Kirkland 27 Year Blended Scotch

Review #3: Kirkland 27 Year Blended Scotch Whisky (Bottled by Alexander, Murray & Co.)

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Distillery: Unknown

ABV: 40%

Age: 27

Price: $50

Color: 1.5 Auburn, polished mahogany

Nose (according to the wife): Flowery and medicinal (she said almost like acetone??).

Palate: Bitter with a trace sour note. Feel in the mouth is very light but a bit oily. Definitely tastes a little bit like medicine with some flowers mixed in. After letting it sit in water, the bitterness and sourness goes away and a little bit of honey comes out.

Finish: Finish isn’t too bad. It’s not particularly long but not particularly short either. Again, has a bit of the medicinal taste with some oil.

Conclusion: I picked this one out of curiosity. I haven’t had a whisky older than me before and at $50, I figured why not. I’m not quite sure what I expected from this, but it is on the boring side. However, if I were to compare it to other drams at a similar price point, I think it holds its weight fairly well. Definitely solid, but not one I’ll be pining over once the bottle is done.

Final Score: 72

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Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection.
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

Originally reviewed Feb. 16, 2018.

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