Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Alistair Walker Whisky Company (AWWC)
Bottling serie
Infrequent Flyers
Stated Age
16 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
56.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Release no. 40
Added on
19 may 2021 11:14 am by Amsterdam

Average value

€ 132.86

11 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Croftengea 2005 AWWC

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.67 points.

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Loch Lomond Croftengea 2005 - 2021, 16 years, 56.4% alc. Bottler: Infrequent Flyers (Alistair Walker). Expansion: PX sherry cask no. 6353.

    Nose: Sherry cask dominates the nose, a mix of match heads, raisins, cinnamon and aniseed, with a tire warehouse burning somewhere a few miles away. Closer again I have to think of engine oil and loamy earth, black powder also gets through. The Crofengea smoke together with the sherry cask also makes you think of some sulphur, as some connoisseurs react allergically.

    Palate: Aromatic and slightly dry. The fruit aromas dominate, juicy apricots, dried oranges, cherry jam. In addition malt, milk coffee, pleasant peat smoke with a delicate spice component, I think of anise, liquorice and some pepper.

    Finish: Long and dry, more wood and cinnamon here, plus dirty smoke from burnt plastic, but only very lightly and not at all disturbing.

    Conclusion: A really strong whisky, more complex on the nose than on the palate. But as already mentioned: You have to like sulphur, even if I've had it much more crassly.
    88/100 points (2022)

  2. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Severely hampered by a big load of suphur unfortunately. Not appetizing at all. Shame, could've been a good Whisky, there's some character hiding behind the rotten eggs.

  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-26-2022 Not an easy drinkin whisky but with some water and time its really good 87-89.

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. herdertje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An undervalued drop. I like the nose indescribably, could only smell it all the time.

  7. Wienter65 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    For me clearly undervalued. The finish never looks artificial and complements the subtle smoke of the Croftengea wonderfully. Overall, a very successful bottling at an acceptable price. Thumbs up.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Donpistoni scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Time in the glass is good for him. The aggressive notes disappear and it becomes smoother. Dark wood notes, some fruit, earthy, spicy. Not a simple dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88
      A very interesting finish, medium length. Earthy fruity notes and a bit of smoked ham.


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