Ruadh Maor 2012 BD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
08 years old
1st Fill PX Sherry Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 nov 2020 8:59 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.87

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28 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ruadh Maor 2012 BD

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.58 points.

  1. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry, some smoke, chocolate, dried fruits, oak, damp wood, quite complex
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweetness, chocolate, light spiciness, smoke, sherry
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweetness, chocolate, becoming drier, oak, some dried fruits, slight bitterness

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Admittedly, with a single-digit maturation time and PX finish, I'm always quite skeptical about the result. Here, however, the combination of lively fire, slightly dirty-looking smoke and pleasantly sweet barrel influence fits like a glove and creates a really impressively complex blend. If a few more years in the barrel were added to make the whole thing a little more relaxed and balanced, it would be a real highlight. But even so, this malt is really good and should please everyone who enjoys raging "children's birthday parties with lots of noise and boom" in their mouths.
    • Nose
      A greasy smoky note combines with sweet plum jam and brown sugar, memories of juicy grilled food and BBQ sauce are immediately awakened, smoked paprika powder, a pinch of "Scotch Bonnet" chilli powder is also included, dates in a crispy bacon coat, has a very meaty effect a hint of stock cubes or Maggi, the somewhat dirty brandy can definitely stand up to the sweet barrel influence and has a shiny copper face, in the background dried soft apricots and a few crumbs of orange zest add a subtle fruitiness, by breathing on the The lovage note becomes clearer with air and the oak also gains influence, light rolling tobacco and spicy walnuts
    • Taste
      Hits hard with a skilful mixture of dirty smoke and greasy meatiness, it is complemented by a not exaggerated sweetness of dates and plum jam, a little grated orange peel, the extremely lively brandy has real power and occasionally shines a little coppery, this varied mixture is carried from an amazingly robust oak note without bitterness, some tobacco, with a longer stay in the mouth the peat smoke becomes even more complex and turns into a cinnamon campfire direction, also a bit of dark milk chocolate is added
    • Finish
      There is a fairly long finish with a lot of peat smoke and malt, despite the high alcohol strength it is quite mild, at most a slight chili heat is noticeable, the somewhat metallic youth of the brandy with a few copper nuances is also evident here, but this is due to of the strong oak influence does not seriously disturb, this also brings more mature influences such as roasted coffee and rolling tobacco, dark milk chocolate with a pinch of cinnamon and brittle pieces melts in the mouth, ultimately a memory of a successful barbecue and also of the smoked paprika powder remains

  4. besar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. MOE1905 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Without exception, I join my prescriber Xaver.
    I couldn't have written better!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Awesome part. I like it very much.
    • Nose

      Starts nicely with a smoky barbecue sauce. Meaty, greasy and paprika seasoning. Leather and blueberries. Charred wood and a light fruity touch. For me it goes in the direction of apricots. I'll leave it ...
      With a little time in the glass, herbs come through much better. Plus a little tobacco. For me, the herbal aroma is more like lovage. A lot of malt and a little liquorice. The fruit aroma now looks more fermented. Geilo ... the more air your colleague gets, the dirtier he gets. Some engine oil and WD40. Cold espresso in the background.

      The empty glass smells really great like gravy ...
    • Taste
      Spicy, powerful start. So it has to be. Clean in the hatch. It's got steam. I save water. I like it exactly that way.
      For me, the smoke goes in the direction of smoked barbecue spices. In addition, dark chocolate and dark gravy with cherries inside. With the second sip, the charred wood also asserts itself. Even slightly ashy. Here now also more espresso bitterness and sour blackberries. There’s something hot. Towards rust and a dry blood taste.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. You think it's gone, then it rolls back. Strong, slightly smoky and again the BBQ spices.


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