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Overall rating
87.88/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Virgin American Oak, Alligator-Char
Number of bottles
315
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottle code
L20012
Added on
03 Mar 2020 3:07 pm by Maltpuschel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 62.10

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10 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ayrer's Alligator

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.88 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is not bad per se, but I wasn't even sure whether it was whisky at all when blind tasting. At least that it is not a Scot, I was quickly aware of that. In terms of taste, I would also have preferred a first fill Oloroso or something like that, as it is fairly loaded and yet very sweet. So more towards dates, raisins, dried fruits. I had less caramel. Nevertheless, a whisky that you can have tried well. However, I would recommend a little water, so it will be a little more sweet and velvety.

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This whisky was "pushed in" as a blind sample, presumably because I am very ... biased against German whiskys.
    The alligator convinced me. The smell and taste are largely the same, the finish is long and pleasant. The alcohol does not bite, but it does bring some sharpness and is a bit too dominant, but is surprisingly well integrated for the specified age of 5 years.

    With a little water, it won't get more complex, but it will be milder and sweeter. Overall, a really successful bottling.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Malt, rum raisins, hairspray, pickled cucumbers, grated lemon peel, some clove, nutmeg, caramel, green, fresh wood
    • Taste
      87 87
      spicy at first, followed by a subtle sweetness, strong peppermint, dark dried fruit, light, pleasant bitterness, tannins, malt, caramel
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, licorice, pleasantly bitter, becoming dry

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind touch
    • Nose
      88 88
      fresh tree sap, lots of vanilla, freshly sawn boards made of green wood, light virgine oak tones, orange, cherry jam, juniper, allspice, fresh laurel, fir resin, gingerbread spices with more air, wax, furniture polish, some autumn leaves, a lot of mineral in the nose - the Nose is pretty tasty - nice and round
    • Taste
      87 87
      Raspberry effervescent powder, KirschPullMoll, blackberry jam, wax, quite tart essential Christmas bakery, herb / spice notes, menthol, eucalyptus, Burgol Schuhcreme, a bit dry - I like the aromas very much, the finish is a bit short with small sips, larger sips are nice intensive
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nothing for a large bottle for me, but it was an interesting sample. It was fun to try it.
    • Nose
      Liquorice. Chocolate. Tobacco. Stomach bread. Also somehow certain grades of a grain. Add a little lemon detergent. Hinted incense. Spices and herbs. Dry tree bark with moss.
    • Taste
      The wood wort is not hidden and has good strength. Pepper. Then creamier. Darkened caramel. Herber forest honey. Cowardly. Nut cake. Also something like after eight.
    • Finish
      The wood still tingles in the finish. Milk coffee. Toasted nuts. It's getting drier.

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