Ailsa Bay 2011 TDu

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
The Duchess (TDu)
Bottling serie
Game & wildlife series
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Sea Eagle Label by Hans Dillesse
nl Netherlands
Added on
23 apr 2022 4:52 pm by
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.98

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9 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ailsa Bay 2011 TDu

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.43 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Archetypical of the traditional Lowlands style, but don't expect a light, accessible single malt.
    • Nose
      There's floral honey, grassy touches and cotton candy grapes, followed by apricots and peaches, with just a touch of charred oak. Finally a whisper of citrus-y yoghurt.
    • Taste
      Proper, creamy mouthfeel with cloves and white pepper on the arrival, followed by some beeswax, white grapes, green apples and dried grass, but also some birch.
    • Finish
      Hints of freshly cut gras, cotton candy (not the grapes) and golden syrup.

  2. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fresh and grassy, it lives up to the reputation of potent Lowland single malt. Most reminiscent of teenage Rosebank, but with a more creamy body. Highly recommended!

  3. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    develops well with more air after a few weeks.

  4. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This bottle was produced at Ailsa Bay Distillery, and has previously been marketed as Dalrymple. Since William Grant & Sons does not permit independent bottlings to be released under these brand names, we have named this release Paddy’s Milestone as a geographical reference.

    Although it also has to be labelled as a blend, we can assure you that it is in fact a tea-spooned single malt. We wish you a wonderful time exploring this rare Lowland whisky.


    Tasting notes:

    Fruity is the keyword here; Apricots’, peaches, ripe Mago’s and vanilla a combined with a wee scent of fresh cut grass, green apples an eucalyptus. This is lowland whisky in its purest form!

    The before mentioned savors are once again eminent; Apricots’, peaches fresh cut grass, green apples and some nutmeg. A creamy mouthfeel and butterscotch candy.

    A mildly and smooth finish that brings new savors of pear drops to the foreground and some fresh lemony zest.

    Balance and Complexity;
    Well balanced in both nosing and tasting. No off notes and it does have that grassy lowland style. The complexity is in the eucalyptus and nutmeg savors, very tasty!
    An honest dram this is. This a bargain it tastes exactly as a suburb lowlander should be. This all the way the lowlands are known for; a fresh and exciting dram well worth the purchase. A true BFYB (Bang For Your Buck) whisky.


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