Overall rating
83.33/100
votes
115
Whiskybase ID
WB134107
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Character of Islay Whisky Company (TCIWC)
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5052598184155
Added on
03 jul 2019 2:01 pm by Prodigy
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.63

17 × in wishlist

115 × member ratings

199 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Aerolite Lyndsay 10-year-old TCIWC

35 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.33 points.

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It’s not very outspoken, but it is quite enjoyable. An easy sipper, which makes it a nice daily dram.
    • Nose
      Subtle peat and fresh lemons at first. Iodine. This is followed by a hint of vanilla and some green apples. Then ash and tar. Smoked paprika powder. Ending with a sugary sweetness which reminds me of marshmallows. There’s a chalk note here too.
    • Taste
      A hint of peat, some honey and powdered sugar. Burned caramel in the background. Followed by tar and a briny note. Minerals. And lemons here as well. It has a nice creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Mid-long, with hints of mint and ash.

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  3. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Oiled hemp rope and tart cherry at the same time. Whiff of sea breeze and oyster. I recall the even dirtier pier hemp rope of Ailsa Bay which I quite like. Cream soda and cream waffle biscuits appeared with time. A little canned peanuts. And sweet tangerine, and white grape. The nose is not complex, and a little too general indeed, but the smokiness does last to the end which is nice.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoky, strawberry Sugus candy , mouth-watering. Fired peanuts, corn crisps.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Much ashy than the nose and palate, like licking a cigarette tray. Although a nice surprise, but also seems monotonous .

  5. Marequiers48 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Joschbert scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My guess here is a Caol Ila that has been stored in bourbon barrels that have been filled more than once. I wouldn't have tasted the sherry quarter casks. Overall well done. Can keep up well with Moch and the 12-year-old original, for example.
    For 30-35 € I would strike.
    • Nose
      Lemon zest, pleasantly moderate campfire smoke, smoked bacon, honey
    • Taste
      The aromas from the nose are beautifully interwoven and can also be found on the palate. Nice intensity, very balanced, covers the whole mouth
    • Finish
      Vanilla, brine, bittersweet but pleasant oak spice, chocolate, medium to long

  7. Romanino scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    A very nice daily peaty dram! It is not super-complicated profile, but I enjoyed it.
    • Nose
      83 83
      peat, iodine, sweet vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      85 85
      soft peat, honey, touch of salt
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium long, only a bit peaty, saltiness mixed with licorice

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Thick, foggy peat. Granitic. Behind, a fairly greedy drizzle of vanilla. Vanilla flan. Wide swirls of oily smoke. The tide, seaweed, a little brine. Iodine. Cool breeze, on a Baltic Sea beach. Coarse salt. Dust. Pepper. Graphite. Sweet on the palate, vanilla is back, still delicious, with some spices, cumin, nutmeg, chives. One metal side, iron filings. Final on gravel, coal, rather long and quite powerful. Licorice.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/03/aerolite-lyndsay-10-yo.html
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. DramALife scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    N 22
    Moderately peated
    Some seaweed
    Some fruitiness hiding behind the smoke
    Flavours opened up after breathing
    A hint of lemon zest

    P 22
    Silky on the palate
    More sweet surfacing, somehow like candy
    Touch of sea salt arises
    Some vanilla
    Moderately peated malt

    F 21
    Mid-peated finish
    V. mild spice
    Mildly earthy
    Ethanol dryness behind

    S 4
    Bowmore?? Nose dominated by gentle coastal peat, while sherry sweetness prevails from palate all the way to finish. Taste young. Quite similar to Black Bottle Alchemy Series but way more expensive.

