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30 Apr 2014

The Nameless One (Whisky Mercenary)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * Undisclosed

When you see “undisclosed Speyside distillery”, a first guess is always Glenfarclas, so we’ll keep it at that. The Nameless One is 18 years old and bottled by The Whisky Mercenary.

 

 

The Nameless One - The Whisky Mercenary‘The Nameless One’ 18 yo 1995 (46,8%, The Whisky Mercenary 2014, sherry cask)

Nose: the fruit cake / stewed fruits kind of sherry. Hints of apricot jam, juicy plums, cherries and baked apples. Gooseberries. Echoes of fruit eau-de-vie. A little vanilla and soft caramel. Buttercups as well – it’s a fairly fatty spirit. Mouth: fresh and fruity again. Orange juice, melons, hints of Pitahaya. There’s something exotic about it that I can’t really put my finger on. Nice anyway. Light oak and spices grow bigger towards the end. Hints of liquorice. Finish: medium long, still fruity, with softly drying notes.

A very pleasant, easy-drinking whisky with a peculiar, really nice sherry influence. Above all nicely fruity. Around € 80.

Score: 87/100

The Nameless One (Whisky Mercenary) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-04-30
  • Arne

    It is not Glenfraclas. Jurgen told me they really don’t know what was in the cask. So they called it The Nameless one.
    Arne

  • Tabrulavubeg

    Hmmm… If they don’t know the distillery at all, it COULD aswell have been Glenfarclas (among others), no?

  • tastydram

    Jurgen was fairly sure it was not Glenfarclas when he selected the cask. But that was about the only Speysider he ruled out… At least that was what he told me this weekend :)

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