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Box Quercus II

Overall rating
84.35/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Alba
Vintage
2012
Bottled
01.2018
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon + Quercus Alba Finish
Number of bottles
9799
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
7350076380494
Added on
21 Mar 2018 5:02 pm by skahlman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 79.45

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53 × member ratings

181 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Box Quercus II

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.35 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Dutch whisky forum blind tasting #10 - first sample. I initially guessed it to be a refill sherry speysider, apparently I was way off.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, cardemom, clove and nutmeg (spekkoek: an Indonesian style layered cake), vanilla, nutty, meaty (grilled bacon), some very subtle farmy and sweaty 'off'notes with a thin layer of varnish. When water is added more fruitiness comes forward with peach and apricot.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A little musty, sawdust, nutty, peach, dried fruits, a mild sherry like note with a subtle pepper. A fairly sturdy body.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length: a whiff of honey, dusty, mild wood bitters and the peach note at the end.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This whisky really needs some time to give it a chance, as it doesn't have a 'bang in your face' with it's aroma's and flavours, but finally it certainly has something to offer.
    A pleasant dram after all.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity and fresh, some citrus influences, also some red fruits like berry's or specifically strawberry, and some 'potpourri' as well.
      There's also a clear sweet aroma, vanilla, a hint of coconut as well, and biscuits.

      A second session shows more of a sweet aroma as it is fruity, now some milk chocolate appears as well, besides again vanille and coconut.
      The alcohol isn't very prominent in both sessions.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth, just a very little pungent, but likewise the 'nose', the alcohol isn't very prominent.
      Despite a little thin mouthfeel still a pretty full body and taste, predominantly sweet, honey and vanilla. Also some bitterness, like tea.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Ah, now it is getting more full and warming again, and back are the fruits! Some pineapple and again some cocnut. Middlelong finish. Again a hint of (bitter) tea.
      In the second session some more fruits appear, light red fruit, cherry's.

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting HWF VBT #10 Whisky #1
    • Nose
      Sweet, starts a bit soapy, almond paste and bitter chocolate.
    • Taste
      Again sweet, cognac, orange, vanilla, wild honey and pear. The 2nd part of the taste had this interesting 'kick' with some extra power.
    • Finish
      Syrup, citrus and oaky - typical virgin oak influence.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A new oak maturation that (in my opinion) works.
    • Nose
      Extremely sweet with notes of marzipan, coconut water and cinnamon. A slim amount of rye bread, but also pine needles, resin and honey. Finally some jammy fruits and rose water.
    • Taste
      The cask influence is prominent again, but it doesn't derail the overall organoleptic experience. Lots of honey and jammy red fruits, but also vanilla, marzipan, marshmallow and tinned pineapple. Pretty rich overall.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Lingering sweetness.

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. WillemvdK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: glue, marzipan, fresh oak, eucalyptus, pine cone, honey.
    Mouth: watery mouthfeel, not immediately convincing. Construction afterwards is beautiful, a lot of wood, honey and vanilla. Leave little to guess about where it comes from. Finish is long, and very mild in bitterness.

    Thanks to the Virtual Blind Tasting 10 of the Whisky Forum!

  9. andre8x8 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Blind tasting HWF VBT 10 sample 1

    Nose:
    Grain?
    Glue, almond, sweet, vanilla, banana, bourbon

    Taste:
    Metallic, drying, bitter, salt, some flat, banana, vanilla,

    Finish:
    Short, metallic, wood, bourbon

    ABV:
    50%

    Score:
    84

  10. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I could absolutely NOT pinpoint this. Except that it was most likely a mixed from a bourbon and a sherry barrel. And even that I got wrong.
    Very nice whisky for it's age.
    Sample #1 of the HWF VBT 2018.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Minerals, ripe red fruit, candy sweetness, some mint, toffee, fudge, some coffe beans, and also some banana, melons, pears
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet red fruit, fudge, toffee, dark chocolate, and again the banana, pears and yellow melons
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, not bitter. Ripe red fruit, dark chocolate, musty oak

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