Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Regensburger Whisky- & Weinclub (RW&W)
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
52.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 feb 2015 11:47 am by Poppi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 157.00

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Whisky reviews for Russenschnaps Vladi's Finest

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.97 points.

  1. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wood, wood, wood, slightly dusty, cold smoke, ash, lemon, grasses, herbal candy, honey, some earth, gets sweeter over time
    • Taste
      Honey, herbal candy, herbs, lemon, grapefruit, wood, a little pepper, hmm more chili with the next sip

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Clear Wow, super-easy, wonderfully balanced, he does not need time, but knows how to use it successfully.
    • Nose
      Ripe yellow and red fruits as well as seared meat flow out of the glass immediately after pouring. After a while, the notes are wonderfully interwoven. A touch of disinfectant and a pinch of sweat. More time provides for further opening, dark, ripe and candied fruits go hand in hand with Barbecuenoten on the Lavagrill; speak mineral notes emerge. A hint of lemon is also in the background. Heat makes it fresher and more mineral.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully balanced in the mouth, fruity sweetness, ashy smoke, fine tannins and everything dipped in fir honey. The mouthfeel is heavy and oily, the onset powerful, without burning.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and ashy, and reheating, he does too.

  3. GM scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Tasting Notes from Malt Maniac Serge Valentin:

    Russenschnaps (52.3%, Unicorn Production, Regensburger Whiskyclub, 294 bottles, 2015)  Said to be some genuine L*g*v*l*n vatted in Germany, also said to contain some very old ones and some younger ones alike. There might be many private jokes behind this wee bottling from Bavaria, but as an Alsatian, I won’t even try to decipher them, and we’re farer from Vladi in any case. Guys, you rock anyway. Colour: deep gold. Nose: the Distiller’s Edition at cask strength! Chocolate, raisins, leather, cigars, pencil shavings (a few), and a leafy smokiness plus various soft spices, around cinnamon. Also cakes, cinnamon rolls, also seawater, dried kelp, wood and coal ashes... With water: and here it goes, miso soup, soy sauce, caraway liqueur, cloves… It just loves water. Mouth (neat): hoppla! Indeed, it is the DE at cask strength, with ‘ideas’ of the famous official 21s as well, including this famous tarry, marmalade-y, and slightly gingery side. Massive whisky, this, I wouldn’t say it goes in for subtleties, but it is excellent. With water: indeed it loves water, as much as Ludwig II used to, but with better consequences. Tamarind jam, cranberries, smoked spices, aniseed, marmalade… Finish: long, with a wee bit of leather and more cigary notes. Comments: rather a Riesenschnaps! Water really unlocks it. SGP: 567 - 90 points

  4. Luigisim scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I think it is a very nice Lagavulin

  5. foxboro scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Info from slowdrink.de "This is a peaty Islay-South Coast single malt in flavor (flavors: soot, peat, iodine, sulfur, BBQ sauce, dark cooked fruits, maraschino cherry, plum, exotic wood, tobacco, tea, bacon, Maritimity and depth - the name of the distillery can not be named for legal reasons.) The quality of mature whiskys (some 21-year-old shares and vintages until the 1970s) paired with the power of younger distillates of the same distillery (between 11 and 19 years old , usually Sherry Cask) make an optimal mix ... "


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