Kingsbarns 2015

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Release
American Oak Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
60.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kingsbarns Distillery Shop Exclusive
Added on
28 Mar 2019 8:01 pm by Nidan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.00

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Whisky Reviews for Kingsbarns 2015

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.60 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    The second single cask bottling from Kingsbarns Distillery.
    Exclusively for the distillery shop

    Tasting notes from Distillery Manager, Peter Holroyd

    Nose: "Caramel, soft toffee, well rounded balance of fruit and vanilla. Pistachio ice cream! The nose is delicious on this one."

    Taste: "Sweet pastry, pistachio cannelloni and soft spice."

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Some weeks later it is clear that this baby needs a bucket full of water to open up. Not enough water, not enough fun!
    Two weeks later the whisky has woken up somewhat and I adjust the score up slightly. The nose is more prominent and yellow fruits come out more. Still it seems that the distillery character might not be one of the outspoken ones. It remains a good summer whisky.
    A summer whisky. Quite light, vanilla sweets, malty with said pistachio icecream with two yellow fruits on top and quite tame for 60,4%. Complex would be a different thing.
    I was expecting more especially from a single cask selected for the distillery shop, wouldn't you go for the best?
    Not sure this represents the style they want for the future, if so, it has a danger to go down "Bland Avenue", which would be a shame. Not sure if refill casks would help to add more fruitiness and what time could still do. More sweetness, vanilla and wood will not do the trick imho.

    Tasted at the whisky club.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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