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Overall rating
89.53/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB190324
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Daill
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
3 Wine Casks, Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
MoS 21023
Number of bottles
1225
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
24 Aug 2021 4:24 pm by hubertpeter
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 244.00

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72 × member ratings

252 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Dark Side of Islay 19-year-old MoS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. Hive scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A great whiskey, which is extremely complex and has a lot to offer. Nothing for "in between".
    But once in the glass you forget the world around it and indulge in the aromas.
    It's a whiskey that I have to go for.
    With the best will in the world, I can't say which distillery (s) are hidden behind this blend, but is that important? Not for me.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The smoke is instantly present without killing you. The red wine comes out well behind it. Sweet berry cocktail spreads.
      After the first sip, the smoke fades a little backwards, the sherry influence flashes. The sweetness can still be felt.
      The longer it is in the glass, the more there is to discover.
      A real chameleon that always shows itself from a different side.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Smoke spreads on the palate, the sweetness is also clearly noticeable here. Dark chocolate with a hint of coffee and dark fruits.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is long and intense, the sweet smoke dominating here.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, creamy, fruity, tasty with a wonderfully harmonious bitter and smoky base note. Tastes and I like it very much, "unfortunately just great"!
    • Nose
      A delicate rusty brown shimmers in the glass, a thick and oily streak sticks to the glass wall, from which syrup-like "legs" occasionally detach. Fruity, mineral smoke rises with dried peat, caramel mixes with raisins and a hint of sour cherries, sugar trickles onto lightly fermented and sulphurized berries, the alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated. Afterwards, echoes of fly ash and burnt wood tones come into their own.
    • Taste
      Tart wood tones flow creamy with mineral smoke and earthy peat over the tongue, fly ash settles and spreads a pinch of white pepper on the palate, sweet grapes and berries play with smoked wood, minimal bacon and roasted hazelnuts come to the fore. Dried berries followed by caramel and fresh sawdust, sweet and creamy, pours another sip over the tongue ...
    • Finish
      Pepper and burnt wooden elements stick pleasantly sharp on the palate, sharpness gently massages the tongue, sweet and creamy raisins and apricots swim in the excited saliva under the tongue. The cozy warmth slowly fades away, leaving toasted hazelnuts with a hint of burnt wood in the throat. In the background there is mineral peat smoke with a hint of menthol and eucalyptus ...

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. BenjaminDann scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. SRB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Everything has already been said here - a really great blended malt.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet mineral smoke lies directly in the nose; dark fruits; Sweet; Berries; some wood spice
    • Taste
      87 87
      creamy-oily; Sweet; again the mineral smoke; slightly earthy notes; tart wood notes; dark berry fruits; Dark chocolate; slightly greasy notes
    • Finish
      87 87
      pleasantly peppery and spicy; Sweet; dark fruits; tart wood spice; delicate mineral smoke

  7. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Give it some time to let the smoke "settle" and it the sweetness wins over the initlally heavy smoke...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sorry, but unfortunately it's awesome. Wow, spicy, exciting, complex, exciting. You want to drink more than just 1 dram of that.

  9. IsleofArrik did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This is a vatting of peated whiskies from 3 different Islay distilleries. They were matured in wine casks from France, Italy and Spain respectively. They were married for 6 months in 2 Oloroso Sherry butts for 6 months.

  10. hawk31 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very great nose, the wine barrel comes through nicely and a nice smoke, goes very well together. It's a little too sweet in my mouth, but I'm sure that many people like it. In the finish, a nice spice sets a suitable counterpart to the sweetness.

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