Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Exclusive Edition
Stated Age
06 years old
1st Fill Ruby Port Hogsheads
511, 512, 515, 516
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
05 Dec 2019 5:48 pm by Hercynian_Distilling
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 92.20

16 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for WillowBurn 2013

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Really great.

    Glen Els Woodsmoked became Willowburn :-)

    I would have preferred an ELSBURN Port Cask in the tradition of the Double Port or Triple Port, but this is really great stuff anyway.

    In terms of intensity, this bottling comes astonishingly close to the old double port, although it lacks this extremely heavy, oily sweetness (which is not a disadvantage).

    Nevertheless, full-bodied fruity, from currants to raspberries to cherries, great smoke, slightly ashy but perfectly integrated, nice cake notes, caramel, espresso, dark chocolate, walnut, oak.

    A very nice packaging in my opinion.

    And the PLV is really good in comparison with 89 euros.

    In general, we do not need to talk about the fact that 175 marks is questionable for a bottle of schnapps, but on the whole it is not 3 euros, which puts it into perspective and makes me sleep. But there is better from SCO or IRL only for significantly more money, at least if it should come from the port barrel.
    The Balvenie 21 port costs 170 euros, but is not twice as good, but essentially only different.

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    really delicious intensely fruity whisky, wonderful for the young age. Dangerously tasty
    • Nose
      Nice fruity nose, berries, plums, herbs, very light tobacco note, dried fruits, later slightly sweet with vanilla, the alcohol is very well integrated
    • Taste
      Strong start, lots of dried fruits, very intense, spicy and peppery, sharpness comes through, it can withstand a little water. The alcohol can be felt much more clearly here than in the nose
    • Finish
      Intense dark fruity finish, spicy oak notes, long, becoming oily and somewhat bitter towards the end, fruity notes of berries and grapes linger in the mouth for a long time.

  3. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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