Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
de Germany
Added on
13 Jan 2022 9:38 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 46.90

11 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Classic of Islay Vintage 2021 JW

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.35 points

  1. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    During the first nosing you get a good load of campfire smoke and butter-popcorn. Slowly the popcorn gives way to moderate sherry aromas. The palate is dominated by (very well integrated) campfire smoke, accompanied by a forest fruit basket. All that combines to a very good and long-lasting aftertaste. The 56.1% are nicely integrated and this one is dangerously quaffable.

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Danlow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Definitely a southern Islay. I don't dare finally commit myself to one distillery, the barrel aging is simply too dominant for that. But I think I can rule out Caol Ila and Bowmore. I'm guessing Lagavulin.
    Ultimately, the classic, strongly smoky aromas meet the tart-fruity aromas of the red wine barrel, which usually complement each other well.
    A good, drinkable whisky for little money, which seems a bit interchangeable. Ultimately, it doesn't have to hide because of the issue price and is not interchangeable as it was very cheap for a cask strength Islay!
    By the way: The alcohol is wonderfully integrated. Nothing burns here and you can enjoy it undiluted without any problems!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88
      Great PLV. If you assume 90 for the 16 Lagavulin, 88 is great! With an extra point for the price.

  5. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Young Islay taste as it should be. As always with bottling the Classic of Islay bottled by Jack Wiebers. The lagavulinish note is there but it takes some time to show up.
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet, dark fruits, some marzipan, chocolate, coffee, iron, some herbs, dark bread.
    • Taste
      Smoke, sweet cognac cherrys, some sherry notes, dark chocolate, some espresso.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoke and toasted oak. A lot of dark chocolate with espresso.


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