Aerstone 10-year-old WG&S

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
William Grant & Sons (WG&S)
Bottling serie
Sea Cask
Stated Age
10 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Smooth & Easy
Bottle code
L6D 7463 1908
Added on
03 oct 2018 8:49 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 26.91

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120 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Aerstone 10-year-old WG&S

32 users have left 32 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.36 points.

  1. KEngelaar scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    A good value for the price, but it would be better at 46% abv. and the ex-Bourbon casks are not intense enough. This is what a non-peated 10 year old Talisker would taste like. It is good for beginners, but I would rather recommend the Old Pulteney 10 years.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Sweet, vanilla and hazelnut. Floral like a flower field next to a forest. The oak is subtle slightly bitter. There is a hint of salt.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Sweet, hazelnut, almonds, citric and a hint of oak. Not very intense and no special notes.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Dry and slightly bitter, mainly oak. Slightly alcoholic

  2. Piry scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    The whisky lacks character and longevity on the tongue. A few Vol% more would have done him good.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  3. referee scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    good price

  4. Sajmon scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Price/value not bad whisky
    • Nose
      68 68
      Sea salt, sea air, smoke
    • Taste
      70 70
      Dominated by sea salt, bitter
    • Finish
      69 69
      short, bitter, hints of smoke

  5. FNA_Whisky scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Light whisky with a short aftertaste

  6. TF7X scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    The smell in the glass is not very pronounced, it is light, but quite pleasant.
    After drinking I feel a tangle of flavors, of which I identify only a light smell of salt.
    When moving from the beginning to the middle, the tastes disappear and I only feel empty.
    The conclusion is again on pleasant, not intense salt waves.

  7. Whisky1420 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Buttery toffee, creamy vanilla, freshly baked shortbread, honeyed malt, orange citrus, cinnamon and a slight cocoa
    • Taste
      Floral malt, nougat, vanilla sponge, honey, orange sweets, icing sugar and earthy oak
    • Finish
      Cloves, candied lemon, vanilla pod and a pinch of salt

  8. Roley scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. Buttwelder scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Not a bad dram for the price. Not a lot on the nose, some apple, mild pickles. Plenty of vanilla on the palate. Fairly short finish, quite hot for 40%. Hardly complex but an easy drink

  10. Alphawolf scored this whisky 60 points Newbie

    A rather sharp alcoholic taste, which then reveals the aromas of vanilla and apple. The finish is long, but not particularly rich. I didn't feel the salt. Regular whisky, no special features

  11. soloist scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Harsh, bitter. Worse than JW Red, worse whisky I've ever had.

  12. Conmai scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior


  13. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    WG&S supposedly bought the distillery which has ready provided a large share of its output to their blends. Look forward to future bottlings under the distillery name.

  14. holborndrinker scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Inoffensive, unexciting - the sea has robbed most of the flavour and left nowt in return.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Nothing really comes through on the nose - the alcohol seems quite lazy.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Can inoffensive be used to describe a taste - digestive biscuit dunked in tepid tea.
    • Finish
      76 76
      A slight tang of regret - this could have been half decent.

  15. Merl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. serejja scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Didn't expect anything but turned out to be quite decent

  17. Kuny_ocr scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    In prize category,.. It's good choice, but you have to count, that's very very basic whisky.
    But, I like the "sea taste", hint of vanilla and little bit of apple. Finish is quick, and not quite well.
    If you wanna start with whisky, this can be it.
    Sláinte Mhath

  18. jvanopstal scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Since the Aerstone land cask was reasonable for it's price I also bought the sea cask. Unfortunately I regret doing so
    • Nose
      Apple and some honey
    • Taste
      Salty and sour with some apple
    • Finish

  19. KonstUA scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Nose 20, taste 20, finish 19, balance 19

  20. alcozl scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  21. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bitter sour woody emptiness with yellow apple and vanilla.

    RATING: 77pts - [n19,t20,19,b19] → |75-77: Drinkable|

  22. dimaka scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Freebie, holiday, water - three not weak whales took
    save this "golden wort", but were washed ashore by the blessed Coca-Cola.

  23. Jenar scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    The whisky is like it said on the label "accessible". It smells and tastes alright, there is not much going on.

  24. Dan0 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  25. Floor scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    no smell, uncomplicated and a liquorice finish.

  26. scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 19 78

    And where is the sea? ... almost according to Poderevyansky ....
    and since the opening it was even worse ... sad news ...

  27. toklian scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F19 B19

  28. vlad78 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose. Sweet Duchess. The taste is sweet Apple-pear. The aftertaste is sweet and long-lasting.

  29. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Primitive whisky, with an obsessive malt component. In theory, this sample should be light and “drinkable”, but it turned out differently.

  30. Georgemartin scored this whisky 10 points Newbie

    Nope. I understand now why it was at a bargain knock-down price in Tesco. From the name, you might be lead to think that it's an island malt. If anything, it's a wannabee island malt that's more of a Speyside. But basically it's too 'meh' to be much of anything. You can do MUCH better for the price.

  31. MaltMusings scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  32. Blindbob scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    I don't really like to be mean about any whisky, but I think someone put the r and the s in the wrong place in naming Aerstone. It doesn't taste of enough to warrant a tasting note. For the price you might as well be buy a couple of bottles of decent blended whisky. Even on offer for twenty quid it was expensive for what it was. It may be a cheap way into single malt for someone. I'm sorry, I didn't really see the point of it


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