Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Stated Age
08 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Blended Batch 08
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 jan 2020 9:40 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 77.67

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48 × member ratings

104 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2011 Battle Axe SMWS

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.26 points.

  1. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The finish is not that good but over all it is really a nice. Solid "rock" stuff, but I would have liked a little more "in the face". Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/04/23/blends-div/

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  3. Canucks89 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Color: pale with hints of yellow
    Aroma: Sweet. Melt sugar that has not been caramelized yet. Very faint smoke. Very light apple. Pear.
    Taste: Spicy. Red apples.
    Aftertaste: Sweet. Light caramelized apple. Bitter peat

  4. Mr. D. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Smell: peanuts, clay, clay-like peat, reef, seaweed, malt, gluten biscuits. Raspberry jam, cream. 85/100
    Taste: salted fish, potion, peat, smoked, fresh meat, stewed edamame, bay leaves, incense, disinfectant water, maltose, red berries.
    Body: Medium Ending: salt, smoked sea fish,
    Overall: 84/100

  6. Zorba scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. MasterMork scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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  10. Cast Olila scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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      84 84
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      83 83

  11. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes von der SMWS Website: https://www.smws.com/battle-axe

    Ausgabepreis Januar 2020: 47,00 GBP

    "This whisky is a celebration of our love for those heavily peated whiskies produced on the island of Islay. It is unapologetic in its intensity and spans across the earthy, floral, coastal and medicinal elements that can be found in this style. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! The blacksmith clinked and clanked industriously at the anvil, bending black metal to his will. Axes, spears and lucky horseshoes were forged in stifling temperatures in preparation for battle. We travelled from our settlement at the bay, beyond the tar pit to the battleground, where peat-bog goblins pelted us mercilessly with pears poached in petrol and flaming lemons studded with liquorice root. By the time the battle was won the sky was filled with purple plumes of heather fuelled smoke, the earth scorched, the surrounding flora ablaze. Back home we found comfort around campfires and celebrated with oysters and mead. Retiring to bed, our stone huts exuded heavy aromas of damp earth and our peat fires were at their smouldering end as we drifted off into slumber. Someone stoked the flames with camphor, eucalyptus and dried heather. By morning our PPM levels were significant."


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