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Kingsbarns Dream to Dram

Overall rating
80.95/100
votes
397
Whiskybase ID
WB124875
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Vintage
2015
Bottled
04.12.2018
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon & 1st Fill Ex-Wine
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 04 12 18 3 16:39 BB
Barcode
811929030111
Added on
24 jan 2019 1:21 pm by Bosi
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.53

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Whisky Reviews for Kingsbarns Dream to Dram

70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.95 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Of course, the stuff is way too young! It is nice, however, that one has used "honest" barrels and has not thrown a deep brown sauce on the market, in which every whisky is damned beyond recognition. In contrast to many whiskys, which only rise in the air, this unfortunately collapses in itself, so you should hurry up a bit when Verriechen. Overall, he is quite neat for his three years, to what extent one can deduce something there for the future, is left open, legitimate hopes but you can definitely make. Another tip: it is more pleasant to drink when it is slightly chilled.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Surprisingly full and ripe immediately after pouring. Green notes, some cereals, a light citrus touch and also slight sweetness. That's far less New Makey than feared. After he was allowed to breathe for a while now, I have a first momentum of peach compote in my nose, but it is immediately chased away by fresh New Make notes. Only exercise revives the whole thing again, but the beautiful nose has unfortunately disappeared from the beginning. Anyway, it's really more fermented new make than whisky now. A pity, if I had known that, I would not have stopped breathing so quickly. Heat brings back some life to the shack, vinous notes are now in the foreground and the peaches are to be guessed again, but now also bites the alcohol in the nose and the bread is still there. Vanilla is still to be found, just before too much heat makes the nose musty. If it cools down again, I get a brief impression of black bread with Nutella.
    • Taste
      77 77
      In the mouth it is slightly oily, the alcohol is also ahead, but tamed, as was to be feared. He does not remember alcohol. On the flavors side, herbs and bright honey give a rendezvous, behind there's still a decent load of white pepper. In the second sip he seems a bit sprightly, the sweetness is now rather sugary and it gets slightly metallic at the back. In the third sip, unfortunately, this trend continues, the alcohol is now very harsh and the sweetness is now almost completely gone to the herbs.
    • Finish
      77 77
      The finish is not that short. The herbs are already forgotten when the pepper is gone. Instead, the honey slowly gives way to its carrier surface: the bread. After about two minutes, then everything is over, even to the bread reminds nothing more.

  2. Koning scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A playful young dram with a light profile. Luckily the first fill wine casks stay on the background, tastewise and colourwise (colour is of the dram is pale). Kingsbarns might well be a good addition to the select group of Lowland malt distilleries!
    • Nose
      80 80
      A light nose. Smells a bit like new make, the young age is evident. Grassy, green apples, winegums, some honey.
    • Taste
      80 80
      A sweet start with winegums (loads of!) ,vanilla and apple juice. Some redcurrants and fennel. It's a rather soft palate, although there's a slightly bitter side and some articial sweetener (aspartame) to it.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Garden herbs, mandarins, green apples and that slightly bitter and artificial sweet notes of the palate. An oaky almost cardboardy dryness lingers.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Context
    At the end of 2018 the long awaited first release from the Kingsbarns Distillery arrived. Dream to Dram, well done. And obviously we need to approach this single malt in context: young, first release, cut – so do not expect a belter, but an entry level malt from this new kid on the block. It is – luckily – also priced accordingly: a bottle will only set you back some 40 to 45 EUR.
    Clearly very young on the nose. The new make is still discernable. Apart from that, I get a Lowland style nose with citrus, vanilla, freshly cut grass, flowers, peach and pineapple. Summer in the glass. Nice nose!
    There is clearly some room for improvement on the palate. It a touch watery and somewhat sharp on white pepper with lots of alcohol. This clearly needs more time in the cask to develop further, but you do get a nice picture of what direction Kingsbarns is going and I have to say that I like it. Soft vanilla, some orange juice and a drop of honey, but not much else at this point.
    The finish is somewhat short – but that’s fine – on citrus, pepper and honey.
    Quite straightforward and lacking in character at this point, but that’s no surprise. The nose was already pretty good. This introduction can be savored as an aperitif while we eagerly await more – older – releases. Thanks for the sample, Imanuel.

