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Reference Series III

(50cl, 47.5%)
Reference Series III

Awards for Reference Series III


Issue 120 - 2014

Whisky Magazine

Reference Series III Details

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Also from Reference Series Branded Whisky

Reference Series II · $91.54
Reference Series I · $62.09
Reference Series III.1 · $196.25
Reference Series III.3 · $184.80
Reference Series III.2 · $178.26
Reference Series I.3 · $62.09
Reference Series II.1 · $98.09
Reference Series II.2 · $93.18
Reference Series II.3 · $91.54
Reference Series I.1 · $68.64

Whisky or Whiskey

What's in a name? Reference Series III whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Reference Series III whiskey, rather than whisky.

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Reference Series III Bottling Note

An incredible blended malt. And that's not all! It's also the third and final 'control' whisky in the fascinating Reference Series, where extensions (III.1, III.2 etc.) then showcase different additional ingredients and techniques. This will allow you to refer back to the original whisky and appreciate exactly how specific changes (finishes, the addition of peat, chill-filtration etc.) affect the liquid in your glass. (That, is all.)

Reference Series III is made up of over 50% incredibly well-aged single malt, supported by two youthful, rich blended malts for balance and vigour.

Read more about the Reference Series here on our blog.
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Reference Series III (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Creamy with a little cut grass and pepper quickly give way to fresh orange peel, vanilla, malt loaf, coffee bean, calves leather, rich toffee and molasses.

Palate: Thick with loads of chocolate covered dates and a few raisins. Chewy, herbal and meaty too. Quite fantastic, basically.

Finish: Long with pleasant leather notes, cocoa, delicious coffee cake and a touch of mint on the tail.

Overall: First and foremost, this is just a cracking blended malt. Truly excellent stuff. It is also the third control whisky for the Reference Series' ongoing experiments, containing a significantly higher proportion of old and very old single malts than I and II.

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User Reviews of the Reference Series III

Amazing Idea

Although this whisky is (much) more money that the other two in the range it's easy to see why when you look at the back label and see how much of the malts are in there. Really rounded flavours with lots and lots of dark chocolate.

29th April 2014

Blended whisky crap

anyone into whisky in a big way would stay clear of blended bottles like this the price tag is insane for only 50cl not really worth the money in my eyes blends are crap no skill in them at all.

23rd April 2014

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