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Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
8
Category
Blend
Bottler
The Blended Whisky Company (BlWC)
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
50 years old
Number of bottles
768
Strength
45.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Oct 2016 2:03 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 694.22

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Whisky Reviews for The Half-Century Blend 50-year-old BlWC

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. talyn256 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Not as dark as you might expect for the age. Very viscous – thick beads and long legs.

    Overall: absolutely delicious. Very easy to drink (I found it needs no water) with a lot of classy whisky notes and plenty of character left after such an extended maturation. A tumbler of this in a wingback chair by an open fire and you’d be left wanting for nothing.
    • Nose
      Fruity and resinous. Apple blossom, brandied cherries, crème anglaise. Very clean, like fresh laundry, but with a spirity marker pen edge. As it opens up, there’s a little milk chocolate, sultanas, allspice, and fragrant wood resin.
    • Taste
      Beautiful soft delivery with a promise of pepper that never quite stands up to the velvety oak. Yes, the decades in the cask has certainly left this feeling oaky but certainly not woody or tired. There’s sweet satsuma, malty toffee, fiery gingerbread, warm strudel and viscous ice cream.
    • Finish
      It just goes on… Warm, chewy oak with toasted coconut flakes and vanilla cream. Twenty minutes later and I can still taste it.

  2. Sonett scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    No need to write a tasting note Talyn256 below is spot on
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

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