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Slyrs 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.69/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Edition 2003 - Oak Block with Miniature
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
Batch 1
Number of bottles
2000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
4250826901678
Added on
06 Mar 2015 7:46 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 385.04

4 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Slyrs 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.69 points

  1. theoneandonly scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Obviously on the way up. Added complexity over the last 3 years!

  2. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not really my case and totally overpriced.
    • Nose
      Solvent, Obstler, disinfectants, that is difficult to distribute. In the background then the Bourbon or Virgin Oak Classic Vanilla, to Tanine.
    • Taste
      Fruits first, strawberries, then banana and honey, before the whisky turns 180 °. Everything disappears and then a slightly sharp note comes through and the Bourbon barrel comes up with wood and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Light, no heavy aromas, it sounds slightly bitter, it sounds.

  3. Smitty64 scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Nice bottle and packaging, average malt but grossly overpriced for this averageness.
    Why don't they try sherry casks?
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    It's hard to say, but that's not whisky, that's oak extract. The spirit has nothing to report, except a slight alcoholic sharpness. Otherwise only oak and unfortunately also the sour wood notes, which are not my case. I'll give the whisky a second chance, but I liked the Cask Strength ( https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/69848/slyrs-2011 ) much better. Today was the second chance, and the whisky has used it a bit. The sour oak notes were no longer felt and the whisky was more pleasant to drink. Nevertheless, of course, much up to much oak.
    • Nose
      Strong oak flavor, almost like a bourbon with oak, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, very intense. Unfortunately also a small pungent alcohol note, despite 43%.
    • Taste
      a lot of oak, "young wood", slightly sour. The oak tree has already done a great job here. Honestly, too much work.
      Of course, there is also some sourish fruit (which was imperceptible in the nose) and some vanilla.
    • Finish
      Much oak, also the sourish wood notes, strong bitter with a slight sweetness in the background. But the sour tart oak notes remain in the foreground.

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Much better than the 3-year-old, that's not a question. But in no way justifies the invoked price. The strong rumassoziationen confuse me a little, I'll probably try it again with some distance.
    • Nose
      intense, clear glue, vanilla, in the background a little nut, very sweet, caramel, like cake dough with rum, in general it has something of rum, a hint of Pina Colada, the alcohol is well integrated, with the time also spice, like old leather and Tobacco, pepper, but not spicy
    • Taste
      Here, too, I immediately think of rum, caramel, slightly grassy, ​​vanilla, coconut, and just this typical sweets that I actually know more of rum
    • Finish
      rather short, the rum character remains sweet with vanilla and caramel

  6. JohannesB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A round, beautifully matured German whisky! Not very complex, but the existing flavors are wonderfully developed and very intense. So would have to look in the future, the entry into the Slyrs Range. This painting with a finish in sherry or wine barrels has great potential in my view. The horrendous price and the huge hype I consider unjustified. Slyrs "arrived" with this malt for me and I'm curious what to expect from this distillery in the future. Hopefully then at more realistic prices and without a crazy secondary market.
    • Nose
      Cotton candy, caramel, vanilla, candy and roasted almonds. Like a fresh Cremé Brûlée with crunchy caramelized crust on a walk through the Munich Oktoberfest. The Obstler nose, which is common to all younger Slyrs, has finally disappeared here.
    • Taste
      Fresh and gentle, he plays around the tongue, the alcohol is hard to imagine. Spicy and sweet at the same time. Toasted bread, caramel sweets, vanilla sugar and walnuts. The oak is powerful and very clear. The distillery character of Slyrs is unmistakable. Malty, nutty and definitely not a Scot - but a whisky.
    • Finish
      Medium and dry, the Slyrs withdraws from the mouth. The roasted aromas and walnuts take over the lead. Caramel and marzipan behind, covered in dark chocolate.

  7. Pxrider scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Notes By Slyrs Nose: dark wood, ripe to overripe dried fruit,
    wonderful vanilla aroma and a hint of toffee.

    Taste: in the beginning intense and spicy, notes of
    Clove & nutmeg, intense oak, nicely creamy and
    mouth-filling.

    Finish: nutty-creamy, wonderfully intense and long,
    especially soft.

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