Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
Bottling serie
First Cask
Stated Age
16 years old
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
WIN dranken B.V.
Added on
21 May 2021 1:48 pm by Osaka
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 101.20

4 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for A Highland Malt 2005 WIN

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.56 points

  1. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 50 points Connoisseur

    I think something went wrong with the distillation here, maybe something with the lower-wines/foreshots.
    Initially I get methylated spirit/Spiritus and strange volatile perfumy/chemical odors. It shoots into your forehead. If after 10 minutes it calms down a bit, a strange out of balance composition of dark fruit, herbs, varnish and oak remains. Butter/Werther's Original is recognizable on the taste. Finish; literally headache.
    Glad I didn't buy a bottle..

  2. wouterk scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I really was looking forward to this bottling, wasn't convinced to buy a bottle and tried a sampled first.... really glad I did. This dram is not what you expect from a 16yo (undisclosed Glenmor.....).
    • Nose
      86 86
      Good start, dark fruits and berries, spices and a hint of wood.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Okay, here we go... not really good. Starts okay, nice mouthfeel but when you think this will be good, it is going downward. Dry wood takes the overhand and the darker fruits I tasted and liked at first disappear like snow in summertime.
    • Finish
      79 79
      We are in a downward spiral. The dry woods are very present at this moment accompanied by some spicy peppers, Russian home made alcohols and low quality leather (completely dried out) and loads of tannines. The darker fruits are really hard to find at this point. My saliva is nowhere to be found, my mouth is Sahara-dry, I cannot spit anymore. If you want to experience in your mouth what a good quality sponge does to water, please, try this dry MF...

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Apparently this is the way loads of single cask bottlings are going right now. Quick finishing for colour and some overpowering flavour. No distillate to be found here whatsoever, but the actual experience isn't totally bad either (wait till you taste the 2021 Dailuaine by WIN). Still quite nice on the nose and initial taste, development and finish are too dry indeed.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Thick, fruity and mildy tarty. Fruit jam, sour red currants, blackberry, blueberry, some sour cherry as well. Dusty and dry wood spices, some ginger and slight cinnamon.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Creamy mouthfeel, sour fruits, currants, cherry, blackberry, some lime, spicy on pepper and clove, quite a strong alcoholic bite, developing into dry wood notes.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long: cassis like fruit notes, receding into general sourness, overpowering spiciness, peppery wood and clear tannins.

  4. Tim-R scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky
    • Nose
      75 75
      Soft and sweet
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet soft taste
    • Finish
      81 81
      soft and short

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    extremely dry on wood and alcohol
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. xgottschli did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    16 Years old Glenmorangie


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