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Overall rating
87.65/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
Ile Rubaidh - The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
02.2007
Bottled
08.2013
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead, Finished in a Port Cask
Number of bottles
121
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2013 9:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.00

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32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ile Rubaidh 2007 ANHA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.65 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Islay, smoky, sweet, young, although you don't necessarily notice the youth.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Heavy fruit notes: raisins, pickled dried figs and dates, black currants, juicy blackberries. Sweet and smoky. Kelp, warm tar, tobacco notes, now phenolic smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Warming up, not too strong, with raisins, wild berries, blackberries, black currants. Everything is very ripe and sugary. Malt, mushrooms, damp forest floor. Increasingly dry. Dark chocolate. Flavor, smoke.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length and dry, sweet, spicy, smoky. The sweetness really turns up again at the back, chocolate a la Ritter Sport Rum-Grape-Nut.

  2. megabreit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Heavy, damp warm wood, salty breeze
    • Taste
      Cherries, dark chocolate, salty notes, licorice
    • Finish
      powerfully glowing and medium-long, sticky on the palate
      The initial sweetness is carried away by a salty wave. Then my beloved dust note.
      Almost perfect finish.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Perhaps one of the best port finishes I've had. Only 6 years? Incredible.
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet, musty, citrus peel, rotten, rather dirty peat smoke, coal stove, sooty, a little beetroot, also a little leather, musk, looks slightly perfumed in the background, but I like it so far.
      Over time, a fat chocolate note is added, but also a little exhaust. Exciting part.
    • Taste
      In the mouth nice and strong, spicy, sweet, peat, smoke, ash, oak, bitter chocolate, beetroot, extremely dense and full.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite sticky and sweet at the beginning, then the tart oak notes come in, chocolate, super harmonious, but not harmless, the great smoke.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I have a hard time with how this color should have been created in a finish, and even after maturing in a bourbon barrel.
    Maybe a few liters of port wine were forgotten in the barrel ;-)
    For me a classic South Islay malt, if I had to commit myself I would say Lagavulin.

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I dream, it would be a young smoky Ardbeg, who came after the Bourbon barrel to relax in the port barrel;)

    At the very end I have my beloved salt liquorice again ...
    yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      You put your nose in an open barrel that someone at the harbor has forgotten
      what was in there? Whisky, sweet old red wine or both?
      Harbor smells have settled in the old damp wood ...
      Islay, sea water, seagulls, stale harbor water, tobacco smoke, fog, spicy herbs, silt, old wood, sea salt, peat smoke .... (ripe redcurrants)
      All this has been collected in an old open barrel
    • Taste
      and that's all about your tongue now, collects in the throat to dark chocolate wonderfully pervaded with ripe old sweetness and peaty smoke
      ... that's whisky!
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Peat smoke is kissed by sweet malt
      what more do you want
      lick some salt from the lips, great finish

  6. jocmueller scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great young wild Islay Dram! Bang! After having some more of it I am now convinced that it is not an Ardbeg. Laphroaig or Lagavulin - who knows? Nevertheless
    great stuff!

    Nose: Peat, dark chocolate, sweet pipe tobacco

    Palate:

    Tar, peat, the alcohol starts off pretty wild but gets a little milder

    after some seconds, also pipe tobacco, chesterfield leather.

    Finish: long, longer, longer, on tar, peat, dry, salty, also getting sweeter and lasting "forever"

    Well done!

  7. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Impressive malt! I really liked it. Wonder which distillery it could be though. Maybe Lagavulin. The port-cask really worked wonders.
    • Nose
      Very expressive, pungent nose. Heavily peated malt followed by powerful alcohol. Typical Islay peat including the salty sea. Smoked meat and soil. Behind that ripe and sweet portwine fruits.
    • Taste
      (neat)

      Starts very sweet, not pungent at all. Lots of fruits. Would not have expected that considering the pungent nose. Bonfire roasted ham, salty. Typical portwine fruits. Dark and ripe. Spicy oak (sure the malt is just 6 years old?!).
    • Finish
      Kinda long finish, just a lttle dry. Ending with wet leather and burned coffee beans.

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