Noah's Mill 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.67/100
votes
142
Whiskybase ID
WB20941
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Collection
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
New Charred American Oak Barrels
Strength
57.15 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
United States United States
Added on
31 jan 2011 9:59 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 59.11

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142 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Noah's Mill 15-year-old

38 users have left 40 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.67 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is probably one of the best bourbons I have tasted so far, uncut.
    Do not add water to this one.
    • Nose
      The sweet nose gives away oak, dried fruits, liquorice but most of all a
      whole lot of hay. I picture myself on the hay-loft of a big ranch. There is a
      strong hint of mold as well. Some butterscotch, too. After a while, the hay and
      mold subside to make room for a more typical bourbon nose. Corn and caramel
      dominate. Adding water makes something sourish, but pleasant, come out. But I
      do prefer the undiluted nose.
    • Taste
      Despite the high ABV, it does not burn. It is nice and creamy,
      delivering violet candy, brown sugar, old leather and dry oak. Quite a bit of
      mint and tobacco. With water, it loses some of its punch and makes it to
      docile.
    • Finish
      The finish is wonderfully long and warming and dries the mouth
      completely, without turning bitter.

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  3. Likudi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    You can drink it, no question - it's just a Borbon.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, vanilla, tasty
    • Taste
      82 82
      Liquorice, pepper, sizzles on the tongue and loosens plaque. For me a classic drop for mixing
    • Finish
      82 82
      Spicy and one-dimensional. Certainly well suited for effective drinking

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  6. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    One of the better bourbons if you ask me.
    • Nose
      Grain, glue, wood, pine resin, honey, peach, pineapple, lemon, shoe polish, tobacco. 
    • Taste
      Spicy, oaky, quite impressive. Glue, resin, pineapple, pepper and herbs. 
    • Finish
      Quite pleasant, not drying nor cloying, with juniper, grain, and lemon. 

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wow! Wonderful stuff. Tasted 05/05/2016 in a bourbon line-up.
    • Nose
      Wood, walnut, and indeed a vegetal swampy note (as user Jimjam describes below). Grassy, hay, then sweet & citrusy. 
    • Taste
      Nuts! Like kicking a walnut tree! Mouthfull of vanilla fudge with brown sugar. Some tobacco. Lovely stuff! 
    • Finish
      Long and lingering with anise spiciness. 

  12. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a sample, not 100% sure whether it is a 15YO one or NAS.
    • Nose
      Raspberry, vanilla, apple, caramel and a little tree resin. In the background a saltiness like whitefish. With water that's gone. Some pear comes up.
    • Taste
      Raspberry, apple, vanilla and spice. Water adds pear.
    • Finish
      Raspberry, caramel, banana, vanilla, wood dust, pear and apple.

  13. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: caramel, vanilla, oak, orange, softwood
    Taste: strong, sweet. Bitter oak, honey, caramel
    Finish: long, fruity, sweet, spicy, oak

  15. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, apples, toffee, cherries, marzipan, hints of coconut, oak and orange chocolate.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, dry, oak, honey, apples, cinnamon, orange and cotton candy
    • Finish
      Long, warming, greasy, sweet fruit, oak and spicy,

  16. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. alectron scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Single Sample. In blind tasting, 09/2014 @ Regionals Mystery Malts
    • Nose
      bourbon-y, molasses, spicey, oak toasted, rye, grains. (85)
    • Taste
      oak, licorice, vanilla, robacco. (84)
    • Finish
      more wood spices & sweetness. (85)

  18. Peter87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Large varnish with the first nose that is held with aeration, vanilla, coconut, clove. Very light attack, varnish, roasted notes. Long finish on varnish and coffee. Bourbon classic rather well done but very varnished, far from his age.

