Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland - The Tasteful 8
Stated Age
11 years old
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead & Brandy Cask Finish
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 oct 2022 1:40 pm by Coldorak
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 156.00

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Whisky reviews for South Islay Single Malt 11-year-old BW

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.68 points.

  1. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A boisterous Lagavulin that abounds on the market. The cask selection was successful here, keeping the fire under control and adding nice sweet notes on the palate.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Typical young, wild Lagavulin, as you have often seen it with concise barrel aging. This one makes perfect sense as the brandy cask brings a nice sugary nutty smoothness to the already heavy young brutal malt of Islay's south coast. Reminiscent of the many bottlings of Anam Na H-Alba from this distillery. In the nose a lot of cowshed, fat peat and as a counterpoint the thick sweet cognac notes. Can you do it.
    • Taste
      86 86
      I like him better here. Still impetuous and quite young, but the sweet brandy note holds the whole thing together well.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, fruity peat, like smoked apricot wrapped in bacon.

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  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The Tasteful 8 is an ambitious series from the Brühl whisky house, which was released on the occasion of several tasting events with food pairing.

    South Islay from the Tasteful 8 series of the Brühl whisky house, the distillery is not named, but the year 1816 appears in the illustration. South Coast Islay 1816? There's only one distillery there. The Islay whiskys from ADOS are mostly a bank. While the other ADOS are sometimes too cute, the smokers are often great. And Lagavulin in particular is now questionable and overpriced in the original bottlings. This ADOS is also expensive, but at least a single cask with a special finish and cask strength.

    • Nose
      On the nose it's great again, wonderful Islay smoke but not stinky, sweetness and herbs appear behind the smoke. The brandy finish results in a fairly clear nose, smoky with vanilla and rather few fruits.
    • Taste
      It can use a few drops of water, but overall the alcohol is well integrated and carries the flavors without burning. The smoke is powerful and the taste is a bit dirtier than the aroma. A little rubber is added - but also disappears again.
    • Finish
      Smoke lingers on the palate, along with wood and ash, and everything stays in the mouth for a long time.

      Again, this is a nice Lagavulin. Before you buy a moderate, expensive 16 or an overpriced special release, the 1816 ADOS are definitely the better choice. This one is one of them!

  5. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  6. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lagavulin (1816 on the belt) with a Brandy Cask finish. That sounds interesting at first and has to be tasted.
    The result is a typical Brühler... a lot of everything, little filigree, sure to be popular with fans.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Heavy Islay smoke meets - surprise - a deep, fruity and slightly cooling sweetness. The alcohol can be felt through the cooling effect, but is not unpleasantly perceptible.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Neat ash at the beginning. Then it really warms up. After that, sweetness germinates and spreads more and more. It is not easy to decipher the secondary aromas behind the dominant primary aromas. Green, very ripe grapes, Haribo peaches and maple syrup. A little salt and pepper tries to counter the sticky sweetness but fails.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Ends sweetly, complemented by maritime aromas. Not exceptionally long by Islay standards. Medium intensity.

  7. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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