Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
Bottling serie
First Cask
Stated Age
11 years old
55.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
WIN dranken B.V.
Added on
07 Oct 2021 1:50 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.59

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Whisky Reviews for A Highland Distillery 2010 WIN

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The picture on the label could mislead you, but doesn't lead to any lack of clarity on the other side. It depicts the Old Clynelish aka Brora Distillery with the remarkable chimney, the malt tower and the pagoda. The whisky is from the new Clynelish distillery however.

    Without any spoilers: this is a cask-driven whisky, probably Amontillado sherry. It is a fairly nutty/earthy, caramel and toffee driven whisky. Not so much influence of the spirit. I see that Whiskybase put in its online shop that this was matured in a bourbon cask, but when tasting it I can't imagine that this would be the case.

    Don't expect a full-on sweet cooked fruit and leathery whisky on the other hand. It has some spices on the palate that lead to a warming, mildly drying finale.

    Too bad that the distillery character is not so present anymore? That's up to your taste. My answer: maybe yes, but the whisky is a nice dram for the rainy autumn days. Just be sure to let it breathe for a while, or you will have a total other experience to put it mildly.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Make sure you let this breathe for a while. After pouring, it's like caramel confectionery and vomit.
      Later, the vinous nose is obvious, with the nutty influence of Amontillado or Oloroso sherry. I guess it's amontillado as there is a yeasty (flor?) smell too. There is caramel, peanut (Snickers?), tobacco leaf, wet hay, orange zest and baked apple. The fruity, waxy spirit has been subdued, there is only a hint of polish to be detected.
    • Taste
      83 83
      It's full-bodied, quite coating from the ABV, giving a semi-sweet associated kick. With water, this kick is reduced somewhat which makes it easier to taste. This gives way to the sherry-led, nutty but caramellised profile to get through again. Nuts and toffee galore. Leaf, coffee grounds, a bit of wax and orange blossom. Towards the finale, a mild and sweet spice mix comes in.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is medium in length, slightly tannic but within the boundaries of the pleasant. The spices come to the fore. Further: gingerbread, coffee grounds, creme brulee, toffee, peanuts and a bit of leather.


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