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Whisky Reviews for VAT 69 Blended Scotch Whisky
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.24 points
- Appearance: Deep gold.
Nose: Lemony, flowery, vanilla, apple, caramel. Sultana.
Palate: Sweet vanilla, light wood, tannin, pepper, butter, apple, lemon. Light. Fruity, sweet, flowery, with some spirit spikes as well.
Finish: Alcohol, pepper, tannins, light sweet vanilla.
With Water: Slightly milder but not much else.
Overall: A very flowery whisky. Fruity and sweet and not at all complex but tasty enough. With ice, and even more so in a highball, it becomes even more flowery and even perfumy. It might be a bit much but it works well enough. Generally close to Cutty Sark but maybe a bit fuller in body and flavor.
- 80, and that's a "blend mark".
This one baffled me, I'm not sure what to think.
This was a sample from karloff who's managed to lure me on to bourbon and rye. Not sure about aftershave though, but for the price I might get me a dual purpose bottle.
First of fresh and fruity. Very light and "yellow".
Then I get something I have a hard time describing, not found it in any whisky before.
Is it cardboard soaked in Tabac aftershave?
Because it's definitely masculine, with that "au de toilet" note. Not bad in any way.
I spent the summer of 1979 at a school in Hastings where my classmates guzzled down free sample bottles of Faberge Brut from the gas station across the street. 40 years on, is this my moment of regret for not trying it?
Oh yeah, to me that aftershave note is the first to arrive, and as I focus on it, it just grows.
I find it even more "soapy" on the pallate than on the nose, but strangely enough it's not unpleasant, just a bit weird.
No lenght to speak about, but some of the fruit emerge, it's sweet and a little smoky.
- This is a great blend. One of my favourites and I will always have a bottle of this on an optic in my whisky room.
A nice light fruit nose of honeydew melon, golden delicious apple, white grape. Also some floral notes and even soap.
Really light and smooth texture. For me the grain is very much in the background. Really nice fruit notes and a little smokiness mix well
The finish just leaves a nice light apple crumble with custard .
- I think this is really good value for what it is, sure it will not rock your world but you are certainly not get ripped off on the price.
- I have had some of the older bottles from years ago but never a new one.
I like it but would struggle to drink more than half a bottle :)
Good value this one.
Smells honeyed and fruity and then a blast of vanilla.
Smells really fresh.
Reminds me of the later White Horse bottlings, very simple profile and the grain is at the front of the palate and is the dominant part of the blend here.
Lemon, barley sugar, some honey, vanilla and a little apple
Longer than I was expecting with a pleasant sweetness.