Williamson 2014 BD

Overall rating
87.52/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB222132
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
04.2014
Bottled
09.2022
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
257 + 261
Number of bottles
509
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 nov 2022 2:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 101.71

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Whisky reviews for Williamson 2014 BD

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.52 points.

  1. ThorstenH scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    With water, the nose loses a lot and it becomes significantly smokier/ashier. The rating is without water.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Yes, Laphi peat. Yes, deep sherry. But somehow it doesn't quite come together. It stays next to each other. Not like a symphony.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The ABV pushes hard, very, very hard. Still very intense after 2 warm up drams. Dark sherry notes in the foreground.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Here, too, the sherry, underlaid with peat. It harmonizes better here. smoke cherries.

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  3. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not spicy and all delivered quite well, out of expectation in a good way
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Expraesi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. I_am_not_HS305 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    this is supercharged.

    Direct comparison to a 10 CS batch 14 lets the Williamson win, not quite because it is similar, but better when it comes to details.

    You definitely get what you expect here: heavy smoke, dark fruits, young wood. Not more, not less. If you like that style of young smokers that gained as much as possible from a (first fill?) cask, this is it.

    It developes in the glass with time, more flavours coming out.

    By the way, the 10 CS batch 14 isn't very good overall. Hard alcohol and the fact, the whisky is colored, I will turn away from successing bottlings.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    First and foremost a strong, dark and salty herbal soup! Bulky fabric but the 10yo CS offers more for less. Still pretty okay for late night.

    See my full review:
    https://malternatives.blog/2022/12/14/williamson-2014-oloroso-cask-finish-57-1-best-dram/

  8. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. I_am_not_HS305 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Manufacturer information:

    Phenolic peat smoke and maritime notes, which are characteristic of his famous home distillery, combine harmoniously with sweet raisins and nutty notes in the Islay Single Malt Williamson 2014/2022. Responsible for this: the finish in two First Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads.

    Nose: Phenolic peat smoke on a background of crispy fried bacon with sweet nutty notes, raisins and heavily sweetened black tea.

    Taste: Fascinatingly soft with phenolic peat smoke, with a slight maritime effect, sweet and with fried bacon in the background. In addition, raisins, Brazil nuts and typically “dirty” towards the end.

    Finish: Very long with strong phenolic smoke, clear sweetness and some bacon and a hint of milk chocolate.

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