Review #415. 1964 Sovereign Malt 51yr

Review #415 – 1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old Malt

Review # 415 | /r/Scotch Review #164 – 1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old Malt


The Schtick: It’s old as shit. Barreled in 1964 and bottled in 2015, this is a 51 year old single barrel cask strength malt whiskey released some time ago by KL Wines.

Distiller: ???

Bottler: Sovereign (IB)

ABV: 40.1% ABV

Age: 51 Years

Source: r/scotchswap sample


Nose: ​Honey, honeydew, cantaloupe, apples, graham crackers. Vanilla, faint toffee. Overall, it’s very pleasant. Not super bold, but delicious smelling.

Taste: ​No heat, but a fairly rich mouthfeel. Sweet vanilla, caramel, graham crackers. Faint smoke, but very subtle. Some cocoa and a bit of nice tannins. Not overbearing at all.

Finish: Long, drying and sweet. Very dry but balanced well with cocoa and some caramel.

Overall: ​I’m pretty surprised how delicious and balanced this is. Sure, it was expensive, but a malt that age that is also of quality for $400 doesn’t seem like a high price to pay.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 8

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