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Overall rating
87.28/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
662
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 May 2019 6:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.27

2 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Breath of the Isles 2007 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.28 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    That’s really tasty. Nice and strong, with lots of rich malt flavour, a great tropical nose, and tasty fruit notes. I really like the oak in here: it’s nice and strong without being overpowering at all. I tried this blind, and had no clue that this was a Talisker. I got the richness, but the only peat I picked up was just a little bit of something on the nose, maybe like a smoked paprika. I’ve definitely gotten that apple note from Taliskers in the past.

    Nose: Sweet and warm. Certainly scotchier than the last sample. Sweet cereals and malted barley, almost with a green Irish unmalted barley note in there at first. Sweet honey, brown sugar, and nougat, floral and maybe a bit soapy. Fresh pears, apricots, banana, pineapple, and coconut. Cocoa powder, cardamom, lavender, white tea, and a hint of something more savoury.

    Palate: Medium texture with a good amount of heat, definitely cask-strength. Sweet on the arrival: Asian pear, tart apples, coconut, kiwi, and starfruit. Rich oak, wood oils, and honeycomb in the middle, with yellow plums, mandarin orange and apples. Caramel apples, barley sugar, toasted applewood planks, and dark chocolate. A bit earthy on the back end.

    Finish: Robust. More rich oak and pears. Apple cider, black coffee, After Eights, roasted barley, and clove.

  2. smoked_herring scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Tried from a friend's sample. 11 year old supposedly T****ker from refill sherry. Sounds fun! Let's see if that rings true...

    Color: Light Amber

    Nose: Very pungent and full of cardamom, curry powder, paprika, lemon curd, sweet melon, papaya, brown sugar, coriander seeds, sea salt and brine

    Taste: Much sweeter then the palate, lots of sweet icing sugar, cinnamon rolls, curry powder, brown sugar, date squares, raisins and brown sugar

    Finish: Medium with more coriander seeds, orange peel (witbier?), ginger root and sultanas

    This is almost the perfect whisky to give a curry lover to get them into single malt scotch. It's uniquely spicy and super unique with the depth of spices I gather from the nose. It's a tad pungent but also very enticing at the same time. The palate however doesn't seem to keep the diversity of the spices intact and loses some of the tropical fruits the nose seems to lead up on. Either way, a fantastic "not-Talisker" that does something different even though it's not as composed (in my opinion) as the 15 year official bottling from 2019.

    Assuming this is Talisker of course...

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    1 oz sample.

    Very nice! I’m not sure on price, but I think it’s reasonable. A great drinker. Plenty of interesting notes, but nothing phony. Great swimmer too. Reminds me of Kilkerran.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lemon meltaway, chalky and slightly mineral. Icing sugar. Reminds me of Kilkerran to be honest. Engine oil. No big peaty notes. Alcohol is noticeable but not intrusive; a little white pepper, A little pear skin.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Kiwi, honeydew, peach and pears in syrup. Full mouthfeel, heat is not bad but is a great swimmer. Chalky and slightly mineral. Crushed rocks or something like that. Very easy drinking.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Heat picks up a little here. White pepper, black pepper, a little grease, concrete. Peach and pear, vanilla. A little char, a little ash, lemon zest. Soft peat.

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2019-07-22
    Something too alcoholic, but not bad at all.
    => 86/100
    2019-07-29
    Today I feel it as very fruity-aromatic, complex with a subtle peat note and not alcoholic
    => 89/100

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