry cask profile, perhaps Fino? Mushrooms, soil, nuts, nougat, toffee, caramel. Then some vanilla, custard, dried apricots. No off notes, nice.
    • Taste
      Nuts, almonds, toffee, sugar, Christmas cake and tons of spices indicating the age of the spirit - pepper, ginger, chilli.
    • Finish
      Medium long, more sweet than the taste, on caramel interwoven with spicy chilli and freshly ground pepper.

  9. Sapiano scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: apple, pears, varnish, hay, later apricots
    Taste: Sweet and sour apple, raisins, chocolate
    Finish : Spices, Bizzeln, medium long

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    84/85.
    • Nose
      Peach skin, cardboard, caramel, pear, hazelnut and chili pepper.
    • Taste
      Almond, apple, caramel, bramble, cherry, hazelnut and peach.
    • Finish
      Almond, apple, caramel, cherry, roasted chestnut, peach and pistachio.

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