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Overall rating
84.50/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB178460
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Klubb23 (K23)
Bottling serie
The Wolfman - wild and distinguished
Vintage
03.2005
Bottled
03.2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
50
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
A bróðirhood of extraordinary whisky enthousiasts
Added on
05 Mar 2021 9:48 pm by Dominic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.00

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Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2005 K23

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The Wolfman

    Last summer I tried my second Croftengea ever. Who would have thought I would try my third so quickly after that? This one was selected by the boys from Klubb23 and has The Wolfman on the label, again a reference to a classic creature film, as they also did with their Deanston. Funny. FYI: Croftengea is one of the heavily peated malts produced at the versatile Loch Lomond distillery.

    Oh, my, this one stinks! Bog, burnt rubber, cow pat. It takes quite some time before I get some vanilla, white fruit and thyme. Bay leaves, used leather, a forgotten dirty tea towel. It takes guts to bottle this, if you ask me.

    It’s slightly better on the palate, mostly sweeter on candy floss and mint, vanilla and white fruit, but mostly something umami that I cannot quite pinpoint. The peat offers a warm smoke development that saves the day. The second sip even becomes near pleasant.

    The finish is long – too long to my taste – warm, smoky, sweet and herbal.

    Exciting whisky, but it was very difficult to get past the nose. If the full moon doesn’t transform you into the Wolfman, then a good dram of this whisky certainly will.

  2. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly smoky, leather, synthetic rubber, lightly salted, sage, thyme, cloves and a light animal touch.
    • Taste
      Syrupy sweet, cotton candy, smoked meats, mint, dark chocolate and biscuits.
    • Finish
      Sugar bonbons.

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Cipidos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Cipidos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

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