Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
1st Fill Bourbon / Red Wine + Tokay Finish
42.0 % Vol.
50 ml 50 ml 700 ml
Added on
16 Sep 2017 10:01 am by taatuut

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Whisky Reviews for Van Loon 2013

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 68.00 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    A young and quite wild, because burnt malt, which can certainly hit the nerve from plum jam to grandma's marzipan. The intense wood and spice aromas remind me of other "boys", especially the Icelandic Floki Young Malt. I'm not quite sure yet where the trip with the future older Van Loons could or will go, but curiosity is definitely piqued.
    • Nose
      63 63
      First of all there is a distinct fire character reminiscent of the origin of the Van Loon - cherry brandy or plum brandy? Somehow surprising, this is clearly a malt whisky. This then also quickly comes with varnished tropical wood and intense tobacco notes. There is also a burning sensation in another way: cold, wet, charred wood, but no smoke - perhaps a reminiscence of the toasting of the barrels?
      Heavy, dark plum jam and sweet pickled dates are slowly being added, as is English wine gum, especially the black ones. Vanilla and forest honey are hidden behind it, and there is also something slightly sulphurous-flowery like geranium flowers and a spice that I can't quite match - perhaps from memory most likely caraway? After the glass has been covered for a little while, the intense aromas have calmed down a bit and let the fruity, now a little apple, step forward before the more intense aromas push again.
    • Taste
      67 67
      On the palate, forest honey and bitter wood tones fight for dominance right from the start. Malt is there, and again the geraniums, green tea and black chocolate, also liquorice and tobacco and a hint of orange. All of this is increasingly mixed into a dominant new impression: Grandma's homemade Königsberger marzipan, to which rose water is added when it is worked.
    • Finish
      62 62
      In the finish, this marzipan-rose water impression and the woodiness and tobacco continue to have an effect.

  2. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Something too much of the good thing about the sweetness ....
    • Nose
      Strong sweetness, soap, marzipan, vanilla, citrus (minimal) and speculoos.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and powerful, speculaas, herbs and almonds, dried fruits, chewing gum, mild.
    • Finish
      Sweet to the end, a little perfumed, herbs, very late, a little bit of spice, medium long mellow finish.


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