The official Dram Association review of

Old Perth - The Original

"The Peak"

The official Dram Association review of

Old Perth - The Original

"The Peak"

Dram Code: T220
Producer: Morrison
Bottler: Official Bottling
Region: Scotland

Whisky Type: Blended Malt
Cask Type: Ex-Sherry
Age: Not Stated
ABV: 46%

Release: Standard
Price: $83.39 (at time of review)

Dram Code: T220
Producer: Morrison
Bottler: Official Bottling
Region: Scotland
Whisky Type: Blended Malt
Cask Type: Ex-Sherry
Age: Not Stated
ABV: 46%
Release: Standard
Price: $83.39 (at time of review)

89.44/100

Flavour Profile:
Fruity & Spicy

Visual: 4.44 /5
Aroma: 22.89 /25

Taste: 35.94 /40
Finish: 26.17 /30

89.44/100

Flavour Profile: Fruity & Spicy

Visual: 4.44 /5 Aroma: 22.89 /25
Taste: 35.94 /40 Finish: 26.17 /30

About This Dram

Well well well, look who got a fancy new makeover! A perennial favourite of the Dram Association, Old Perth has been seen in many different editions over the last four years. By the judgement of our members, the best ones were the sherry cask editions. Well, it just so happens that the folks at Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (formerly Morrison & Mackay) agree, and now the flagship edition of their well-received series of blends is 100% sherry cask matured. Happy days! They also took the feedback that their sherry cask editions of the past were perhaps on the verge of being over-sherried – and as such the new iteration is much more refined and classic in feel. I think this is the natural evolution of the brand, and it’s never looked so good.

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

Dried apricots, candyfloss, fermented fruit, lemon curd, custard, lemongrass, buttercream icing, peaches, angel food cake, anise, Madeira wine, malt, caramel, oloroso

by | Aug 1, 2021

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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

 

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