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Overall rating
83.00/100
vote
1
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Marsala Hogshead Finish
Casknumber
MoS 17024
Number of bottles
96
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
11 Jun 2017 10:36 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 12.00

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Whisky Reviews for Heaven Hill 2001 MoS

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 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 that at least sounds quite interesting.

    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...  It arrives in the mouth warming but not coating and with significant drying/adstringent feelings (tannins, cardboardy, papers).  No, still I do not like that!  The taste itself is much better 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 takes off most of the flavours - just try a red wine out of the refrigerator and you will know what I mean).  The finish is long and very woody again but shows a nice sweet wine aftertaste.  Water smoothes both the nose and taste and makes this dram much more accessible (2 points up).

    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
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

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