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Cask Islay Bourbon Edition DR

Overall rating
83.70/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB164470
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Bourbon Edition
Bottled
10.06.2020
Casktype
1st-fill Kentucky bourbon barrels
Number of bottles
4900
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L20 CB307466
Barcode
5060056923666
Added on
27 Aug 2020 11:14 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 40.80

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Whisky Reviews for Cask Islay Bourbon Edition DR

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.70 points

  1. marcusjang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I was given a couple of 30ml sample bottles from the recent orders on A.D. Rattray online store for free.

    Surprisingly tasty. Feels like an amalgamation of a certain northern Islay malt and a southern malt from the westward one among Kildalton distilleries. However as it's a single malt, I'm gravitating towards it being from the latter.

    Being an anonymous NAS malt certainly is not the most attractive of traits, but instead the price is kept very tight. I would compare it to Laphroaig 10y Cask Strength but maybe a few years younger - and it feels as if those years are certainly lacking here. Still plenty enjoyable for what it is. I would have strongly contemplated buying a full bottle if I did not have a bottle of Laph 10CS already.
    • Nose
      Barbecue, medicinal, iodine, damp peat smoke, smoked ham, hint of grilled stonefruits
    • Taste
      Grilled stonefruits, sweet ham, semi-oily texture, roasted barley, some tobacco leaves, seaweed, burnt sugar
    • Finish
      Roasted seaweed, wood bonfire, tobacco leaves, quite long

  2. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Comet67 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Schleifreak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Little smoke, lots of vanilla, roasted nuts, popcorn
    • Taste
      87 87
      Soft start with vanilla, hardly any smoke, then after a few seconds it explodes in the mouth with a lot of fruit (pear compote). Pepper, bacon and more smoke
    • Finish
      85 85
      Super long with smoke, vanilla, pepper

  5. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red apples, pear, rubber, roasted caramel, smoke, crème bruleé and full of different spices.
    • Taste
      Pineapple, apples, rubber, caramel, pear, crème bruleé, smoke, smoked bacon, sea influences, bourbon and honey. It is at cask strength, but that does not dominate at all, because it is quite soft.
    • Finish
      Pineapple, honey, smoke, bourbon, spices, bacon, BBQ, rubber and caramel, ham, salt and pepper and white grape.

  6. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Classic smoked and peat whisky, taste in the direction of Ledaig
    • Nose
      80 80
      Goat shed, smoked bacon, a bit cheesy
    • Taste
      81 81
      smoked fish, again a little stable, very smoky and peaty
    • Finish
      77 77
      relatively short, becoming bitter, somewhat sharp

  7. Youngone scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Caramel, vanilla, salty, subtle smoke, citrus
    • Taste
      86 86
      Caramel / fudge, salt, milk chocolate, peat, vanilla
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long, briny lingers with caramel

  8. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Great stuff for this small price. Fresh but typical Caol Ila, Peated of course, but in the nose immediately accompanied by fresh, sweet and some fruity notes.
    The body is strong, but the high Abv isn't overwhelming at all.
    Powerful, but again a fresh combination of peat and light and sweet notes. Finish is pretty long.
    Not too complex, but a very powerful and steady dram for sure.

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