Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Barreliers (TBa)
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
62.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Vanilla Roasted Plums With Coconut
Added on
09 mar 2019 2:20 pm by The Barreliers
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 48.90

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14 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2011 TBa

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.50 points.

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A very potent cask, to which the whisky was unfortunately ripped far too soon. The eponymous flavors are to be found, but much more unfortunately not.
    The alcohol is already very dominant and not ideally involved, which one should not expect at the age.
    All in all, a very young whisky without any junk notes, but with interesting flavors that makes no secret of his age, sharp and impetuous and not very complex comes along.

  2. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and slightly alcoholic is the first nose. That does not surprise me, 62.5% are also a house number. Already in the nose comes an intense and sweet vanilla note from the glass. I think of freshly toasted white bread, white wine and also the plums mentioned in the name are there, but more in the background. With a little water, the malt is a bit tamer and even sweeter in the nose. I also have a light association with herbal tea.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Ginger, honey and lots of vanilla. Like putting a vanilla pod in a jar of sugar. Some citrus comes through, in the direction of pomelo, and over time, the malt is really spicy. You will notice the first-fill exBourbon keg definitely. With water, the whole thing opens and the play between spicy and sweet becomes even more interesting.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium with ginger, vanilla and a little burnt toast.

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This young Secret Speyside single malt is fairly strong as one can expect due to the high alcohol content. However, the first-fill Bourbon barrel provides a beautiful creamy vanilla sweetness, which complements nicely with the fruity notes of plums and oranges. Together with a delicate spiciness of oak, pepper and ginger, this is a harmonious dram. When diluted, the alcoholic bites vanishes bringing more sweetness and fruitiness to the fore. A young, partly impetuous but already balanced whisky bursting with vanilla.
    I thank The Barreliers for the complimentary sample.

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with lots of vanilla, followed by delicious plum jam and a touch of toffee. Lingering citric notes arrive, nicely mixed with a hint of oak spice in the back. The alcohol is noticeable but not pungent at all.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate due to the high alcohol content. Then sweet vanilla, nicely mixed with some oranges, lemons and a whiff of coconut flavour. Fairly spicy on the mid palate with pepper, oak and ginger. Notes of creamy vanilla return towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and creamy with vanilla and slightly bitter orange peel. Becomes drier on the tail with oak and a touch of black pepper.

      With water: There's more oaky notes coming through on the nose when a splash of water is added. Still sweet with vanilla, followed by fresh notes of citrus in the back. Very sweet and fruity on the palate with vanilla and plum compote, accompanied with white pepper, oak spice and a hint of bitter oranges. Less warming. The finish is a bit shorter but still creamy with vanilla mixed with blood oranges. Becomes dry with oak, tannins and pepper.

  4. The Barreliers did not rate this whisky Newbie

    • Nose
      Vanilla roasted plums sprinkled with a handful of grated coconut. Delicate notes of spices and citrus peel and subtle subtle oak.
    • Taste
      Malty sweetness with hints of vanilla pods followed by bitter orange peel and other citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry and slightly peppery with some oak.


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