Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Irish Whiskeys (IW)
Bottling serie
Batch 3
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
de Germany
Added on
02 jan 2018 10:14 am by ThomasTNT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

3 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Rock (IRL) 15-year-old IW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.80 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Purely a solid, not too old looking bourbon barrel matured malt with an Irish touch, which is mostly artificial for me.
    With water then butterier, more oak and fuller.
    Nevertheless, I would probably prefer pretty much every UCF Signatory of the same age to this bottling. Especially since an SV would also be cheaper.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2018]  It is said this is a Bushmills so I expect a fruity dram.  The colour is pale gold and the texture shows a sticky ring with late fat tears and almost no legs at all.  The nose is rather shy due to the high abv but after the olfactory cells adapted to this is offers the typical fruity profile and yes, this is most probably from the Bushmills distillery.  The whisky arrives a little hot and peppery on the palate but it is nicely coating after that.  The taste is fruity and creamy but not very complex.  The finish is medium to long and dries out at the end (tannins, plasticky).  Some water does not do a lot to the dram but after adding a fair share it opens up, finally.  I like it best when it is reduced to about 40% abv.  

    All in all an easy quaffable dram when reduced with a fair share of water...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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