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Overall rating 30 votes 89.93
Category
Blend
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Retro Label
Added on
07 Dec 2015 1:08 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 150,00

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 249,00

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Tastingtags

6 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
24 Jul 2017 10:10 pm
aphex gave this whisky 89 points

Nose : A simple but fine sherry nose. Prune, gingerbread.

Mouth : Smooth. Spicy, fruity (raisins, prune) and sweet. Dark chocolate.

Finish : Medium, dry, some sweetness coming afterward.


A very fine blended whisky for sure. Tasty and easy drinkable with enough complexity. Good selection from Whisky-Fässle as often.

thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
18 May 2017 2:37 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

A hint of glue and pine sap, but also juicy red fruit. Cherry, strawberry. There's freshly squeezed orange juice too. A whiff of damp wood and mocha. Very elegant and well-integrated.

Taste

Caramel, cappuccino, fudge and milk chocolate. Quite creamy by the way, with bitter oranges. Also some light spices, bitter tea and cigar tobacco.

Finish

Long with a good chunk of coffee. Finally a whisper of wheatgrass.

Comments

Lovely, old and old-style sherry whisky. If you don't enjoy some bitter notes, than maybe stay away, otherwise this is a lovely whisky.

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P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Note
16 Nov 2016 11:39 am

Fine Blended Whisky 35 yo 1980/2015 (46.7%, Whisky-Fässle, sherry butt) Four stars and a half Some old single cask blended Scotch that may have been blended at birth. Colour: amber. Nose: really very nice, with some tobacco, autumn leaves, fig cake, and quite a lot of toffee, although the whole would remain rather elegant, and never ‘heavy’. I especially enjoy these whiffs of eucalyptus, pinesap, and pipe tobacco that are rising to your nostrils after just one minute. Mouth: really old-school sherry, with some old oloroso, a very dry polished oak, bags of old chestnuts, and even more pipe tobacco than before. Also some very black tea. Touches of molasses and orange syrup in the background. Finish: rather long, with ‘ideas’ of old hyper-sherried Macallans. Very high malt content for sure. The aftertaste is dry and almost bitter (artichoke liqueur) but all that works very well in this context. Comments: very excellent. Blends? Anytime… in this case. SGP:461 - 89 points.

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CST1986
Expert Junior CST1986 Tasting note
01 Nov 2016 5:19 pm
CST1986 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Very nice nose with a rich, sweet, warm and spicy Sherry influence. Cherries, dates, prunes, dark chocolate, mocca liqueur, cinnamon and a slight chilli catch somewhere in between. These aromas are nicely rounded by leather and old polished oak. Very rewarding and beautiful - quite complex and after a while it becomes even fruitier and lusher.

Taste

Punchy and fruity attack, but it quickly becomes drier and spicier and the sweetness is only a distant feeling in the background. The development is rich with tannins and wood spice. Some dry, reduced beef stock and just a slight hint of smoke. A prune sauce seasoned with sea salt, caraway seeds and aniseed that you might serve with pork belly. The sweetness returns just before swallowing: this time it might be the old grain speaking up with some creamy vanilla and dried apricot. Beautiful!

Finish

Medium long, with wood spice, warm vanilla, cherries, prunes and a distant note of coffee latte.

Comments

A very, very good, beautifully aged Blend with a lot of Sherry sweetness that's omnipresent but not overpowering. Sometimes I find it lacks a bit of definition and it's not an absolute stunner of a whisky, but it's still a great, great after dinner dram and definitely a bang for your buck whisky if you consider the price/age/quality ratio (it was sold for 150 bucks).

hettrum
Expert Senior hettrum Review note
13 Jun 2016 5:37 pm
hettrum gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
84
Presentation
91
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magic_slim
Connoisseur magic_slim Tasting note
22 Dec 2015 9:16 pm
magic_slim gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Sweet with notes of stewed prunes and sherry at first nosing. Smells like plum in Madeira chocolate covered marzipan. No, it smells like the perfect Christmas fruitcake with cherry brandy and marzipan. Or is it a fruit mince pie for Christmas? An excellent nose.

Taste

Slightly sweet at first mouthfeel. Becomes very spicy, which is no surprise after 35 years maturation in oak. Tastes like curried fruit chutney - Mrs Balls Hot Chutney. Tastes better and better, if you continue to sip. Lovely.

Finish

Medium long and warming.

Comments

Excellent whisky - recommended

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