Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Single Cask Ltd. (TSCL)
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill PX Sherry Octave
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Germany
Added on
02 oct 2021 4:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.90

3 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Williamson 2013 TSCL

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.45 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    If you expect a Laphroaig, this whisky is far from living up to that expectation. If I had it blind in the glass, I would put it without hesitation in Campbeltown: Kilkerran Heavily Peated says hello, although this Williamson, like batch #04 of the Kilkerran, only shows a little smoke.
    • Nose
      87 87
      For a Laphroaig he has a very interesting nose. In its creamy, restrained form, it reminds me a lot of Batch #04 of Kilkerran Heavily Peated. One searches in vain for phenolic notes, such as seaweed, warm tar paper or the famous hospital corridor. But if you adjust to it and free yourself from any distillery ties, it is a very nice nose, which is very caramel and comes up with lots of toffee, malt and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Warm start, lots of caramel, toffee, malt, marzipan. Subtle smoke, there is no Laphroaig feeling on the tongue either. Milk coffee, cream. It's damn creamy. Since a 1st-fill PX-Sherry Octave took over the maturation, I would have expected a lot more sherry aromas. But hardly a trace of that. When fruit comes through, it's more like fresh apples and lemons than classic PX Cask fruits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, still creamy. The high caramel content pulls through to the end, as do toffee, milk chocolate and milk coffee. Very light smoke.

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  3. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I really like it, everything is well balanced. I would spontaneously bet on a Ledaig, Laphroaig would also be a good possibility, Islay in general. Young but ripe, excellently integrated alcohol.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The smoke is slightly chemical and dominant, wet rock, sanitizer, some campfire behind it and far away BBQ and maybe even a slice of peach. After a short time also clutch wear and burnt rubber. First off into the corner and cover it. After ten minutes the rubber is massively dominating, along with something organic that is just decomposing. Movement brings back the old notes, something fresher seems to me. Let's see what heat brings. Warmth first drowns the nose in disinfectant and 'medicinal peat', later clearly mineral again, then there are sweet toffee notes and the slice of peach is there again, albeit slightly charred. However, the basic character remains constant. The alcohol tickles your nose very easily.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Cautious start before the alcohol kicks in with some delay. Moderate dark sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, a touch of citric acid, mineral notes and only very late a delicately tart touch. Very oily and full in the mouth, pretty great! A bit more mineral in the second sip, but everything is well integrated, I really like it. Everything in order, well balanced.
    • Finish
      89 89
      As expected, the finish is long, warms the chest properly, subtle sweetness slowly fades away before ash lingers on the tongue for a long time. The sweetness lasts a little longer in the second sip.

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Well, what can you say about that? Weird piece of alcohol ... especially if you have to assume that it should come from the Laphroaig distillery ...
    Incredibly sour nose, reminiscent of heavily fermented plums. Not nice, but at least quite extraordinary in my opinion. Also rather sour on the palate and by no means Islay-like. And what is otherwise associated with this distillery does not come to light either. Curious whisky, whose fascination comes from the fact that one wonders where exactly "Laphroaig" can be tasted. But I didn't manage to do that here ...
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Holzwurm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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


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