Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Highland Single Malt
62.3 % Vol.
700 ml
109° Proof
Added on
31 jul 2021 2:39 pm by Likudi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 50.32

4 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for As We Get It NAS IM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.60 points.

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A nice, uncomplicated malt at a reasonable price. The alcohol is too strong undiluted for me – it tolerates a lot of water. Based on the oily consistency, I would have guessed the Clynelish distillery. As for the cask, I'm guessing a sherry cask. Since the sherry notes are not so dominant, it is probably a refill cask. All in all, the bottling went well.

    • Nose
      Slightly musty with notes of sherry and sour citrus fruits. Also some spicy oak. The alcohol is clearly noticeable and creates a slightly cooling feeling in the nose. Then it becomes much sweeter, almost like syrup or liqueur. Overall I think he's a bit closed. You should definitely give him enough time. After the first taste, the aroma is less heavy, but lighter and fresher. I can now also find bright, ripe fruits such as mirabelle plums and apricots. The seasoning of the barrel also becomes more intense. This reminds me of typical “spice cupboard flavors” like cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      As expected, powerful and intense. Here, too, the alcohol makes itself felt immediately and coats the tongue. Undiluted already a bit borderline. Then there are sweet wine notes (sherry?) with dark, but also slightly sour fruits such as blackberries and strawberries. The mouthfeel is, as the nose already indicated, syrupy and sticky sweet - almost chewable. Wine gums and also a bit of coconut come to mind. Then it becomes significantly spicier and even slightly bitter with dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Slightly sweet at first, followed by Christmas spices and oak. The oak is surprisingly light and not really bitter. Again I find the wine gums and the dark chocolate. The finish is about medium long.

      With water:
      On the nose it is significantly lighter and pleasantly sweet. I still have a cooling sensation in my nose, but not as stinging anymore. It's also much more pleasant on the tongue, but still very intense. In addition to the dark berries (now also currants), the light fruits come out of the nose, as well as slightly sour citrus notes. The consistency is still very oily. The sweetness now lasts a little longer in the finish. The different fruits harmonize very well with each other. Towards the end, a hint of oak lingers along with strawberries.

  2. glen efze scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    As We Get It: Ian MacLeod Distillers bottle unexcited whiskys here. This is a Highland single malt from an unknown distillery, bottled unaged - but also uncolored and chill-filtered. And it sells for less than €50. Bargain?

    • Nose
      Strong vanilla, herbs, vegetable broth and eucalyptus. Some bitterness in the background, the whisky is of course not old, it is strong and strong. It definitely needs a lot of water.
    • Taste
      The vanilla is present in the taste – but what about it? There are only a few aromas, fruit is missing. Actually, the whisky doesn't really offer much, but at least it's not a whisky with a typically young taste. At over 62% vol. water has to be added properly - which increases the amount of whisky
    • Finish
      No particularly pronounced aftertaste, vanilla. The whisky is young.

      The question is: why? And that's actually the end of the tasting. The whisky is not too young, there are no yeasty fermentation notes. But it also lacks all the fruity, caramel notes that make a whisky nice. In the end, he is too sharp and does not develop. What remains is an immature sulphurous pungency, aromas that are disruptive and will hopefully dissipate over time. For the price asked, you can get better whiskys, even in the standard bottling range.

      In the end, it's a whisky that might have become something. The chance was missed - you don't really need it, but it's not bad either.

  3. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

  4. KB201 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    What to play with - water and time are necessary then you can taste different flavors and strengths
    • Nose
      Complex sherry notes with caramel and honey.
    • Taste
      First sweet, followed by exotic fruits and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long and intense.

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Personally, I also liked it very much.
    • Nose
      Shiny gold

      Starts out very waxy and fruity when cooked down. The alcohol sticks out, of course. Something like baked apples and vanilla-cinnamon sauce. Behind it lies a scent similar to sweet wine. Rather light fruity. Some strawberry sticks out. With white chocolate and a little menthol.
      With a little time in the glass, the colleague becomes more and more cuter. Gummy bears and nice and fruity.
      A few drops of water reveal more wood. It looks even brighter now. Mirabelle plums join them. I like it very much.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, strong start. Then ginger, alcohol and a creamy, yogurt-like mouthfeel emerges. Passion fruit and again the white chocolate. Juicy figs and a slightly metallic undertone. Pleasant, fine wood bitterness and cake batter. Cake spices and orange peel. The colleague has a lot of boom. Despite the addition of water. It loads the flavors neatly into the chewing bar.
      Strangely enough, the second sip I find kiwi. Nevertheless, the tough, creamy mouthfeel remains. It also tastes like wine cream.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length. Nice and creamy and sweet, with a fine bitterness and a fresh undertone.


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