Overall rating
86.26/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB185072
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
210
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 jun 2021 11:19 pm by Luigisim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58.00

6 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Annandale 2015 CA

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.26 points.

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Loved the peatness level as well as the purity of this dram. Cotton is the main flavour I felt recurring at nose and mouth.
    Good whiskies not need to mature that long.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. fritzbrause scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    After the pretty disgusting peated new make from Annandale (called "Rasqally Liquor"), i was curious on something a little bit more mature.
    Obviously a first fill Bourbon Barrel, that left a lot of nice vanilla and spice. The nose is very "Islay-ish" in a good and rough way. A very medical type of Islay, like young and wild Laphroaig or Port Charlotte. Also very sweet.
    On the palate it continues, what was in the nose. A burst of medical, smokey, salty and sweet aromas. It reminds me a little (!) on the "Peat in Progress Kilkerran" in terms of style, but more rough and wild. After a sip, the nose gets more ashy, which is quite remarkable. The finish is middle long, honey sweet and smoky.
    A promising rough and wild spirit. I would be curious how that works with some sweet wine casks ;-)

  3. kanpai79 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Ashy, floral, sweet peat. Honey, chamomile, heather, ash, smoke. Very subtle orchard fruits.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Barbecue smoke, medicinal and brackish peat, creamy honey, heather, indistinguishable subtle orchard fruit. Water brings out the fruit more.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The peat suddenly becomes even more medicinal and brackish, more so than most Laphroaigs. Meanwhile, heather and creamy honey fight for their place. In the end the whisky seems inharmonious and simple... but pleasure can be found in that, too.

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wow, I am impressed. Would love to own a bottle, but 2 cl at a whisky fair will suffice I suppose as it's long sold out. Interesting young smoky Lowlander. Different peat than Islay and Highland malt altogether but has more to offer contrary to what the light color might suggest. Cask and/or distillate are very very promising. Different style but just as good as those first new batch of 6yo cask strength Port Charlottes were by Malts Of Scotland, for example. Try if you can, evermore so buy if you can for a reasonable price up to 100 EUR.

  7. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is peated Annandale.

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Cadenheads tasting notes:
    • Nose
      Fresh cigar tobacco, banana flumps, slightly medicinal.
    • Taste
      Parma ham, honeycumb, earthy.
    • Finish
      Smoked back bacon.

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