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Overall rating
86.54/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB139285
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Druid (WhDr)
Bottling serie
Peated
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
725
Number of bottles
335
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 sep 2019 9:12 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.80

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62 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Annandale 2015 WhDr

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 points

  1. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly good.
    • Nose
      Orange, heather, campfire and spices, followed by honey, copper coins, paprika.
    • Taste
      A hint of sulfur is the only downside, but that disappears very quickly and gives way to clay, earth, wood fire, smoked meat, orange marmalade and pepper.
    • Finish
      Dry and spicy, with wood fire, almond, coffee and spices.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice profile, reminds me a lot of sherried Kilkerran.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sticky sherry, peat and a light nuttiness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Still sticky, more mineral peat. Peach, orange, caramel and dark chocolate. Also clearly some sulphur.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dark chocolate, caramel sauce, orange and peat.

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Sirdaniel scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Young in the nose, flavour is explosive with licoriice and herbs and smoke, finish is also long and a tiny bit of sweet and coffee

  5. Astrid scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Smoke and sherry have been integrated well, but the still very young distillate cannot be hidden. The spiciness does not disappear with water, it becomes fruity with a touch of sulfur. Reminiscent of the Alriks, only with fewer facets.
    • Nose
      85 85
      fine and clear smoke and ash, with nutty-sweet oloroso, vanilla, smoked bacon rinds seasoned with red paprika powder, sticky caramel, slightly salty and oily, peppery and spicy oak wood, the small caramel biscuits that are sometimes served with coffee, toasted aromas, raisins and apricots Cherries, traces of balsamic vinegar, unfortunately the alcohol is not perfectly integrated
    • Taste
      84 84
      botched from the sharp start
      very peppery-spicy oak and Oloroso aromas, strong notes of ash, caramel, raisins and some prunes, vanilla, maritime and oily, greasy with pepper bit, slightly earthy and creamy
    • Finish
      84 84
      Warm and sweet, vanilla, some freshly planed oak logs lie in fine wood dust, sherry of course and raisins, caramel, smoked bacon and ash, cherry and plum puree, nutmeg, oily elements, cocoa, resin

  6. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite good for such a young whisky. The cask covers this fact quite well. But it's not too dominant. Sometimes it feels like the Bunna mòine. I didn't like the taste that much. Overall it is still good! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/19/erstlingswerke/

  7. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Three years, really? A successful peated Lowlander
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoked bacon, spicy, sweet
    • Taste
      87 87
      Again smoked bacon, sweet, raisins. Fortunately, sherry does not dominate.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long smoky and sweet finish.

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good combination of sherry and peat that does not always work. Takes time for the peat to come to the forefront. The sherry buffers any young notes. A good enjoyable dram though with little complexity.

    Tasted at a New Scottish Distilleries Tasting... (btw: the winner was a 21 month old Lindores Abbey cask sample that even pulverized a Kilchoman 100% Islay).
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Butter biscuit with all 52 teeth. Extremely soft, alcohol in the background
    • Taste
      90 90
      Butter cream, butter biscuits, butter and more butter. Some caramel. Raisins. Only 3 years real?
    • Finish
      88 88
      Prune. Some smoke. Where is Peated? Kekseeeeee! Class whisky. Too expensive.

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