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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Vintage
1985
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
American Barrel
Casknumber
1066
Number of bottles
159
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2009 9:13 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 261.98

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8 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Breath of the Highlands 1985 AD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      initially with slightly woody and herbaceous notes, light fruit and hints of vanilla.
      * with a little water it appears more aromatic and fruity, the vanilla note strengthens a little, overall it makes a coherent and pleasant first impression.
    • Taste
      85 85
      with a light start, somewhat tingly and burning, spicy trace, light oak notes. A touch of barrel and coffee, sweet and tart, spicy.
      * with a little water: soft and aromatic, sweet-tart-sweet, slightly fruity and spicy, wood notes, hint of barrel / coffee.
    • Finish
      84 84
      slightly bitter and astringent with delicate bitter oak notes and slightly drying.
      * with a little water:
      slightly tart, delicate oak notes, hints of fruity and soft fades.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 159 bottles from cask 1066

    We are sworn to secrecy about which distillery this has come from, but it is a classic Highland, and has spent 22 years in an American barrel, giving it a pale polished mahogany colour, and large, pearl-like beads. As you would expect from American oak there are traces of coconut (’creamy coconut fudge’), and some planed oakwood; a waft of hair lacquer, and a fruity complex which included nectarines or cherries. With water, the wood-notes become more herbal/spicy – Garam Massala, allspice, white pepper – and also a ‘herbal shampoo’ scent. Later an intriguing scent of ‘fermenting fruit salad’ . The taste is reminiscent of tablet, with some coconut or whin flowers; dry overall, but not tannic; a long finish with chocolate in the aftertaste. It changes all the time and rewards study!

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