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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

13th Sep 2014


Passport Scotch
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Passport Scotch is a classic blend in the portfolio of Pernod-Ricard. It was developed in the 1960s by Master Distiller Jimmy Lang and contains Highalnd, Lowland and Speyside whiskies. According to Chivas Brother, no less than 1 million cases are sold annually. I will try a bottling from last century’s early 90s.

The nose is very soft and mildly fruty. Even a bit creamy. Reminds me of lemon and banana. And a floral touch. Tulips? Underneath lies a special scent that reminds me of silver polish. Not disturbing in the least. After a few moments it becomes a bit syrupy. And all the way in the back is a hint of smoke. This is better than I would have thought.

On the palate, though, it is a let-down. It is still somewhat creamy, but immediately bittersweet on wet cardboard on which oranges are rotting. Yikes! The bitterness slowly but surely takes control. Walnuts? Even a big dose of caramel cannot save the day.

The finish is pretty short, which I find to be an advantage. Mildly alcoholic, a bit sweet, but mostly far to bitter.

While the nose was okay, the rest of this drink is not pleasant at all. Let us move on quickly.

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