Scotch Universe IO II - 97° P.1.1' 1815.4''

Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Universe (SU)
First Fill Bourbon Hogshead
62.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Dec 2017 8:05 am by Daniel Hohleweg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe IO II - 97° P.1.1' 1815.4''

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's a bit harsher in the mouth than the 10 CS (batch 10) and more bourbon-driven. A good one though, almost 88.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, ginger, vanilla and wood spice. With water there's apple and orange.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, spice, gingerbread, vanilla, apple, lemongrass and minerals.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Peat, gingerbread, caster sugar and cinnamon.

  2. Syleo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    He has his fans, at least, but for me the smoke and coal parts dominate a bit too much for a completely balanced, round enjoyment.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The medium gold with a slight brown tinge goes well with the first sweet fruit compote nose. Roast with barbecue sauce and black pepper, a few cold charcoal residues, a little cheesy smoke, salted smoked fish and plaster strips emphasize the smoky side, salted caramel, blackberries, light raisins, burnt-on pineapple, fresh orange pulp and a honey banana, on the other hand, balance fruity impressions. In addition, malty-oily black bread and old leather, some fennel, beeswax, a vanilla pod and a hint of chocolate fondue swing with you. Not even as peaty as expected, a perfectly harmonious nose with a smoke-fruit balance.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Then the taste comes more powerful with a run-up through the front door. Oily hot chilli and nutmeg argue with the sweetness of sugar cane and chocolate fondue before dates in a little burnt bacon, charcoal and grapefruit peels dry out the mouth properly. The adhesive plaster also reports back again. Exciting.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Aromatic charcoal, the charred bacon, beeswax and a pinch of nutmeg also dominate the end for quite a while, also notes of fruit from pineapple and melon hold onto the palate, accompanied by a slice of malty black bread. The first intensity evaporates quite quickly, but overall a nice long finish.

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. mr_braun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Bumm, directly an intense phenol pops into the nose, as one knows it only too well from Laphroaig. In this case, I would even go so far as to say that you could commit to this even without the knowledge of the distillery. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of the Cask Strength Edition, but I could imagine that they would be a good comparison. After a little time in the glass, the maritime notes penetrate more, as well as a fresh fruity (citrus) note. The alcohol is of course noticeable, but not penetrating, despite the high strength. I would have imagined the nose one-dimensional and for me a small highlight, if you leave the Malt a little time.
    Palate: The 62.3% are not so noticeable at first as one would expect. Only after a few seconds it tingles but noticeable in the mouth, but far from unpleasant. Fairly oily and creamy, less fruity, rather neat cold ashes and intense smoky notes.
    Finish: Medium long, slightly dry, zero comma zero bitterness, a great barrel. If you like Laphroaig a great blast.
    Rating: Granted, I have to be in the mood for Laphroaig. But when I'm in the mood, I really appreciate these hurricanes. I give 88/100 - measured by the barrel, the wonderful dark golden color and the Gaumenkitzel a very good rating. Price is not very cheap. Should definitely be enjoyed at the end of an evening, but, must I note that at all? :-)

  5. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    intense peat, some salt, some seaweed, some phenols, yes somewhat typical Laphroaig. but also fruity, the more time it was in the glas the more it developed. the finish is wonderful long. spicy as well. nothing fancy just plain perfectly good Islay! ABV is well integrated, some drops of water do absolutley no harm!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A fantastic nose: maritime, seaweed, phenol, hospital bandages. insanely intense! Even compared to other Laphis. In the mouth: Something limping. The alcohol is well integrated, no question. He has tasted but of course not 14 years. Somewhat milder than the nose had suggested. Smoke. In addition the honest Bourbon barrel. Finish: Balanced, medium length.
    Compared to the 10y CS of the distillery, the nose is even better, more intense. Mouth and finish can not quite keep up. The 62% are of course a great announcement. A very good deal for the price. 89/100 with upward tendency on further tasting.


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