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Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottled
2014
Casknumber
2725
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Feb 2015 7:37 am by mattlikescrunk
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 39,50

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Classic of Islay Vintage 2014 JW

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points

  1. thomasflsts scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Murxus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Half a year open now, and each dram again a "wow". The perfect Islay standard malt (young malt, agreed). PS: had to elevate my rating to 90 pts. Best possible for such a young spirit.

    PPS (10.04.2016): Statement confined. Bottle now emptied, sad :..(

  3. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I got a blind sample from Steve W110 ! Thanks a lot  !
    Rated the blind sample with 89 points.
    Was a bit mixed up whether it was one of that expensive cask strength versions from Ben Nevis in that thickset bottle (the expensive ones between 130 and over 200 Euros) or a Lagavulin independent bottling (which it is, really ). When tasting the blind sample I thought that this might be a 200-Euro Whisky. I never thought that this killer could be available for only 39.50 € ! What a sensation !

    Immidiately after opening the small 2cl bottle the wonderful aroma began to fill up the whole room, an unmistakeable sign for a top-malt ! Nose was wonderful. Initial taste also, it was full-bodied and rich despite of the use of a refill cask. The alcohol is perfectly embedded in all the wonderful aroma. Despite of being full bodied, the dram remains delicate and fragile all the time.

    A bit of water brings out salammoniac notes, like the ones in salammoniac pastilles sold in german pharmacies. (german: Salmiakpastillen). The alcohol is so well embedded that I personally preferred to drink it neat.

    I got notes of blood, flintstone (sign of youthfulness) which were delicious in this case, bottom round beefsteaks arranged with some allspice and very mild black pepper, oak wood and quite a good splash of blueberry jam on top, everything wrapped up in a layer of peat smoke.

    Outstanding arrangement and balance, not a single note peaked out, perfect harmony of all the notes. A great dram.
    Discovering this one was like finishing a dart leg with a 140 ! 

    Tried to get hold of some, but I was delivered only with the sister cask #2724. Will check that out later. 

  4. SteveW110 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Once again a great unofficial Lagavulin!
    A really great barrel. Super PLV
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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