The Antiquary De Luxe - Old Scotch Whisky

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J & W Hardie Ltd. (J&WH)
40.0 % Vol.
757 ml
70 Proof - "De Luxe" on neck label - "Old Scotch Whisky" on front label
Added on
02 jan 2016 5:41 pm by RoyalScotsman

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€ 282.24

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Whisky reviews for The Antiquary De Luxe - Old Scotch Whisky

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.33 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    Even for usual old blends this is light.

    I cannot decide

    I have an older full bottle of this also, too light for me hence the score but I will review again soon.

    My expectations were high with this one so disappointed.
    • Nose
      Elegant, floral, wine gums, caramel, biscuit, pastries, a little orange, flapjack, you can smell the grain in this.

      Smells quite light.
    • Taste
      Very , very creamy. but light with it, putty, nutty, almond, vanilla with a little sherbet fizz
    • Finish
      Not too long and becoming a little bitter an dry.

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  3. sengaia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is great, although it took a good while after opening the bottle before it got there. The nose is light, with flowers, old books, vanilla and a little peat. Somehow the nose pulls you in, the longer you nose it, the better it gets.

    The palate is surprisingly much peatier than the nose, adding a peppermint/menthol side too. Then it goes into this “old Islay” direction which one cannot find in modern bottlings. I would take this over many a modern single malt.

    This is well worth seeking out, but there seem to be many batches and variations of it so there are no guarantees. My bottle carries the label exactly as shown but has “Marca Registrada” at the bottom, so it seems to be a Spanish market bottling.


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