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

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Stated Age
15 years old
Oloroso Sherry Cask / PX Sherry Butt Finish
Number of bottles
57.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 May 2020 9:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 112.45

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

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.89 points

  1. bingerbub scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  2. 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!

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

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

  7. DerDennis! did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


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