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White Horse, probably from the 1960s

by Oliver Klimek on December 5, 2013

Here is another interesting old blend bottle I managed to secure: A miniature of White Horse specially bottled for Air France. This will probably contain the standard White Horse of that period. Some people collect these (congrats, your bottle has just become more valuable), but I prefer to taste it.

ABV not stated


My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Rubber wellies filled with rum-soaked raisins, blackberries. There sure is sherry in there. Only very little smoke, but medicinal notes becoming stronger with time, hints of wood polish and mild spices, a very “dark” nose overall. Later fumes of oil-soaked rags and diesel emerge.
Palate: Raisins marinated in diesel, dark caramel, cloves, nutmeg, mild pepper.
Finish: Rather short, medicinal and slightly fruity.
Overall: Especially after some time in the glass the nose is quite massive with intriguing petrochemical aromas. On the palate it sadly is rather watery and the wonderful flavours fade away quickly. The less than perfect fill level may have influenced this

Rating: 84/100 – No price information as this is a collector’s bottle

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