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Overall rating
71.33/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB101165
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.07.2017
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
Ex-Laphroaig Quarter Casks
Casknumber
L 6
Number of bottles
284
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
18 Sep 2017 6:53 pm by ARVK
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.00

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8 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kempisch Vuur 03-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 71.33 points

  1. Thibaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Lets give a real review of this whisky shall we.

    This starts with the box and bottle it is nice but doenst add much to the whisky.

    It starts with great bonfire smell and bit of salt you smell that they used ex qc casks

    Taste is bonfire, salt , peat and spirit

    In the finish you can still taste a smoke and peat long after your drink.

    This is again a good bottle and they are fair to say this is 3y. I would recommend l3 or l6 because these 2 are really good example of belgian whisky. I shared this with other people and they all said the same that this is good. Don’t base on 1-2 bad reviews because you always have haters on belgian whisky.

  2. WhiskyNutcase scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Tasting this whisky begins with the eyes - Beautifully boxed, strange perfume-like bottle with nice engraving of the fiery flames that imbue the idea of Kempisch Vuur. Peated whisky, by aging the spirit in ex-Laphroaig Quartercasks, this is the first Belgian peat.

    Opening the bottle and pouring reveals a light-bodied single cask whisky that hugs the glass from the inside.  Nice legs.

    The nose on this dram is dreadful. I nosed the L2-cask and that was so much better. This L6-cask has a stale nose, going nowhere. A peated whisky, the nose reveals almost no peat at all. All you get is an almost chemically driven blandness that reminds me of my kids playing with Playdoh - the reeking yellow kind.This nose doesn't do a great jobat getting you revved up about tasting. However, with a nose that bad, the only way is up. And the dram delivers.

    Bottled at 46%, this alcohol is very smooth - no sting at all. Caramel en vanilla, and yes - a very light but still definitely distinguishable Laphroaig peatiness. Anyone that has ever tasted the seminal Laphroaig Quartercask bottlings, will immediately be reminded of that unique aroma. The chemical stench is all but gone now.

    The finish is short - a little fried bacon, the end of the peat, stays a while longer, but there's not a lot there.

    At 46%, being so smooth, I didn't water it down. Not necessary in my book.

    Conclusion

    The box and bottle promise a lot, especially when one has tasted earlier cask-bottlings of this dram. The nose wrecks it for me - probably the worst nose yet. The whisky itself holds its own, but barely. Damn nuisance. At € 54,00 for half a litre, there's a lot better value for money out there. My advice? Steer clear.
    • Nose
      25 25
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      59 59

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