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Overall rating
89.18/100
votes
77
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
Cigar Malt II
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask / PX Sherry Butt Finish
Number of bottles
589
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
07 Apr 2020 3:35 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 136,46

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289 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for A Dream of Scotland 14-year-old BW

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.18 points

  1. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    That thing rocks! Great, Marco.
    Facts: 14 year old Braveal, first matured in the Oloroso Sherry Cask and then finished in the Pedro Ximenz Sherry Butt for two years

    Nose: A very, very pleasant and complex aroma in the nose. First sweet plum and fresh red fruits, with honey, beeswax. Deeper down in the glass more spice, here the sherry casks are clearly visible, also a little nut, tobacco and leather. Malty aromas appear above the glass. Is that the character of a distillery? The alcohol is so perfectly integrated that I would never have guessed the 55.2%.
    In The Roll glass, the fragrance remains present even after enjoying, the entire room fragrance is dominated by the remaining aromas.

    Taste: Yes, now I believe in increased drinking strength, but also not in 55%. The start is strong, the aroma is very intense, but still hardly spicy. Madness. The flavors are now more on the spicy side. What the nose felt "down in the glass" rolls over the tongue. Strong spice, almost without bitterness, nevertheless bitter, remains present. The fruits come later, which gradually become sweeter. The wort becomes creamier towards the finish. Still no sharpness and still brutally intense.

    Finish: take over the fruit again, a hint of roasted coffee, then it gets sweeter and sweeter, honey, jam, cotton candy, strawberry jam. Over time it became more palatable. Dangerously tasty. And still intense. Incredibly tasty aftertaste. And it stays quite long.

    Conclusion:
    Yes, he can take on a cigar. I would still recommend it without. One of the candidates for my personal annual highlights. My 10cl sample was amazingly quickly empty. Despite 55.2%, he does not need water. And that's rarely the case for me above the 52%. If it were still available to buy, it would be a buy recommendation. If you don't like it, please offer it to me :)

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A strange, for me indefinable seasoning lies above everything. Are they soaked tobacco leaves and sweet leather? Herbal brew or cough syrup? I have no idea, but somehow this indefinable spice note captivates me. This malt reminds me a little of distillate from Couvreurs vaulted cellar, very special and certainly nothing for every day ...

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Cloudy, orange-colored copper rests in the Premium Snifter, oily "legs" run their endless paths on the glass wall. An extreme spice and herb note rises from the glass, plums and sulfurized plums and dates are sweet and heavy in the air, wet tobacco leaves come into their own, an indefinable spicy note dominates the taste. Wet tobacco? Do you smell soaked tobacco leaves? I really don't know anything about tobacco, the nose looks strange but not uninteresting. A touch of lovage, raisins and dates, herbal stock and cough syrup, boah ... the nose is really strange. Sawdust and sugar, sugar beet and leather, sweet-fruity and slightly floral ...
    • Taste
      The first sip flows sweetly and sugarily over the tongue, pleasant sharpness immediately tickles on the tongue and stimulates the flow of saliva. Hints of wet tobacco and leather, decayed wood tones and fermented fruit, sulphurized raisins and dates, caramel and cedar wood as well as a slightly opened humidor. Herbs and spices, muff and mold, old cellar vaults and clay floors, this malt reminds me a little of a couvreur. Gently tickling sharpness on the lips, chubby warmth flooded the palate, caramelized sugar and a hint of chocolate end in spicy wood tones with hazelnuts and hints of smoked beech ...
    • Finish
      Herbs and spicy wood stick to the palate, warm, creamy hazelnuts and apricots come into their own, somehow also tobacco and leather ...

  3. Angleraetsche scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    The indefinable spice is rosehip after my nose and tongue. Especially in the nose, when the glass is empty, it smells like rose hip tea. Sweetness is always present through plum .... but also bright fruits. I think the alcohol doesn't harmonize so well. Skin quite in the nose and on the tongue. Still a good and extraordinary drop, but not a 90+

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. JörgW scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Nose: heavy sweetness, sticky sweet, after a few minutes there is still light spice, which reminds me of cough syrup from my childhood, and sweet tobacco.

    Palate: sugar water, hardly any fruit, a little dark honey, tobacco leaves possibly, and again the cough syrup.

    Finish: The tongue sticks to the palate, the sweetness remains medium-long.

    Conclusion: is not mine, the PX barrel broke the malt in my opinion. I miss counter points to sweetness, like slightly bitter notes of dark chocolate or espresso.
    Too bad.

  6. Bona scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A nice, fat sherry bomb. The PX complements the dry Oloroso well. 80% barrel, not too much of a distillery, but nothing annoying either. I like it a lot.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Raisins, candied apples, oloroso, a hint of caramelized banana, spicy. Alk well involved
    • Taste
      89 89
      Slightly alcoholic start. First dry Oloroso, oak, some coffee, nuts, then PX takes over. Raisins, figs. Sweetness gets stronger but also spice notes (nutmeg, clove)
    • Finish
      88 88
      Relatively long. Sweetness remains. Apples and a little dryness. Light oak and spice.

  7. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Try it in the Glencairn glass.
      A typical DoS of the newer kind, of those that are comparatively high quality. Very sweet again, deep, heavy, exuberant sweetness, but the slight spiciness in the middle part is almost the same. Plum, alcohol is there too, coffee and chocolate.
    • Taste
      Strong start, a bit spicy, but also a lot of intensity and therefore ok. Again a lot of sweetness, slightly bitter, but only a little. You think all the time: delicious, somehow delicious. Chocolate again.
    • Finish
      Medium length.

  8. Segens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    really crazy bees wax nose... not really a cigar malt for me but really really lovely and special. Gorgeous cask!

  9. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    A sherry treat. Super warmer ...
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisin, chocolate sweetness, a little sweet plum, a hint of lovage, a little honey in the first nose
    • Taste
      Chocolate sweetness, raisin, sherry, creamy,
    • Finish
      Sweet red fruits, some chocolate, medium length,

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