Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L21 CB3 08754
Added on
15 jun 2021 9:06 pm by brandyhill1

Average value

£ 27.46

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11 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Cask Islay NAS DR

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.33 points.

  1. B130 scored this whisky 50 points Newbie

    Taste of strong alcohol only. You drink it and you do feel cheap booz.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Quite simple and a bit watery but easy drinkable
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very citric, lemon juice, peat, smoke, vanilla, marzipan, hay, some honey
    • Taste
      83 83
      Oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, vanilla, peat, tobacco, herbs, little leafy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium short, warm, zesty, peaty

  3. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lovely, simple and straightforward bourbon cask Islay nose…with plenty of citrus and vanilla, mingling with soft, warming peat. Definitely seems like a young Caol Ila profile to me. Much more sooty and ashy on the palate, again consistent with the CI profile. Short, ashy finish. Simple, peated pleasures for a great price (the 46% abv really helps).

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    The Cask Islay is known to actually be a Caol Ila. That also explains why I like it so much, I think. I previously tasted bottlings from 2010 and 2014. I liked both, especially when you look at the price tag. Not even 35 EUR.

    Sweet on vanilla and citrus fruit, supported by bright maritime elements. Young, yes, but with Caol Ila I often find that an advantage. This is also the case here. Very accessible and fresh Ileach.

    On the palate I get a good continuation of the nose, but with a soft smoke development, a pungent pepper and a sweet and sour touch of peat. Very tasty, very accessible, simply very good.

    The finish is medium length, spicy, smoky, warm and sweet. Islay pur sang.

    Ideal daily dram during the cold winter months. Thx, Manny, this one always tastes good!

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    peat, vanilla, citrus, very decent


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