- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
- Bottling serie
- Anam na h-Alba and Friends
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Number of bottles
- 54.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 13 Feb 2020 6:07 pm by DerSchreckliche
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31 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2009 ANHA
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.07 points
- Peat, sweetness, vanilla, grape sugar, yoghurt, fruits, sweat, soot, liver sausage. An idiosyncratic, but all the more characterful, extremely successful combination.
- Tom's nut
Sample on and ... .. nose up. A nice gush of mild warm smoke rises immediately. Then oat butter cookies vanilla, oranges, honey and a lot of nuts. Macadamia or walnut? Both . And some lemon juice also creeps into your nose.
Written straight from the sample bottle as written.
Then from the tumbler uhhhhhhhhhh I mean, of course, Classic Malt Nosing Glass. Here is the transformation.
The nut is now sharper and fruity towards apricots, also maritime and mineral. The sharpness rises in the form of pepper and not too scarce. Maybe it is a little salty too. But how should salt get into the whisky? I write mineral. Anyway, it tastes of coast. Still wadding. You should give him time in the glass. After about 15 minutes these nuts (for cracking) come to the fore again.
This is where the pepper and the mineral come through. There is not much left of the honey sweetness.
While the nose was soft, mild and sweet at the beginning, it burns like a chili pepper on the tongue, that could mean punk deduction.
Alcohol? I would type 40% for noses and 50% for tasting on the palate because of the sharpness. Like Jekyll and Hyde. Funny !
Age ? 15 years and mostly in bourbon casks
Tip: At first Islay, namely Kilchoman, the fruity, also the penchant for grain seems familiar to me. But then the sharpness, because my tip works more
So Talisker points: 88
pity the burning on his tongue cost him 2-3 points.
My thanks go to TOM NA GRUAGAICH for the nut to crack.
- Great whisky, the flavors harmonize perfectly with each other.
The first thing that comes to my mind is a maritime note, salty and pleasant, subdued smoke. Then a great, buttery note of vanilla. Fruits come through, yellow peach and honeydew melon. There is also a hint of freshly ground pepper.
Medium onset, creamy mouthfeel. The fruits are there first, a lot more peach, and now a little lemon, interwoven with beautiful vanilla. Then really heavy smoke comes and brings back salt. The oak is now also much more dominant than on the nose and brings dark, bitter notes with it. Then suddenly clearly peppery.
Medium length. A lot of oak and a little smoke, something tickles the tongue. Dark chocolate, lemon, and still very salty.
- Got my bottle from a good friend as part of a cask part for a very reasonable price.
My 89 rating take this into account.
If you'd have to pay 80€ for this, it should be between 87 and 88 points for me (and please do so at Anam na h-Albas shop, its an interesting bottle none the less)
It has everything a good malt has to offer. An woody edge, yellow fruits and a long enough finish.
After tasting this, I made a cheap catch and shared it with quite some whisky friends to try.