Kingsbarns Bell Rock

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts & ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 jun 2021 3:30 pm by Amsterdam
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Average value

£ 63.81

Whisky reviews for Kingsbarns Bell Rock

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.71 points.

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  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite fruity on the nose, the sherry aroma only develops over time - give the malt enough time to breathe.
    The Oloroso sherry is then more evident in the taste.
    If you are into Oloroso sherry with nutty aromas and dark chocolate, you can really consider buying it;
    whereas an average of 68 euros is a house number ... first of all a sample is certainly useful.
    [86 - 82 = good whisky -> get a second bottle? Perhaps...]
    • Nose
      86 86
      initially light-fruity from apricot, apple and pear (all slightly sweet);
      but there is immediately another tone that is reminiscent of sherry: something nutty (mix of almond, hazelnut, macadamia, pecan).
      The more he can breathe, the clearer the sherry tone becomes. The sherry has a certain sweetness, but without looking superimposed.
      In the background, spices (Italian herbs) and spices from nutmeg and minimal oak wood appear gradually.
      Even later: brown sugar and marzipan.
    • Taste
      85 85
      soft start, the spice builds up, remains at a "normal" level.
      It quickly becomes creamy and viscous in the mouth.
      The sherry and especially the typical Oloroso notes come through very well: nutty aromas are clearly present.
      It also gets a little drier and oak tannins stick to the tongue.
      Dark chocolate and slightly tart notes come up slowly, but do not turn completely into bitterness.
      Second sip: sweeter, fruity. The sherry comes back right away.
      Overall, halfway well balanced between fruit and sherry, even if the sherry is a bit more evident.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium to long finish with oak tannins and Oloroso sherry flavors, especially nutty notes.
      Drought continues - but it works.
      Nice dark dark chocolate with a high cocoa content lasts for a long time.

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