Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
James Catto & Co. Ltd. (JC&C)
Bottling serie
Scottish Highland Whisky
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
De Luxe Quality
Bottled for
Dateo Import S.A.S. - Milano
it Italy
Added on
11 mar 2017 10:29 pm by LF96

Average value

€ 173.57

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15 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Catto Rare Old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.54 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, honeyed and full of lemon sherbet sweetness but the honey is the main ingredient.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Max70 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur


    This bottle isn’t in  great shape. The level is very low, the cork is saturated and there’s some kind of dry rot/scum around it and all under the significantly heavy lead seal. For £10 however, I deemed it worth the punt. The label states the abv and bottle size in three different formats. So, 26 2/3 fluid ounces=75cl=4/5th quart. As for the alcohol strength: 75 British proof=86 American proof=43 Gay Lussac. Lussac was the French chemist & physicist who [along with Alexander Von Humboldt], made the discovery that water is made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen! His studies of alcohol-water mixtures led to the creation of degrees Gay-Lussac, used in certain countries to measure strength of alcoholic drinks.

    The back label also credits the distilleries involved in this blend to be: Knockando, [what looks like] Strathmill and Glen Spey.

    N: Initially nothing but a hazy boozy smell like an unfinished dram that has been left overnight. Really, nada. To the colour then: Darkish old gold with shades of orange-y browny-green.
    T: Oh dear - nothing terrible, simply err,.. nothing. Eventually there are faint signs of life with some semblance of a mouthfeel wrapped around mild caramel & marshmallow candy, some grassy/heathery oat biscuit notes, sugar icing, liquorice=aniseed and dry sprouted barleycorns picked off the maltings floor. That’s pretty much it. A little peppery on the turn.
    F: Nada but the remnants of light barley and the ghost of heathery peat.
    C: This one simply died inside, but with signs that this may have been a fine blend in its day. Too bad.

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