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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
84743
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottled
2016
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butts & Refill Hogsheads
Number of bottles
630
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
832889008422
Bottled for
K&L Wine Merchants
Added on
15 Jul 2016 11:32 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 179.99

31 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for 5th and Harrison NAS CB

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

  1. AgentMunky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      7/8.5 A bit rough, but with water the luxurious spices opens up.
    • Taste
      80 80
      8/8 Strong fire, spice, distant engine oil.
    • Finish
      80 80
      6/8 Lingering spicecake. Perfect fireside whisky.

  2. DrBardamu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    peat reek, smoke, stewed fruits, sugarcane, like a peated version of This Is Not A Luxury Whisky (also crazy expensive), really spicy and a bit waxy. not bad, just too expensive, get the Flaming Heart instead

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Funny... collectors paying GBP 600 for this slightly above average whisky. Quality-wise, this is a USD$125 whisky. Give me a Talisker 18 or HP 18 ANYTIME! Hell, Talisker 10 would do. The nose is quite closed, slightly more spicy than needed, the austerity of the caol ila overpowers the softer glen ord, there is some bitterness (too much oak?) to the finish. 

  6. rdavek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a well constructed dram, and I use that word deliberately.  The Caol Ila takes the lead but soon gives way to the Glen Ord in the mid-palate and finish. Nice complexity on the nose, but the much more simple and sweet Glen Ord drowns out any complexity from the Caol Ila on the palate, and the whole is a rather straightforward albeit VERY drinkable whisky.  I'm glad I got one bottle, and if this were priced in the $100 range I'd have stocked up. At nearly $200 it doesn't warrant a second bottle.

  7. Ancient scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This Limited Edition made exclusively for for K&L Wine Merchants consists of:

    76% XX yo first fill Sherry Glen Ord and 

    24% XX yo refill Hogshead Caol Ila

    After being blended, they lived together for another year in the cask before bottling, making the whisky’s XX and XX yo respectively.

    It sold for $179.99 a bottle, and was completely sold out in less than a week!

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