Overall rating
86.81/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB208249
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Bottling serie
Bessie
Vintage
09.2010
Bottled
2022
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
138
Number of bottles
360
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 apr 2022 3:39 pm by TheMbG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.95

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Whisky reviews for Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2010 TWJ

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.81 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. axanderpamm scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Een mooie aanrader
    • Nose
      78 78
      Voor mij vrij bescheiden tonen van medicatie zijn wel duidelijk aanwezig
      Rubber en veen mos ook
    • Taste
      90 90
      Eens je door de hoge abv heen bent een zeer aangename whisky. Laat goed van zich horen en duidelijke smaken voor een peaty whisky
    • Finish
      80 80
      Zeker niet het top moment van de fles. Voor mij had hij gerust wat langer mogen blijven hangen. Maar misschien was dat vooral omdat hij zo goed smaakt.

  3. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. hlz30 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Was that a teaspoon of Laphie added into a butt of Laga? Or probably the mordern Laphie has become so harsh...
    • Nose
      84 84
      Farmy, leafy, and the first sniff even found some sulphuric odor. Rubbery gloves handling seafoods that are not that fresh, dried paint on a wood bench exposed to sun burn. Roasted cashew, burning tire and leather. After long breathing the cereal notes of bread, raising dough and Vit C tablets arose. With water it became more pleasant, with smokey jasmine tea.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Impressively sweet arrival of crystal sugar, but it was simply ashy after burning wastes mixing wood, tires and plastics. Baked cacao beans and dried Chinese dates. Good oiliness and a medium body.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Menthol, exotic spices. The tire was still burning, creating loads of ash and smoke. Roasted caramelised peanuts, and bitterness from 99% chocolate. Soapiness arose at last. Drying, and definetly long if you have such a strong peatiness.

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Elizabeth Williamson
    An Islay Blended Malt that goes by the name Bessie? That must be a teaspooned Laffie, right? Clearly named after Elizabeth Williamson, who once ran the Laphroaig distillery. From 1954 to 1972 she even owned the distillery. Two years ago, The Whisky Jury already bottled a Williamson 2010, but that was matured on a bourbon barrel. This is a sherry cask, so I'm expecting something more sweet.
    Although it starts softly on the nose on fried banana and espresso, this young malt evolves very quickly into ashes, graphite, goat stable and Ganda ham, including the rind. Plasticine and garden herbs appear. Capers! Olive oil! I absolutely love it.
    Powerful and herbal start on rosemary and camphor, capers, and black pepper before the sweetness of the sherry cask is invited to show itselve. Think honey, caramel, baked apples and a mashed banana with graeffe sugar. A drop of brackish water and quite a few ashes puts you back with your feet on the ground... in Islay. Fantastic.
    The long, smoky and slightly sweet aftertaste is the icing on the proverbial cake.
    Will the Whisky Jury ever bottle something that is not to my liking? I highly doubt it.

  6. TomP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. whiskydramo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Wet burnt wood, rotten oranges, oxidised copper, muddy sugar cane, followed by a quick wave of pine. Then there were Chinese pickled greens, iodine, fresh seaweed and even leaf mustard if you sniff. After a while in the glass, new leather, smoke and some minerals. Chinese steamed white sugar sponge from the emptied glass.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mouldy oranges, sweet and mossily green. Winter melon skin. Then peat, some charcoal, burnt rubber, sugar cane skin and some grass jelly syrup.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite a bit of mould, significant damp wood bitterness, seirogan and was finished with tree leaves those with those freshly green tastes.

  8. junior_y scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. springtank scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If you're looking for fruitiness, you've come to the wrong place, my friend. This is brute-force, modern, in-your-face-peaty Laphroaig with absolutely zero time for bullshit.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Ashy / farmy / medicinal and herbal, with a dusty / mineral, graphite-like touch and a mellow refill-sherry background. Pretty straightforward and uncompromising.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Hugely ashy, herbal (camphor and rosemary?), peppery and kippery, with a barbecue-style charbroiled feel and a massive, oily afterglow. Intermittently, I though I got a whiff of some dubious, musty wood, but it always course-corrected just in time.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Olive brine, salted licorice, cracked peppercorns, thyme honey. Interminable.

  11. pbe3300 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Delicious Laphroaigh!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Typically Laphroaig: apothecary cabinet, a bit of varnish and sea air
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful full round peat taste with notes of old leather and olive oil
    • Finish
      89 89
      Nice and long and powerful - campfire smoked apothecary cabinet

  12. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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