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The Big Smoke Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky DT

Overall rating
82.65/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
103229
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060294561217
Added on
05 Nov 2017 6:15 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 38.82

3 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Big Smoke Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky DT

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.65 points

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sivuha immediately in the nose. Let stand 10 minutes and immediately better, but not a fountain. Inedible varnish motifs ... smoke, sulfur, matches ...
    Taste is like Kilchoman ... Too young.
    The finish is weak and not bright.

  2. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Whiskyflasken scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Guntis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Gronqvist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It is a lively whiskey that is fun and a good example of the smoky style. That said, you have to really be a fan of the smoky / peaty style of whiskey to fully enjoy it and it is not for the faint hearted! Some might find it too smoky, strong or concentrated in flavor.
    • Nose
      Lots of grain and dried grass (think of hay and straw), some vanilla, honey and a hint of tangy lemon, almond, salty notes and of course rod, cool wood smoke, malt and peat. 
    • Taste
      Fiery and warm with lots of burnt ash, peat, smoke, wood, barbecue, bitter iodine, toffee, phenol notes and chili spice, with sweet notes of vanilla, icing sugar and honey provides balance. 
    • Finish
      Long, lean and seasoned with ash and chili notes lingering in particular. The robust grain / oats taste for more and more over time. 

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