Kingsbarns 2016

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Release
Calculated age
03 years old
American Oak Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
61.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 mar 2020 8:02 pm by Peater 2
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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12 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kingsbarns 2016

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.78 points.

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A great barrel was chosen for this bottling, which could also be a bit older than 3 years from the feel. The fruity character of the distillery harmonizes well with the influence of the bourbon. However, you should give the malt some time in the glass so that it can develop its full aromas. You should definitely experiment with water, too. That makes it a tad more interesting for my taste.
    • Nose
      Very fruity start on the nose. As is so often the case with somewhat younger bottlings, I initially find the typical "fruit brandy character". The alcohol is clearly present in the nose and makes the aroma fresh and slightly cooling. Then there are typical bourbon flavors. Especially the vanilla stands out. Together with a slightly tart impression of citrus fruits, I have to think of lemon cream. If you give it some time in the glass, it opens and the aroma becomes sweeter. After the first try, there are also slightly spicy notes, which reminds me of vanilla biscuits.
    • Taste
      The start is very strong due to the high alcohol content. Nevertheless, the malt is quite drinkable even in full strength. The mouthfeel is sweet and slightly floral with blossom honey and vanilla. The fruits are there immediately, but fewer citrus fruits and more ripe fruits such as apples, pears, apricots and peaches. Then it gets a little spicier. The oak comes through and brings a delicate bitterness and a hint of marzipan.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and pleasant with vanilla biscuits, white chocolate and a hint of dark oak. The marzipan also lingers in the finish. Towards the end, the fruits then prevail again more strongly. I clearly have the association of peaches with a hint of citrus fruits. The vanilla lasts the longest and lingers even after the other impressions have worn off.

      With water:
      In the nose, the aroma is now a bit more harmonious and rounded. The sweet fruits, which I mainly noticed on the tongue without water, are now also present in the nose. Less water in the mouth also makes the overall impression much more pleasant, balanced and less sharp. The citrus fruits come through a little stronger.

  2. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


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