Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
44.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L21 8400 173, L21 8442 174
Added on
26 sep 2021 10:39 pm by NB100

Average value

€ 40.74

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13 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Islay Reserve BR

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.18 points

  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    you can try it - but you don't have to ...
    [81 - 78 = 'ok' whiskey -> but do I need a whole bottle?]
    • Nose
      light phenolic peat smoke with a maritime (salty-looking) undertone.
      Over time, the peat smoke gets a little stronger and the salty spray with seaweed is supposedly stronger.
      Behind on the fruity side: sweet lemons, apples and pears.
      Everything has a flavor of nutmeg and black pepper.
      Eich wort is noticeable in the background, but not really fully developed.
    • Taste
      full spice immediately on the tongue, but also full spiciness (not peppery, but alcohol-spicy), which goes away quickly.
      It gets dry on the tongue quite quickly and the peat smoke arrives with a delay, but the taste also initially remains on a low level.
      Over time, I began to see ignition platelets, slight DMTS associations with gunpowder; but that also somehow goes in the direction of maritime salty air.
      Second sip: the spiciness comes back a little delayed after the wort.
      The fruits are now a little easier to grasp, but almost drowned in the heat ... what a shame.
    • Finish
      What remains is a slightly bitter note, sometimes something like gunpowder, sometimes something salty-maritime.

  2. Martinesk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I don't know where my prejudices against blends come from, but this one clears that up properly. Yummy thing.
    • Nose
      Rich, almost dignified smoke. Light and dark fruit notes.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly mild in the beginning, the mouth slowly fills with smoke. Herbs and ripe fruits. A nice surprise.
    • Finish
      bam A mouth full of smoke. Rose hip. medium length

  3. KB201 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blended Malt Islay Reserve. Strong smoke, juicy fruits and creamy vanilla
    • Nose
      83 83
      Charcoal flavors, iodine flavors, garden fruits and vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fine peat smoke, malt note, citrus note, grass, vanilla.
      Oily feeling in the mouth.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long finish with smoke and brown sugar.

  4. Sporx scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Some smoke, citrus

    Slightly watery, citrus, smoke

    In short, smoke, spicy

  5. Lechside scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A vatting of Bunnahabhain, Laphroaig and Caol Ila.
    Nothing special really, fairly poor casks they got.


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