Overall rating
87.61/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB161817
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Refill barrel
Casknumber
twj-Lph01
Number of bottles
230
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 jul 2020 8:54 pm by thewhiskyjury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.38

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Whisky reviews for Williamson 2010 TWJ

23 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.61 points.

  1. zerg1129 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Add three drops of water: the smoky fruity aroma in the front part of the aroma becomes more distinct and accompanied by a salty taste, and the middle part shows the vegetable oil, vanilla, banana and spice that were vaguely felt just before the water was added. The taste becomes softer, peat, peat, smoke, fish sweetness, leather, vanilla, mint and pepper.

    Conclusion: Although the wine is young, it does not have any new wine feel, and the tonality is very similar to OB. I prefer the taste without water, which is very round and full, strong and has a clear layering.
    • Nose
      The first part is full of salty, smoky, and peat, the middle part is yellow lemon peel, cream, and leather, and the second part is sweet mint, hay and pepper. Placed for 15 minutes, the salty and peaty fruity aromas of the first section continue, bringing out a light soil aroma and peaty feeling. The middle section has a slight kelp, grilled fish sweetness, lemon fruit aroma, cream and leather, and the second section except for sweet mint, In addition to hay and pepper, there is also a touch of green tea.
    • Taste
      Medium round mouthfeel. The fresh taste is full of salty, peat, smoke, slightly tar, banana, cream, vanilla, hay, coconut, mint and pepper
    • Finish
      Medium end rhyme. Salty, peat, peat, hay, woody tannins, leather, mint, herbal bitterness, pepper and ash. The salty and fruity sweetness stays in the mouth and slowly diffuses.

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  3. Nazin scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Just a young Laphroaig, nothing out of ordinary.

  4. springtank scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. daevid scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    This is Laphroaig how I like it. Tar, medicinal smoke, lemon, banana, vanilla. Perfect daily dram!

  6. Beiredelarue scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Flawless whiskey. No complaints and very drinkable. I can drink this every day if I have to (or may).
    • Nose
      89 89
      plasticine & old wood, some flanked by sweets. Smoky but not ash. cigars? Nice!
    • Taste
      89 89
      The sweets come to the fore followed by smoke... can you actually taste smoke? Or should I say peat? Taste is less complex than the nose but it doesn't make it any less delicious. Despite the fact that you can taste the alcohol, it is nicely integrated and comes in softly. I don't think water is necessary either.
    • Finish
      88 88
      It quickly ebbs, but sticks in the mouth for a while.

  7. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/07/14/some-young-peaters/
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Bopaja scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Smell: rice burnt, western medicine powder, cake, smoke, lime, dry.

    Drink: Medium-bodied wine, slight burning sensation, wonderful smoky, light fruit juice, bitter western medicine

    Feeling: Very good, but I would rather have a bottle of Laphroaig 10 CS.

  12. sphinx scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  13. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    H2h with Lph2. This Lph1 has a stronger and sweeter nose.
    Body is much more full and present than the nose.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very sweet and a little fruity, only a little peat and (sweet) smoke. A little ash. A bit of peach, honey.
      A nit modest nose actually.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Initially some sal ammoniac, licorice, pretty strong, pepper. Sweet smoke, drop. A bit of caramel sweetness or milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still pretty powerful, licorice, sweet smoke, a little pickering. Middle long.

  14. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. MikerG2k scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Primus

    If you know your Scotch history a bit, you are aware that Williamson refers to the legendary Elizabeth Leitch ‘Bessie’ Williamson, the first female distillery manager in history. From 1954 until 1972 she was even the owner of the distillery. I am of course talking about Laphroaig. The Whisky Jury released not one, but two casks or Laphroaig 2010. Cask twj-Lph01 and twj-Lph02, the second cask being bottles exclusively for the Belgian whisky shop Wine4You, run by my friend Ivo Drabs. I’ll start with the first, general release.

    Very sturdy nose on farmy scents and ashes, tar and peat, but at the same time some sweet notes of vanilla and banana. A bit creamy in fact. Hint of plasticine that – once discovered – will not leave you anymore and starts to dominate. A good slice of smoked ham with a big rind all the way in the back and even some Italian espresso! Yummie.

    On the palate the sweet notes come first, followed by something umami – good continuation of the nose – but then the peat explodes on the palate, making it quite intense. Feisty on salt & pepper and grand smoke development. Good strength, making water absolutely unnecessary. From the second sip forward some maritime notes take the reigns and the sweetness doesn’t stand a chance. Evolves towards brackish water with sweet and sour peat. Delicious!

    The finish is medium long, very brackish and all about ashes. Islay pur sang.

    Textbook of a young Laphroaig, but certainly the primus inter pares.

  20. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  21. Liquid_Gold scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Macallan72 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  23. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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