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Overall rating
85.38/100
votes
10
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
James Catto & Co. Ltd. (JC&C)
Bottling serie
Scottish Highland Whisky
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Dateo Import S.A.S. - Milano
Added on
11 Mar 2017 10:29 pm by LF96

Average value

€ 30,00

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Whisky Reviews for Catto Rare Old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/bottle-polishing-3-by-3-part-1/

    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. What a waste.Not scored

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