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The Antiquary 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

The Antiquary 12 Year Old

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The Antiquary 12 Bottling Note

A rounded, smooth blend, the Antiquary 12 year old is a great whisky which Jim Murray awarded an incredible 92 points to in his 2013 Whisky Bible.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is light and well-balanced. There are notes of malted barley and honey, a touch of spice and fresh fruit salad. The palate is of medium-body with notes of calvados and barley, a touch of honey and mixed peels and notes of oak. The finish is quite long with oak and caramel.

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Antiquary 12 Year Old Reviews

July 9 2020

A great tasting whisky for the money very smooth and well balanced and a great looking bottle

9th July 2020

Well read. Some of reviews and I have a hunch nobody imagine The house of vat 69 produced and blended this Mal

Full rounded whisky by distillers from originally vat 69 used to work for them this is a tried tested and trusted malt first produced in 1974/1975.

10th December 2019

Great for cold winter days

In my opinion the best deluxe blend on the market

3rd November 2018

Well balanced, complex but not sweet

Very good blended scotch. Evenly balanced sweetness, salt and bitterness. Peaty, smokey start, peat, nuts, citrus on the aftertaste. It is complex, lots of different notes and it will taste a lot better with couple of drops of water and some resting time in the glass (I usually leave mine for about 10-15 min). Overall I would suggest this to everyone who likes their beverages a bit more complex and not too sweet. Also it would work great as an introduction to peaty whiskies.

This blend compares and beats many well aged single malts on the market. And the price is just too sweet not to get it.

24th September 2018

Versatile and interesting

This is one of the most interesting blends I've tasted. I would probably not have chosen this bottle in the store, but I was so lucky as to get the remainder of a bottle from a tasting. Tasting notes given by others so I'll add nothing new. It's really pleasant to sniff and sip. Smooth and rich and with a good finish. A wee bit water sweetens it up a tad.
This also does very well in an Old Fashioned.

6th May 2018

Good as a cheaper "everyday" whisky and to impress guests who are new to scotch

Coming from Old Pulteney and Glen Garioch at first I didn't find this one sweet at all. In fact I found the spirit burn overwhelming and could taste very little in this whisky. Yesterday I left my glencairn glass aside, poured on a tumbler with 3 spoons of water (more than I've put on any other scotch ever) and I enjoyed it a lot more. Still can't get much sweetness though. I get an older profile, maybe a dash of honey, and oddly I think some smoke on the finish that nobody else seems to mention.

22nd January 2018

A great scotch whiskey

I was introduced to this fine product by my 20 year daughter who recently went on a self-guided tour of Edinburgh for a week. She brought back the small airline bottles for several family members as a token. We live in Fort Worth, Texas so we're used to drinking beer, lots of beer and locally brewed whiskey. She knew I liked whiskey so I got a small bottle. After sampling this scotch whiskey I will definitely buy a full bottle as I immediately fell in love with the taste. Very smooth.

10th December 2017

A whiskey to drink on its own.

Very nice smooth whiskey. The nose has a hint of honey sweetness but also something sharper, like fresh green salad. Very easy to drink, with the light sweetness dwelling on the palate after the initial sharpness. One of my favourite whiskeys.

23rd September 2017

Good value

I just opened my first bottle. Definitely soft sweet grain to start, much like Famous Grouse. But then it becomes more complex with yellow raisin sherry notes. The type of sherry flavor in Glenfarclas. Not too hot on the finish either.

It's a good value for $29.99 in the US. However, it is hard to find. I bought mine in Chicago, but isn't available in Ohio.

6th September 2017

Tony Barnes

Was given a tip by a friend, told that it is hard to find but well worth it. Wife got me a bottle for Xmas 2015, only have a double once a month, a very special indulgence to be drunk on it's own, no ice (I have marble ice cubes that chill but don't dilute or influence the taste), no additives, no sharing. As yet (and I am 65yrs old), this is the only whisky I would confidently recommend to a whisky drinker, knowing that it will be a remarkable addition to their 'whisknology'.

5th June 2016

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