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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB183156
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Dramful! - Malt Connection (DMC)
Bottling serie
Charity Edition Part 1/2
Vintage
26.03.2007
Bottled
10.12.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
255
Number of bottles
76
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 May 2021 10:42 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72.90

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27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2007 DMC

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. Najzero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Wet burning wood, yellow tropical fruits, slight hints of vanilla.

    Mouth: Get hit by the smoke, fruits come later: roasted pineapple, yellow apple ( + my beloved Deanston apricot )
    Second sip: way more fruity

    Finish: fruits go away, peat remeains a bit more. Not the slightest tad of bitterness (that would ruin a ex-bourbon whisky for me, those are for sherry :-)).

    Verdict: I love the bottling, I love the 5€ charity part of the price, I love that you get to taste the pure bourbon single cask AND get to try a finish some month later

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Oops ... a very idiosyncratic but extremely tasty croftengea. Croftengea? At the same time I realize that I have my first Croftengea in my glass today and would blindly tap an Islay malt if I didn't know that I am trading a smoky Highlander. Another very tasty and solid bottling from Dramful! After I was enthusiastic about the Heart of Peatness, I even blindly ordered 2 bottles of the new Charity Edition and was not disappointed.
    • Nose
      Pale straw rests in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter a multitude of long "legs" loosen which flow back into the glass relatively quickly. Gentle peat smoke rises minerally, creamy caramel and toffee play with sweet milk chocolate, hints of tropical fruits and overripe apricot dominate the ever-sweeter fruit note. Cream and a hint of crème brûlée paired with mineral smoke and slightly dirty earth tones. The alcohol is soft in the nose, delicate hints of apple and banana follow, minimal nuances of fly ash and burnt wood ...
    • Taste
      The first sip gently wets the lips, suddenly ashes, pepper and burnt wood explode on the tongue and lines the palate with cozy warmth and mineral smoke. Burnt wood tones, peat and earth, roasted hazelnuts, tart and dark wood tones finish creamy on the palate. Grilled apricots and peaches accompany the second sip on its way through the mouth with a fresh herb and menthol note. Fly ash, extinguished embers, mineral smoke and a gentle spiciness of pepper stimulate the saliva afterwards, while old walnuts mix with dried yellow fruits, in the background there is a fresh herb and menthol note.
    • Finish
      Tart, smoky, but also creamy and sweet, the aftertaste is extremely complex and varied. Peeled walnuts, roasted hazelnuts, creamy toffee, cream and grooved fruits, earth and peat, wet wood, remains of burned wood, in the end a strange mixture of mineral smoke, earth, fermented and slightly rancid fruits rests on the tongue. The aftertaste is a bit confusing with its very idiosyncratic character ... Suddenly, a creamy walnut note with grilled apricot dominates the aftertaste and calls for another sip to reconcile it!

  3. Ing Tretti scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Emsmalt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Soulfly scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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