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Scotch Universe Pollux I - 97° U.2.2' 1967.2"

Overall rating
86.30/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jan 2017 12:37 pm by incub
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.88

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Pollux I - 97° U.2.2' 1967.2"

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.30 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It does not always have to be the darkest first fill sherry whisky. Meets exactly my taste for a nice Schlabberwhisky. Of course, there are still more complex and sophisticated whiskys.
    • Nose
      Nice, a great Sherrynase, a little nut, some chocolate and everything combined with a light fruitiness, just as I like it, the whole despite 59% and still quite young 8 years not alcoholic acting in the background, the leaves of freshly picked strawberries , the fruit is also rather in the light red direction, instead of the usual heavy dark fruits, a touch of old leather jacket I still find, but very discreet
    • Taste
      creamy, oily, very fruity, raspberry, sweet cherry, chocolate (bittersweet), lumumba, espresso, a hint of licorice, roasted aromas, roasted nuts, an interplay of aromas, despite the cask strength even without water to drink well, possibly very slightly alcoholic
    • Finish
      in the back then the oak beats a bit, becoming bitter, but still nutty and chocolaty, hazel nut, the nut will last the longest, could be a bit longer.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Typical Glenallachie. Clearly young but it works really nicely with this type of cask.
    • Nose
      Wehrter's caramel, grape, peach and apple.
    • Taste
      Caramel, apple, hazelnut, grape, fig and grass. Water adds pistache and a tad of wood.
    • Finish
      Roasted hazelnut, caramel and grape.

  3. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      In the foreground a heavy sweetness with burned caramel and block malt, accompanied by typical herbal notes of Oloroso. Chocolate sauce. Behind it sour fruits. Gooseberries. Currants. Oranges. Already clear hints of oak flavors. The alcohol is well integrated, the Malt looks older than he is.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Again sour fruits, especially gooseberries and currants. This is accompanied by a nice sweetness with marzipan. Grape-Nut chocolate. Get spiced up in the back. Ginger. Oak spice.
    • Finish
      Medium. Dried and sulphured fruits. Chocolate. Ginger. Some pepper. Walnuts. Drying with a lot of oak.

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

    A powerful dram with a pleasant nose and delicate palate. Although
    almost 60% abv, the alcohol makes it not too sharp and the oloroso cask
    has already mellowed enough. However, not the heavy sherry flavours but
    the filigree red fruity notes, toffee, almonds and oak spice dominate
    here. More complex especially on the palate when diluted. I thank Michel Reick from Scotch Universe for the sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/unknown-distillery/
    • Nose
      Rich and intense on the nose with a sweetness reminding me of molasses.
      Fruity with red fruits, strawberries and red currant in particular.
      Notes of dark chocolate arrive, lingering with hints of almonds and
      tender oak spice in the background. The alcohol is present but
      relatively well integrated and
      not pungent.
    • Taste
      An intense and dry start on the palate. Then sweetness arrives with
      barley sugar, toffee and raisins, followed by milk chocolate, sherry and
      warming spices of white pepper and tender oak. Caramelised ginger and
      tobacco leaves towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm, slightly peppery and dry with oak and nutmeg.

      With water: More fruits but less sweetness on the
      nose with a splash of water. Surprisingly, the alcohol is more present
      now, supported by prickling oak. Intense, yet vibrant on the palate with
      prickling oak, cracked black pepper, even chili. Multi-layered and very
      warming with a tamed fruity sweetness. The finish still shows medium
      length. Warming and less dry with sweet barley sugar and oak spice.

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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