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    strong, crispy-grained, slightly scratchy-sprittig (young stop), pepper, splash of lemon, with water you get the scratchy away, then lemon / banana and honey sweetness, but too thin - beautiful Optimum is not.
    That can become something, feels like potential, but bottles in such a young, I do not have to have. The 44 € I begrudge those anyway, should invest in a good camp.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really very promising, fresh and light, but then the body really disappoints. Very thin, is this really 46% Abv? It lacks character, and depth.
    Of course this is only 3 year old whisky, so the question is: Was this ready to bottle? In my opinion: Not yet, although I can understand people are curious and a distillery likes to meet the waiting ones.
    I tasted this together with new make and a single cask, my conclusion over all: Promising stuff, but give it some more time.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very light, fresh, grassy, freshly mowed grass. Also floral, the green of plants. Some yellow fruit, lemon.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Oh my, as promising as the nose is, as weak is the body. Watery mouthfeel, caramel, orange. Thin, not much taste or depth. A bit of honey.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Now a little more pepper and power, orange, honey, licorice. Still not very convincing, and not too long.

  6. Bosi scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    For three years, this whisky really succeeded. He meets exactly the Lowland profile that Kingsbarns wanted to achieve. I am looking forward to future bottlings.
    • Nose
      The nose offers a beautiful fruity-floral Lowland note, as intended by Kingsbarns: lemons, bananas and pears meet Werther's real, vanilla and a hint of spice.
    • Taste
      The taste is light, but the texture is wonderfully creamy. Again, a strong vanilla influence is noticeable, flanked by pudding and apples.
    • Finish
      The finish is short to medium in length and offers kumquats, a little pepper and a very delicate bitterness.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    As young as he is, he presents and tastes so young. No blender, no superficial whitening by any kind of finish. Can be something.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Reminds at the beginning with its hearty pear note to a Williams fire. Overall, very fruity, with lemon, green apple and pear floating above everything. Some honey, a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Despite being only 46% quite aggressive. Slightly oily texture. Fruit outweighs, pear, green apple, lemon. Some toffee and milk chocolate. Acts young according to his age.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Relatively short, slightly dry to bitter, with pear, green apple, honey and coffee powder.

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    an impressive 3-year-old, but just a 3-year-old. Nice summer whisky, which makes you want more, older copies of the distillery.
    • Nose
      young, apples, cider, fresh, some cereals, sweet white wine, light sawdust, also slightly wet cardboard.
    • Taste
      soft, fresh and fruity, tart notes, licorice, prickeldes mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      again some apples, then subtly vinous notes, but rather licorice and a tart, herbaceous edge.

  10. henryguo73 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. ZLako scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    small sample from a bar
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Kingsbarns, the next young hop from the Lowlands. The Dream to Dram series appears in limited releases, the whisky should also be around three years old. He's certainly a dram at this age - but is he also a Dream?

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      Alcohol, pear, slight bitterness, some metal: young whisky.
    • Taste
      Vanilla then comes on the tongue, the fruits are nicer than at Lindores Abbey. And at the end there is also a light note of marzipan. That's ok, but overall the whisky is too young to really have fun with it.
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste there is some marzipan with vanilla, maybe a slightly burned hint from the processed barrels.

      The beginnings are good, aromas are developing that suggest a good whisky - but which have not yet been able to develop in the few years. Even the STR-Wine Casks cannot provide complex tones.

