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Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
11
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Lost Drams Collection
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
23885
Number of bottles
146
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Sep 2016 5:15 pm by Dave-V&M
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 158,50

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11 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caledonian 1987 V&M

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sweet & Sour

    Never heard of Valinch & Mallet? Not to worry, they have not been active on the whisky market for long. The company is run by two Italians, Davide Romano and Fabio Ermoli, with a preference for single cask whisky (but also rum) and they have a couple of nice releases out there, both single malt and single grain. I will try their Caledonian 1987. It is a Lowland single grain you do not see often. The distillery closed its doors in 1988.

    The nose is sweet and sour on yellow fruit and green herbs. Some toasted oak and white fruit, including coconut, precede vanilla, ginger and varnish. It certainly is not as candy-like as I would expect and that is a plus. It makes for an interesting nose indeed.

    It is wonderfully creamy on the palate and quite fruity. Next to some white fruit, I also get hints of exotic fruit. Thnk pineapple and even some mango. The typical bourbonny notes are prevalent, but still. It also sports a hint of menthol. Quite pleasing as grains go.

    The finish is fairly long, with a sweet start and a sour death.

    This is a very good, but mostly very interesting grain whisky. Not cheap, though, but then again what whisky from a closed distillery is nowadays? And let’s not forget that this matured for almost three decades. If grain is your thing, then this is your dram.

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I really like grain whisky especially when it's really old and layered, or with special casks for that extra dimension. This one is a good and tasty dram, but misses that extra old stuff or something different.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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