  21. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    He has power! Can be enjoyed well undiluted, has now except the strong wood note nothing that makes him different from other Bourbons in any way great. No miss notes and very harmonious.
    • Nose
      The alc. Slices something in the nose. Immediately sweet caramel and vanilla, just behind, but rather restrained, a resinous softwood note. After a short while, the caramel creamy, with orange oil polished oak cabinet wall and coconut join it.
    • Taste
      Strong, sweet, oily and warming, caramel, now it gets spicy in between, then comes properly wood and a touch of glue.
    • Finish
      Again, caramel, but rather the dark variety, but which must make way immediately for a strong wood note. Medium long and towards the end sweetness again, and vanilla comes out.

  23. Kalle Grabowski scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    great Bourbon. Reminds me strongly of Dr. Pepper and Coke. I like to drink it undiluted.
    • Nose
      mild aromas of fruit, altogether very interwoven flavors and just a little glue
    • Taste
      Powerful, oily, clear sweetness with oak but very balanced
    • Finish
      medium finish, great mouthfeel

  24. Akoo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very nice bourbon, quite atypical for its richness and its floral notes. Clearly a very good value for money at once easily drinkable and rewarding.
    • Nose
      it is nicely melted with varnish, light wax, vanilla, a touch of coconut, caramel. Then there is ylang-ylang, dried apricot and frangipane. It is a bit alcoholic but the opening soothes it and offers pepper, roasted pineapple, modeling clay, crème fraîche and banana flambé. We have a nice roundness overall.
    • Taste
      the entry is very floral: ylang-ylang, acacia, with a nice wood, almond milk and gingerbread. We do not really need water even if it makes it more tame.
    • Finish
      cachou, violet and always notes of frangipane (like on the nose). The back-end ends on the gingerbread without the astringency that could be feared. A small lack of length but nothing unacceptable.

  25. Master Quill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Score for Batch QBC No. 14-28

  26. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Murky but alluring colour and a nose that is so much lighter than the William Larue Weller and similar strength single malts i tried previously. Quite a tricky one to decipher this, overall offering the nuttiest bourbon ive come across complemented by oaky, honeyed, walnut oil and straw bales. Other notes include soft spearmint, sesame seeds, loose wood chips, a light maltiness, caramelised apples, onion seeds and more than a small resemblance to Brimstone’s ‘mysterious’ scrub. Reminds me very much of Springbank’s Hazelburn Rundlets and Kilderkins, and this resemblance continues.

    T: Well, its bourbon alright and its now showing its strength. That’ll need water in the mouth at the very least. Lots of green wood but also lots of wood oils and [green] grist too. There’s a fair amount of cream vanillas and malty green tea on show before the eucalyptus fruits [greengages] stream through. Theres a lot of petulant wood that keeps hitting hard against the sweeter, subtler, waxy, fruit sugars. Quite astringent this towards the apex. Honey varnish is go - this is 'Osmo' and Diamond Glaze mixed together.

    After a few days, this has become so malty and nutty, one would be hard pressed to separate this from an Inchgower except its so clean and grainy too.

    F: Stays fresh for a long while before the waxy, peppery, dried fruits [papaya and mango] develop along with nutty grain kernels with a light. honeyed coat of varnish along with cream vanillas and grain husks . There’s a touch of match smoke after every sip with a rather salivating finish that gives more and more just when you think its done - like blackberry jam for instance.

    C: Liking this very much. Not your typical bourbon and thats all good with me. Blending tip: Add a touch of Elements CL6 for a peaty touch. [Doesn’t work the other way round].

    Scores a B[+]

  27. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A bourbon that is slightly above the others, but without differentiating. I liked the texture. 83 + / 84 -
    • Nose
      varnish, a lot of wood, vanilla, sugar, also coconut. The nose is also a little greasy, greedy, less alcoholic than other bourbons.
    • Taste
      classic bourbon, on sugar, wood, vanilla, caramel. It's quite thick, on the varnish, the coconut. less pleasant end of mouth with plank and herbs.
    • Finish
      Medium, vanilla and varnish

  28. Mushinico scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  29. Cipidos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: citrus, alcohol, mint
    Taste: dry with touches of butter, citrus
    Finish: bitter, long. Aftertaste take some breath and you feel the mint

    A good balanced whisky
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  30. Earthwormjim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    probably the nuttiest bourbon around and extremly delicate. always a pleasure!

