Single Malt Whisky 15-year-old BW - Cigar Malt III

Overall rating
87.85/100
votes
136
Whiskybase ID
WB157998
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask / PX Sherry Butt Finish
Number of bottles
584
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 may 2020 9:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky reviews for Single Malt Whisky 15-year-old BW - Cigar Malt III

28 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.85 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I really liked the boy. The alcohol was well integrated and I was able to enjoy it without water, although a little water is good for it and makes it a little milder. A beautiful composition of deep heavy sweetness and heartiness.
    • Nose
      WOW, a deep and heavy sweetness greets my nose. Sherry paired with sweet pipe tobacco, brown sugar, caramel and baklava. In addition, a sweet and already candied fruitiness of oranges, dried dates and figs with a warm plum crumble.
    • Taste
      Sweetness with fresh wood, sherry and a hearty spiciness. Again the sweet tobacco, a memory of plumcake pipe tobacco pops up. The sweetness is heavy and the mouthfeel is oily with a bit of menthol or is it cherry?
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm and becoming a little drier. A great and pleasant mouthfeel - a tingle and a nice pepperiness lines the mouth. I still have buttery taste at the end.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Potentially good whisky, a fairly wide palette of derivatives, an interesting composition, there is no particular depth, but instead of bright youthful notes, the aroma is the most successful, the taste / finish is descending, dusty cardboard shades very much spoil the impression.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, spicy woody notes - cigar box, old solid wood furniture; juicy berry shades - homemade marshmallow, burnt jam, jam; dried apples and pears; leather goods, berry hookah tobacco, light but caustic industrial metal motifs, dusty bookshelves, dry herbs, cardboard, in general, quite decent, but there is a certain roughness and immaturity.
    • Taste
      Calm, rich, a lot of tart oak, fruit and berry sweetness, light burnt shades, but unfortunately, in the taste, dusty and cardboard notes are much stronger, which do not add attractiveness, slightly bitter berry shades - mountain ash, viburnum; leather goods, sweet candy tones, a clear wine influence.
    • Finish
      Light, refreshing, oak, berry jam, a little orange peel, candied ginger, leather goods.

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An unmistakable PX finish! Sticky, sweet - maybe a bit artificial, but now and then I like stuff like that! I can't say why the cigar is called malt ... because of its sticky-sweet nature, I would rather not drink it with a cigar, but rather as a dessert with a crème brulée. A Dronach Parli would go better with a cigar (for example).
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. DerDennis! did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Once again I will not rate this bottling.
    Sweet, artificial ... for me this is no longer whisky.

  6. LDB scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Phew, what an overly sweet adulterated thing!
    • Nose
      Honey sweetness in the face. Some dark vinaigrette sauce, plum liqueur. And a clear note of glue. Is that still whisky or fortified sweet wine?
    • Taste
      Sweet and honey-like, like a Madeira, very sweet!
    • Finish
      A little gunpowder, instant diabetes again, no, that's too much for me.

  7. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Immerenga scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An absolute lovely dram! So Rich and intense in flavours, it’s almost thick in consistency. Mouth watering Marzipane all the way. So sweet, a dream!

  9. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great thing It's not particularly exciting now, but what he can do, he does really well. I don't have any tobacco flavors, I haven't smoked a cigar with it, but it still tastes delicious. I would especially like to emphasize that the alcohol is perfectly integrated. Top!
    • Nose
      88 88
      You don't have to look at the label, unmistakably from the sherry barrel. Walnuts and heavy, macadamia, leather, rum chocolate, extremely sweet, sweet wine. The alcohol is well integrated. After a while it becomes more tangy, light sulfur.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Perfect strength! Nuts, the usual sherry stuff, butter. A bit simple, but extremely tasty.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, creamy finish. Sweet and full of nuts.

