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Overall rating
86.46/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Coastal Style
Vintage
09.2000
Bottled
04.2018
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 May 2019 12:14 pm by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106,86

3 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Island Single Malt 2000 TWA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2019] A new no-name series by The Whisky Agency that adresses the drinker's market only (why should collectors or investors buy such bottles?)...

    ...and this dram is an easy drinkable peated modern-style whisky with a simple nose and a fine taste and finish. My taste buds vote for a Ledaig profile, but actually I do not care as long as it is delicious.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a modern peated bourbon-ish profile that reminds me a lot of Tobermory's Ledaig. It is flawless but rather simple with not many interesting aromas to discover.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is much more interesting on fruity, barley sugary and grassy flavours beside the peaty notes. All in a nice balance but not layered, unfortunately. After some chewing the sugars combine to a tasty milk chocolatey impression with hot spices joining later.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is long and adds more of these tasty chocolatey notes that I like. Again, no bitter or astringent feelings here. Water releases waxy-honey aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother but flatter too. I like to nose this dram reduced but prefer to drink it neat (using two glasses).

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Today I try another whisky from an interesting line of bottles offered by The Whisky Agency where they are bottled as "styles". No distillery mention, just a regional focus where it originated. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose is quite shy - even with time to sit - but I find a whiff of salt, and a faint amount of heather and peat, and perhaps just a splash of lemon juice.

    The palate redeems the nose in spades with bacon, salt water taffy, honey , peat smoke, and a hint of lemon juice.

    The finish continues on with the salt water taffy, peat smoke, and lemon juice. A faint amount of honey and finishes with a light peppery note.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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