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Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Smoky Style
Vintage
08.2007
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 May 2019 10:39 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88,25

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Whisky Reviews for Islay Single Malt 2007 TWA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 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 rather sub-standard despite it is a Lagavulin, most probably. Obviously, the casks were quite exhausted and contributed not much to the maturation (see the very pale colour) except a rather unpleasant cardboardy feeling (which comes from old woods, usually). A dram that is unnecessary...
    • Nose
      82 82
      The colour is white wine and the nose offers a somewhat immature heavily peated profil as if the wood was rather inactive (or exhausted, what would explain the very pale colour, too). Actually, I do not like such "peat-only" noses because this simply is ... boring.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is barley sugary sweet and peaty-bitter in a balanced but simple combo. It is better than the nose but still a little sub-standard (according to my taste buds). I guess this is one of these young Lagavulins that are sold bulk-wise by Diageo (so no one sees the leached casks they matured in).
    • Finish
      82 82
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating with a minor drying-astringent moment. The finish is medium to long and adds no new impressions except a minor drying feeling (of wet cardboards). Water releases chalky aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother, actually I like this dram best when reduced to about 40% abv.

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