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Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
6
Category
Blend
Bottler
White Horse Distillers (WHD)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
XZ 4503357
Barcode
5000265001014
Bottled for
Montenegro S.p.a. - Zola Pedrosa (BO)
Added on
01 May 2017 6:53 pm by Max70

Average value

€ 11.00

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Whisky Reviews for White Horse Fine Old Scotch Whisky

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Ballsy
    I just tried a 1970s bottling from this legendary blend, which was very old school and lovely. Luckily, I have another bottle, albeit from a later decade. Let’s find out if this White Horse from the 1980s is equally pleasant. It is bottled at a lower strength and much brighter in color though.

    Well, I have to admit that this nose if even better than that of the 1970s White Horse. Brighter, if you know what I mean. Still very old school, mind you. More oranges, honey and vanilla and a little less smoke (less Lagavulin?), but also white fruit and peach. A bit like an orange liqueur, but ballsy. The second whiff adds Italian coffee with chocolate shavings. While the heart, the essence of this White Horse is very similar to the older release, the experience is quite different. This one has more a character of its own that is softer and sweeter. And absolutely delicious.

    Good body, almost creamy and very sweet from the start. Orange juice, peach and toffee. The second sip adds spices. Ah, and there is the peat! Lovely. In fact, the Lagavulin is almost recognizable. What a great development!

    The finish is long. The finish is sweet and smoky. The finish is an absolute pleasure.

    What a feast! White Horse… if you see an older release (and they are often quite affordable), pick on up!

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Special whiskey. Seems initially limited, but give it time: Then there are considerably more aromas and tastes separate from coffee and chocolate.
    • Nose
      Fruity, apples, full smell, peach. Also some earthy tones. Orange now too, and sweet: honey and vanilla. Also a slight touch of rubber.
      Later then more sherry tones come through, coffee / cappuccino, chocolate.
    • Taste
      Soft, creamy, sweet, honey. Initially a bit flat. Light orange and peach. Over time, a lot more comes through, coffee and toffee.
    • Finish
      Very lightly stimulating, wood tones, peach, honey. Seems initially a bit short but then becomes longer. Somewhat bitter, coffee.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2005]  I had this dram during a FoSM tasting.  I bought bottle no. 8603583 XR for 9,50 Euro in September, 2005.  It was bottled around 1991 (70cl bottle imported from Germany with old post code numbers).In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no notes.

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