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Overall rating
84.94/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB169793
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
Exploration Series
Vintage
20.08.2012
Bottled
15.10.2020
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Nov 2020 9:32 pm by Mautens
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 68.88

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Whisky Reviews for Unnamed Islay Malt 2012 Cl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.94 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nasal extremely reserved and filigree, the taste of the malt turns up a lot and leaves a lot of smoke and burnt wood on the palate. Tastes and pleases!

    21/22/22/22 (87P)
    • Nose
      Blindsample: Pale straw shines in the Premium Snifter, a multitude of small "legs" detach from the streak that adheres to the glass wall. A fine smoky note rises, hints of burnt wood and mineral peat join in, a hint of citrus fruit is minimal. The nose remains rather reserved and is characterized by delicate smoke aromas. A small pile of ground hazelnuts, a few grains of sugar, a pinch of vanilla, the nose looks extremely delicate and fragile ...
    • Taste
      Powerful smoke discharges with the first sip, tart and burnt wood tones pass through the palate, a pinch of pepper sticks subtly sharp on the tongue, hazelnuts and earthy notes, in the background there are abrasions from grapefruit sheep and zest from juicy lemons. Another sip is also marked by smoke, burnt wood, citrus fruits and earthy peat ...
    • Finish
      Peppery heat tickles the palate and tongue, dark nut tones play with spicy wood and fading smoke. The aftertaste is long and warming, towards the end there is a hint of espresso and dark chocolate.

  2. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Ostfriese scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice, smoky Islay blend. Almost no trace of the Refill Sherry Butt is missing in the nose, but it is noticeable in the taste. I find this malt with its facets very interesting and the aromas create a harmonious picture. The highlight is certainly missing something, but it is definitely suitable for "just enjoying Islay malt".
    • Nose
      Citrus aromas accompanied by campfire smoke rises in my nose. Seaweed and algae mix with tar and iodine. Gradually the smoke becomes stronger and dominates the nose together with the tar. Only after a while do slight hints of dark fruit waft in the background. A wooden box filled with cigars concludes.
    • Taste
      Light fruity citrus aromas, limes fill the mouth before the smoke clearly pushes forward. The smoke has an even more powerful effect in the mouth than in the nose and is accompanied by spicy aromas. Pepper, chilli, cloves and nutmeg accompanied by a slight saltiness. Sweet cherries, vanilla and cocoa butter.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Ashy smoke accompanied by oranges, milk chocolate, pepper and salt. A slightly malty mouthfeel.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not very complex, and not the typical Laphroaig for me. But still pleasant, a lot of sweetness mixed up with the peatsmoke.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet smoke, rubber, fake leather, skai, 'Scapino experience' as I call it. Bonfire smoke. Then some pretty strong alcohol. Then some citrus as well.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Licorice, pretty strong, sweet smoke, caramel. Pretty full taste. Also some citrus-like taste now.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Smooth now, sweet smoke, some caramel. Middle long.

  6. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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