  13. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    I think the plan worked out very well. Even if the typical bourbon aromas stand out clearly at the beginning, after three years there is still enough room for the very fruity distillery character. So this bottling absolutely fulfills the purpose of a first bottling. The complexity can of course still be expanded due to the short maturation, but you can definitely see the potential behind it. And that definitely makes you want more.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/kingsbarns-dream-to-dram-2018/
    • Nose
      You can feel the strong influence of the bourbon immediately. There are sweet caramel notes, as well as vanilla pudding and syrup. In addition, there is also a clear fruity component with tropical fruits such as ripe bananas and pineapple, as well as plums and a hint of citrus fruits. After the first try, the vanilla pushes itself to the fore. In addition to the sweetness, aromas of spices and herbs that are difficult to define are now spreading, which remind me of the typical smell of a spice cabinet.
    • Taste
      Here he immediately shows his sweet side. In addition, the typical bourbon aromas also dominate here. The fruit from the nose can also be found, but is somewhat behind the dominant vanilla and caramel. In addition, a slightly sharp feeling spreads on the tip of the tongue, which I would not necessarily attribute to the alcohol, but to the young age.
    • Finish
      The sweetness goes back a bit. As in the nose, the mouthfeel becomes a little spicier. The finish is relatively long for such a young malt. The vanilla and caramel will keep the longest.

  14. ehelkur scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      The Nose is fragrant and fruity, green apples, grapes, spirity and cereal. And then after some time on the glass, comes notes of peach and red apples, with citrus jam
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the taste side, dry, fruity, spirity, and then it develops more sweeter, some spices, some notes of toffee. After a second sip: apples, peach, tropical fruits, sweet sponge cake with vanilla notes, but always with this spirity character.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is quite long and velvety. It reminds me a lemon meringue tart finish with some spicy notes.

  15. VB_Whisky scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      75 75

  16. Falang scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Good sweet whisky that may attract a lot of young whisky enthusiasts but in my opinion it is rather one dimensional.
    • Nose
      69 69
      Light, fresh. Promising but a bit chemical. Nose of red candy… Vanilla. Clearly a young dram and the new make can not be hidden unfortunately. Not bad.
    • Taste
      69 69
      Sweet taste with a lot of young wood. There is some sand and also a lot of mothballs. Sweets and the candy sugars with a pleasant and surprising strong strawberry aroma (nice but after a few sips it seems to become a bit chemical again). Watery.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Sweetness too in the finish. The finish is medium long and pleasant. But the taste stays the same. This Kingsbarns is what it is and it doesn’t evolve during the proces of drinking.

  17. 88bamboo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The Dream to Dram is very light, smooth, friendly and has sufficient depth and complexity to keep things interesting- due to clever use of first-fill bourbon casks to impart sweet vanilla custardy flavours and STR casks to impart a little more complexity. I find the soft fruity and floral notes are so palatable. The texture and experience of this whisky on the tongue is comparable to some decently-aged whiskies out there- as good as perhaps a 12 year old Scotch.

    This expression is impressively well-balanced compared to a number of young releases from other newly established distilleries. Firstly, the casks do not overwhelm and allow the distillery character to shine. Secondly, the smooth texture of this whisky attests to the very skilful distillation of Kingsbarns. Normally, very young whiskies tend to have a slight metallic taste due to the presence of sharp astringent compounds found during the distillation process that were supposed to be removed by the wood during many years of maturation. The Dream to Dram somehow does not have any such astringency found in young whiskies. This is most likely due to the long distillation process that clears out most of the undesirable compounds, and a skilful “spirit cut” that selects only the sweetest and lightest components to be turned into whisky.

    Link to Review: https://88bamboo.co/blogs/the-bamboo-post/kingsbarns-dream-to-dram-46-0-ob
    • Nose
      In the glass, the liquid is a rich gold colour similar to white wine.

      On the nose, very clean, soft, floral and fruity. The opening notes are of distinct honey, fresh pineapples and ripe red apples, then some notes of orange honeydew melon in the next wave. Not far behind are some light floral notes from chrysanthemum. This feels clean and estery- the aromas are so light and diffuse easily into your nose.

