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Overall rating
85.91/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
328
Strength
68.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
13 Jul 2014 10:08 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159,90

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Whisky Reviews for Images of Ayrshire Dalrymple Bridge MoS

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.91 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like the smell with its intense fruit and the interplay of sweet and sour. Only the alcoholic pungency bothers a little. In the mouth, the good impression continues seamlessly, but lacks a little more complexity. Also the finish fits. The lack of complexity is compensated by a consistent overall picture.

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      It starts with a light burn, but it quickly vanishes. The first dominant note is that of sweet cherries, followed by chocolate, like a Black Forest cake, slightly sour orange in the background, dark forest soil in the shade, the cherries keep coming back, darker now
    • Taste
      Strong onset, glow on the tongue, intense sherry notes, again with the sweet-sour cherry, some oak, but not much, slight hints of dark chocolate, later a little dark caramel
    • Finish
      Some oak, but not too bitter, sharpness remains on the tongue, the chocolate now prevails against the cherries. medium

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    If this is a teaspooned Ailsa Bay of just over 3 years from an active sherry hogshead, it is pretty impressive. The closest point of references for me would be those young Adelphi Glenrothes. It does not have the majesty that some of those Adlphis can have but it is pretty good as a sherry belter with some rough edges. Yes, a few drops of water might tame it a bit, but I think if you are buying it you are not looking for it to be tamed.
    • Nose
      85 85
      powerful Oloroso, difficult to get past the alcohol without adding water; sesame oil and leather polish
    • Taste
      84 84
      starts sweet for Oloroso and syrupy before drying a little - the tannic elements kick in but more tea than wood
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium; you would think the alcohol would dominate at this strength but it seems no stronger in the finish than an a'bunadh would; an undercurrent of bitterness from the wood comes through and it does show some harshness here - until now the youth has been reasonably hidden but it cannot hide in the finish. The appeal drops off quite rapidly once done, more a sustained punch then poof, just some burn left.

  3. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    just a hefty, delicious sherry bomb. Older? No idea, could be quite close to 3 years. What a distillery that is, ultimately, it does not matter at all, here dominates the barrel. Nevertheless, the house character of course would interest me burning. However, the only OA available to date is scored, even difficult. Let's wait and see what happens there.
    • Nose
      Pure: at the beginning of an unspeakable cheese note, which fortunately vanishes immediately. Then a sherry board without peers. Stundentenfutter, nut and raisin, also a little fruity cherry compote, but the dry notes predominate. The high alcohol content cools a lot, reminiscent of peppermint. With water: tamed, now a round picture most comparable to a Glenrothes from the veryry barrel. More malt, more fruit, rounder.
    • Taste
      Pure: an incredibly powerful, full of sherry dominated start. Mole cake (cream filling with chocolate sprinkles around it), cherry cake, kirsch, espresso. Horny, but really damn violently. Dilute ... with water: now really tasty and still nice sherrylastig but now rounder. Can really convince, although now a slight sharpness in the background.
    • Finish
      not so long ... nice dry woody, plum jam, tannins, buttered black bread.

  6. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Uncomplicated, quite one-dimensional, but a good sherry bomb it is.
    • Nose
      A very reactive cask was used to mature this spirit - milk chocolate, espresso, cherries, prunes, raisins. Water brings out more oranges and apricots. Very aromatic, but also the young age of the spirit is apparent.
    • Taste
      Very consistent with the nose, more of chocolate, espresso and dark stewed fruits. Some wood spices with cloves, cinnamon and chilli further reveal the age of the spirit.
    • Finish
      Sweet at first, on the fruity side, after a while becomes quite spicy on pepper. Alcohol does not go unnoticed too.

  7. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, raisins, nutty, tobacco, orange marmalade, plums, berries 
    • Taste
      Spicy (cloves, pepper), raisins, chocolate, toffee 
    • Finish
      Long, chocolate, raisins, spicy 

  9. ValeronDeportivo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind in day 7 of the Usquebaugh Society Blind Tasting Comprtition 2015.

    My guess was a young Aultmore, 6yo at 62%.
    • Nose
      Very sweet and fruity, lively despite the strength. An alcoholic sharpness. Brown sugar, plums, wood varnish, cherries. Explodes with water, very strong. Malt and herbs come through.
    • Taste
      High strength, but the alcohol is well integrated and only burns a little (for the abv). sweet dried fruits, mainly papaya and dates.
    • Finish
      Metallic, sharp, a little sweet. Reveals youth. Some hot spices and prunes, chocolate and a little coffee.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. Clearly very young, but I like its profile. I was convinced that this was a new addition in the Adelphi line of 7-year-old Glenrothes but was fooled completely.
    • Nose
      Toffee, apple compote, cranberry, pepper, banana. With water cherry, nutmeg and a little mint.
    • Taste
      Caramel, raspberry, pepper, cranberry and mocha. With water also cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Caramel, hazelnut, cherry and apricot.

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