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Overall rating 35 votes 87.06
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2013
Casktype
3 Refill Hogsheads
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060188980940
Added on
09 Oct 2013 10:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 21

Tastingtags

7 Notes

HammerHead
Expert Senior HammerHead Review note
30 Jul 2017 4:52 pm
HammerHead gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
89
aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
28 Jul 2017 12:08 am
aphex gave this whisky 88 points

Nose : Fruity and fresh. Peach, melon and some floral notes. A touch of grass too.

Mouth : Once again, fruity and fresh with a spicy touch. Peach, oranges. Honey and vanilla.

Finish : Medium, fruity and spicy.


Fresh and fruity, easy drinking and very good.

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
24 Apr 2017 10:09 am
ctu gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Flowers, melon, grass pasture and autumn moorland

Taste

Spicy, then sweet. Cinnamon, vanilla, peanut. Honey and cocoa.

Finish

Long with cocoa and orange peel

Comments

20 years in refill hogshead. It's very well done.

GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
29 Jan 2017 1:54 pm

Notes by producer;


Richer than most Br bottlings but still easy drinking, this dram ramps up the spice and chocolate notes and received praise from whisky writers worldwide.

Cask details;
Three refill hogsheads distilled in 1992.

Tasting Notes;

Nose
Sweet and floral, with grassy meadows, straw, honeysuckle and touches of Honeydew melon.
  • Palate
    Spicy to start, with brown sugar softening cinnamon and nutmeg heat. Heather honey and milk chocolate notes develop, along with hazelnut brittle and sweet vanilla.
  • Finish
    Warming and spicy, fading to clove studded oranges.
spoiled ape 4 life
ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
10 May 2016 5:34 pm
ThS gave this whisky 86 points

Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2015: 96 pts

ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
10 May 2016 5:19 pm
ThS gave this whisky 86 points

Tasting notes from TWE:

Nose: Sweet, with honeydew melon, grassy meadows, straw and floral hints.

Palate: Sweet wood, honey, flower petals, hazelnut brittle, cinnamon and chocolate touches.

Finish: Warming spice, orange peel and hints of clove.


jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
12 Apr 2016 5:56 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 86 points

N: Balanced and composed as well as being uber-vibrant

T: This delivers! A full, broad delivery with a sour, creamy, deep development. Grain whisky can only dream of this elemental complexity.

F: Standard finish. lovely finish overall

C: Really decent although nothing outstanding, but Bruichladdich fans will love this larger than life slugger. One for many occasions.


Scores a B[-] [86]

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