Staoisha 2014 BD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Amarone Barrique Finish
Number of bottles
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 mar 2022 11:12 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.65

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23 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Staoisha 2014 BD

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.71 points.

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A little water opens the whisky and the nose can better decode the aromas. Better for the palate not to add too many drops of water. The Amarone finish goes well with the peat smoke and provides sweet and dark fruity notes. Despite the almost 60% very tasty.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Diluted to about 50% with water. Needs some time in the glass to develop fully (about 15 minutes). Sweet barbecue smoke, smoked ham. Maritime, diesel oil and engine room. Bacon-wrapped dates. Gummy bears, vinous and freshly sawn wood. In addition, fruits such as peaches, plums and cherries. Almond oil.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet barbecue smoke that immediately covers the entire mouth. Bacon-wrapped dates. Significant, spicy oak influence. Marzipan, sweetness and vanilla. Vinous. Ripe cherries tend to stay in the background. Dark chocolate. Pretty dry.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Peat smoke and bittersweet chocolate remain for a medium length. Dry and warming. The fruity notes are gone pretty quickly.

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  3. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. besar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Nosingbär scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Short review: clean, fresh, intense, phenolic smoke, iodine, salt and a strong but cheap sour fruity note towards cherries, blood oranges, limes and lemon zest. Intense in the taste, the smoke forms the spearhead, then salt and citrus fruits. Maritime taste. Smoke and smoker bacon with a distant hint of fading citrus zest.
    Praise from a non-lover of wine cask aging. The whisky scores from nosing to finish. Good stuff. 87/100.

  6. fradin11 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Smoke. Bacon, sweetish, leather

    Bacon, sweet, dirty, spicy

    Medium length, sweet, smoky, spicy

  8. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It is already the third Staoisha that I have tasted from Best Dram. One that was also finished in 1st fill Amarone Barrique convinced me, a bottling with Ruby Port Barrique convinced me wg. Sulfur shocked. So now Amarone again, this time seven years old. Amarone may be susceptible to sulphur. So let's see.
    • Nose
      It is powerful on the nose, but the alcohol does not stand out too much. And the smoke is nice, has warmth and embers - but then also that hint of musty driftwood that is the Islay character. Some grass comes and there are some rotten cherries in the grass. A hint of sulfur could be there, but it's not noticeable or even disturbing in the nosing.
    • Taste
      Yes, there is sulphur, it shows in the taste. But he only looks around the corner for a moment and then disappears again or is connected to the smoke. No comparison to the sulphurous hatch from Port Barrique. The whisky is not a flatterer, but one for Hebridean seafarers. It has smoke, salt and a flushing seam. There is also a wild cherry cough drop with some menthol and some malt sugar. This is tart Assam tea, long steeped in a pot that previously held Earl Grey. And some honk has already brewed coffee in the pot and had to swim through the Corryvreckan as punishment (ok, that was another Staoisha again ...)
    • Finish
      The smoke settles in the mouth and remains persistent. But it is not disturbing, but a gladly suffered aroma.

      Ok, with this Staoisha I'm reconciled with Michel Reick again. It's tasty, edgy and typically Islay. The seven years give him a more mature character.


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