Reference Series III Whisky 50cl

Scotch Whisky • 50cl • 47.5%
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Reference Series III
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Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Reference Series
Style Blended Malt Whisky

Reference Series III

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 malts, supported by more youthful blended malts for balance and vigour.

Read more about the Reference Series here on our blog.

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.

Winner of 2 spirit awards

Issue 120 - 2014
Whisky Magazine
Scotch Whisky - 2014
The Global Design Masters

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Reviews for Reference Series III
MAssive Whisky
An intensely rich, well-rounded blended malt - the crowning glory of a totally original idea. Interestingly - it's still perfectly possible to taste the younger whiskies in this blended malt, but they're there as a reminder - a callback to the younger I, and II series. Highly accomplished. Wonderful stuff.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Blended Whisky is not the same as Blended Malt
Ignore the 'reviewer' who is ranting about Blended whisky being crap and unskilled.

This product is a blended malt, not a blended whisky. And blending, in any fashion, is very difficult to do well.
Daniel F , United Kingdom
9 years ago
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.
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
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.
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago