Skeleton Key Blended Scotch Whisky DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Brewdog's Boilermaker series
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Brewdog Distilling Co.
Added on
07 apr 2019 11:55 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 34.55

4 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Skeleton Key Blended Scotch Whisky DT

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.35 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    enjoyable, some good (islay) peat, with some sweet grain and fruity speyside influences
    • Nose
      84 84
      peat, vanilla, citrus, smoked bacon, honey, coconut.
    • Taste
      83 83
      round body, some more smoke, vanilla, red apples, peat, salty, cookies.
    • Finish
      82 82
      bit ash, peaty, smokey, citrus apples. salty

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  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dapoinbua scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  5. Teomarg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not bad for a blend and the asking price.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Artificial sweetness and glue. Freshly sawn wood. Some peat smoke. canned pineapple. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet pineapple. More yellow fruits. malt sweetness. Subtle peat smoke. Some salt and oak seasoning.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Smoke, salt and oak spice become more evident. Medium length remaining.

  7. Paddy_Glen scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur


  8. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    fruity, sweetish, some smoke, spicy wood

    Nice spice, sweetish, smoky, clear salt notes, maritime, only the taste goes towards 86 for me

    A bit too short, it loses something here, long, sweetish smoke

  9. Jolemann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sweet, floral, fine peat smoke, reminiscent of New Make
    • Taste
      Pleasantly mild, sweet peat smoke, malt
    • Finish
      Malt, slightly smoky, sweet but a bit bitter at the end

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    a powerful, intense blend - very similar to a young Islay malt! The often disturbing grain aromas are not present here;
    [Color] straw;
    • Nose
      pleasantly fruity (pineapple), salty, light smoke, sweet (honey), oak;
    • Taste
      creamy and smoky in the beginning (significantly more than on the nose), salty, strong character, sweetness (honey), no oak;
    • Finish
      powerful, medium length, maritime and smoky;

  11. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    COLOR without FS! : light gold / straw

    - very strong blend (in a blind tasting you would get it
    for a young malt from Islay ...)
    - quite smoky and angular (part of Bunnahabhain)
    - not a typical blend character
    - interesting bottling and with about 35 € you can do that
    Dare to experiment ...
    • Nose
      slightly smoky, oak, salty, maritime, pineapple
    • Taste
      creamy, smoky (significantly more than on the nose), salty, very strong / edgy character, a little sweetness / honey, quite intense for a blend
    • Finish
      strong medium-length smoky finish;
      medium-long smoky aftertaste

  12. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    A blended whisky from Brewdog Distilling Co.'s Boilermaker series, bottled in collaboration with Duncan Taylor. A smoky, maritime whisky, Skeleton Key has aromas of freshly-cut grass, green apples and brown sugar, hidden beneath waves of smoke. The palate offers notes of oat and honey cookies, sharp citrus and a whisper of peat smoke, as well as salty sea-breeze.


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