Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Lough Gill Distillery (LGDi)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
14 years old
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
1st Edition
Added on
16 feb 2019 5:59 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 145.16

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37 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Athrú 14-year-old LGDi

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.91 points

  1. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Would not I be stuck in Ireland. Reminds me a lot of older unpeated bunnas from the sherry barrel. The nose is a dream, the palate does not quite keep up, but is also very successful. I like the depth and the dark on one side and the freshness and lightness on the other. The 48% Vol. Are really good for the Irish single malt and in my opinion should not be diluted any further. Definitely fun. Could also be one for the summer, although he has neat sherry.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Deep, full sherry aromas pour out of the glass without anything musty. On the contrary, the Irishman is fruity and fresh. There are dried cranberries, raisins, plums, sweet cherries, a hint of pineapple, marzipan, brioche, some cinnamon and allspice. Even chocolate with around 70% cocoa and pipe tobacco are there. After a while, the sherry flavors recede slightly and the malt shows another, rather flowery side. Very elegant and without the slightest false note. I could smell forever.
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the tongue, the malt is not as sweet as the nose would suggest. Again full and with the typical sherry representatives, I find especially tart flavors. Dates, dried figs, raisins, pear peel, oranges, dark chocolate, espresso with a dash of milk, toasted toast, clove, clear wood influence.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length with oak, honey, orange and a bit more dark chocolate.

  2. whisky313 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    An exceptional 14 year old single malt that has been matured in the finest Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry casks, resonant with Autumnal aromas and rich silky sweetness. This whisky marks the first limited edition release from the Lough Gill Distillery, Sligo, West of Ireland and was crafted by Billy Walker, World Distiller of the Year 2015

  3. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    First impression of the freshly opened bottle:
    A very interesting substance, it is tart and sweet at the same time. It starts with honeydew melon, then it becomes woody and continues towards dark chocolate. The sherry barrel doesn't press too hard, but rather sets a good counterpoint to the bitter woodiness.
    Let's see how it develops, I'm very excited

  4. Likudi scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. whisky313 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Between 2016 and 2017, Lough Gill Distillery, with Billy Walker's help, purchased 500 barrels of matured Irish Single Malts and housed them in the warehouses in Sligo. Useful were not least the old contacts to Cooley.

  6. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great Irishman with nice varied flavors. Dark fruits with bright summer freshness and sweetness. Since probably someone knows what he does. ????
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful sherry with many fruit notes, prunes, raisins, dark ripe cherries. In addition, a light citrus / Lemonnote and a little spice, goes over into a chocolatey marzipan note. Great, varied armons.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Also here full sherry notes present with dark fruits. Oranges and exotic fruits come through. Add some spice and a touch of tart notes like coffee and dark chocolate. Harmonizes wonderfully for me. The 48% do the rest. Very tasty.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long with a honey sweetness over to the chocolate. Something fruity remains. As so often with me, he falls off the back a bit off.

  7. glenrob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

  8. Dutchdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      In the beginning notes of vanilla, honey and caramel. More fruity notes come through like apples, lemon, plums and little hints of raisins and cherries. At the end notes of tea bisquits and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very sweet with notes of vanilla, honey, milk chocolate and sugar. Fruity notes like raisins, prunes, pineapples and cherries. A nice note of coffee too. At the end notes of spices like cinnamon, potstill spices and a little note of ginger.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long. With notes of honey, sugar, coffee and cherries.

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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    There is an opinion that it looks like Ord ... cute, tasty, soft whisky, here they can!

  10. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very exciting malt, has beautiful tones and flavor.
    • Nose
      Nice, slightly sour, hearty sherry nose, cranberries, wild cherries, ham, liquorice, brioche, herb honey, camphor, nutmeg and cinnamon, allspice and dried plums, red pepper
    • Taste
      Not quite the sweetness of the nose, very interesting basic character, reminiscent of a somewhat dry raisin biscuit including the dough, vanilla, marzipan, light honey, plum, red apple, cranberries but again later, a little cherry syrup, then again fresh notes like Lemongrass and ginger juice, nutmeg
    • Finish
      Dry, oak emerges, ginger, camphor, nutmeg, licorice, pepper, grapes

  11. Spiritissime scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Full and rich nose with soft wood combined to dried gruits and spice
    Mouth is on full attack mode, lot of spice and overwhelming rich mouthfull. Evolves towards rich wood scent and yet more dried fruit, cocoa, tobaco and honey notes.
    Never ending finish


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