Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Stated Age
10 years old
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml
The Old Man of Islay I
Bottle code
L17 319 PB
Added on
08 May 2018 1:31 pm by Whiskyhaus
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.90

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115 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Islay South Coast 10-year-old BW

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Hallelujah, what a dream fabric! Tacky and sweet, peaty and smoky, mild and soft, powerful and intense. This Laga ... er, Old Man of Islay is awesome! I have no desire for further comments but give me a dram of this dream fabric again!
    • Nose
      Shining and intense amber shines in the glass, a dull shimmer mingles with the silky shine while on the glass wall long and oily drops search their way back into the glass. Soft and yet intense peat scent rises majestically from the Premium Snifter, a subtle cold smoky note dissolves from the mineral peat note. Over time, the peat becomes noticeably fruity and sweeter, with dried berries and grapes finding their way through the dominant peat-smoke mixture. Sweet berries and a hint of vanilla combine with dark caramel and toffee, hints of old orange peel and dried plums rise up. The sweet fruit flavors penetrate only occasionally the very dominant peat note, a touch of sour cherries is currently trying its luck. More and more, in addition to the wonderful sweet peat aroma and the dried fruit flavors a slight Lagerfeuerromatik. Slightly smoky and burnt oak tones rise, a few flakes of fly ash float over the embers as a subtle hint of oily grilled meat pushes in the nose.
    • Taste
      Wow! Oily and creamy, the first sip flows over the tongue. Mildly, the dried grapes and berries exude their beguiling aroma, sticky sweetness mixes with burned oak pieces. The cold smoke is also very present in the taste, dark caramel mixes with extremely sweet berries and makes the heart of a PX lover beat faster. On the tongue dance black peppercorns and leave a pleasant and subtle sharpness. Under the tongue, the complete flavors have gathered and burn a true firework of flavors. Soft peat, cold and pleasant smoke, sweet and dried berries, caramel, smoky oak, dark cherries and plums. With this mild and harmonious aroma, the taste slowly fades into the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Sweet and sticky, the aromas mentioned in the taste linger on the palate for a long time, and the warmth envelops the tongue for a feeling of eternity. From time to time, the subtle sharpness flares up, the smoky peat is in the foreground for a long time, but in the course of time it is replaced by the sweet and sticky fruit flavors, which are now in the foreground. The wonderfully creamy and mild mouthfeel is fantastic, it seems as if the aromas never finish ...

  2. wouterk scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Medicanal notes on the nose. This could be Laphroaig very easily based on the nose. Initial taste is sweet. Miniral oils. Very sweet (again). Dried dark fruit. Cherries. Peatsmoke is nicely integrated. I like this a lot. Bitter sweetness in the finish. Very dark chocolate, caramal, dried red fruit. Very good cask. Very good whisky. One of the best "Dream of Scotland" expressions so far. 

    Oh, well. This is a Lagavulin, based in the year in the cap: 1816. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really great. A mature and wine-barreled version of the clowns / skulls. 88 points!
    • Nose
      Rich sweet nose. Dripping sweet and at the same time fiery smoky. Pickled cherries at the campfire. Class! With time comes an aromatic oak note. Sweet wood. PX is enormously present. Plums.
    • Taste
      Full, creamy, cherry juice and cranberry juice. Extremely sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sticky sweet. Subtle herbs.

  4. voodoochile scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice no name Lagavu old Man. He invites you into his home which is nice and warm very comfy. The fire´s just about to go out and the ashes are smoldering. You´re talking about old times and he offers you a nice sweet drink that has some fruits in it. While you´re drinking it he hands you some berries and a small piece of bacon. That´s what comes to my mind while drinking this fantastic Whisky

  5. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    He will have found his lover - rarely had such a sweet Islay smoker in the glass. The barrel must have been pretty wet ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Violent and initially dirty sherry nose with a good portion of red grapes, overripe plums, raisins, dates and dried apricot halves. Menthol, a glimpse of children's emu-cal candies. Moist and loamy soil, old coffee filter with leftovers.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Drove sweet on the tongue. How amazing is that. Cherry sweets, dark red wine gums. Reminiscent of Choya Umeshu, a Japanese fruit liqueur. Very viscous, creamy, syrupy. The sweetness sneaks into every crack. Some oak, but not very pronounced. Smoke is there, but can not prevail against the intense fruit sweetness (rarely, that I have to determine that!).
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long and slightly dry, still the fruit sweetness (cherries, grapes, plums), coffee powder, almonds, leather.

  6. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Big cinema. If you like the clowns and skulls, you will find a mature gem of a similar flavor here.

    Convincing on the whole line.
    • Nose
      90 90
      First, impenetrable peat smoke lies above the distillate bubbling in fine drops. It takes time, so much is directly clear. After some time, the "Old Man" releases wonderful sweet fruit notes, such as figs and oranges, followed by herbs and spices. The smoke is ashier and continues to soothe.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The texture is indescribably creamy and oily. It quickly reveals extremely sweet fruit elements, grapes, ripe figs and oranges. Incredibly present and pleasant, the alcohol is fabhaft involved and hardly noticeable. Sugar syrup. Bavarian malt. Smoke accompanies mild and brings additional complexity.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long, very sweet and also accompanied by subtle smoke and balanced oak bitterness.

  7. Dottore scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    N: smoke, very fruity, raspberries, strawberries, mineral maritime, light freshness, alcohol discreetly noticeable. Water does not give the nose much new. The fruit notes are somewhat in the background, the spice is stronger. Clove.
    M: very very strong onset but also very alcoholic, slightly metallic, sweet and fruity, some oak and strong smoke. Overall harmonious but too sharp for me. Water creates increasing oak spiciness and bitterness.
    A: medium long, extremely warm in throat, mouth, dark chocolate remains
    Conclusion: decent smoker, impetuous and probably young
    Tip: Due to the flavors, I'm typing on a young Lagavulin at 9 years from his port. 59% Neat but too wild for me. 84 points

  8. whiskydram scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is a Lagavulin!!! And the hint is on the label!!!


  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense, peaty, smoky, sea breeze, iodine - pretty good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very oily, creamy, good sweetness, smoked fish, salty, peat'n smoke, fruity, pineapples, peaches - very good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, sweet raspberries

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Rarely had such a sweet / smoky whisky in the glass. Almost too much PX, but definitely a very successful bottling.


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