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Overall rating
86.19/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB120367
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Millennial Range Series: CA 001
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
300
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 nov 2018 9:28 am by dramsmile
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.32

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Islay Star 11-year-old NSS

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.19 points

  1. Segens did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Angus rated on whiskyfun.com 12.01.2019:

    This one hails from the Port Askaig region of Islay. Colour: straw. Nose: pretty textbook stuff. Shellfish, seawater, yeasty sourdough, white flowers, lemon juice, fish sauce, wood ashes. A touch of good malt vinegar on salty chips. With water: more ashes, more beach pebbles, some sheep wool, a wee hint of blue cheese and bandages. Mouth: great arrival! A soft, peaty oil slick. Lots of ash, brine, green olives, sea water, medical embrocations, black pepper, hot grist and lime juice on fresh oysters. It’s very hard to find fault with this make at this age and cask type. With water: dried seaweed, tarry rope, lemon infused oil, barley sugar, smoked German dark beers, smoky bacon fries and some good plain peat smoke. Finish: long and all on kiln smoke, anchovies, pine resins, cured meats, salted fish and newspaper ash. Comments: “Westering home and a song in the a...” etc, etc...

    SGP: 367 - 88 points.

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. lucero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cold smoke, apple, honey, grain, light sugar with cinnamon,
    • Taste
      Very light apple, a little honey, lemon, grapefruit, lots of ash and smoke.

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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