Overall rating
Single Malt
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Stated Age
13 years old
1st Fill Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.7 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2020 5:18 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

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123 × member ratings

385 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside 13-year-old BW

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.28 points

  1. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Undisclosed Macallan - See the pocket watch that shows the same house as the Macallan logo.

    In addition, the file name of the picture on the website was "07l-Macallan-13-Jahre-1st-Fill-Sherry-Butt.jpg"

    Oh yes: The cost price was 89.90 €

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Neat sherry and tart wood, plus tobacco and leather, this unknown Speyside impresses with its dark sherry aroma and the wonderful combination of tobacco and leather. The nose resembles a cigar malt, the taste is almost a tick too bitter and tart or almost too woody for me.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Strong, dark amber shines in the Premium Snifter, an oily streak sticks to the glass wall from which small "legs" occasionally detach. Minimally fermented grapes and berries rise and mix with dried fruits and a hint of wet tobacco leaves and creamy leather. Sweet strawberries play with morello cherries, hazelnuts combine with abrasion from dried orange peel, while a minimal smoky note emerges from dark and spicy wood. A few drops of balsamic vinegar, a few crumbs of dark chocolate, a few leaves of sweet sumatra tobacco, a few dashes of sour cherry juice ... your nose knows how to please!
    • Taste
      The first sip flows gently and creamy over the tongue, but leaves a bitter film of warm espresso, dark wood elements and tart leather. Suddenly my saliva begins to flow while dark sherry aromas spread voluminously and warming the palate. A pinch of pepper tingles the tongue, tart grapefruit combines with tobacco and leather, balsamic and dark chocolate dissolve from bitter oak. Red grapes, oranges, a touch of old peach, a little caramel, crushed pepper and subtle saltiness massage the tongue and leave a bitter aroma. The alcohol shows its intense side from time to time, but is always integrated harmoniously. A hint of citrus fruits pulls the palate together and leaves, in addition to sour fruit aromas, creamy sweetness paired with tart and bitter oak.
    • Finish
      The sometimes bitter wood tones still stick to the palate, pepper and salt still rest on the tongue, tobacco with dark fruits and tart leather floats in the stimulated saliva under the tongue. The cozy warmth gradually fades away, leather and tobacco linger for what feels like an eternity on the palate, warming dried grapes and berries combined with a touch of fresh mint and eucalyptus.

  3. Islay1815 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Rumored to be a Macallan. Issue price € 89.90
    • Nose
      92 92
      Dried fruit of raisins and sultanas, leather, tobacco, oak, very light soap.
      An overall great nose. Also reminiscent of the Cigar Malt 3 or Chieftains Cigar Malt.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Strong fruit sweetness as with a PX finish, brown sugar, dried fruits, again heavy associations with leather and tobacco. Very creamy distillate. Alcohol noticeable, aroma becomes more open with a little water.
    • Finish
      91 91
      What remains is a heavy fruity sweetness and the desire for a cigar.

      Can really be a Macallan, but then much more intense than the original bottling of the 12-year-old Sherry Oak or, for example, the 1824 Sienna and not as soapy as the 18-year Sherry Oak.

      A really great whisky, a terrific barrel!

  4. aspa scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very heavy, dark, tart sherry bomb. Leather, tobacco, a little oily. Tart, almost dirty? Earth, he boiled down wine. Almost nothing sweet is found. Musty old wood and some balsamic vinegar.

    Slightly sweeter, but dominated by extreme sherry and here also clear sulfur. Furthermore, a lot of old wood, a lot of tobacco and always the sulfur layer. Tart, bitter, now almost no sweet aromas. Cinnamon and orange are added, and rum and raisins. The alcohol is very well integrated, so I would blindly guess an older bottling. But it's too much wood and sulfur for me.

    Also very bitter and tart, a lot of sulfur, and further the aromas from the taste.

    Not my favorite way of sherry painting, too heavy, too much wood and too much sulfur for me today.
    N-85, T-82, F-82 for a moderate 83 points.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice harmonious profile with lots of dark fruity sherry, bitter-tart wood and tobacco and leather - which even makes it look a little older. Very creamy and mouth-filling. But you have to like the bitter-bitter (wood) notes. For me in this case a good counterpoint to the otherwise very sweet fruitiness. This is one of the few "A Dream of Scotland" bottlings that have ultimately convinced me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry; spicy-sweet; dark fruity; red sweet berries; Dried fruits; Raisins; Tobacco; some leather; old oak wood; maybe a touch of lovage flashes through from time to time
    • Taste
      87 87
      powerful start; very creamy texture; spicy-sweet; Dried fruits; Orange notes; Leather and tobacco; Balsamic vinegar; Nuts; dark chocolate; some pepper; delicate bitter-tart old wood spice
    • Finish
      86 86
      long; heavy fruit sweetness sticks in the mouth; in addition tingling-peppery spiciness; Tobacco and leather; tender bitter-tart old oak; is there a hint of sulfur to be guessed?

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Excellent distillate and very intense barrel. Dark fruity, spicy sherry. Respect for the price.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very colorful and varied mixture, Maggie, balsamic, tobacco, tea, overripe bananas, dates, figs, forest honey.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Full sherry aromas, dates, figs, dark chocolate, tobacco, nuts and liquorice, oak bitterness that creates a spicy and teay note, some popcorn, nutty, even a tiny trace of sulfur. Multi-layered and complex, rather dry, but with a harmonious sweetness. The texture is creamy and the alcohol is very well integrated. Water gives even more depth and brings out red and dark red fruit notes in the background.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and intense, spicy, dry, slightly sweet, with quite intense oak bitterness, which I do not yet find unpleasant because it rounds off the overall picture wonderfully.

  8. kringo86 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Smell and taste of hell, not my cup of whisky!

  9. McMoulis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  10. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Macallan or not, that doesn't hype me, it's a very good malt. For fans of tobacco notes. If you don't like that, it could be difficult. I would probably have liked a longer maturation in a less fresh barrel. And I found the acid in the nose unpleasant. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/01/12/die-geheimnisse-der-speyside/


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