Overall rating
85.39/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB182086
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Mystery Malt - Limited Release
Vintage
2014
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead - Finish: Ximénez-Spinola PX
Casknumber
2013301 - 2013306
Number of bottles
2285
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060353302713
Added on
22 apr 2021 10:07 pm by DulischM
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 52.93

10 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Safe Haven 2014 MM

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.39 points.

  1. DulischM scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A good malt with a great PLV.
    • Nose
      The bourbon cask is still there and not covered by the finish. Sweet, vanilla and honey come to fresh berries, syrup and preserved fruit. Including a salty smoke and seaweed with some woody spice.
    • Taste
      Smoky campfire with sweetness, some berries and honey. Underneath a subtle ash note.
    • Finish
      Smoky and spicy with some berry syrup.

  2. eselsim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    decent daily sipper, Even though the xs px cask adds a wonderful molasses note, the bourbon comes through.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bright, straw color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Caramel. Light peat, but sweet. Salty caramel. Sea salt. Some ash. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla. Caramel. Light peat. A little smoke. Sea salt. Sea. Minerality. Pretty oily. Spices. Black pepper.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Minerality. Sea salt. Salty caramel. A pinch of spices. Medium-long finish.

  4. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Great smoke, greasy

    taste
    Sweet, smoky, maple syrup, young

    finish
    Medium length, strong

  5. Izzino scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Excellent young smoke with a perfect character. 50% is very good for her and the 50 € price tag is perfect

  6. aw-home scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat smoke with citrus, maritime notes, honey and alcoholic spice.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke with maritime and vinous notes, citrus and honey.
    • Finish
      Long with peat smoke, maritime and vinous notes, honey, spices and citrus.

  7. sambaman scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A small batch release at 50%, natural colour and non chill filtered for just over £40 direct from the bottler. Ok yeah it’s young and not that complex but that works for heavily peated whisky and so did the PX casks in this case. It’s very well balanced between smoke and sweet. Given that Ledaig means safe haven in Gaelic I’d barely call this a mystery. Anyway, it’s excellent imho and at that price I ordered another bottle after my second tasting - something that I do very rarely.

  8. Fabian scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram for a nice price, he is young and yet a lot of taste. Rumor has it it's a Ledaig.......I've tasted it and I think it could be......

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