  31. numen scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    from a purchased sample-
    • Nose
      Dark and dry rye wood. Cocoa and peanut brittle - there's definitely a
      peanut quality lurking in the second row. Tobacco. Spearmint. Very
      minty. Menthol. Butterscotch and toffee and more rye spice. (with water)
      water brings out some varnishy though otherwise lighter notes. Honey,
      toffee, cocoa powder, dry sawdust. More balanced here.
    • Taste
      Very approachable neat. Butterscotch, bitter wood (standing over the
      other dark flavors). Honey, rye, anise. (with water) Ahh, much better.
      Same as the nose, but there's that heavy wood and bitterness leading the
      way.
    • Finish
      More on the bitter and wood than I'd like. This has some really good
      qualities, and great texture, but the bitterness is too much for me,
      even neat.

  32. Jimjam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is NAS but a clearly contains some old whiskey. A big fine old bourbon
    • Nose
      Fine old orange liqueur. Caramelised, honeyed fruit. A vegetal swampy note, like the smells along canal towpaths - better than it sounds! Leather. Mint. Water brings out oak, marzipan, toffee-apples and almonds
    • Taste
      Without water: dry and sweet at the same time. Mouth-coating, deep orange fruit with old dark honey. Caramelised brown sugar - moving toward rum territory. Much sweeter with water but it’s a rich sweetness that is countered by citrus and (quite heavy) oak tannins. Spices - including cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Mouth-tingling, fruit and spice, drying with tannins

  33. Volanne did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Bourbon is crafted and bottled by KBD, an independant bottler that sources their spirits in various distilleries and blend them together into "small" batches.

    Formerly, the blending and bottling dates used to be printed on the back label. Batches were bottled at 15/18 years.

    Now, it is said to be crafted from Bourbons aged between 4 to 20 yo. Thus, the "15yo" statement is not meaningful anymore (and was replaced by "until fully matured" on the neck label), though it used to be in the past.

  34. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Supreme bourbon. I like sip it slowly neat its like having top notch quality cinnamon candies at one point. The nose gets really special after 30 minutes in glass. 

  35. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Something magical: a bourbon that travels in barns and forests. But you have to be in the mood for that. QBC Batch # 12-108
    • Nose
      Dense, deep, rich and elegant. Mousse, praline, cashew nuts, salt, marzipan, heady flowers, corn syrup. On it, something that evokes a light dust in a sunny barn.
    • Taste
      Deep and mysterious. Foam again, very old wood, wet barn. Then sweets of Turkish delight. Cashew, too. Tight texture, dense and intense.
    • Finish
      Long. We start with sweet notes (coconut, praline) to sink more and more into the undergrowth. We walk on the moss and under the coconut palms on a rainy day.

  36. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  37. nathanyael scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great bourbon and it doesnt break the bank to get it
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  39. Finlaggan scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2013/08/noahs-mill-batch-1268-kentucky-bourbon.html

  40. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice and complex bourbon.
    • Nose
      Soft and sweet. Hot corn stick. Toffee and vanilla. Caramel. Well balanced.
    • Taste
      Juicy with a coated mouthfeel. Rich oak. Nutty. Stewed fruits. Some spices later on: pepper and nutmeg. Paprika as well.
    • Finish
      Long with bitter-sweetness. Charred oak.

  41. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is a real good bourbon, showing a lack of rye, but that's ok. Recommended!
    • Nose
      Old leather.  Fresh tobacco.  Dried fruits.  Vanilla.  Old wood.
    • Taste
      More leather and this time aged tobacco.  Vanilla leads to brown sugar and filo dough.  Spicy.
    • Finish
      Long, warm , and oaky.  Nice.

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