The Busker Single Pot Still

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Whiskey
ex-Bourbon + ex-Sherry casks
44.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Oct 2020 4:13 pm by Wally

Average value

€ 29.38

4 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Busker Single Pot Still

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Inaugural release. Is not written on the bottle, but it is. Almost three and a half years after the stills were fired (with pine wood?), The Royal Oak Distillery has now bottled the first single pot still. Also a single malt, a single grain and a blend of all styles.
    Ultimately, it was probably divergent views on the direction of the distillery that led to the break between the Walsh family and Illva Saronno. Some wanted premium, others - well, something different. You can guess three times who wanted what from the two parties.
    The Busker Single Pot Still is a young brand that can make the hearts of friends of a well-tended sauna infusion beat faster with the scent pine.
    While a distillery an hour's drive south of the Royal Oak Distillery can bottle whiskey that is up to four years old and does not need to hide behind older colleagues, the busker should perhaps do a few more laps in the barrel.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Warm pine resin, and quite a bit. As if you were strolling around in the midday heat in a Mediterranean pine forest. Whereby it would have to be found out that it is a pleasure stroll and not a torture route. You have to make an effort to find something else behind all this needlework. Maybe some more toffee - with the scent of pine needles. And a little chocolate - with a jam made from pine needles. And maybe a little bit of orange peel - with: exactly.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Starts soft and chocolaty and with a pleasant absence of any pine, spruce or fir needles. Instead, with a small portion of spices - those that have been on the spice rack a little longer and should have been replaced long ago. Lukewarm white coffee with cinnamon and cardamom. Vanilla aroma, fir honey (it is probably not possible on the tongue without conifers).
    • Finish
      76 76
      Doesn't stay long, I still have to tidy up in the pine forest after he's been pestered like a wild boar by the same. Toffee and chocolate.

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official information:

    The Busker Pot Still is a distinctive expression of Ireland with an exceptional character. Made from barley the traditional way in copper stills, then matured and finished in ex bourbon and sherry casks, it opens with a rich and complex bouquet, consisting of fresh flowers, honey, oak, fudge, and clove oil. Taste buds kick off with some beautiful intense spices and peppery notes, balanced splendidly with some toffee as we reach a long, warm, rich spicy finish.

  3. peej84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Aroma reminds me of a Farmer’s Market in the fall with the mix of fruit and grain and pastries and breads, etc., etc., it’s so enjoyable; Palate is an earthier delivery of the array of profiles in the aroma, but without that “Farmer’s Market” essence since you can’t really taste a Farmer’s Market; Finish shifts and moves from fruity to more earthy but always fades to vanilla taffy.


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