  10. wstiens scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  11. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Kraddell scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    First sample out of the 'whisky collection' 12x3cl dram giftbox. Don't have many background as it contains nothing more than the name - not searching anything either, let's sample this blind! Never heard about the brand before. True, i'm very limited in experience, but even than most names at least ring a bell. Anyway ! This one pours very light, clear yellow-ish wattery . Scent is ... peated . But not overly much, this one seems like a starting point for peat whisky, in the scent at least. mild wood, medium strong alcohol nose. Taste is fairly thick, some sweetness up front (mildly). Than peat takes over, quite warmly so. Very woody peat (not as medicinal or manure like as i've had before) . Nice alcohol warmth. Easy whisky, not overly complex but well balanced between all the aspects. As expected from the scent, I'd say this is a good starters-peated whisky (for people like me). The peat isn't that 'dirty' nor overly intense, and it is quite blended in to the totality.

  13. JoachimV scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      In addition to the peat smoke, I have some vanilla, paprika, green apples and afterwards also banana chips.
    • Taste
      Salty, sweet and peat. Some green apples, banana chips and honey.
    • Finish
      Medium aftertaste. Salty and a bit dry.

  14. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  15. SimondeVette scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Great for in the winter
    • Nose
      Peat, bacon, ocean
    • Taste
      Bacon, caramel, ocean
    • Finish
      Soft, but smoky

  16. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    My tip was Caol Ila. Personally, I liked it very much. Nice and tasty. Immediately added to my wish list.
    • Nose
      Notes from an online blind tasting ...

      Colour:
      Light gold

      Nose:
      Begins with dry, set smoke. In addition, the associated, maritime notes. Behind it a light sweetness and lemon. The smoked ham comes through only subtly. Ahoy effervescent, paprika noble sweet spice, a pleasant herbal aroma. Behind it is something fresh grassy. Asphalt steam and a trace of greasy leather.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Cold cigar smoke and dry leather. Salty - mineral, sweet light fruit aroma. Strangely enough, it's like smoked ice cream and honeydew melon.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet and dry, cold cigar smoke again. Ends salty, creamy with a nice fruit component.

  17. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Aerolite lyndsay 10, 46%. Pretty pale. Aroma of lemon cardboard slight bubblegum and raspberry. Nice sort of Ardbeg or Caol Ila style. Taste is soft to start, oily and salty with a nice biscuit oak background with soft citrus notes and punchy peaty and salty vibes. Nice Ardbeggy vibes. The smoke never gets too bitter. Tastes young and punchy yet aged enough to have some complexity. A very well-judged drop. Good stuff.

  18. Ficelli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  19. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  20. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Lovely drop, especially at the price. I'd be surprised if this wasn't good old reliable Caol Ila.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. Ruppirupp scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The distillery is not mentioned. At the last tasting, I had it in the glass parallel to an Ardbeg 10. I would be very surprised if it wasn't the same distillery! My tip is clearly Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoke, citrus, malt, grapes, bright fruits
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet, smoky, citrus, marzipan, apples, vanilla, soft
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium length, strong, oak, dark chocolate, malt

  22. Nick_Lemmens scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Intensity + taste:
    Smell: 1/5, smoky, fruity, peated, grainy
    Taste: 1/5, roasted, spicy, sweet, smoky
    Body: medium, full
    Finish: Medium, nicotine, good balance

  23. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Dan0 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  25. lys1 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Easy-drinking 10-year-old Islay. Less smoked than both Laphroaig 10 and Ardbeg 10. In comparison, some of the smoke has been replaced by sweetness and citrus tones, as well as some bitterness from the oak. Easy to drink. Possibly fine as Islay whisky for beginners?
    • Nose
      83 83
      Light smoke and citrus, and some sweetness.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smoke and citrus and minerals. Relatively thick and oily in a comfortable way. Some ash and sea spray in the background. Sweetness that develops in the direction of the banana when it has been in the glass for a while.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium. Some bitter oak tones. Sea spray and the taste of medicine are somewhat clearer. Relatively dry. The sherry lurks in the back

  26. Galacid scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Nice light Islay offering for nights when a bonfire in the mouth isn't required... I'd call it a Tuesday evening Islay.

