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Overall rating
77.11/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB56645
Category
Blend
Bottler
William Lawson Distillers Ltd. (WLD)
Bottling serie
Premium
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Heavily Charred Bourbon Casks Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010752001250
Added on
21 Jul 2014 8:09 pm by Rimpel

Average value

€ 26.07

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Whisky Reviews for William Lawson's 13-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.11 points

  1. thanasist scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Having bought it for just 14 euro i could easily say that it is a bargain. There could not be, as in any blend, huge expectations but it is significantly better than many other blends in the same category.

  2. dominikbraun scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. Ivynor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Low price for a very light but acceptable product.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Apple juice, vanilla. Very basic and easy.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Slightly creamy starter, a little grain, vanilla, apple juice, caramel. A little spice. Made young.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Very average finish, on apple alcohol and aircraft carrier disinfectant. Weak and unconvincing.

  4. Syleo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I would not like to describe this guy, rather pithy and angular. The 40% are hardly noticeable, I would have guessed 3 to 6 more. However, it is neither hot nor lively, but all in all the oily, spicy and bitter tones predominate. The finish in the heavily charred bourbon casks is definitely noticeable: sweet-vanilla on the edge, but the spice remains dominant and thus a nice, consistent further development of the NAS, not quite as easy-drinking but with a little more complexity.
    Macduff as lead malt is clearly present here again, although not as strongly as the Aberfeldy at the Dewar's. Nose as well as palate are close to the 18er Deveron, here too Craigellachie muff and the Aultmore freshness can be guessed, but I personally don't really find Brackla here. Here, too, the market preferences and the success of this blend in South America, France and Russia are not surprising, since the basic character is sometimes almost quite close to various local traditional spirits from tequila to vodka.
    • Nose
      85 85
      In taffeta-brown gold with a very slight red cast, a row of strong spider legs quickly forms on the glass wall, which then hesitantly run into the glass. Immediately after pouring the wine, tart white wine and then the distinctive Craigellachie marine diesel envelop the glass rim. The impressions remain strong, fruity and almost maritime: spicy caramel from Ricola to Grafschafter gold juice, sherry memories of canned peaches, gelled fruit and orange peel, green bananas, pickled cherries and not yet fully ripe pineapple, cold custard, whole milk chocolate and a few coconut flakes, with spices of olive oil and a tomato shrub, green tea with a hint of Haribo Colorado and finally some pencil or dry firewood and Japanese wakame algae with ginger or even almost anchovies.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is also striking: Dried wood shavings, petals and graphite meet the dried and thus somewhat nutty coconut flakes and, with a slight touch of nail polish remover, the Haribo Colorado coconut liquorice mix again. The spice continues, tea leaves, green vegetables and cold vegetable soup cling to each other. Fruitiness of jelly fruits is somehow still present, but rather in the background and not to be nailed down exactly, most likely mango and some citrus freshness, which unfortunately unfortunately remains somewhat thin and not overly complex in the end.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The overall finish remains medium-long and again spicy but also nice and reserved, tart nougat and walnut, toffee candies, vanilla, petals, cold tea and a little pulp of oranges and pineapples near the skin sound pleasantly.

  5. dr.mad scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glen Deveron forms one of the pillars in this blend. Because of the nose I recommend it without water, in terms of taste with or without ... depending on the situation.
    • Nose
      Spicy, rich malt, oak dust & dried, grated orange peel hit the nose. Added to this is a tiny peaty hint, an idea delicatessen and a mischievous gentle coolness. If you add water to this blend, the nose becomes much drier. The malt remains present, the coolness has taken on a slightly mentholigen character, and wooden beams replace the oak dust.
    • Taste
      At the beginning, clear and open. A fruity, flowery sweetness, little smoke, slightly juicy oak notes, honey mixes with orange. Water makes him a little sweeter, it tingles lightly on the tongue. Honey, heather, hints of grapes, oak and a little bit of citrus are on the palate.
    • Finish
      A small pungency, short dry notes, small floral dots, heather notes and a small puff of smoke; Everything integrated. With water dominates a crescendo of heather honey notes whose sweetness seems to increase. In addition there is sugar candy & lemon juice concentrate. At the end slightly malty-oak.

  8. André scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Althoug it`s nearly double that price in the netherlands, I find this a very good dram for beginners. And by that I mean beginners as newby`s to whisky and as a starter in a lineup on an evening with some whiskyfriends, who are more experienced. 

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This a a good blend. Wood influence is apparent. Drink it neat.
    • Nose
      In balance. Wood mill. Spring blossom. Banana. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Soft arrival. Immediate development of canned fruit, wood, light liquorice allsorts.
    • Finish
      Liquorice. Medium long.

  10. Jaydee scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Simple blended whisky, finish is dry, slightly bitter and short.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

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