      The floral and fruity notes really take the centre stage even as they are very gentle. With a few minutes of careful nosing, you might detect some vanilla and slight oakiness, but this is rather subtle and could be missed.
    • Taste
      On the palate, this is surprisingly soft, smooth and gentle. This light-bodied and the experience of drinking spirit is once again surprisingly effortless and easy. On the first sip, the flavours are elegant and subtle but very discernible- honey and golden syrup with more melons, some light custard cream developing into a slightly biscuity note and some cherry pie… this is reminiscent of Marks & Spencer’s sweet, flaky and redcurrant puffs with a sticky jelly core!

      Floral notes and notes of soft fruits take over and linger on the palate with more ripe apples, slightly bitter chrysanthemum and a light cucumber taste that is usually associated with “grassiness”.

      Right at the moment you swallow the whisky, a slight twinge of heat zings your tongue. This is the sensation of very light ginger spiciness that is probably derived from the European STR cask.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and fragrant. There is mainly some lingering notes of sugary puff pastry and chrysanthemum flowers. This is accompanied by very very subtle oakiness and nuttiness, and a gentle ginger zing, fading away into the darkness.

  18. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light grapes, melon, lemon, caramel, a very light herbal note in the background
    • Taste
      Light grapes, melon, caramel, some grapefruit, lots of spice

  19. lucero scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. Wuid scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
      Young, crispy, bread-like, vanilla, citrus
    • Taste
      75 75
      Creamy sweetness, but still too young, alcohol, citrus, vanilla, light spice
    • Finish
      73 73
      short and only in the mouth

  21. geriud scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  23. TheMbG scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is good, the whisky itself is still much too young.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet, sharp alcohol scent, vanilla, pungent, slightly caramel, fruity light
    • Taste
      81 81
      Bitter and sour, lots of caramel after evolution, little alcohol burn,
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short-medium length, vanilla, caramel, a bit of citrus, vanilla hint remains,

  24. noeinwhisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    This is an undeniably young but endearingly unpretentious distillate with lots of future promise. Bottled at 46% ABV, with no chill filtration and in natural color, it ticks all the boxes of the quintessential whisky drinker. As you'd expect of one so youthful, it's fresh and lively and spirit-forward. The nose is lushly fruity and floral, with a hint of solvent. The palate is redolent with fresh fruit salad laced with red berries and slices of watermelon, the finish long and lingeringly spicy. Definitely worth a punt.

  25. bvrsky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  26. Eigerle scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    For a new "growth" that also has an acceptable price, it was a success. It's a shame that the taste can't keep up with the nose. Good development potential with upward potential.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  27. SRB scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Despite the 46%, the alcohol burns directly in the nose, followed by a slight sweetness, grass notes, damp leaves
      The nose is still the best thing about the drop.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Also here quite hot, then briefly fruity sweetness before bitter wood notes follow
    • Finish
      75 75
      Short and sharp, bitter wood notes

  28. grinface scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Sure, it is young and you'll notice it. But that doesn't mean it doesn't taste good. There are sure to be great things to come in the future! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/19/erstlingswerke/

  29. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  30. dramspotter scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    It is very lazy to say "needs more time to mature" - this was brought to market, they chose a profile of casks that they could blend for this early release and I don't think the older bottlings will be much like this. It does well at being so pushy at 46%, but I look forward to a more restrained profile come 8 or 10 years.
    • Nose
      79 79
      a very aggressive first fill bourbon but there is something else in there I wasn't expecting, so I had to check what the wood makeup was. Maybe it is that wine, maybe it is the youthfulness.
    • Taste
      78 78
      yes there is some wine in there, blackcurrants but that bourbon effect is way too pushy, some oil in there and the mouth gets pretty furred
    • Finish
      73 73
      seems pretty uneven, first, there is still that ex-bourbon, then bitterness, then some malty notes but it is not a smooth ride at all - quite disjointed

  31. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A decent dram - pleasant breakfast dram.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Cereal, grassy notes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Rather thin mouthfeel, but it's quite a punchy dram with a good dose of spice.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Quite dry on the finish - touch of nail polish.

  32. the_muskox scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    There’s really not much here besides sugar, light fruit, and a nice creamy mouthfeel. It’s like a much-younger Glenfiddich 15. That mouthfeel is the most promising part. Leave it in the barrel a few more years.

