Overall rating
86.39/100
votes
100
Whiskybase ID
WB182374
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
1052
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060109228083
Added on
27 apr 2021 5:41 pm by 3_243F6
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 86.99

19 × in wishlist

100 × member ratings

165 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Williamson 2010 MSWD

21 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.39 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Sirralf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried fruit, red apple, resin, ash, caramel, aged leather
    • Taste
      86 86
      Apple, spices, salt, iodine, tannins, smoke
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, oily finish, fruity, smoky, tobacco and spice notes

  3. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. VEF206 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and sour sherry smoky whisky with a good balance of spices, dried fruits and phenols.
    • Nose
      Dried berries, red apple, resin, soot, caramel, old leather.
    • Taste
      Dogwood, apple, spices, salt, iodine, tannins, smoked fish.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, oily, smoky, with hints of dried fruits, spicy spices and tobacco.

  6. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I find that it needs awhile in the glass, otherwise I find an annoying rubbery note to be too prevalent. Afterwards it’s a consistent young-ish sherried Laphroaig. Simple but nice.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. kismartonid scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (blind)
    • Nose
      Fat, greasy smoke rises from the glass! Almost fleshy, the smoke paired with red-fruity sherry aromas results in a full, intense aroma. In terms of intensity, there should be more alcohol in the game, but nothing gets through to the nose. Over time, herbs come to the fore, forest honey, caramel-like sweetness, also has something slightly resinous.
    • Taste
      Hmm smoked meat in a herb coating. Keeps what the nose promises on the palate. The bacon is there, a subtle fruity sherry influence brings a bit of sweetness, the herbs are there, the woody touch is there again. Just not as intense as expected, so there was no stink in the wet. I guess it has 43%, a few% more would be fine, but it still tastes good
    • Finish
      The smoke is still a bit ashy on the tongue.

  9. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of peatbogger.
    I had a great sherry Springbank before this and it might have suffered because of it.
    Still the Carn Mor is knocking out great whiskies at a great price.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Now this is heavily on the peat side with the sherry notes as the side order, but it is Laphroaig after all.
      Brine as you expect and cured meats.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Still heavy on the peat and light on the sherry but that's the way it was meant to be so I can't heavily criticise.
      Those Laphroaig characteristics are in your face and the more sips I have the less the sherry influence.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is a one horse race without a doubt.

  10. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    Peat and sherry tend to work like a charm, and this teaspooned Laphroaig is no exception. On the nose, vegetal peat smoke, fennel and sweet BBQ sauce are at the forefront, accompanied by prunes, raisins and tobacco. Dark fruits, menthol and a blanket of soot characterize the taste, followed by a long and peppery finish. A pleasing Islay dram with just the right balance between sherry and peat.

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS

  11. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Not your typical Laphroaig but a seriously delicious dram non the less.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Full 10 years maturation makes the sherry component of this one very succulent and savory. Thick and rich dark fruit jam.
      It goes very well with the peat. No doubt it is an Islay but I'm not sure I would have recognised it as a Laphroaig if tasted blind. There's no medicinal notes and the tar-rubber-seaweed is very subdued. Not a bad thing and I don't miss it in this situation.
      A hint of methol to the peat if I don't put my nose to close.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Nice creamy texture on arrival.
      Starts of on sweet sherry notes, and this stays on top all the way. However the peat is quick to follow, gently pushing in the background.
      Half way this is complemented by a dusting of peppery spice, giving it evolvement and growth which is so much better than fading too early.
      It may be the mint/menthol as I get a flash of freshness on the swallow.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is about medium length, and just about the only thing I wished there were more of.
      It remains on sweet jam until the end, the spice fading with it.
      And the fade is quite interesting, starting on sweet plum, going through slightly bitter sherry pits, I guess it's the final call of the peat, then ending on raspberry.

  13. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. katarn_rb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    SwiftyMcVeigh hit the bull's eye with his notes. I don't see any point in simply copying them out;)

    Very tasty laphi

  15. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. SpringBarley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    my type of sherried Laphroaig - not oversherried, nice balance but still powerfull. good PLV imho.
    finish lacks the age a little, but nose and palate are beautiful.
    i like it much better than the 2010/2020 (ID 167870) version which was a little one dimensional for me.
    this has more facettes and takes small amounts of water.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig with the sherry barrels makes a very good combination here. Delicious!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Phenolic peat smoke, unmistakably Laphroaig. Dark fruits, plum. Seaport, brackish water. Salted caramel. Some oak spice.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily. Sea water and phenolic peat smoke. Dried fruits such as plum and fig. Smoked fish. Salted caramel. Some white pepper. In addition, an earthy note.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Phenolic peat smoke. Fading fruit notes, fishing nets. Not too long.

  18. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    may 2021
    compared to the standard OBs with this abv level (tripple wood, quarter cask or the new sherry cask) this expression shows less muscle and gets credit for its subtlety. of course, it is still a south coust islay malt, but the decency here is what makes the point. would prefer this over the OBs by far. big thumb up!
    • Nose
      laphroaig peat but less medicinal. more on the dry woody side. still, a lot of kelp growing in the glass. fresh cut grass, a pinch of burned rubber. in the back some light fruit pop up
    • Taste
      this is truly a laphroaig, strong medicinal peat. umami flavors with raw mushroom, algae and some tar. still, the destillate is a very elegant one. the edges are additionally rounded by the sherry finish. easy drinker (if you can say that to a laphroaig). very light texture.
    • Finish
      middle for an islay malt, but not disappointing, i would rather say the opposite.

  20. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    tastes like Laphroaig to me with this sweet dark fruity support to the smoked fish, peat smoke. Evening spring campfire and overall creamy. Nice

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