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02 Jun 2014

Blended Malt 1980 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * Blends

Another new release from the Mollusc and Medusa series byThe Whisky Agency. This bottle holds a 33 years old blended malt, with all components distilled in 1980. Interesting.

 

 

Blended Malt 1980 - The Whisky AgencyBlended Malt 33 yo 1980 (45,8%, The Whisky Agency 2014, refill butt, 636 btl.)

Nose: sweet and sour fruitiness. Inviting red berries and stewed fruits. Sour oranges and plums. Williams pears. Soft floral notes and hints of vanilla cake. Faint tobacco as well as a little green tea. Mouth: a similar kind of fruitiness, fruit teas, this time mixed with more woody notes. Mint and soft sherry notes. Oranges. Ginger and cardamom. Hints of toasted cookies. Finish: quite long, rather fresh and honeyed. Sourish oak in the end.

Well-rounded and smooth, with characteristics of different distilleries. Some oak is present but within limits. Nonetheless I seemed to expect a little extra. Around € 190.

Score: 88/100

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  • Chris

    are the other bottles in this series worth getting? TWA usually has very good-great bottles

  • WhiskyNotes

    I’m still working my way through the samples – eventually they’ll all be reviewed. They are all really good, but this time I don’t seem to have found absolute must-haves yet.

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