Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Begg Ltd. (Begg)
Bottling serie
Old Scotch Whisky
70 (proof)
757 ml
70° proof - 26 2/3 fl.ozs.
Added on
14 oct 2015 12:43 pm by alectron

Average value

€ 172.41

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Whisky Reviews for John Begg Blue Cap

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Re taste once air has got to it.
    I still struggle with the nose, and now the air has got to it there is a manufactured toffee note, fragile stuff the air has not improved this.
    if I was scoring again it would be 70-75 points certainly much less than last time.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Different bottle to the last one late 60`s/early 70's but no later and it shows, loads of OBE on the nose, a little funky, a little dirty, a little oily.
    The palate is a bit weird, it is a little chemical like, which is the one one the toffee note, you get this and slot in old blends I have found.
    spicy, toffee, chewy on the palate, a decent amount of spice and a bit oily.
    I think many malt drinkers would struggle with this, quite unusual but you can certainly recognise Royal Lochnagar in the mix and the grain component is pretty quiet.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Correct blend. :)
    • Nose
      Powerful, sherry, raisin, plum, leather and coffee
    • Taste
      Syrup sweet, fruit compotes and jams, especially plum and cinnamon, soaked cardboard
    • Finish
      Creamy, medium length

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like this, there must be a lot of Royal Lochnagar in it % wise.
    • Nose
      Unmistakable Royal Lochnagar, fruit cake, raisins, plum, black cherry and sherry.

      Leave it a while and you get some string fudge and coffee notes.
    • Taste
      The grain is at the front but it is quite full bodied and chewy which I like.

      Syrup, almost port like, forest fruits cinnamon , dark treacle and plum
    • Finish
      Decent length, smooth and creamy


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