  27. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Firstly, this is good Islay whisky. Secondly, it's not exactly unique, now is it?
    • Nose
      A coastal first impression with touches of iodine and nori, but then some sauerkraut and soft vanilla notes as well. A whiff of charcoal and oat cookies, but also peanut skin. Finally some charred lemon peel and capers.
    • Taste
      Nice oily mouthfeel. Plenty of sweet barley, smoked husks and bright lemon zest, but also a touch of tar, brine and ashes. A touch of honey as well.
    • Finish
      Medium in length and somewhat drying. Ashy too.

  28. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It is not the best whisky on the nose, but the taste and the finish are well balanced.

    This is a qualified for my dialy dram!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  30. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  31. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, coastal notes, seaweed, tarry, fresh, fruity (apples, lemons)
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, salty, tarry, iodine, fruity (lemons, pineapples)
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky, dry, ashy

  33. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An anagram of the words ‘ten year old Islay’! A bit of fun and Da Vinci's code in whisky.

    N- Ultra clean distillate, morning sea notes and fresh peat. Ripe acidic tropical fruits, pale, coastal, sweet heather and light. Quietessentials "An Islay For Begginers"...Thanks SMWS~ Developed to camphor, fresh carton box and soft oak, eucalyptus, pine and crushed leaf . (87/21)

    P- An After Eight with sip of dry rum, greeny sweet, chewed raw seaweed, mineral, subtle heat and creamy. Vatted with 5% from mysterious cask, could that be a Jamaican rum cask? (87/21)

    F- Medium, smooth, ginger coat with teasing spiciness. Peat presents itself in gentle manner. Fresh and light, perfect as highball on a stuffy hazy day. (Glad those days are gone) (87/21)

    B/B- 88/22

    Weighted Rate- 85pt

    Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-2, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-1, Sc-2

    Thanks Kevin Clark
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Ultra clean distillate, morning sea notes and fresh peat. Ripe acidic tropical fruits, pale, coastal, sweet heather and light. Quietessentials "An Islay For Begginers"...Thanks SMWS~ Developed to camphor, fresh carton box and soft oak, eucalyptus, pine and crushed leaf . (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- An After Eight with sip of dry rum, greeny sweet, chewed raw seaweed, mineral, subtle heat and creamy. Vatted with 5% from mysterious cask, could that be a Jamaican rum cask? (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, smooth, ginger coat with teasing spiciness. Peat presents itself in gentle manner. Fresh and light, perfect as highball on a stuffy hazy day. (Glad those days are gone) (87/21)

      B/B- 88/22

      Weighted Rate- 85pt

      Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-2, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-1, Sc-2
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  34. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/undisclosed/aerolite-lyndsay-10-years/

    Nose: very coastal, with a chalky minerality and iodine, as well as hints of gherkins. Fresh lemons and sour apple juice. Bicycle inner tubes. Notes of sweet paprika powder. Hints of tequila as well. Uncomplicated but quintessential Islay.
    Mouth: very forthcoming again, with medicinal and coastal notes on the one hand (tar, bandages, mercurochrome, as well as kippers and brine) and a light lemon sweetness to balance it. Grapefruits, almond oil, olive juice. Hints of gravel and chalk.
    Finish: medium, fairly dry and ashy. Some minty oak.

    It focuses on heavy coastal notes and briney smoke, mostly shaped by the bourbon wood. Nothing exceptional but a perfect everyday Islay dram. At around € 50, good value for money.

  35. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  36. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Aerolite Lyndsay – an anagram of ‘ten-year-old Islay’

    Independent bottler Atom Brands is to launch a new range of Islay whiskies this summer, kicking off with 10-year-old single malt, Aerolite Lyndsay.

    A peated single malt from an unnamed Islay distillery, Aerolite Lyndsay has been matured for at least 10 years in 70% ex-Bourbon barrels, 25% ex-Sherry Spanish oak quarter casks, and 5% ‘mystery’ casks.

    – will launch globally later this summer (2019) for around £44.95 per bottle.
    - bottled at 46% abv

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