Scotch Whisky Review #163: Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve Scotch Whisky
Blender: Old St. Andrews
Price: Gifted sample
Color: 1.0, Deep Copper.
Nose: There’s a lot of malt and that’s about it. If generic Scotch had a smell, it would smell like this.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Fairly sweet with a lot of malt along with the slightest touch of smoke and peat. Fairly easy to drink.
Finish: Short in length. There’s a bit of sugary milk chocolate dust.
Conclusion: “I love Scotch. Scotchy Scotch Scotch. Here it goes down. Down into my belly.” If there is anything Ron Burgandy and I agree on, it is our love for Scotch. So I had to give this blend a try when I heard about it. It’s surprisingly not bad. Unlike Mr. Burgandy, it’s completely inoffensive. The end result is a fairly sweet and easy to drink whisky. It’s far from complex and far from actually good, but it’s also rather drinkable. The little dusting of milk chocolate at the end is honestly the only interesting part but the rest of it is nowhere near “throw down the drain” territory. Not bad Ron, not bad at all.
Final Score: 67.
Scotch Whiskey Review #163, Blended Whisky Review #15, Whisky Network Review #223
- 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 (if feasible).
- 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.