Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
82 Chapters to Newcastle (82NC)
Bottling serie
Creatures of Cask Strength
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.6 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
19 Jan 2022 9:34 am by Noface83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.95

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Whisky Reviews for Williamson 15-year-old 82NC

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.06 points

  1. Danlow scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Bravo! Here you have filled, selected or simply received a cask that the distillery did not necessarily want to get rid of. The distillery character of Laphroaig is clearly felt. It is also noticeable that you are dealing with an older Laphroaig.

    After tasting approx. 5cl, a great picture emerges. First, in high intensity, a medium strong but at the same time gentle smoke from a coal fire and tarry ship planks. This is immediately followed by overripe zirtones and orange marmalade. Then some salt, light herbs, very sweet wild and summer blossom honey, vanilla and a hint of caramel. It gives me the feeling of being on an old sailing ship on the Atlantic in winter or autumn - unfortunately absolutely my world and therefore brilliant! The finish is soft and long with the notes already mentioned.

    The whisky is incredibly pleasing, but not weak on the chest. I tried it without dilution, it's already perfect! With water, it loses power and intensity and becomes somewhat arbitrary. However, it thrives on its manageable notes and aromas, which may not come close to older complexity monsters, but which are exceptionally strong.
    You don't notice the alcohol at all! There are no off notes and the wood influence is manageable.
    If I had to classify it, it would be something between a Lagavulin 12 CS (but softer and rounder) and a Laphroaig 18 (but more intense and more "straight").
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Great, simple but fantastically intense Laphi with almost atypical smoke aromas. Typical bourbon barrel notes of vanilla, honey sweetness and caramel meet an aged spicy smoke with fruity notes of lemon and orange zest. In the taste, the bourbon barrel notes increase and in the finish the smoke hits the full pot again (hot smoke with cinnamon) and then surprisingly quickly makes room for intense sweetness (lemon cake with lots of glaze) and light oak aromas. medium length
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. hansepeter scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This is probably the best 82 chapter whisky so far. A real abundance of citrus fruits, limes, lemons and a light wine tingling on the palate. The smoke is very pleasant and the alcohol is well integrated. I like the long finish best. Great whisky that is absolutely great for me personally without a finish. Therefore earned over 90 points.

  4. FeydRautha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Darko_Dramz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      immediately the "Williamson" smoke fills your nostrils. The smoke is smooth though, as usual with older Laphroaig. There are also vanilla, lemon, orange zest, butter, herbal spiciness and freshly sawn wood. A very elegant nose for a Laphroaig. Reminds me of the 25 year old, only the leather note is missing.
    • Taste
      91 91
      in the mouth it is initially stormy. Ashy, charred peat. Strong spiciness and lots of herbs, accompanied by vanilla, citrus fruits and caramel
    • Finish
      93 93
      a very long finish with charred wood, herbs, oak bitterness, lemon and liquorice

  6. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful Laphi that shows its age and not the youthful, medicinal Laphroaig notes of the original bottlings.
    • Nose
      Little complex, fresh, aged smoke, vanilla, honey, some tangerine. All very subtle and harmonious.
    • Taste
      The taste continues the nose straight ahead, the alcohol is clearly noticeable. Citrus fruits..., the smoke comes out more and more clearly later. A ham note flashes.
    • Finish
      Finish is smoky. The smoke fades very quickly. When the smoke is gone, there's still lemon left. Really unusual for a "smoky" whisky.


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