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Overaged Malt Whisky Distilled in Scotland MCo

Overall rating
88.45/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB87991
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Michel Couvreur (MCo)
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L.2016002
Added on
17 oct 2016 1:16 pm by drambo.de
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 99.00

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36 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Overaged Malt Whisky Distilled in Scotland MCo

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.45 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An excellent whiskey of those you can still pay. He wins against his competitors in the similar price segment. I like it very much for a whiskey, where you do not have to loot the piggy bank. 89 points.
    PS: upgraded to 90 - he just thrills me again and again!
    • Nose
      A complex aroma in the nose. Dark fruits (plums, raisins, berries) are there, a pleasant sweetness is there and herbs are there. I perceive that first. Not always, but sometimes (on some days) I hear a light smoke. This light smoke gives the whiskey something greasy. He is very tender, even a steak on the same day is enough to get used to the nose so grilling aromas that I no longer notice it in the whiskey. Caramel and vanilla join, with some time the fruit flavors and sweetness become stronger.
    • Taste
      Full and quite sparkling, but not unpleasant. From the fruits wins the plum on the palate, the smoke is palpable on the palate, as in the nose - prunes in bacon! This sweet-fruity-smoky experience is accompanied by a spicy herbal note, which is especially enhanced with the swallowing. With a little water, the whole becomes softer and juicier and less spicy.
    • Finish
      Herbs and bacon plum remain less sweet on the finish. In the mouth, the taste remains quite long, in the throat it warms medium long.

  2. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great whiskey.
    I've had the pleasure of trying a couple of cask strength Overageds. I have never been disappointed. This one is one of the dirtier ones. Very cool.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Dark amber

      Nose:
      Runs nice and oily into the glass. Already awesome.
      The first thing that comes towards me is this bitter leather note. Like a worn leather jacket. This is followed by initial pipe tobacco smoke. Nice and discreet from the background. Dried herbs and some filth. Today has a bit of engine oil and workshop. Rusty iron and curled liquorice.
      With a little time in the glass, blackberries, dark chocolate and lovage are added. Dried plums and dark gravy with cherries inside. Very cool smell. The alcohol cools the nose nice and discreet.
    • Taste
      Oily, spicy start. Slight chilli heat. Then the flavors just roll over your tongue. Liqueur-like forest berry taste. Dirty, spicy Mon Chéri. Herbal oil and again the tart leather as an opposite pole. This fine pipe smoke is also at the start again. The colleague offers a nice interplay between sweet and spicy. With the second sip I also find a dry, bitter note of wood. I also mean tasting the thick, dark gravy with cherries. Splendid
    • Finish
      Long. First dry and with lots of herbs. Then the colleague becomes cuter and sweeter. The longer it has an effect, the older and more sedate it seems. At the very end, the aromatic pipe smoke with a cherry flavor sticks to the cheeks.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat perplexed, I start my conclusion ... The drop in the glass was, as one literally says, neither fish nor meat. In my opinion, this malt does not really know what he wants. On the one hand, the dominant sherry aromas such as dried raisins, peach, leather, tobacco and roasted aromas on the other hand, this malt is creamy, rancid, oily and mild. I miss some way the unique character and maybe it is because of the partially applied acting flavors. Overaged? Yeah ... This malt is not bad for heaven's sake, but somehow I miss the power and power here. The overall picture of this bottling is round and coherent, but also a little characterless. Easy-drinking and well-intentioned 88 points.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Röstaromen and sweet raisins rise powerfully from the glass, immediately a subtle note of sulfur comes to light. Slowly, luckily, only slight sulfur aromas disappear and dried dates and raisins come into their own. While I watch the thick and tough streaks on the glass wall, a subtle smoky note rises. The nose becomes oily and greasier at the same time, creamy, a fine fragrance of exuberant bacon spreads. Peach and a hint of tobacco mix with an intensifying leather note. Sweetness plays with seasoning, a pinch of meadow herbs spreads over the leather-fruit mixture. In the background is a barely perceptible note of fresh peppermint oil.
    • Taste
      Spicy wood tones and dark fruits dominate the first impression. Velvety and smooth, the malt flows through the throat before setting itself a subtle sharpness. The second sip is dominated by rising sulfur flavor, the spicy meadow herbs return and creamy dark fruit flavors over the tongue. Again sharpness rises from the dull fruit and wood notes, black pepper spreads powerfully over the tongue and lets pearls dance on the tongue. Subtle meringue and oily aroma is distributed after the fading of the sharpness in the palate, rancid butter and old walnuts result in a relatively "greasy" and oily overall picture. The dried raisins and peaches return, slightly tart wood tones exude their pleasant aroma.
    • Finish
      The slightly rancid aromas on the palate are oily and creamy. A touch of rotten wood pulls through the mouth, spice mixes with oily fruit flavors to a velvety and dark note. Herbs and leather mix, slightly fermented berries and a musty note make a strange mixture. The unusual aromas are creamy and leave behind a slight burning sensation combined with a cozy warmth on the tongue. Rancid, the buttery and creamy aromas rest for an eternity in the entire mouth.

  4. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING

    N: wood smoke, pork rind, chestnuts, cowshed, some red fruit. Then again sour-musty. Burnt cowshed dominates the nose
    G: At the beginning, creamy sweet and really very voluminous and strong, then comes the smoke followed by creamy fruitiness. Unfortunately he is a bit spicy.
    A: wood, smoke, muff, tongue remains earthy-kräutrig occupied, well ...

    Tip: Peated Bunna or Port Charlotte. Vll also n Ledaig. I had cowshed more often. Interesting in any case. Exotic flavors and polarizing whiskeys are mine. This is already borderline for me

  7. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Well done Michel Couvreur, another great bottling, rich and full bodied.Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, ripe orange (some orange tea), hints of smoke, flitstone, red fruits (sweet cherrys and some strawberrys).
    • Taste
      Sherry, ripe orange (some orange tea), smoke (almost Springbankish), hazelnuts, leather, gentle vanilla tobacco, red fruits (sweet cherrys and some strawberrys).
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Sherry, red sweet fruity oak and hints of smoke.

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