White Oak 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
29 jan 2011 8:39 pm

Average value

€ 636.58

3 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky reviews for White Oak 12-year-old

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.13 points.

  1. magic_slim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    My second malt from this distillery and it is a positive surprise again. Now I can say that the people at Eigashima really know how to make good whisky and not only Sake and Shochu.
    • Nose
      Warming and alcoholic, mainly on typical sherry aromas - plums, raisins and chocolate. Whiffs of burnt cake and peat smoke in the background. Nice and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Powerful and bold on notes of burnt marble cake and sherry. Surprisingly it is rather peaty as well and oily with a touch of aceto balsamico vinegar. Tasty.
    • Finish
      Medium long with nothing unspleasant coming up.

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  3. Glen Positive scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    the charring of the wood is very overpowering, but works great with this one. unique stuff ! recomendable
    • Nose
      smoked haring, slightly wet burned out campfire, natural oils of wood combined with tobacco
    • Taste
      tobacco, charred oak, something like overdue cheese or milk?
    • Finish
      long and sweet slightly bitter

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sample from a TWS Gnome Bus from TNG.
    Very blatant and exciting part. Lots of oak, a bit bitter and bitter with a lot of steam and restlessness. I am positively surprised. Price wise, however, currently no longer in focus due to the exclusivity ...

  5. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nothing meaningless. Too small a bottle, but too high a price. Does not taste really good, I never buy more. To empty too expensive. The smoke does not convince, is very thin. It lacks a character and the gold! Good as an aroma to bake cake. They should drink it themselves. Do not play in the same league as others in my collection. A bitter disappointment.

  6. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      8,4 Delikatnie dymna z nutą tytoniu, śliwki, brzoskwini, wanilii, miodu, cynamonu, dębu oraz słodkiej cebuli.
    • Taste
      8,5 Lekko gorzka oraz pikantna z nutą kakao, goździka, jeżyny, marcepanu, ziela angielskiego i dębu z odrobiną torfu.
    • Finish
      8,4 Wystarczającej długości, lekko ostry z nutami rodzynek, wanilii, goździka, zboża, moreli, gałki muszkatołowej i białego pieprzu.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    again a very unusual whisky. I knew from the 15th, what I'm getting involved in, only the 15er was additionally gefinished in fresh Japanese oak barrels. This woody, vanilla sweetness is missing this 12er, so it is very harsh, dry and almost a little rude therefore. But if you say so, that's cool stuff
    • Nose
      Very present oak, leather, diesel, tobacco, cigar box, "dark", not the fruity, but the dirty sherry variant.
    • Taste
      a lot of wood, a subtle sweetness tries to pave the way, a light smoke with oil stove notes spreads.
    • Finish
      a lot of wood, bitter, strong astringent, a little sweetness, ashes, long, yummy

  8. granella2003 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Soft, sweet aromas of nutmeg and iodine
    • Taste
      Pleasant bitterness with full of character and beautiful depth of peat and spice and hints of anise and candied ginger
    • Finish
      The finish is long-lasting with attractive notes of tannin and smoke


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