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Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
McNeill's Choice (MNC)
Bottling serie
Experiment #013
Bottled
1. Quartal 2017
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Saussignac Finish
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Apr 2017 8:02 am by jose
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.90

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Whisky Reviews for McNeill's Prototype 05-year-old MNC

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  Hey, what is this?  A prototype whisky?  I think the marketing people go completely crazy now ... and what is next - maybe a mockup whisky?  Okay, let us try it.

    The colour is pale gold and the texture shows fast legs and some fat tears.  The nose is that of a typical young Lagavulin - not more, not less.  I do not smell a lot of the saussignac finish.  The mouthfeel is warming and coating and again typical Lagavulinish.  Same with the taste:  fat peated barley sugars on firm wooden flavours - all okayish.  The finish is long as usual with Lagavulin and enjoyable.  Water turns the dram smoother and more easy to sip but I like the power of the neat beast more.

    To be honest, this is a standard young Lagavulin that (maybe) spent a couple of days in a German Saussignac cask - but if it is a "real" prototype it should no go to serial production.  Just bottle the Lagavulin as it is or even better:  let it mature for some more years...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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