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The Valley

Old Perth - Cask Strength

91.58 / 100

Rich & Round Flavours

Visual: 4.67 /5  •  Aroma: 22.75 /25  •  Taste: 36.33 /40   •  Finish: 27.83 /30

Dram Code: T221

Producer: Morrison

Bottler: Official Bottling

Type: Blended Malt Whisky

Cask: Ex-Sherry

Age: Not Stated

Country: Scotland

Region: Multiple

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

ABV: 58.6%

Cask Strength: Yes

Release: Standard

Price: $97.91 (at time of review)

Dram Code: T221

Producer: Morrison

Bottler: Official Bottling

Type: Blended Malt Whisky

Cask Type: Ex-Sherry

Age: Not Stated

Country: Scotland

Region: Multiple

ABV: 58.6%

Cask Strength: Yes

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

Release: Standard

Price: $97.91 (at time of review)

About This Blended Malt Whisky

About This Dram

Along with the brand new Old Perth – The Original we also have this wonderful revival of the Cask Strength edition! We’re known to be big fans of the Old Perth series of whiskies here at The Dram Association, and this is no different. A cask-strength malt whisky matured in sherry casks at this price is just a thing of beauty.

The below notes and score are from our Premium Members who attended the epic “Dram – It’s Good To Be Back” tasting on the 11th and 22nd of July 2021. After a long hard pandemic, we finally shared some drams together again in person. However, if you missed that event, you can see my personal first impressions on the below “Unbottling” video.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Roasted pork belly, plums, brandy-soaked raisins, butterscotch, petrichor, figs, deep dark chocolate, morello cherries, dates

By Adam Bradshaw on August 01, 2021

Score & flavour profile voted on by members who sampled the whisky

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How We Review Whiskies

Score

Whiskies are rated by our members on the visuals (out of 5), aroma (out of 25), taste (out of 40), & finish (out of 30). With a total score out of 100.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a peated whisky lowly because they don’t like peat). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the whisky in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

fresh & floral
eg – blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg – peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg – breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg – raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg – wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

Dram Association Nickname

The nickname is usually given by the writer of the initial review and tasting notes. It is based on their tasting notes and used to refer to the whisky to keep its true identity hidden for those who enjoy blind tasting.