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Whiskybase
Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybase.com (WB)
Bottling serie
100.000 bottles on the wall
Vintage
05.05.2011
Bottled
23.01.2018
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
3199
Number of bottles
354
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2018 2:20 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 92.90

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Tastingtags

2 Notes

Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
14 Feb 2018 11:05 am
Achany gave this whisky 86 points

young and fruity Laphroaig. the iodine, the salt, seaweed, peat, smoke, all there and nicely balanced. sweet fruits, some dried dark fruit as well, hints of sherry come through but only very gentle. The ABV is well balanced, this one does need no water, although some drops do no harm. Fine dram, glad I got me a bottle of this one!

Weighted Rate
86.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
85
St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
04 Feb 2018 9:06 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

The nose is dominated by a combinated smell of earthy and salty peat (smoke). There is brine and a hint of antiseptic, ansjovies, but also licorice and putty. Then, a nice portion of almonds show. After that, the fruit is presented by fresh lemon, orange marmelade and apricot. Vaguely, there is also a hint of grass. All in all, a nice nose without obvious traces of immaturity. After a while, some active wood shines through, which is not surprising but too bad in my opinion.

Taste

Bam! This is a full-bodied, peaty monster. It has a bit of roundness, but the tingling feeling on the tongue and cheeks reveal that it also has some tannins. Fat peat smoke, bbq'ed shrimps, medium sweet licorice, a bit of wood shavings are part of the initial feeling on the palate. Later, lime juice, leather and dried fruit become more obvious. Almond, and crushed black pepper lead towards the finale. 

Finish

The finish is long and intense, with a spicy finale. It brings together the a never ending taste of peat, grilled seafood, licorice and almonds. The lime juice is maybe less prominent, the more is the taste of dried fruit. At the end, ash and pepper linger. Also here, active wood is present. It doesn't disburb the balance though.

Comments

What to expect from this whisky? For 100K bottles on the market, you'd expect a blockbuster. Maybe in the form of a real excuisite and old gem, but the Whiskybase crew chose a different path. They chose this young whisky. Young can be tricky, but Islay whiskies with a heavily peaty character are the ones that can be very tasty when young. 

After the tasting, I have to say that this is a great dram. It is not as wood-dominated as other young whiskies that are "made" mature very quickly and that have an obvious wood taste. This is much more in balance, with the spirit being able to flourish too. The big bold peaty character is helping in this sense. All in alll, this is a very good whisky. 

Cheers! Paul

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