Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Small Batch of Single Malts - Vatting No. 1
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 nov 2011 9:17 pm

Average value

€ 37.00

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Whisky reviews for Cask Islay NAS DR

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.74 points.

  1. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      8,4 Dość ostra z nutą pomarańczy, orzecha, soli oraz dymu torfowego z odrobiną karmelu, goździka i toffi.
    • Taste
      8,5 Rozgrzewająca z nutami cytryny, soli oraz wędzonego sera z akcentem miodu, zboża i wanilii.
    • Finish
      8,4 Krótki, pikantny, słony lekko gorzki z nutą torfu i niedojrzałego jabłka.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A lot of smoke, young Islay whiskey, very sweet and tasty. Similar to Ardbeg 10, but less harmonic. One-dimensional, but just what you can expect: sweet and smoky without sherry.

  3. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very simple, easy, and sweet blend. Rather pleasant and a good introduction to start in the peat. (Less good value for money than Finlaggan however)
    • Nose
      First, we come across a lemon peat, very classic. A little alcohol. It's young. Bitterness tip. Not very subtle but well done.
    • Taste
      Smoke and sugar. Some citrus notes.
    • Finish
      Sweet and easy, always the combo smoke-sugar-citrus.  

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    is a very pleasant young Ileach, fit to be served with fish.
    • Nose
      It is immediately obvious that this is young whisky. I
      get some smoke and peat, typical coastal elements and smoked ham, but also
      ashes and even some sour cream. Cow-hide and plasticine! The sweetness, in the
      form of caramel and lime, remains behind. Sharp and clean.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is somewhat watery, but heavily peated with
      ashes, soot and smoldering hearth, a big swig of briny water, but also quite a
      bit of honey and grains. Typical <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Islay.
      Surprisingly nice balance for such a young animal.
    • Finish
      The finish is salty and drying, but very short.

  5. Lafroy scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      52 52


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