Stewart’s Finest Blended Whisky

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Scotland unspecified
Type: Blended
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 1/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is sweet and thin. At first there’s a generic sweetness and a harsh grain spirit note. The oak is surprisingly detectable from the start. It’s a generic oakiness without any specific markers though. There is a thin layer of fruitiness with mainly orange peel coming through. After some time in the glass there’s butterscotch and vanilla arriving in the center. Everything seems to be decently balanced and it’s doing a good job of keeping the bad elements in check. This is not a great nose, but it’s not too offensive.

Mouth: It starts out very bitter in the back and with butterscotch and a generic sweetness up front. The harsh notes reside somewhere in the middle. There’s a metallic note in the back and a sprinkle of black pepper on top. The bitterness keeps on pushing forward to the point where it becomes unpleasant. The oakiness is still detectable within the bitterness but it is not doing anything to help out.

Finish: There’s not much of a change in the transition to the finish. It’s sweet up front and very bitter and metallic in the back. The fruitiness shines through for a moment but disappears just as quick. It doesn’t take long for everything to die down except the oak and the metallic note. This is not a good whisky and it feels and tastes cheap. The nose is the best part and it should not be consumed neat.

Additional information
The Stewart’s brand is owned by Whyte & MacKay and is blended by Richard Patterson. The ingredients aren’t disclosed.

2 reaktioner till “Stewart’s Finest Blended Whisky”

  1. Rubbish downtalk and the change to a dull label does not serve the reputation of this in Sweden highly appreciated straightforwarding type of blended whiskey. It’s simple and reliable and absolutely not for sissies!
    My whiskey since april 1964.

    Gillad av 1 person

    1. Each to their own when it comes to taste 🙂 I’m closing in on 500 different kinds of whisky tasted and generally have pretty good knowledge on what I percieve as a good whisky. If you love it, great! To me, it’s not a great whisky unfortunately. No beautiful label will change the quality of this one 🙂 Thanks for commenting, always interesting with different viewpoints! 👍🏻



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