Overall rating
88.40/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB207871
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured
Number of bottles
461
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
10 apr 2022 8:51 pm by Fassstaerke181088
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239.90

24 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

270 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Islay South Coast 12-year-old BW

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.40 points.

  1. Artus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg, for sure!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I always like the Islay bottlings from the BW and they still have their own character. This one harmonises quite well with the Oloroso finish and the distillery character. Whether it's actually an Ardbeg I can't confirm with certainty, but that's not unlikely here.
    • Nose
      88 88
      88.5
      I would rule out a Caol Ila here as well as a Bowmore and probably also a Lagavulin. The smoke is salty-sweet and next to it - maybe even behind it - is a pleasant sherry sweetness. Black Forest ham and plum jam.
    • Taste
      87 87
      87.5
      Tart dry sweetness and again a good balance of smoke, which here is more reminiscent of a campfire with marinated suckling pig and offers a slightly spicy sweetness of dark sherry. Not particularly complex in depth, but not one-dimensional in breadth either.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish remains at least medium-long, a very small tick too bitter, but really only slightly too bitter at the end.

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    At the beginning of ADOS-Week there was already Islay South Coast, also 12 years old. As is so often the case with A Dream of Scotland, a Lagavulin, confirmed by the year 1816. That is missing here. The look of the label is kept green. And if you don't claim at another distillery, in Warehouse No. 3 live a dragon whose breath of fire ennobles the barrels? And in the sub, could that be Shortie, the distillery mascot? Respect if Marco Bonn has succeeded in bottling an Ardbeg here.

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    • Nose
      This is South Islay, the smoke is powerful and not coming from a warm glowing fire. Here it smokes and smolders, here the dragon spits his fire and has previously devoured all kinds of sea creatures. Good thing Shortie is protected in the sub. But there are also fruits, ripe honeydew melon with thyme and cardamom. And the damned dragon actually breathes a slightly sulphurous pestilence into the warehouse.
    • Taste
      While Ardbeg is often rather puristically tart, the Oloroso here has a slightly sweet and winey warmer note with dry wild apricots, very dry figs and some cinnamon with cardamom and a few leaves of thyme. Served with candied nuts. And then comes the taste of sulphur. Luckily, it only flashes briefly and then reconnects with the other aromas. Is it an enrichment or could the flavors combine for a better experience without the sulphur? I'm leaning towards the second statement and believe that the sulfur detracts somewhat from the overall experience.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is a tart bitter note, some wood, a touch of pestilence and a wonderfully polarizing smoke.

      This is a wonderful South Islay Whisky whose tarry smoke is enhanced by tart dark chocolate. Unfortunately, there is also annoying sulphur, which fortunately is too weak here to destroy the whisky.

      The Brühl whisky house often bottles wonderful whiskys. However, the Islay bottlings are always the front runners. The combination of smoke and finish in the strong wine cask gives beautiful results. This is also a wonderful whisky, which is not smoothed out by the sherry cask, but gets new, strong aspects. Without sulfur he would probably have scored over 90 points.

  5. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  6. tommi71 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. mds51 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Undisclosed Ardbeg

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