Dunville's 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Rare - Old Irish Whiskey
Stated Age
10 years old
Pedro Ximénez Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2015 10:28 am by wacher

Average value

€ 58,77

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56 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dunville's 10-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.93 points

  1. Whisky101 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting dram and quite different to the other Irish ones I have tried. 
    • Nose
      Green apple, fruit gums, grassy, light pear, sweetness of PX, raisins, blackcurrant, slight alcohol note gives a scent of natural gas as it opens up. 
    • Taste
      Creamy. blackcurrant, vanilla, sweet PX sherry, raisins, mixed nuts (unsalted). 
    • Finish
      Medium length and very light finish. 

  2. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:


  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur


    The Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland was founded in 2012 and their first spirit can now be called whiskey, but that has not yet been released. Their gin and vodka have. But they do have two whiskeys on the market, under the name Dunville’s Very Rare Old Irish Whiskey – one with and one without age statement. The one with age statement is the one we’ll try now: it matured for 10 years before it was finished on PX sherry casks. It is not disclosed where the malt comes from, but it seems reasonable to think they made a deal with their neighbor Bushmills.

    Perfumy nose on nuts, overripe banana, wet metal (yes, indeed) and Braeburn apples. Something that reminds me of shampoo, which is not an advantage.

    The arrival is rather light on pineapple juice and the same Braeburn apples. Loads of ginger and white pepper. The oak speaks. This is still quite young for a 10 year old, if you know what I mean.

    The finish is surprisingly long with again some nuts in the background.

    Well, it is not a bad whiskey and the bottle is an eye catcher, but I cannot say I am thrilled. Just under 60 EUR, which I find quite expensive for this stuff, even though it won the title ‘Best Irish Single Malt Under 12 Years' at the World Whiskies Awards 2015.

  6. THan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I have been getting to know this.  As others have said the sherry finish has really distinguished this for me.  The arrival is just so unexpected.  Development carries the sherry-above average..  Finished kinda lags-not too bad, maybe a bit abrupt.  I love the vintage labeling.  Picked this up because Ralfy reviewed an original.  I will buy this again. 
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Skiddilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Like many new distilleries without ready whisk[e]y, in the interim they bottling available malt from other distilleries, acting if you will as independent bottlers and blenders. That’s how i discovered Alberta Distillers, through their very decent ‘Whistle Pig’ WB which was produced [and still is] whilst their spirit was maturing. This 10yo with a PX finish [around 15 months-2 years] is an example of that activity. Now that PX finish is important - some PX casks simply overbear the malt, where the whiskey almost becomes the sherry itself [Nomad WB]. In this case, the PX here works for the whiskey instead of against it. I detect more copper, as i picked up in both the Ban Poitin WB and the [new make] spirit. WB
    T: Decent and thoroughly drinkable. Water gives it more lift.
    F: Nice malty/dry sherry chew, the PX finishes strongly.
    C: Good stuff, Bushmill’s perhaps? The PX has given it a welcome boost.

    Scores a B- [85]

  10. PaLbl4 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Dunville's 'VR' (46%, OB, Echlinville Distillery, malt whiskey, PX cask, +/-2015)  Pretty much like what’s happening in the US with sourced whiskies launched as pseudo-own distillates under ‘legendary old brands’, this is sourced Irish whiskey, most probably finished in PX. Now that doesn’t mean it can’t be good. Colour: pale gold. Nose: it’s okay, its okay, just rather light. Whiffs of copper, nuts, ripe bananas, and apple juice. A little more cardboard and almondy soap coming through after a few minutes, but I still find the whole rather okay. Mouth: more body than expected, some peppery oak, touches of tinned fruits (pears and pineapples, then a slightly gritty, gingery side. A little rough, the juice must have been relatively young. Finish: quite long, with some bitter tea and apple peelings. These almondy notes again in the aftertaste. Comments: I don’t find it extraordinarily Irish. The whole’s rather, well, okay. SGP:351 - 75 points.


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