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Scotch Universe Gravity C - 287° U.1.2' 1824.3"

Overall rating
83.30/100
votes
12
Category
Single Grain
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Sep 2016 12:01 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107,13

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Gravity C - 287° U.1.2' 1824.3"

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.30 points

  1. larswehmeier scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The label: The first number "287" tells me the number of months the whiskey spent in the barrel. So in this case 23 years and 11 months. The "U" stands for Unpeated, ie without smoke. The combination "1.2" describes the barrel and stands for an ex-bourbon barrel and the occupancy, so it was once before (Scottish) whiskey after the bourbon in barrel. So it was a re-fill barrel. The last number "1824.3" tells me the year of foundation and the first month of production of the distillery, ie March 1824. Since I have barely dealt with Grain Whiskey so far, my research for the possible distillery took quite a while. In the end, I only found one Grain Whiskey distillery in Scotland, founded in 1824, the Cameronbridge distillery in Windygates, Fife. My conclusion:
    Delicious, sweet drop. Works fine and light.
    • Nose
      Immediately very sweet. Icing. Sweet popcorn. Behind it some pastries. I can hardly make out fruity notes. Overall, light and pleasant in the nose.
    • Taste
      Mild and sweet but also warming. The popcorn is back. But also biscuits and vanilla. And then also some fruit, most likely apricot. Light mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      A slight bitterness sets in.
      Medium long and fruity.

  2. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Seems to be a Cameronbridge...

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A lovely, middle aged single grain whisky. Although pale in colour, it has well benefited from the casks. Full of vanilla sweetness, richness and depth without any alcohol harshness. Reminds me of liquid "Vanillekipferl", this tiny crescent-shaped biscuit made with almonds and dusted with icing sugar. Best to enjoy with a splash of water.

    I thank Michel Reick from Scotch Universe for the sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/single-grain-whiskies/
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with lingering notes of vanilla, biscuit and icing sugar. Blossom honey and caramel arrive, followed by yellow fruits, mainly apricots, gently dripped with rum, and a fresh whiff of lemons in the back.
    • Taste
      Deliciously sweet on the palate with vanilla, icing sugar and tropical fruits - apricots and mango. Nicely warming with spiced oak, white pepper and a slightly bitter touch of orange peel towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, fruity, creamy and warming with apricots, acacia honey, white pepper, and oak spice.

      WITH WATER: On the nose, water brings more vanilla, icing sugar and biscuit flavours to the fore while the fruitiness is tamed. Loads of sweet vanilla on the palate with apriots, pears, and notes of popcorn. Less warming with a tamed spiciness and no bitter notes towards the finish. The finish is medium long, creamy, soft and nicely sweet with biscuit, vanilla, apricots and blossom honey.

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