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Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt 14-year-old KiW
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.18 points
Honey, almonds, lemon rind, some oak, overripe bananas, wet towels. Simple and restrained.
(needed some water to open up)
Woodsap, bitter honey, lemon drops, minerally, roasted nuts, a lot of oak, and a whiff of smoke. Feels quite thin.
Short, bitter, drying. More on oak and roasted nuts again.
- This whisky seems to be quite closed at the start but after some hand warming and time in the glass it opens beautifully. It treats you on the lush aromas of the sherry cask. The cask has been very active and that gives this vatted malt (malt blend) whisky some good complexity and an oily texture.
A rich, sweet, full and balanced whisky with aromas of lush sherry, coffee, appel, pear, cherries, dried fruits (sultanas, dates, plum, figs, apricot) cinnamon, sweet clove, allspice, nutmeg, dark forest honey, soft sweet sulphur, bayleaf, licorice root, subtle licorice, digestives, sweet tobacco, old antique oak, butter, beeswax, hint of sal ammoniac, orange peel, mocha, new leather, milk chocolate, precious woods and creamy oak.
A powerful, rich, full and balanced whisky with aromas of pepper, sweet sherry, red apples, pears, banana, dried fruits (dates, plum, sultanas, figs), fresh nectarines, grains, pineapple, aniseed, subtle tannins, cinnamon, allspice, sweet cloves, forest honey, bitter orange marmalade, old tea, mocha, dry leaves, muesli, subtle sulphur tones, antique polish, hint of varnish, old books, leather, damp cellar, earthy tones, bitter chocolate and spicy oak.
A long and slightly drying finish with aromas of fresh plums, dried stone fruits, sweet backing spices, tannins, grapefruit peel, honey, licorice root, berries and creamy oak.
- Bitter & Sweet
Erik Molenaar of Kintra – who is currently hard at work at building his own distillery in Holland – bottled this blended malt end of last year. The youngest in the mix is 14 years old, but it is said to contain much older stuff, most of it sherry matured. Let us get to it.
Yes, on the nose, the sherry notes are immediately noticeable. Very round and creamy nose on all kinds of fruit, both white and yellow and candied. Think oranges and grapefruit. Bitter and sweet. Some struck match as well. Works like a charm.
On the palate, all elements of the nose return, but are supported by a big spiciness and some woodsmoke. Becomes surprisingly smoky even. A touch of rubber rears its head, just shy of becoming an off-note. Some coffee and chocolate shavings. Nice.
Fairly long, sweet and spicy finish.
There is nothing wrong with this. I admit to being a bit curious to the composition.