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Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
308
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2018 1:40 pm by Cailan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139,99

33 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

192 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for A Dream of Scotland The Old Man of Islay II BW

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. Cerebrum scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Blind tasting Advent Calendar Brühler Whisky House 2018 - No. 10

    Straw - bright gold.
    • Nose
      Immediately a very well-known flavor profile. First thought: Lagavulin 12y CS from the annual limited edition.
      Sooty! Beach, sea, rotting algae - all this is meant positively. Citrus fruit, astringent. Above all lies a balanced, sweetish aromatic smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet - BOOM - smoke with full force like standing by the campfire and the wind is turning. Sweet again. Red dried fruits ?! The smoke and taste radiates heat, spice, even a hint of chilli. hot!
    • Finish
      Long finish. The sweetish smoke remains. But also a certain bitter bitterness spreads on the palate. About European oak?
      The last drop in the glass shows in the aroma after some time the finest smoked bacon flavor!

      Conclusion: Horny whisky! A little bit of pride to have recognized the distillery. PX barrel I would not have come up with it.

  2. wouterk scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Tasted this at aqua vitae messe. Very good whisky. Complex, very nice texture. Not as sweet as no1.

  3. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Dry smoke, pear, apple, plum wine, raisin syrup, slightly salty, citrus, honey, bacon
    • Taste
      Apple, pear, plum wine, honey sweetness, oiliness
    • Finish
      Intense and long-lasting, yet pleasant

  4. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Quercus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The benchmark for Islay & Sherry is the Laga DE for me. What you get there for (sometimes) just under 60 €, is a really thick board. And yet Marco manages to shoot the bird here! If you were lucky enough to be in the first 5 minutes, you got a dream for 78 €, where Peat & Sweet are awesome. (The secondary market prices are then unfortunately determined by scarcity and passion - even for the ingenious covers).
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    That was not for me. The extreme sweetness and this patch in the mouth I do not like. We are and will no longer be friends.
    I poured another dram to make the bottle empty. Interestingly, after the second dram, it's not that set up anymore. Had I had a nice booze :-)? No matter. Now she is empty.
    • Nose
      Of course smoke. Go for me in the direction of smoldering campfire and smoked fish and ham. This also sweetie. The works for me, however, something artificial. Wine gums (not good). Also some sea breeze. In addition a cooling menthol and citrus note.
    • Taste
      Even sweeter in the mouth than in the nose. Reminds me of fruit tea with a lot of sugar candy. Almost too much sweetness for me. Everything accompanied by the smoke already described in the smell. Then it will be strange. The fruits and the sweetness are now pretty much set for me. Not nice. Also, the oak holds back very elegant and shows at most by some sharpness.
    • Finish
      The sweetness remains but so slowly turns into the sour. And so it gets a little drier. The smoke is now ashier and drier. Now also shows the oak.

  8. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A slanted part, sweetish and coarse at the same time. No malt for every day, if you can not put away the sweetness just like that.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Marshmellows meets peat smoke - what an interesting nose. This could also be a smell that hits you at the carnival: here the cotton candy, the candied apples and almonds, the Margsmellows, over there the Flammlachs over licking beech wood fire ... And somewhere burns then also a small peat fire.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet berry jam and peat smoke, rum raisins, cotton candy. Sugar beet syrup, fresh yeast dough, malt. This sweetness in connection with ship's diesel, tar, seaweed and pepper, anything has that, with me also the association of a decaying animal carcass and a wild greek garbage dump on the tongue. Pretty oblique.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length finish. Long, if you include the never-ending sweetness. Malt, yeast dough, glazed apple and machine oil.

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very fine incense almonds macadamia pine parchment leather coffee
    Coffee blood orange grapefruit caraway camphor ginger earl gray

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