Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Irish Whiskeys (IW)
Bottling serie
Batch 7
Stated Age
03 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
59.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Peated Single Malt Whiskey
Bottled for
de Germany
Added on
13 Oct 2019 10:53 am by Noface83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.90

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23 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Rock 03-year-old IW

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.86 points

  1. Official tasting note

    official description:
    Black Rock Batch 7, single malt whisky, 59.9% vol.

    Black Rock, a range for independent bottlings from the rugged cliffs of Ireland. Black Rock Batch 7 is the first peated whisky to be bottled in this range. It is the first peated single malt to be bottled at cask strength for some time. Here, too, the Irish whisky shows different facets than what one usually expects from Irish whisky. The peat is very well integrated into the whisky and a nice fruity note gives the whisky a nice complexity.

    The bottles are individually numbered, not colored and not chill-filtered. The whisky has been distilled twice.

    Vol .: 59.9%
    Capacity: 0.7 liters
    Country of origin: Ireland
    Manufacturer: Irish Whiskys, Niddaer Landstrasse 7,63691 Ranstadt, Germany
    Dye: No.
    • Nose
      ripe yellow fruits, vanilla, peat
    • Taste
      Apricot, nectarine, vanilla, peat, some wood
    • Finish
      long-lasting with peat and fruit notes

  2. Moritz did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Wet wood and a pleasantly acidic note spread immediately until a flowery meadow is added.
      A kind of fruit salad with light fruits is noticeable. Alcohol is palpable, but is neatly woven with all the aromas. Beautifully filigree complex!
    • Taste
      It demands a slightly soapy tingling on the tongue, and there is also a musty feeling. If the alcohol withdraws a little, fruitiness, peaches, some pineapple take over.
      A hint of oiliness, first dry, until then salivation begins.
    • Finish
      Quite short, but good weight. Mouth-filling and clear evidence. Dark chocolate, but rather reserved.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It's kind of stupid to think of hedge funds when it comes to "Black Rock" ... these are the times.
    More smoke would have been desirable, just to cover the youthfulness a little. Let's see what will happen in the next few years.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The youthful impression that fresh pears give, right in the nose. Smoke? A little, maybe just unusual for someone who otherwise prefers to have Islay smokers in their glasses. Vanilla, yellow apples, pine scent. A bit resinous.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Also on the tongue with a clear pear note, but also with other fruit flavors that are reminiscent of Tutti-Frutti gummy bears. The smoke is not particularly noticeable in the mouth, only a spicy dryness, which could be interpreted as a smoke note, is evident.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Keeping a long story short. Sugar beet syrup and tutti frutti fruits, leading pineapple. Vanilla, green apple.

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Phew, a strange dram. Smoky, yes and also typically sweet and fruity like the Irish are, but a very bad burnt rubber note in the odor band taste.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Notes from online blind tasting:

      Light white wine

      My first thought was in the direction of Flóki.
      Juniper, dried bushes, smoke, birch, a bit fizzy, lime, minerally earthy, chestnut, plastic, smells very young.
    • Taste
      Powerful start. Very mineral. Lime, sand, dried herbs. The smoke is different. Tart and strawy. Tastes young too. The alcohol sticks out a bit.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Dirty, young and metallic. With a good dose of smoke.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Okay, he's young, too young. But he is also fun in places and I am very curious what will happen, and above all, whether you will ever know what distillery he comes from. I think a Connemara is not that way, because I do not have the typical peat character and scorched plastic.
    • Nose
      Young fruity, very fruity, almost New Make-up. Gummibärchen, jelly fruits, citrus, then she comes hesitantly but clearly perceptible, a decent peat flag, but a little against the strong fruitiness must tample. With water, the fruitiness is nicer, not so very young, it comes a little vanilla, even a little gnawed lemon peel (not negative), but the peat trots even more in the background.
    • Taste
      pure a very nice board, much more smoke in the mouth, a little vanilla and a lot of fruit. With water he is very young again in the mouth. However, the peat is really a little bit special, unlike the Scots, somehow burned, slightly diesely, reminds me a bit of the old "Lost Spirits" from California.
    • Finish
      Here the whisky shows its true peat potential. Tidy clean peat, a little bitterness, a paat of sour fresh fruit notes, with water even more pepper.

  7. Shivan1999 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Madness. A Peated Irish Whisky not from Connemara. For his not quite 4 years incredibly good and mature. The cask strength is not noticeable at all. This whisky is definitely not a swimmer. I'm totally excited. got something from 65 ppm, but this statement is without guarantee. The smoke is very mild and is also very easy to perceive in the nose.


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