Overall rating
84.31/100
votes
106
Whiskybase ID
WB133065
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Druid (WhDr)
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
French Wine Cask
Casknumber
707
Number of bottles
329
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 jun 2019 1:03 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.93

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106 × member ratings

116 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Annandale 2015 WhDr

20 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.31 points.

  1. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    the malt is challenging and difficult
    The barrel hits full but you still notice the youth
    no malt for me but better than the 4 OAs I had in the glass
    • Nose
      this wine muff, tart, nutty, dark chocolate ~ 65%, slightly coniferous forest, oak, spicy, minimal chemical note, minimal very dark caramel, a slightly metallic note comes, a scruffy note

      with water: nutty, red berries, a little sulfur becomes more like rotten eggs, slightly metallic
    • Taste
      soft, oily, round on the palate
      Musty, sulfur becomes more, tart, slightly chemical, unripe fruit, rotten eggs, conifers, spicy, sweetness every now and then, you can feel the alcohol, oak is coming

      with water: softer, putrid-sulphurous decreases, peanut, walnut become more
    • Finish
      medium to long
      rotten eggs, dark chocolate ~ 70%, light coffee, tart, spicy, light oak, a meaty note comes

      with water: very tart, fleshy notes

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  4. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For a 3 year old lots to discover. But for it's age too expensive to my opinion.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Islay1815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. tribe scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
      full jug of matchstick with roasted almond. Then comes the wine. a little too much sulfur
    • Taste
      85 85
      taste is definitely better, even if it's not a round thing. for the 3 years it is ok. very active barrel, but a little heavily sulphurous, also slightly soapy, but then very sweet dark fruits, cotton candy and again the almond. a fair whisky. is not very round but very interesting. however, the price is too high.
    • Finish
      82 82
      because the boy comes through ... iron in taste .. mhhh otherwise fruity sweet with a bit of wood

  8. WillWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I celebrate this whisky. The age and then this terrible price, but this part is really good. Now had a sample of it several times.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very cool because finally not just dull sherry, bourbon or badly made rum finish. It has something of its own.
      Lots of dry, fruity spice, the alcohol super integrated, nice and round, not stinging, as you would expect from the age.
      There is a lot in the nose and everything fits together wonderfully, wood, ginger, bacon, tobacco, apricot, super interesting and multi-layered.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Warm, full, dry and difficult to describe, so different compared to many monotonous whiskys.
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. WillWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Pop corn, tea leaves,
    • Taste
      85 85
      Malta,
    • Finish
      86 86
      A bit spicy, still malty, tea, tannin, a bit salty?

  12. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    One-sided but very good for its age. Not for its price of course.
    • Nose
      Caramel and cherry.
    • Taste
      Caramel, blueberry, fig and apple.
    • Finish
      Caramel, cherry and apple.

  14. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Hard to evaluate. Good for 3 years, if barrel-driven. Overall, a little immature, young, but unfortunately you can not really recognize the Brennereicharakter, the barrel dominated and what now Annandale makes, remains in the dark.
    • Nose
      On the nose a lot of wine, nutty aromas, berry fruit, a slightly sour note, but you can still guess the youth and freshness of the distillate. After adding water almost nothing happens in the nose, almost gone.
    • Taste
      On the nose a lot of wine, nutty aromas, berry fruit, a slightly sour note, but you can still guess the youth and freshness of the distillate. After adding water almost nothing happens in the nose, almost gone.
    • Finish
      warm, wine, berries, light sulfur, nutty bitterness, which becomes stronger when water is added.

  15. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. WhiskyReiner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    annandale only 3 years old? -
    wonderful

  18. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. WhiskyReiner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Only 3 years old?
    What good whisky?

  20. MadScientist scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      70 70

  21. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  22. Jake1965Blues scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    amazingly mature, round whisky / valued at blind tasting for 10 - 12 years / many dark fruits
    • Nose
      87 87
      bright red fruits, strawberry, redcurrant, raspberry, a hint herbal candy, alcohol imperceptible, becoming increasingly spicy, minimal lovage
    • Taste
      89 89
      darker than in the nose, blackberry, plum, dark cherry, Demarara sugar, fine herbs, some block malty, of alcohol still almost no trace, round, soft
    • Finish
      88 88
      sweet, fruity, fine spiciness, medium-long

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