Ubique Blended Whisky Review

“Not The Best Shot”

Country: Scotland 
Brand: Ubique
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail, Elgin
Type: Blended Whisky
Age:  NAS
ABV:  40 %
Date: 16/04/2014

Colour: Golden Amber

Nose: Light and Young. I find Grain Alcohol, Toffee, Refill Oak, Dusty Attic, Malt,  light Vanilla, Dried Apricot, Dried Herbs, light Orange, light Butterscotch and a touch of Sherry.

Palate: Watery Delivery. I get Pepper, Alcohol, Bitter Orange, Sweet Grain, Toffee and Refill Oak.

Finish: Short with Artificial Sweetener, Pepper, Toffee and Refill Wood. A bit of Salt and some Metallic or Plastic off-note.

Added Water completely kills this Blend.

Rating: 75.5

Nose: 20 - Taste: 18.5 - Finish: 18 - Overall: 19

General Remarks: This whisky was blended and bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail in Elgin for the Royal Artillery Council of Scotland. Ubique is the motto of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. It means "Everywhere" referring to the fact that the Regiment participated in many battles around the world throughout time. The Blend is discontinued but you might occasionally find it in auctions and on the Internet. It sold at around 40 Dollars. I bought a miniature in the beautiful Gordon & MacPhail shop in Elgin. Don't forget to visit the shop when you're around. It's worth it!

Drinking Experience Neat: Below average.

Conclusion: If I was a member of the Royal Artillery Council I would set up my pieces and fire a round in protest. This Blend does not do justice to the Artillery nor to anybody else for that matter. The Nose is Light but Okay but on the Palate and in the Finish this Blend is weak and does not show any character, strength or flavours. Therefore it should have been called "Nusquam", the Latin word for Nowhere.

Jan van den Ende                                                                 June, 2014

Gordon and MacPhail Shop in Elgin! 

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