Overall rating
85.18/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB189124
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
10.2014
Bottled
04.2021
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Amarone Barrique
Casknumber
10379
Number of bottles
321
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 jul 2021 9:36 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.30

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37 × member ratings

68 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Staoisha 2014 BD

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.18 points.

  1. Nosingbär scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Praise from a non-lover of wine cask aging. The whisky scores from nosing to finish. Good stuff. 87/100.
    • Nose
      Partly blue cheese, cherries, strawberries, very light, subtle smoke, also fresh nose, iodine, smoke in the medicinal direction, vanilla and toffee sometimes comes through.
    • Taste
      spicy furry red wine, cinnamon, wild berries, blackberries, medicinal wet smoke, salt, fennel, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Smoke and smoker bacon with a distant hint of fading citrus zest

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  3. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. besar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Spoerkel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice peat aroma. The Amarone cask is very subtle, if not easy to guess. Although I'm a convinced Bunna fan, I have to say: OK, but not earth-shattering.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Staoisha are the really smoky, independently bottled whiskys from Bunnahabhain. Most of the bottlings are very young, many come from Signatory's warehouses. Let's assume that Michel Reick also bought his barrel there and then poured it into an Amarone barrique for further maturation (or not - it doesn't matter). The whisky is golden and maybe it has a delicate red touch from the Amarone.

    Smoke on the nose, Islay on the nose. Is there a difference between Caol Ila Rauch and Bunnhabhain Rauch? Probably - but I can't find it here. But that's not bad, because it is a very nice smoky note. But then there's not much more than the smoke, at first I can't find the wine.

    In the mouth, the whisky is sweet and oily, lines the mouth and is also present here with the smoke. In addition, sweet cherry juice and then again strong alcohol, which, however, does not become too dominant due to the smoke. The whisky stays very sweet in the mouth even with water, it does not run dry. The alcohol remains strong anyway. In addition to the smoke, there is also a musty component that turns the ashiness into something missing. But there is also a creamy chocolate note with a touch of blueberry.

    Finish with a 6 year old whisky? Can't offer that much. Finish with an Islay whisky? Mainly offers smoke.

    It's a good whisky. Nice Islay character, wild, maritime, smoky. And it has a - let's call it dirty - flavor that the usual (Caol) Islay whiskys don't have. Is that now Bunnahabhain or is it the Amarone barrel? It doesn't matter - the whisky is delicious!
    So - and then we come to the rant: The whisky costs € 70. Sorry, then I'll stay with Big Peat, Scarabus, Port Askaig ...

  8. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, subtle sweetness, later fruity, red fruits, the alcohol is well integrated
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, slight heat, subtle sweetness, later becoming sweeter, some fruit
    • Finish
      Peat smoke, the sweetness remains, mild, medium-long

  9. z1reticuli scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Very little influence from the Amarone cask, I am quite surprised this got bottled so early (6yo). Also I am surprised that this is a peated Bunna when I am getting some Caol Ila on the nose. Quite yeasty, too.

  10. Hlektrion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: nice smoke, plums in bacon, sweet

    Taste: strong peat smoke, sweet fruits

    Finish long, smoky, slightly sweet, wood note

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