Something very different here. A rare 70’s blended Scotch called Excalibur. Looking at the label showed me that this blend comes from Charles H Julian Ltd., which seems to have been the name of a famous whisky blender who set up his own blend in the 70’s.
This was the guy behind creating such whiskies as Cutty Sark, J&B Rare and Chivas Regal 12 according to scotchwhisky.com.
This just happened to be something one of our importers brought along to Inter. Whisky Frankfurt and then I happened to ask if I could try some…
Excalibur 5 40%
Colour: Probable E150a
Nose: More like a malt, red apple, waxy and oily, floral, lemon peel. Not a lot going on but what is there is nice.
Taste: Lacking power but malt forward and builds earthy and chocolate-y notes, oak, ginger, covers the mouth, a little lemon peel.
Finish: Medium length. Coffee and chocolate, malt, some ginger.
75cl 40 degrees. This was an import for Italy back in the 70's. A much higher percentage of malt than modern day blends I think.
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Scotch Review #562
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