    Nose: Young and spirity, as expected. White sugar, banana, strawberries, lime, and apples. Quite a strong marshmallow flavour. Dried flower petals, light cinnamon, and cardamom. A bit of a mealy grain note, as well as green wood. Lightly plasticky.

    Palate: Medium texture. Spirity again, but not overly prickly. Sweet cream, corn syrup, vanilla, and almonds, then sweet fruit, mild pepper, and green wood.
    A good dribble of water enriched things a little bit, and added some barrel char and cherries.

    Finish: Short and creamy. Banana cream pie, more marshmallows, potpourri, bubblegum, and vanilla ice cream.

  33. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I was able to taste this drop as part of a private tasting.

    Color: light straw
    • Nose
      Peach, vanilla, honey, grapes, malt
    • Taste
      youthful, honey, vanilla, peach, almond
    • Finish
      medium, vanilla, honey, peach, grapes

  34. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted at a hiking tour on 07-06-2020.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  35. StephanB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Too young, but the spirit is good, so watch what's coming.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  36. Lankin scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    sweet and light
    • Nose
      fruity with banana
    • Taste
      caramel
    • Finish
      stays sweet for a long time

  37. TheHeid scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Love this whisky. Yes it is young but its a truly delicious dram.

    Take that age prejudice away and you're left with a wonderful whisky at this price point. For £40 there are few I'd rather drink more
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautifully floral but strong caramel coming through as it settles. I end up drinking it rather slowly as I'm enjoying the sweet smells so much
    • Taste
      87 87
      The mouthful is softy than the age should allow. As always the 2nd dram is more of a joy as your mouth has become accustomed to the youth and just takes in the flavours. Again its the burnt sugar, caramel and an almost cookie like quality that comes through
    • Finish
      86 86
      A lasting finish. The flavours don't just dissappear leaving you wanting more, they stay. I find myself salivating and nosing the glass after its empty

      It coats your mouth without being oily, leaving just the sweet aftertaste and aroma

  38. keizerjos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful fruit aromas - melon, apple, pineapple - in the aroma and taste. Sweet, this one. Sweet, accessible, friendly with a bit bitter finish. Very young whisky, peppery, alcohol edge. Not bad, promising but superficial and unfinished.

  39. tribe scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Fair price and has no off notes. For the 1st, that's ok.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very young. Fruity orange malty young. Grain
    • Taste
      78 78
      The taste follows the smell. Kingsbarns. Fruity orange malty young. Grain
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium length. If it gets a little woody, you can also recognize the young iron-containing one.

  40. mattheww scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
      Surprising for the young age, very cute
    • Finish
      80 80

  41. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful and balanced round malt which is not noticeable at a young age. A certain complexity already exists and forms a nice overall picture. PLV top

  42. ARDBERG scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Quite fresh, light and fruity, standing its own ground as a single character. Likely a summer dram. More power would fit the dram, i.e. as in the distillery single cask releases.

    Tasted at a New Scottish Distilleries Tasting... (btw: the winner was a 21 month old Lindores Abbey cask sample that even pulverized a Kilchoman 100% Islay).
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  43. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  44. Lorion scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    A surprisingly great nose. The palate is then unspectacular and noticeably young. 74 points.
    • Nose
      "Very lovely. Sweet, a distinct, delicate vanilla. A little lychee and mild citrus aromas.
      Oak brings out some time. "
    • Taste
      Sweet. Vanilla and honey. A somewhat young, sprightly aftertaste. Sweet, but flat in the taste.
    • Finish
      Medium length and subtly sweet.

