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Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB184030
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Alexander Murray & Co (AMC)
Bottling serie
Islay
Bottled
05.03.2021
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
21/0040 10:28 05/03/2021
Barcode
096619061372
Bottled for
Costco
Market
us United States
Added on
21 May 2021 9:00 pm by thebonewolf

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Whisky Reviews for Kirkland Signature NAS AMC

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    High ABV, plenty of flavour and low price, what's not to love.
    Given it's not an encyclopedia of flavour but it performs as well as any other core range Islay single malt.
    • Nose
      Immediately opens on iodine, medicinal peat but without the bandages. More on the earthy side than smoky. Brine with a lemony edge makes an appearance, slight barbecue element coming in but we're not talking meat....it's pork scratchings down the local pub.
      Nose after the first sip gains some depth, there's caramel creeping in but it's kept at bay by an intriguing herbal aroma, a love child of lavender and rosemary.
    • Taste
      Very briney on arrival, the waves of Islay bring with them sour lemon notes. On the spicy side, ginger and some Sichuan peppers taking control of the show.
      Holding on the palate it starts to develop some sweetness, little caramel but it's struggling up against the brine and earthy notes.
    • Finish
      Finish is earthy with plenty of iodine and brine notes. Slightly drying but rather long.

  2. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Average peated Islay. Strikes me as very young Caol Ila distillate. It’s admittedly a nice offering at a really affordable entry point. I would love to see this released with an age statement around 8-10 years in the future. I likely won’t buy a second bottle of this particular release.⁣
    • Nose
      A vegetal mezcal note immediately, followed by grilled lemons, grapefruit, sea breeze air, smoked white fish and hints of vanilla.⁣
    • Taste
      Smart choice bottling this at 50% ABV instead of 43% or 46%. It smacks you with youth on the palate. Lots of lemony briny oysters, smoked white fish, vanilla oak, seaweed, and some vegetal earthiness.
    • Finish
      Rather short, bitter, salted vanilla candy with woody elements, cigarette smoke, hint of agave carrying through from the nose. Lingering bitter quality.⁣

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