Croftengea 2009 ANHA

Overall rating
87.61/100
votes
46
Whiskybase ID
WB148968
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
Anam na h-Alba and Friends
Vintage
11.05.2009
Bottled
27.01.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
309
Number of bottles
306
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 feb 2020 6:07 pm by DerSchreckliche
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.00

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Whisky reviews for Croftengea 2009 ANHA

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.61 points.

  1. PRV scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla-fruity, malty, very pleasant.
    The body is oily. Sweet, fruity.
    The aftertaste is practically absent.
    Nice, easy whisky
    22/21/21/21
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Cowshed, some rotten sweetness; but still interesting (I like cowshed)
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweetish-sour, reminds me of a dead mouse; some pear
    • Finish
      77 77
      also here again: sweetish-sour finish

  3. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh sea breeze with some smoke from a fire on the beach but far away. Fruity, vanilla-sweet notes. Light fruits. Coast and minerals, saltiness almost reminiscent of Islay.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy, light-colored fruits, in the direction of apricots or possibly peaches. Restrained smoke with sour notes, but also the sweetness of vanilla. Some bitterness and chilli heat. Earthy note.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long. A bit of woody oak is next to smoke and chocolaty sweetness that goes a bit bitter. Maritime Note will be around for a long time.

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Peat, sweetness, vanilla, grape sugar, yoghurt, fruits, sweat, soot, liver sausage. An idiosyncratic, but all the more characterful, extremely successful combination.

  8. Dieter_W scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tom's nut

    Nosing:

    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.

    Tasting:

    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

    Talisker.

    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.

  9. Bam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky, the flavors harmonize perfectly with each other.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium length. A lot of oak and a little smoke, something tickles the tongue. Dark chocolate, lemon, and still very salty.

  10. Najzero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.

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