Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Stated Age
16 years old
Marsala Hogshead Finish
MoS 17024
Number of bottles
46.5 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
28 May 2017 8:37 am by Sidney87
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.90

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Heaven Hill 2001 MoS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.76 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  From time to time I try a bourbon whiskey simply to check if my taste has changed (so far I did not like bourbon as it is somehow too one-dimensional and oak-driven to me).  This one got a Marsala cask finish which at least sounds quite interesting.

    To be honest, my taste did not change and still I do not like these full oak-driven bourbon style whiskies/whiskeys...  Too bad that many Scottish distilleries have to go for this profile too (simply out of despair due to the cask shortage crisis in the actual whiskey boom phase).  Nevertheless I know and acknowledge there is a growing number of bourbon whiskey lovers and that is great (as it increases my chances to get a good Scotch at a reasonable price in the future...just joking!).
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is tawny and the texture shows early and quite fast legs and a few late tears only. The nose is typically bourbonish with tons of oak-driven flavours and very little sweet wine aromas only - sorry, but this not my style! Nevertheless for a bourbon whiskey this is not too bad...
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is on a nice combo of bourbon and wine flavours that are heavily contained by strong wooden notes. That is exactly why most people love bourbon whiskey "on the rocks" (you know, cooling kills most of the flavours - just try a red wine out of the refrigerator and you will know what I mean).
    • Finish
      80 80
      It arrives in the mouth warming but not coating and with significant drying-astringent moments (tannins, cardboardy, papers). No, still I do not like that! The finish is long and very woody again but shows a nice sweet winey aftertaste. Water smoothes both the nose and taste and makes this dram much more accessible (2 points up).

  2. karloff scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of lincolnimp.
    Expected more from this considering what it is. To tell you the truth I have tasted £20/25 bourbons just as good if not better.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Again I have a quick sniff of the sample bottle and it is divine. Let's see what the glass says, just as good, creamy vanilla, marshmallow, sarsaparilla pop, nectarine and Lilly flower. I do love a great bourbon nose and this is one.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Taste isn't as good as the nose, still not bad, just lacking something that would make it stand out from the crowd.
      On delivery it is full of promises but soon breaks them fairly quickly.
      It goes down fairly easy no problem there but falls a bit flat.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short to medium finish that doesn't leave many presents. If it does leave one it will be a couple of batteries with a note saying toy not included.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      A bit of raw alcohol sting. Sweet and spicy aromas.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite balanced, good thick mouthfeel, with wood spice dominating. The marsala wine cask is not very noticeable if tasted blind, but probably does contribute a rich, sweet flavor to the bourbon. This is pretty good.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Lingering sweetness, but also becomes a bit flat at the very end.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This has a really pleasant nose and the palate is packed with flavour but I just find it hot.
    So it's ok and drinkable but it has a metallic aftertaste which loses it points.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A lot of damp wood, dark raisins, a lot of sweet dried fruits.
    • Taste
      A lot of sweet grapy fruits, very sweet and oily
    • Finish
      Long, sweet raisins and oak.


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