Overall rating
83.75/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB66417
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Echlinville Distillery Ltd. (Ech)
Bottling serie
Very Rare - Old Irish Whiskey
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060142990251
Added on
03 apr 2015 10:28 am by wacher
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 70.41

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Whisky reviews for Dunville's 10-year-old Ech

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.75 points.

  1. Gweddry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very similar to Glenallachie 12, but generally weaker, especially at twice the price
    • Nose
      sweet sherry, raisins, boiled apples and pears, aloe vera, banana, cough syrup, copper, vanilla, watermelon
      DILUTED: green apple, almond milk, fruit jelly, pool
    • Taste
      chocolate pudding, vanilla, sherry trace, creamy milk chocolate, black currant, pineapple, dusty wood, DILUTED: cinnamon, frozen strawberries, rum
    • Finish
      chocolate pudding, powder, raisins, marzipan DILUTED: no change

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  3. SimonOHA scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Efficient.
    • Nose
      Surprising nose on liquorice bark, almost rubber. Christmas black tea with orange peel. Peach and banana peel. Apple with aeration.
    • Taste
      Soft and creamy on the palate on oranges and black tea. The end of the mouth is very marked by fishing, it's pleasant.
    • Finish
      Warm and oily finish on roasted peach. Herbal and chocolate notes.

  4. Coldorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sometimes PX finishes completely obliterate the whisk(e)y that was there before the finish, letting you think you’re drinking 40+ ABV Pedro Ximenez. In the case of this Dunville’s 10-year-old PX, the finish was quite a good one, bringing additional complexity to the whisky, without getting on top and hiding the spirit. We then have here quite a fruity and fresh nose, with the palate following up nicely. I enjoyed that, it’s an easy sipping dram that you can drink whatever your mood, be it the mood to analyse the whisky, or just to sip for simple enjoyment.
    • Nose
      Strong anise notes immediately, that I didn’t expect, but after a few moments they morph to stewed red fruits. Green apple as well, hints of banana. This is sweet without being excessively so, more like fruity sweet. In the back, some vanilla, stewed yellow fruits and cough pine sap candies.
    • Taste
      Stewed apricot and plum with a bit of pepper, sour cherries, a bit of oak bitterness, and unsalted mix nuts. Pineapple juice, a few slices of candied ginger, some malt, and almost hints of hops. Good mouthfeel, slightly creamy.
    • Finish
      Slightly chocolatey and oaky, with a warmth lingering on a bit, medium length.

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and spicy, nice mouthfeel. Finish is surprising long for the abv.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. PalummoWhiskey scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Etilette design took some getting used to at first glance and probably influenced my subconscious opinion a bit negatively. In the glass, however, the positive surprise. A lot of depth for a 10-year-old thanks to the dark sherry note. Intense fruitiness on the nose. On the palate nice and full and round at the beginning ... after a short time a bit bitter spiciness, but not very annoying. Medium-long finish.

  7. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Underrated imho, very nice sourced Irish Whiskey. Great notes of stewed yellow fruits. Btw different source distillery than the significantly more expensive 12 yo follow-up.

  8. IIIZIII scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      It is cooley, unmistakebly. Heavy, thick smell of sweet sherry with green notes. Green apples and unripe banana, slightly minty. Beautiful restrained grassiness.
    • Taste
      Sweet development, nutty, slight oak
    • Finish
      Quiet long for the age

  9. 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. 

  10. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskeycuse.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/dunvilles-vr-10-yo-old-irish-whiskey-46-vol-echlinville-distillery-2016/

  13. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Braeburn

    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.

  14. 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

  15. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Skiddilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  17. 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]

  18. 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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