Scotch Universe Single Velocity of Light - 70° U.1.1' 1824.2"

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Scotch Universe (SU)
1st Fill American Bourbon Barrel
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Sep 2016 12:01 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.90

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Single Velocity of Light - 70° U.1.1' 1824.2"

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.18 points

  1. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Simple, sweet, summery entry-level malt
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, slightly alcoholic spiciness, caramel, light fruits (apple / pear), a little honey
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, some vanilla, some light fruit
    • Finish
      83 83
      fruity, sweet, somewhat tart, quite short

  2. larswehmeier scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The label: The first number "70" tells me the number of months the whisky spent in the barrel. So in this case 5 years and 10 months. The "U" stands for Unpeated, ie without smoke. The combination "1.1" describes the barrel and stands for an ex-Bourbon barrel and the occupancy, so a first-fill after the Bourbon. The last figure "1824.2" tells me the year of foundation and the first month of production of the distillery, ie February 1824.
    This time is really hard, because 1824 seems to have been a rather busy year in the Speyside, there were founded 5 distilleries: Balmenach, Cardhu, Macallan, Miltonduff and Mortlach. Due to the price I would exclude Macallan and Mortlach, but I can not limit it unfortunately.
    My conclusion:
    A pleasant beginner's coloring. Uncomplicated. Compared to the other Scotch Universe bottlings I've tasted so far but the weakest so far.
    • Nose
      Battery and sweet - has something of biscuits. Becomes a bit milder and spicy over time. Not very complex but surprisingly strong in the impression. Would have expected such a young Speysider fresher and milder.
    • Taste
      At first it is similar to sweet and biscuitous as the nose, but then on the palate and posterior tongue more tart than the nose. A lot of oak.
    • Finish
      Rather short. Something metallic.

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Nice sweet, but somewhat one-dimensional and alcoholic. At least 73 points.
    • Nose
      Sweet it pours into the nose. Vanilla and alcohol. Caramel. Honey melon could be made out. Fresh, sparkling and sweet. The alcohol cools the nose, it reminds of eucalyptus. A trace to alcoholic for my taste.
    • Taste
      Sweet, alcoholic tingling and strong. Vanilla again, very strong on the palate. The alcohol is clearly there, but he brings out the sweetness. The Nachschmecken is slightly sweetish, a bit bitter (oak flavors are not there).
    • Finish
      Short to medium. There is still some sweetness on the palate, but it generally fades quickly.

  4. Segens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Continuation of the blind tasting second of 24 drams. It reminds me on Imperial! The dram is not too complex I do not believe in and old dram <15 years & 54% alcohol. Nevertheless I liked this dram even if it is no real blast..Ok I didn't expect it to be that young but at least on alcohol I was not far away :-)
    • Nose
      honey & grapes and some herbal influence. The alcohol is tickling the nose a bit too much
    • Taste
      honey, & grapes again. Alcohol now much better carrying the fruitiness (a bit like white wine)
    • Finish
      Not too complex but very reasonable and I enjoyed it

  5. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    I say, that's a young thing again. I'm pretty sure I've had it in the glass before. In the empty glass extremely bread.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    OK, I did not know that yet. Had first thought of the three-year Wolfburn handcrafted, who was then in direct comparison, however, better.
    • Nose
      Lots of fruit, yellow, and a hint of sulfur immediately. Crystals to apples with some grain, towards silo. Sulfur is accompanied by a little caramel. Although fuller and sweeter, but remains balanced by the basic character ago. It warms increasingly sour, the grain notes take over. A white wine note is added, the intensity partly almost unpleasant, sweetness and fruit are only in the background.
    • Taste
      The taste is now much sweeter, but from the beginning also interspersed with tart notes. A metallic approach pulls over. The start is not too strong, a sprightly touch is still noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish does not last too long, he is clearly dominated by tart, a sweet, slightly bready occupancy remains the longest in the mouth.


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