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Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB127933
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Eaglesome Ltd. (Es)
Bottling serie
100% Pure Malt
Vintage
1951
Bottled
1976
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The 25th birthday of Constructa
Added on
22 Mar 2019 3:19 pm by ted.striker

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Whisky Reviews for Dunaverty 25-year-old Es

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. ted.striker did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes by Gérard (Connoisseurs)

    Eye: Riesling, watery, but still many thin legs form

    Nose: mild to moderate intense, alcohol very well integrated, very balanced mixture of almost ripe fruits (mirabelle, peach, slightly pineapple), mineral dryness (chalk, wet granite) and Old Bottle Flavor (musty cellar) and hint of a smoky note

    Palate: mild to moderate intense, increases in the mouth, alcohol well integrated, pineapple comes first, then joins the smoke (more intense than in the nose), the mineral notes form the base of the palate, subtle candied ginger at the end of the palate (after about 20 seconds in the mouth)

    Finish: short

    Conclusion: A filigree drop that needs a lot of attention to show its diversity.

    88/100 points

  2. bahaa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Of course, as a Springbank fan, you get into the raptures and are really excited about what to expect. The tropics did not disappoint, it reminds of the old 15's Black Label cork).

    nose
    Light, subtle smoke. Less the "shotgun" as you know it today. Ripe fruits (apple). Alcohol well integrated. Some salt with a little time and an OBF note in the background.

    mouth
    Strong on the palate, slight sharpness. Then again ripe fruit (apple primary and something I do not come to). The flavors alternate: smoke, maritime salt, minerality. Very nice! Light wood in the background.

    leaving
    Long fruity finish, becoming drier towards the end. No more smoke, no bitterness.

  3. Zinni scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An absolute piece of fluid history. Thanks for this unique opportunity, Seb! And since it was not blind-tasting, that's easy to say ... but for me it's already clear what a Springbank ;-)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Mineral, mint, salt, unripe hazelnuts, moist cellar, nori algae
    • Taste
      90 90
      Cooling, herb garden, bright, freshly sawn wood, moss, dry
    • Finish
      89 89
      Pleasant sweetness and subtle notes of wood, very round and aromatic, unfortunately quite short

  4. ted.striker did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Color: pale gold

    Nose: Immediately after pouring, a dull, full, dense and deep nose appears with diffuse earthy tones. With deep inhalation, a fresh lemon emerges. The powerful, warm Gesamtaromenkanon reminds me something of the cowshed note of many Bruichladdichs. After a few minutes of hiding, the Dunaverty opens with very strong minerality, with chalk. Behind it a bit of honeydew melon, more yellow fruits with mirabelles in the core and in addition to what physalis should smell like the taste;)
    The light Springbank smoke peels out slowly and then towers over the yellow fruit basket, which gets a fragrance base of some wood.
    The nose is sweeter, some cotton candy is added - take over after a good 10 minutes in the glass again the heavier tones and finally the waxiness of old, long bottle-stored bottlings is clearly shown.
    The nose is now bulky and full of textbook Springbank with wax, minerality and some smoke in front of me - and that remains even 30 minutes after pouring.

    Palate: wonderfully creamy, the Dunaverty fills the mouth. Slightly sweet, he slides through his mouth, without being taken apart at the first sip. The plume of smoke blows over the sweetness. The two and a half decades of storage are shown by wood, which is reflected on the palate.
    The second sip comes with vanilla, lots of honey and a light, pleasant acidity of yellow-fruited provenance. At the end, some grapefruit peels out. The interplay of deep honey sweetness and the acid package gives me a great balance. In sum, a rather dry dram, which I like in general as well as here in particular very much.

    Finish: The finish is quite short, the alcohol is well integrated and only the smoke and the wood are even longer after swallowing and let the encounter with this dram softly fade away.

    Why not scoring?
    https://regulars.me/blog/2018/09/16/925-punkte/

  5. Kleeblatt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A nice light old malt with a crazy story
    • Nose
      At the beginning a very closed nose, with the time develops a fruitiness, which develops in the direction of lemon, a touch of Modrigkeit and distant smoky clouds which play more clearly with the burriness in the foreground
    • Taste
      Initially a slight bitterness that evaporates over time, lemon drops with subtle smoke, oily, salty, musty. With the grassy notes the slight bitterness reappears.
    • Finish
      Medium-length finish dominated by light bitterness

  6. whisho did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A nice whisky that is characterized by mild bourbon notes that do not fly around the ears but very gently come along. The alcohol is barely noticeable and the different flavors clear but not aufdrängend. Great malt that is great fun.
    • Nose
      Light fruity notes, vanilla, shortbread and over everything is a light citrus note. Also lighter smoke in the background. Nothing is needed, everything fits together well.
    • Taste
      Again light vanilla, weak alcohol very well integrated. A little sweetness, grassy and light malt notes (cereal?). Fine bitterness that comes with the wood.
      The smoke is there, but very mild. All in a nice slightly buttery, oily taste.
    • Finish
      Medium-length finish in the beginning, the slight sweetness with malt notes remains but then the weak bitterness of the wood with light smoky notes comes to the fore.

  7. Durgar scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The Dunaverty is a rather filigree representative. Especially from a bulbous glass he developed a prominent nose. The taste is complex and the alcohol is very well integrated, so that a round overall experience arises. The slight bitter notes on the finish are a small minus point, but which does not fall too heavily into the weight. It pays to give this whisky some time.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Citrus notes predominate, slightly musty, lined with some smoke. Behind it also hides leather. Even malt notes combine with nutty notes and possibly light, bright, very ripe fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Here, the smoke is more pronounced (tastes old), followed by the citrus notes of the nose. Later, the whisky develops a round fruit note (fruit salad). Light vanilla and nuts.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long finish, slightly mineral to the end. Becomes a bit bitter and a hint of vanilla.

  8. chico11mbit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A reminder of old times. Whisky, as I know him from before. And this is really true: things like that are no longer done today.
    Thank you Seb for being able to participate in this loft find. You made two old Whisky-Traves very happy, because we will not get such an old Springbank in our life in the glass.
    • Nose
      Dry oak, very light, a hint of black currant, very filigree. The wood carries the berry notes as a basic note, after 5 minutes a slight herbal note develops, as well as slight nuances of acidity, balsa wood and sweet wood. This whisky needs to breathe.
    • Taste
      A strong start sweetener, which is not sticky. Then it becomes neat astringent and light smoky notes develop. The flavors come one after another and overlap easily. Compared to modern whiskys, this time can be unfolded, and does not stick everything on top of each other.
    • Finish
      Long, endlessly long. salty at the end with bitter notes of wood, white pepper and still old oak wood.
      The structure is light and creamy. After leaving, you quickly ask for a new sip. This mechanism is reminiscent of the eating of a chocolate bar and is also remembered in the Johnny Walker Blue Label.
      In the empty glass remain smoky malt notes, as well as the quite typical Springbank herbal notes.

  9. Toddy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      discreet vanilla, fine fresh lime and a touch of smoke and pineapple.
    • Taste
      87 87
      a 5 second touch of smoke merge into a dry bitterness. Vanilla is present but still in the background. A hint of lime but dissapear imediately.
    • Finish
      89 89
      short finish of the fruits but the fine smoke aroma is existing very long .

  10. kundalini scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Old School Whisky! Moist cardboard, but it vanishes very fast. Then citrus notes and dry smoke. Flight pineapple and papaya.
    • Taste
      The cardboard is gone, freshly cut grain and turn dry smoke. Lime and lemongrass.
    • Finish
      Dry on the finish, Riesling, medium long

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