Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB189123
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
12.2015
Bottled
04.2021
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt (Part)
Casknumber
819
Number of bottles
385
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 jul 2021 9:35 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.94

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Whisky reviews for Annandale 2015 BD

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.00 points.

  1. niggy1813 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    In the nose gently fruity and fresh, this Annandale getting more and more stronger in the mouth and finish. Of course there is still some youthfulness but that doesn't bother.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A symbiosis of fruitiness, freshness and woody notes. Like an orchard meadow with fragrant flowers and juicy apricot and mirabelle trees.
    • Taste
      85 85
      You're lying softly bedded in tall grass, under a fruit tree from which the resin drips and enters the nostrils.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The fruit tree is becoming more and more important and you notice it's tannins and spiciness.

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  3. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    For five years at cask strength, the alcohol is really well integrated. The sherry maturation also seems to be successful, the distillate is simply whitewashed a little. And it's always entertaining. Another five years, then hopefully without sulphur, and I'm happy to be back with a dram. For the full review, go here: https://halbendrinks.de/2022/10/16/newcomer-b/
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. z1reticuli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Not a fan of BD, Michel Reick can do better than that, BUT... This whisky has been my introduction to Annandale, and I DO like it. Dirty, thyme, something citric, very lovely for 5 years. Many people would rule this out as dirty, for me it works. I will not pay the horrible money for official releases, but this was a pleasant experience.

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's good. But personally nothing compared to the PX stories. In my opinion, they were much hotter.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Light amber

      Nose:
      Starts out slightly spritty, immature and impetuous.
      The sherry aromas go more in the light direction for me. Lime and slightly fleshy. I don't know why, but I have tomato bush in my thoughts while smelling it. Sour sprayed must and hints of lovage. Thyme, lemon peel and salty hints.
      With a little time in the glass I find pear brandy and a bit of chocolate. Tart bright berries and eucalyptus develop in the background.
    • Taste
      Only surprisingly mild start. Then the alcohol and somehow a lot of wood strikes. Bitterness and dry mouthfeel. But in addition a creamy touch of light wine cream. Also in the taste the eucalyptus. Wrapped in chocolate.
      With the second sip, the alcohol brings a lavish sharpness. Here now more plums and unripe pears. Always there, however, woody bitterness and metallic, youthful tones.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Very metallic spicy. With immature bitterness. In addition, subtle fruit sweetness.

  6. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, nutty, sweetness, dates, later some milk chocolate,
    • Taste
      Mild, oily, nutty, sweetness, some oak, black tea
    • Finish
      Fruity, slightly sweet, oak, slightly spicy, medium length

  7. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: fresh, menthol, sulfur, slightly nutty

    Taste: oily, nut, sweet, bitter wood spice. The youth stands out clearly

    Finish: short

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