Usquaebach Reserve Blended Scotch

Blended

Usquaebach // Scotland

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  • Distiller Score

    83
  • Avg. Rating

    3.46
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 11 )

The Usquaebach brand dates back several centuries. Today, they're owned by Cobalt Brands, and serve as a blending and bottling house. Their Reserve is a blended Scotch whisky which is said to include whiskies between 16 and 18 years old, in addition to a selection of younger malts.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
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Tasting Notes

"The nose offers honey, hay and grass, melons and pear, and the floral notes of chrysanthemum bud. The palate is mellow, somewhat oily, with a Highlands malt profile overall. Also find sherry and nutty notes in the background interlaced with spicy oak, cloves and a touch of black pepper. Finish starts soft but then opens up bigger and sticks around. Let the dram breathe for a few moments to showcase more of its sherry characteristics. Enjoyable and smooth but unspectacular."

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