  45. ConvalRen scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Young with room for improvement. Nose is really beautiful. Soft notes of honey, hay, oatmeal, chamomile, flowers, dew drops, lemon.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  46. 2ndSip scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A fruit bomb in the nose (lots of bright fruits). The taste is fruity and sweet with vanilla in the foreground. Very good for a 3 year old. All in all, uncomplicated to sip in a relaxed atmosphere.
    • Nose
      79 79
      light (stone) fruits, very fruity in the direction of apricot, peach, a little mango and a light citrus aroma. Vanilla and some honey aroma behind. Later the vanilla note prevails.
    • Taste
      80 80
      first fruity again, then a spicy start (the 46 vol. percent push the whisky in the right direction). It becomes sweeter with a slightly creamy, oily feeling in the mouth. The vanilla gets through more.
    • Finish
      70 70
      relatively short - good is only 3 years old, where should the flavors come from. For the 3 years but OK. The fruity lasts for a long time and stays together with a fresh, woody aroma, but in a good sense and well integrated.

  47. dandan798 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It's very, very young, yes, but I already think this stuff will be excellent in a couple more years.
    • Nose
      83 83
      alcoholic, barley, malt, chocolate, herbal, alpine flowers, sweetness,
    • Taste
      82 82
      sweet, fruits, herbal, malt, starchy, chocolate, spices, wood, honey, flowery, vanilla
    • Finish
      82 82
      herbal, sweet, malt, chocolate, fruit, slight bitter wood note, anise, oats, starch

  48. rolabob scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  49. coldsun scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Apple, wood, spring flowers, honey, almond, flowers, pear, sweet malt. Light citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla.

  50. brechtvds scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    very young whisky but it's a very promising flavour profile they have a very strong and good spirit they have managed to perfectly make a whisky in the light floral and fruity flavour profile lowland whisky is known for really looking forward to future releases
    • Nose
      very young nose but i dont get any off notes its a very balanced nose no chemical note to be found here , white fruit granny smith apple ,malt , honey ,vanilla some citrus notes as well
    • Taste
      fruity and light flavors white fruit again granny smith apple , some oak ,pineapple , grapes
    • Finish
      herbal and fruity finish rather short

  51. Coldorak scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Color: white burgundy
    • Nose
      75 75
      Malty and grainy, some almonds, vanilla and yeast. You can smell its young age, almost new make
    • Taste
      78 78
      Spicy and slightly drying, coffee, toast, nuts, nutmeg, some herbs. As for the nose, feels almost new makey, it's still very young, you can't hide it.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Longer than expected. Pepperish and some herbs.

  52. galg33 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Nose: Creamy and sweet with vanilla, apple and pear pie, with soft spices, and feels fresh and young. with quite some alcohol and pencil shavings, creme Catalan and a hint of banana with some new-make notes. not bad, but showing its young age, of course.

    Palate: bitter sweet with lots of vanilla, and toasted oak, bitter coffee beans, apple and citrus peel. quite wood driven despite its young age. but the balance is good.

    Finish: short, with toasted wood, bitter chocolate, and apple peel, cereals.

  53. rpvdwel scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  54. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very young whisky. Suitable for the summer or as a heater for a tasting. A distillery with potential.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Young with a hint of New Make Spirit, malty, light, fruity and floral, pineapple and berries with herbs
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sharp edges, alcohol, then toffee, custard, cookies
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short aftertaste, honey and again malty, pepper, ginger

  55. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    he wants time but then .....
    where was the wine barrel left?
    OK for 3 years but I expected something more
    • Nose
      starts thin and behaving
      Shortbread (class), slightly oak later becomes freshly sawn wood, light fruit (so peach), metal touch
      dark caramel is coming
      later: bitterness, (spiny) berry, nice vanilla, some lemon
    • Taste
      soft and full on the palate
      hmmm in the beginning was somehow not clearly identified
      then spicy
      later: red berry and a slightly chemical note, malt, floury apple
    • Finish
      medium long
      spicy, oak comes and gets stronger, browned apple

  56. Cubey666 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    still a bit young, but already very promising, looking forward to more releases. The nose is clearly the best part of this whisky.
    • Nose
      80 80
      sweet, vanilla, cereal, pineapple, just a bit of new make spirit left. also citrus fruits, grassy and peaches.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Bit sharp and acidic, bit hard of alcohol, hint of baby puke, white pepper.
    • Finish
      75 75
      not very long, white pepper, honey and bread

