Overall rating
Blended Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Stated Age
06 years old
Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
64.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2012 8:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58,00

4 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Burnside 2006 ANHA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.57 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite rough, so give it time, around 30 minutes. Water is essential.
    • Nose
      After pouring, it's young, spirity and almost like a grain and rye distillate: glue and spices that remind me of juniper. It's also a little metallic and sulfur driven. There is plenty of caramel too, and dried fruits.
      Time heals, as often. The nose evolves towards a combo of sticky toffee, dried fruits (figs, plums), leather, and tobacco. In the background, I detect herbs and a little vanilla and still some metal. 
      With water, the leather and toffee become more dominant.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet and hot, but the sweetness makes room for bitterness that almost gets out of bounds. It's mainly shows its notes of leather, tobacco and dried figs. After time the leather seems to be mixed with some stock tabs (maggi). There is a sourness that reminds me of balsamic vinagar.
    • Finish
      In the beginning, the aftertaste is overwhelmingly hot and heavy, with a combination of sweet and sour, and later bitter and sour. It calms down with water, and is dominated by the leathery, meaty side and the acidity of the balsamic vinegar. To a lesser extent, I detect the figs.

  2. anthony_holland did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Wrong photo of the 63.3% bottle has been removed!

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: dried fruits, butter, grass, walnuts, coffee, butterscotch, cooked corn, spices, strawberries lemonade - like a young (the Ultimate - van Wees) Tamdhu
    T: spices, herbs, bitter fruits and iron
    F: very dry with figs and meaty
    very interesting dram, tasted with Aby

  4. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Teaspooned Balvenie with a spoonfull of Glenfiddich. At the end it matured 2 months in a very active sherry cask.
    • Nose
      Butterscotch, sherry and leather.
    • Taste
      Wow! Slap in your face of sherry flavours intermingled with dried fruits (prunes and figs). Warm mouthfeel. Remember this is 64% abv.
    • Finish
      Long. Some herbs, but the sherry is still overwhelming.

  5. mbinder scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The Lable was printed wrongly. It is a first fill sherry cask.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I am in doubt about
    this whisky. I find the sherry influence somewhat over the top, making it
    impossible to recognize the Balvenie. At the end of the day, this is not my cup
    of tea. But I do know that I like it a lot better with water. Not too much, though, just a teaspoon. Price 58 EUR.
    Thanks for the sample, Dirk!
    • Nose
      The nose is pure
      butterscotch! Then some dark fruit, mostly prunes and fresh figs, but that is
      soon squashed by a sweet and sour touch of balsamic vinegar and something that
      reminds me of Italian espresso. Dark chocolate, too. Rather sharp, but creamy
      at the same time. Does that make sense? I think it was lifted from the sherry
      cask in the nick of time. Water makes it more fleshy, which I do not think of
      as a plus.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy and
      mouthcoating. The sourness becomes like gravy. The balsamico returns in full
      force and the spices are screaming. Water, please! Ahhh, that is better. Now the dark fruits emerge. Plums,
      figs, dades. And walnuts, with
      those slightly bitter skins! It must have been quite an active sherry cask to
      have had such an influence in only two months.
    • Finish
      The finish is long
      and warm and very spicy.


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