- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 03 years old
- Ex-Bourbon + Toasted Virgin American Finish
- 52.0 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- batch 1019
- Added on
- 25 Oct 2019 12:04 pm by ducksingel
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Whisky Reviews for Cley Whisky Dutch Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points
- Better then the on at drinking strength. But there is still room for improvement. Nothing that totally convinces me with the first sip, but I would look at it again later. But only in cask strength, please! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/19/erstlingswerke/
- It's very nice to taste a 3 yo whisky on cask strength, which doesn't happen that often. It's a smooth and fruity distillate (key word: pear) which has interacted with the wood quite well. The oak has given a good dose of spice in order to create a whisky that is quite balanced for such a youngster. Don't expect a utterly complex dram, but a pleasant one instead. If you have the chance to taste it, I highly recommend it.
I tasted it head to head with the regular 40% version. This one is more robust, and more in balanced as it is not dominated by the fruit. It has more spice, and not too much in my opinion. If you are overly sensitive to spice, then the 40% version might be the better choice for you.
It's more powerful and with some more depth than its non CS brother. There is - just as in the regular one - a fruity note of pear and red apple, but backed by some white raisin. The cereal note is rather robust (oily, husky) which works perfectly for me. The wood has added notes of graphite/pencil shaving, toffee, coconut and baking spice.
Full-bodied, oily and pleasant. There is a little sting from the alcohol, but it isn't disturbing. Pear drops, apple cake, rum raisin, a bit of lemon zest. Further: honeyed cereal bar, husks, creme brulee. Towards the end, ginger dominated spice comes into play.
Short to moderate, now with more grip and influence of the wood. The ginger and other spices get louder, just like the cake-like influence. The fruit is still there, giving enough balance.
- It is a little light on the nose smells of sweet caramel , old caramac sweet bars that sort of thing.
The palate has some nice spice and cake sponge notes but it is on the dry side.
No need for water, decent whisky