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#487  Michel Courvreur Meldrum House - Old Meldrum Pale Single Single NAS Single Malt Scotch (No Region)
This cost is what I found the likely shelf price for a 750ml bottle to be, based on an average of costs throughout the USA. Your price may differ significantly. This is not an advertisement of sale, this bottle is likely empty by now anyway Cost$7500Bottle Image. Image is © Practical Whisky. Bottle, logo and other trademarked imagery are © their respective owners.
BottlerOfficial Bottling
00-09:Horrid
10-19:Awful
20-29:Unpleasant
30-39:Poor
40-49:Below Average
50-59:Average
60-69:Recommendable
70-79:Very Good
80-89:Excellent
90-99:Fantastic
Taste Score
                 86    
The whisky's score as weighed against the cost of a bottle. Adj. Score
               75      
ABV45%
AwardsTaste Award: Silver
Tasting # 564: I've now apparently had 2/3 of the MCMHOM line.  (26-MAR-2012)
NotesAside from the long name, awful wax seal and wine bottle cork, I love Michael Courvreur whiskies. The 12 was a beautiful glass and I was thrilled to see a second bottle arrive thanks to my Scotch-loving brother.
1st
Impression
Well it's PALE alright. My issues with the bottle are spelled out above.
SmellLemony. Smells like big oak, lemons and a very floral top. Auchentosh? Macallan? There's nothing sweet here, it's a pilsner mixed with gin.
TasteReminds me of the recent Deanston, except that this is wonderful. I've moved my guess to Dalwhinnie, this has a tart nose but the glass (after adding some water) is clean joy. The wood is smooth, dry and tasty. The top is lemons and it finds a little sweetness from rose water and pecans. The middle is chardonnay and tonic water. It's very dry and requires a bit of patience and slow contemplation, but it ultimately rewards you with a (yes) pale, slightly tart, very refreshing glass. Mid 80s.
Tasting Score86

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