Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
J & W Hardie Ltd. (J&WH)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 mar 2017 7:37 am by Psychos

Average value

€ 28.36

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Whisky reviews for The Antiquary 12-year-old

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.82 points.

  1. Danny1968 scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    This Scottish blended whiskey has a peated aroma and the taste is malty and citrus. The finish is soft and spicy.

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  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Antiquary 12. Consumed Oct 2020. Aroma has some dodgy casks up front. Musty old oak and a hint of sulphur perhaps. Otherwise clean airy vanilla ice cream grain. Vodka and vanilla with a touch of perfume later on. Body is good, oily. Taste is oak-forward, cleaner than aroma, nice weight, a little spice to it. Extremely easy and refined. Simple and straight-forward favouring drinkability and cleanness of character over complexity and interest. The sort of dram to ease into an evening next to a fire, preparing my palate for the better stuff while still getting some nice vibes. Later on the aroma settles into something akin to dragonfruit. The oily body is perhaps the best aspect. It's a good blend.

  4. GJR scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Nice balanced, soft, easy and sweet blend on a low abv.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      60 60

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malt, citrus notes, glue, stone flour, smoke removed, some pipe tobacco, some honey, tender apple
    • Taste
      sweet nut flour, lemon drops, tree sap, freshly sliced better, ginger, licorice, bittersweet - quite smooth - but here and there the alcohol is tickling more clearly in the mouth. At first it looks rather thin - but becomes more intense on the palate

      Bissl shines through the grain
    • Finish
      clearly lemon, nuts, honey, bitter - inharmonic, not tasty - drinkable yes, pleasure no

  7. jankes scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73


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