Overall rating
87.53/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB191576
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Palo Cortado Finish for 14 Months
Number of bottles
579
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
11 sep 2021 11:31 pm by RaggaeShark
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 131.27

18 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

354 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Islay South Coast 12-year-old BW

22 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.53 points.

  1. Sirralf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Lots of smoke, ash, lush fruit notes, light fruits like peach, banana, wood notes
    • Taste
      89 89
      Massive and very powerful in the mouth, campfire smoke, dryness, somewhat bitter, minimal sweetness, maritime
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish

  2. Jamie McDubh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It was a pleasure to taste this great whisky. A delicious drop.
    • Nose
      87 87
      smoke - sweet - maritime (salty)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoke - sweetness - slight bitterness - slight dryness - salty
    • Finish
      88 88
      Just

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  4. ThorstenH scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The sweetness of the smoke is not bad, but only appeals to me to a limited extent. Way behind a normal 16 Laga.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blindly tasted was my guess to drink a Caol Ila with less then 10years maturation here. This is not really due hence the south coast, so it is certainly wrong. Whether Laga, Laphi or Ardbeg is in the bottle, the verdict remains the same: You can drink it well if you like young peaters. But it's not outstanding either.
    Full review alongside five other undisclosed Islay whisky: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/01/04/verborgenes-islay/
    • Nose
      85 85
      Relatively young and sweet peat. There is also the typical, matching pear in between. I can also find something from the sea. Weed.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The tip of the tongue is skipped first. The first impression is: salt. With salt crust on top. Add some lemon and clean peat. With that the sweetness is back. And the seaweed is back again, too. In addition, ash and coal.
    • Finish
      84 84
      It's tingling towards the end. Again with young peat. In addition, there are almonds. Bitter substances are very limited.

  6. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    tasting it in front of a 21 year old older brother, and in comparison, of course, he lost. There was not enough body, depth and calmness, some protruding corners prevailed over others, modestly leaving the shadow, which is a pity. This choir did not sing to me harmoniously, and yet I almost approached the threshold of paradise that evening.
    • Nose
      88 88
      He was the soloist here: smoked meat, sweet dried berries, oiliness, caramel with salt, burnt plastic.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Through the smoke, caramel tones, candies with plum filling, grape essence, caramel with salt, the same burnt plastic appear.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Suspiciously caramel-sweet with a big combination of smoke, with a technical touch.

  7. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. riegerjonas scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2021-12-30
    • Nose
      90 90
      smoky, sweet and fruity, tangerine, light fruit basket, passion fruit, vanilla ice cream
    • Taste
      91 91
      juicy, smoky, fruity, strong, sweet, yogurt ice cream, smoke not too strong
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. glen efze scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Brühler Whiskyhaus launched three South Islay bottlings in autumn 2021, all of which refer to the distillery with the year 1816. And all three have elegant zombies on the label, which is sure to divide. At 12 years of age, this is the youngest and lightest bottling of the Zombie Trio, it was finished in the Palo Cortado barrel, which should ensure rather dry aromas.

    Here, too, there is a wonderful smoke on the nose that is not stinky, but rather strongly woody and ashy. Here, too, there is still glowing embers under the ashes. Then there are also fruits, cherries and bananas, maybe a little peach. This creates a nice aroma that you want to sniff at for a long time. The aroma is more fruity than that of the 21 year old Zombie Lady, who has more dry wood tones. The 13-year-old Friends of ADOS bottling from this series has a touch more smoke. The 12 year old Zombie Man has probably the most classic smoke of the three 1816s.

    The alcohol is strong but not bothersome, it works wonderfully without water. The taste is dry and smoky, fruits come a little under the smoke and are mushy, concentrated. The mouthfeel is oily and sweet - but the whisky is dry, has smoke, wood and nutshells. The Islay is also classic in taste. A cough drop with menthol, cherry and cassis is added to the smoke.
    The taste of the 13-year-old 1816 Friends of ADOS is sweeter with more cough syrup and malt. And the 21-year-old lady is dry and woody with a touch of plum jam. In fact, the 12-year-old is the fruitiest and most powerful of the three 1816s.

    Of course, the smoke stays long and strong in the mouth. There is also some wood, the finish is dry but not astringent.

    In fact, the 12 year old is the most classic of the three zombie lagavulins. With strong alcohol it is very present, nice and smoky and also has a few wrinkled plums on the fruit side. But he's not cute.
    The three 1816s are a great series with different characters - even if they are clearly lagavulins. Maybe I like the 12 year old best? But I'm not sure. The 21-year-old lady is wonderful, but in the end she was much too expensive at originally € 269. As a Friends of ADOS bottling, the 13-year-old cost 90 €, the 12-year-old 95 €, which would have (been) at least worth considering. All three whiskys are strong bottlings that are well finished without the casks dominating the character too much. You can rely on the smoky whiskys from Marco Bonn!

    www.glen-efze.de

  14. glenrob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Jour.Ray scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Needs a bit of a start-up, but the taste is very juicy, fatty, full-bodied, creamy, fruity, smoky - great!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. robse211 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Jour.Ray scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    the initial price was about 95€

  21. g00se scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Yes, also very good.
    Nice and creamy, creamy, fruity.
    A drop of water dissolves the 12 CS DNA nicely. Which does not mean that here, as unfortunately with many ADoS fillings in recent times, the keg has too strong an influence. No, it complements each other really well here. In fact, I found significantly less smoke in these Islay South Coast than the 21 year old in the same row.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wow what Peach and passion fruit yogurt?
      Very sweet, very creamy. Vanilla ice cream, a bit of citrus comes up. Charred rosemary slowly turns into ashy smoke.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Also wonderfully creamy in taste.
      Now reminds me of the Campino strawberry yogurt candy. Here, too, ostensibly very fruity. The smoke is somehow very subdued and the alcohol is well integrated, can be enjoyed pure. A little hot ginger on the tongue. Citrus, rosemary, salt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly bitter in the finish.
      Smoke is already there, but not really excessive here either.
      Remains on the cheeks for a very long time.

  22. rampah scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    According to some hints, this is Lagavulin.

    The Sherry is good integrated, the palate is quite heavy.

  23. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  24. 3_243F6 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    South Islay, and if you look closely at the label, you see '1816'. Ardbeg and Laphroaig were established in 1815, Lagavulin 1816.

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