Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB199448
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Phil & Simon Thompson (PST)
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Miguel Martin Oloroso Butt Since 10/11/2016
Number of bottles
661
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 dec 2021 11:30 pm by Pleb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 70.83

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38 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2009 PST

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.91 points.

  1. drammelzee scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    beautiful 50/50 blended malt

  2. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. John87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. hlz30 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Modern peated-sherried dram without annoying rubber and tires. But even with the use of a butt from a Bodega, the sherried notes are still too modern to me. Excellent cost-performance ratio though.
    • Nose
      New leather, stainless steel, then sweetness from milk chocolate, charred wood and Harbin smoked sausage. Cranberry jam added some vitality to the nose. The earthy peat smoke of Lagavulin came later. Nonetheless some cardboard/ pile of boxes, and even with a hint of garlic. Vegetal peat in the emptied glass
    • Taste
      Huge sweetness on a bold arrival, then milk chocolate with a high cocoa content. More-than-medium bodied. Burnt sugar, dried hay, sultana, dried prune. Cranberries and balsamico added acidity on the palate, while the white peppers did its job well. Good saltinness too (bacon). The last drop was sooty and impressively earthy with great tannic attack.
    • Finish
      Round and moderately long, with dark chocolate bitterness, burnt wood, bacon. Interestingly there was a sense of senka in Asian temple at the very end.

  5. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Stonking sherried peat nose…a very high quality cask meets very high quality distillate. A drop of water released even more treasures, with plenty of dark, ripe berries and fruits (I get a lot of plum) and a meaty note mingling with citrus notes, sea spray and warming peat. Certainly seems like there are both the ashy notes of Caol Ila and the crystalline notes of Lagavulin in there somewhere. Superb! Slightly more simple on the palate, with the sweet/peat profile benefiting from the good ABV. The finish is a bit shorter than I would have liked, but stays true to the profile of the dram. A much better example of a heavily-sherried Islay dram than many of the other (often more expensive) examples I’ve tried recently.

  7. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Banzai scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Laga's character is stronger than Caol ila, citrus with lemon as its main focus, irritating

  11. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Powerful and smoky, good balance, nice for a smoky and modern blended sherry whisky - even better with some water
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dried fruits, raisins, sherry, some smoke, rubber, smoked bacon, cloves, dates, toffee, chocolate - not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, creamy, some liquorice, acacia honey, good sweetness, smoky, rubbery, sherry, coffee, toffee, chocolate, little peat, spices, some herbs - pretty good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, spicy, sherry, smoky, rubber

  14. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    coastal peat, smoked bacon, dark fruits, iodine, burnt sugar, engine oil, tastes like CI indeed, sherry is well integrated, very drinkable.

  15. marcusjang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The label itself doesn't seem to have many hints other than generic clues about the isle of Islay such as MV Finlaggan and Kildalton Cross. However, in the Facebook post by the Thompson Bros. themselves they tagged both Caol Ila and Lagavulin, so I guess that's essentially a confirmation.

    In terms of what's in the bottle, I can absolutely draw connections to other young Lagavulin IBs that I had from a particular zing of ozone - but I admit that I could have been prejudiced from the informations above. The wine itself seems fairly dry, but the peated malt provides a good balance to the dryness especially with notes of wet smoke. I wish the finish could have been longer, which is unfortunate.

    Unless it's a split of a bigger batch, I think it's fair to assume it's a 50:50 blend of Caol Ila and Lagavulin - and it does taste as such, with a quality Oloroso notes on top.
    • Nose
      Tobacco, smoked ham, soy sauce, slight balsamic, naphthalene
    • Taste
      Barbecue sauce, dry wine, zingy ozone, oily texture, grilled fish
    • Finish
      Coastal breeze, meaty, moderately long, salty aftertaste

  16. Treezzey did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Rumored to be a Caol Ila + Laga combo

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