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John E. McPherson & Sons Ltd. (JEMS)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Importato da D. & C. Bologna
Bottle code
Added on
11 Mar 2017 6:52 pm by SirIslay

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Whisky Reviews for Cluny 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.75 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tonight it is finally time for a blend H2H 1930`s -  1980`s. I have been planning to do something like this for some time and the opening of the a Huntly Blend  from the 1940's is perfect timing.  

    In order of when the were bottled (approximately), the contenders are  






    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/76920/house-of-lords-the-original https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/70961/ambassador-25-year-old https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/93596/cluny-12-year-old https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/93095/highland-nectar-12-year-old-tda https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/54235/the-spey-cast-12-year-old-jg  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/81597/scotia-royale-12-year-old    

    The white Horse 1939 is more full bodied than I remember but also has more bitterness on first tasting but as you get going it gets sweeter, a nice aperitif. There could be in theory whiskies from the 1920's in this bottle, certainly the early 1930`s so the oldest whisky I have tried.   

    This Huntley from 1947 is a heavier sherried whisky then the White Horse, much more full bodied and has a little woody bitterness but there is a lot going on, I love it, it has a nice malty finish to it with some spices and fruit gums thrown into the mix.  

    The Gilbey`s is different by some margin, quite a lot going on and is sweet, even for blends it is an experience.  

    So far Huntly by some distance then Gilbey's then White Horse.  

    The Grant's Old Procurable is pretty awful stuff bringing up the rear at the moment.  

    The black & white is decent but the House of Lords Original is awful, when I had a full bottle I thought it was lovely, the bottle this sample has come from must have been stored in sunlight.  

    Half time round up  

    1 - Huntly 1947  

    2 - Gilbey's  

    3 - White Horse 1939  

    4 - Black & White 1965  

    5  - Grants Old Procurable  

    6 - House Of Lords Original ( Bad sample)    

    The Ambassador 25, was the one I was looking forward to the most, thankfully it is decent but not as good as I was hoping. Trying the 12 year Cluny I will need to re taste the Huntly as it was that good. Tried the Huntly again, it is very close, the Huntley has a slightly better palate but the Cluny has the better nose.   


    1 - Huntly 1947   

    2 - Cluny 12 year  

    3 - Gilbey's   

    4 - White Horse 1939   

    5 - Ambassador 25  

    6 - Spey Cast 12 year  

    7 - Black & White 1965  

    8 - Highland Nectar   

    9 - Scotia Royal 12 year  

    10  - Grants Old Procurable   

    11 - House Of Lords Original ( Bad sample) 

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is really good stuff, appetising.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very good old blend, I really like and much better than other Cluny I have had.
    • Nose
      This has what I call a characterful nose, caramel, fruit, blackberry, warm pastry, hint of  spice and a little toffee.

      A very nice nose
    • Taste
      Nice sherry, quite a lot of peat, toffee, salted caramel, actually it is just salty, like salted popcorn so in a nice way. The sherry mixes nicely with the peat and there is a lot of fruit, blackcurrant, ripe sultanas.
    • Finish
      Long, warming and nicely sweet.


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