- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- The war of the Peat
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Sherry Butt Finish
- Number of bottles
- 58.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- The War of Peat VII/XIII
- Bottled for
- Added on
- 11 Jan 2021 10:51 pm by old-smokey
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Whisky Reviews for Secret Islay 2012 SV
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points
- Under 10yo Islay, undisclosed? Laphroaig, probably. Not that I could easily tell by the taste because the sherry finish is so dominant it drowns the distillate's nuances.
Tasted with Laphroaig 10yo CS batch #010 (85 pts.), Caol Ila 9yo cask 316658 (88), and Classic of Islay Vintage 2020 (88).
Thanks to member GIORGOS for the sample!
Dark sherry, wine sauce that was left on the pan way too long, some medicinal touches, wood sap. With water, tons of burned wood and ashy soy sauce. Just add garlic and chili pieces, and pour over your dumplings :) Herbal salt, butter, and cola.
Charred wood, ashes, and immense, dark and sweet sherry. Compared to some non-finished sherry peaters I have on the table with this, this one is clearly exhibiting splitting between the distillate and the sherry, so that they are two different layers on the tongue that don't interact much; a typical effect of finishing on peated whisky. Does not fare well with water, as it brings in a noticeable bitterness. A big taste for sure, but hollow.
Long and sherried, but slightly disjointed. With water, bitter and earthy.
- Boom! Great bottling from Islay - for me it’s a Lagavulin.
- Interesting guessing game about which distillery the good malt comes from.
Undiluted, very bacon-heavy in the nose, which makes you think in the direction of Caol Ila. But it is also very complex and a lot of phenols can be extracted with a little water, which in my opinion would be a great fit for Ardbeg.