  10. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    First a lot of toffee, over time more and more walnuts in the glass. An interesting combination.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. 11insomnium scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With water, more fruit and flowery comes through.
    • Nose
      Dark dried fruits, full, sweet and spicy after sherry and oak, fruity and flowery
    • Taste
      Sweet cream caramel, very fruity, dark dried fruits, sherry, strong, spicy, oak
    • Finish
      Spicy oak, fruity sherry and a slight dryness

  12. DonMarconi scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    On the palate, it's really like having a mouthful of raisins, but also other nuances. Raisin strongly outweighs my opinion
    • Nose
      86 86
      he has a lot at once; light fruit; slightly acidic; light pear; then sweet malt; Butter toast; Raisin; then again fruity overall; beautiful spice comes through again and again; light vanilla and light nut; raisins again, this time stronger and then clearly in the foreground for a longer time;
    • Taste
      86 86
      Raisins, dried fruits; raisin again; yes, liquid raisin; then he becomes a bit tart; then sweet again; alternates strongly, especially the raisin; Nut; Tobacco, nice wood note;
    • Finish
      88 88
      rather short; Raisin; getting drier; always slight nuttiness, which later ends in a very clear hazelnut; I really like it; now and then dried fruit, but tenor hazelnut

  15. Stef89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Phew. I don't really like the labels from the Brühler Whiskyhaus and I never tire of emphasizing that. So far he has had a rather negative impact on his malts.

    Although I like the shop itself, I approach it with a basic nagative attitude.

    And even with the first nose, the negative is blown away.

    First of all: I find this malt relatively easy.

    He's good at what he does. That’s it again. No one to fathom and analyze, but like the Elsburn I just had: Feet up, let your mind wander.

    My 86 pts. are more towards 87. If he weren't that "easy" he could get 88.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Alcohol! Soon, however, only in the background. Spice cake with currant jam. Probably because the label "Cigar Malt" is the association of tobacco. But from a freshly opened packet of Javanse Jongens Halfzware.

      Raisins, figs and plums are buried under a mountain of brown cane sugar.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Alcohol again, peppery, slightly spicy.

      Then it becomes creamy, sweet ... the cane sugar again. Leather comes through. It is a bit bitter under the sweet. There may still be some flavored pipe smoke left over from tobacco.

      But he is strong.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is relatively short. Almost disappointing. However, the mouth watering and you want a sip. From this point of view it is ok again.

  16. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Islay1815 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Issue price € 84.90
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    A clear walnut aroma surprises me straight away from the sample bottle. I've never had it so intense with a whisky.

    It takes time in the glass, then intensive sherry sweetness with strong wood notes comes on. Quite a long and warm finish. Overall a very tasty malt.

  20. g00se scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Grand interplay of different barrels. The barrels dominate the distillate in this cigar malt too. No matter, because it tastes very good again!
    Compared to the Cigar Malt II, which I felt more on the herb side, here a rather bitter-sweet interplay. Looks much older, especially in the nose.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Color: amber with a slight red cast
      Nose: At first the rum raisins with thick chocolate are very present. Then it becomes a little moldy and closed. After a good time, the whisky opens again and shows sweet malt like that of strong beer. There are also hidden notes of nutshells and cherries. The sweetness is now that of toffee paired with coffee. Nice interplay of sweet and sour over a long period of time.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The whisky flows in mildly and voluminously. The rum raisins in chocolate are there. It is easy to chew and research, because the alcohol is well integrated. Then the oak barrel sparkles and it gets dry in the mouth. Nevertheless, an intense, dark fruitiness continues to dominate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      When swallowing, the whisky rears up again, you can now see the percentages.
      The mouth is nicely lined and a spicy, bitter-sweet interplay that lasts for a long time!

  21. JimJaws scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. Zinker23 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  23. DieWhiskyBar scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    A very tasty companion to a nice cigar. Great combination of Olorosso and PX barrels. Price-performance ratio is top! A great whisky for less than 90 €!
    • Nose
      92 92
      A sweet fragrance pours out of the glass, initially a little raisins and prunes. With a little time, everything mixes into a very sweet fruit compote.
      After the first try, the rather dry sherry notes of the Olorosso barrel come through. A little tobacco and leather. In itself, however, it remains very sweet. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      90 90
      First a little tingle in the mouth. The initial sweetness becomes stronger and the whole mouth becomes warm. The whisky unfolds its potential, dry notes of almonds and leather are added.
      The alcohol is noticeable here, but very well integrated.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish, the whole mouth becomes dry. A slightly bitter note remains in the throat.

  24. bingerbub scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Issue price € 84.90
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  25. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  26. McMoulis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  27. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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