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Scotch Universe Pegasus I - 78° P.7.1' 1972.5'' TS

Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
45
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2016
Casktype
1st Fill Port Wine Barrique
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Sep 2016 11:44 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 76.57

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Pegasus I - 78° P.7.1' 1972.5'' TS

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting : Certainly one of the most interesting / unusual whiskeys I've tasted. To compare him in his quality with the others is hard for me, because he is really different. Bad he is by no means! I try it with 85 points. Good, but for enthusiasm I would have to know him longer and get to know slowly, which unfortunately is not possible with a sample.
    • Nose
      What's that? Smoke? Yes, yes. But an untypical smoke. It is a warm smoke, which I would almost call fruity. That's how I've never smelled smoke. Grapefruit and orange are clearly in the nose, it comes an association of cider. Something musty is added to it, which - as cruel as it sounds - reminds me of rumen, or cow dung, depending on how you would like to put it. But I can not help but find this combination fascinating. A strange, crazy barrel experiment ???
    • Taste
      Intense and powerful, it fills the whole mouth with extreme fruitiness. Grapefruit, tangerines, limes, maybe a few sweeter fruits. This together with the soft smoke that is barely perceptible in the mouth and only becomes stronger after some time (and with each sip more), make the whiskey in the mouth now enormously exciting. Herbs are added. Again, I have cider in my head, now reinforced by the bitter herbs, which match the grapefruit incomparably.
    • Finish
      Slight bitterness and grapefruit remain. Pretty long finish that gets spicier. At the end, this spicy herb bittersweet with grapefruit. Bitterlemon has a similar, albeit much shorter, finish.

  2. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    He had such a few attempts with me now. That does not fit together somehow. As if too much port "fell" into the barrel. But he can not cover up the youth enough. Smoke, port and a fantasy name unfortunately do not make a good (blended) malt.

  3. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  5. Lumpowitz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Burnt caramel, light fruit gum, vinous notes, vanilla. Stressed fruity with subtle spices. A tiny trace of smoke occasionally appears. Wonderfully harmonious.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, fruity-sweet with light berries, then increased in spices and cocoa. Full, tolerates water.
    • Finish
      Drying. A mix of fruity and bitter notes, again with cocoa. Pretty long finish.

  6. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Let's put it this way, I have drunk much more complex malts in my life, but who is on the fruity port wine side, is not even so wrong here. Of course, the whisky can not deny a certain metallic sharpness in his younger years, but who looks over here or knows where the water can stands, can certainly find some positive input here. The Whisky reminds me a bit of my self-matured young Portwhiskys. I think anyway that smoke and port always fits together well - you can do almost nothing wrong!

  7. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The label: The first number "78" tells me the number of months the whiskey spent in the barrel. So in this case 6 years and 6 months. The "P" stands for Peated. The combination "7.1" describes the barrel and stands for an ex-port wine barrel and the occupancy, so a first-fill after the port. The last number "1972.5" tells me the founding year and the first month of production of the distillery so May 1972. The addition "TS" behind it stands for Teaspoon, so it is a blend, which is actually a single malt, the only a tiny amount - one teaspoon full - was added to another whiskey.

    There is only one 1972 distillery in the Islands and that is Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. This is (once again) one of their great smoky bottlings under the name LEDAIG.

    The conclusion:
    Very strong whiskey with intense aromas and high alcohol content that definitely challenges. My prey scheme meets pretty well!
    • Nose
      Strong start. The 58% are doing well. The smoke comes at first pretty dirty and smells leathery and earthy. He does, however, make a nice combination with different red fruits. This brings out a slightly sourish note that reminds me of wine and tobacco. The longer he is in the glass the sweeter and fruity he becomes.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel. Much smoke and fruitiness, but I can not believe or name. Shows the late sweetness of the nose clearly on the tongue. But the vain notes are back, especially on the palate, it is quite dry.
    • Finish
      Very long. With oak and a hint of bitterness that evokes an association with strong black espresso

  8. Koalafant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Notes from 29.08.2017 => 86/100

    Quite complex in the nose, somewhat one-dimensional on the palate, but overall assertive and pleasing / tasty.
    • Nose
      Ethereal, pungent smoke with a strong onset. With blackberries, raspberries and orange marmalade.
    • Taste
      Also strong and smoky with a clear herbal note and some fruity notes in the background. Right alcoholic.
    • Finish
      Long and warming; slightly bitter ... dark chocolate and coffee notes remain until the bitter end.

  9. Paulsenheimer scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Truco63 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    great malt, pleasant smoke with fruit,

    Blind tasting of a sample from the Whiskey Advent Calendar 2016 by Marco Bonn
    • Nose
      warm pleasant smoke, very slightly phenolic, slightly sherry, slightly sweetish / creamy
    • Taste
      intense, lots of alcohol, biting, light and dark fruity, sherry, full-bodied,
      With water more pleasant, not so alcoholic, the aromas are better, light sweetness and fruit are better
    • Finish
      warm, pleasant smoke, fruit, dry at the end, very little wood

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