  57. craide scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Young lighter paints. Little refined,
    Alcoholic notes from start to finish.
    The flavors lasted only briefly.
    Fades everything pretty fast. Nose is the best part of it.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Full ripe pears, fruity sweet with lemon apple pear. Lightly honey sweet with a little vanilla. Alcoholic note is permanently noticeable.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Slightly oily, also fruity with pear, apple, lemon. Light touch of chocolate. Alcoholic sharpness
    • Finish
      73 73
      short, slightly bitter with coffee. The second sip reminds a little of vodka, so little taste.

  58. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  59. pianoman scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Freshly mown grass, green apples, moist soil. A touch of coconut flakes.
    • Taste
      Light. Bread crust, a trace of honey. A touch of burnt herbs. Vodka Lemon.

  60. Sporx scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    04/06/2019 Upgrade from 77 to 80 on 06/05/20
    Confirmed on 11/27/21

    Aroma
    Tropical fruits, jelly bananas

    taste
    Very sweet, young, creamy, just sweet, becoming bitter

    finish
    Almost medium length, sweet, artificial sweetness

  61. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/whiskylive-2019-day-2-part-1/

    Kingsbarns go with Dream to Dram, much like Kilchoman’s From Barley to Bottle or even the Speyside Cooperage’s Acorn to Oak - or did they drop that already? From Grain to Glass seems popular in the beer industry.

    N: Very faithful to their new-make.
    T: Same again, and extremely well tempered. It reminds me of Bimber’s current young output, the lightest of rums and even eau de vie’s.
    F: So very neutral that nothing obviously jumps out.
    C: It’s a great platform for future maturation as long as it doesn’t remain too ‘safe’. With thanks to Peter and Hannah.

  62. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  63. Sandman scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    It a great daily sipper.
    Vanilla, lemon, apple, hay, butter, glue, pear, little horse stable (in the mouth). And when it stands for a while I got an unpleasant beer smell and taste.

  64. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Feel the nose that is very young, but the taste, balance and finish is nice for a 3 year old from Lowlands.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Floral. Pear and green apple, citruses, honey and touch of sawdust and alcohol.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oily. Honey, sugar syrup, overripe fruits, citruses and white pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length, sweet, fruity.

  65. Volker Gude scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Fruity, floral in the nose.
    Fruity, slightly banana, sweet on the palate.
    Medium length finish, wood, fruits, light sweetness

  66. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  67. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  68. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Really surprised by this one. Shows a fair complexety and sweetness for a really young malt. The sharpness of the spirit has already faded away for a large part. This is a really light and accessable malt with the complexity in going from a herbal malt to a more sweet and vanillic profile to finish with a kick in the ass ... well I wouldn't want to call it a"kick" ... more like a gentle touch of the foot of a pretty girl you're having a blind date with.

    This is really promising for the future ... glad I joined up the founders club ... more of this in the years to come please
    • Nose
      The nose is surprisingly sweet and sofisticated for such a young malt. A lot of vanilla, some fresh wood, cane sugar and the smell of wet leaves in the forest in automn. The sharpness of the spirit is still there bit quite on the backgroun already ... intriged !
    • Taste
      The taste starts quite herbal, some wet leaves again, fresh cut grass etc ... really light and accesable. This fits perfect in a Lowland profile ... if there even is such a thing in the first place. After a second in the mouth, the taste develops to a sweeter note with a lot of cane sugar, cinnamon and even a hint of maple syrup.
    • Finish
      The finish is middle long and is the ideal transfer from a sweet vanillic profile to a spicier kick in the end ... a bit like a small jalapeño pepper ina smooth and creamy sauce. The taste that stays the longest in the mouth is definetly the herbal note ... I'm thinking again cut grass ... with a small piece of jalapeño ????

  69. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For a young whisky it has some complexity. It is like a little journey from a young fruity beginning, changing into honey, spices and surprisingly nutty wood in the end. A promising start to a 10 year old.

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