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The Alrik Ostara

Overall rating
88.03/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB66429
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Edition 1915
Bottled
02.04.2015
Casktype
Madeira Hogshead, Tokaji Cask Finish
Number of bottles
275
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2015 11:07 am by SteveW110
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 369.00

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37 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Alrik Ostara

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    My 4th and so far the weakest Alrik, Taste delicious, but not particularly, the vegetable-bitter notes, especially the nose, I can get even at a cheap Islay, and of the great barrels and the beech smoke, I do not notice much, Glen Els did a lot better that. So I do not need to talk about the price.
    • Nose
      clear smoke, not as warm and sweet as in previous Alriks / Woodsmoked, but tart, bitter, ash, resin, pine needles, also the familiar from various Islays vegetable-grassy-bitter notes, lime, unripe apples and pears, almost no sweetness ( hint of bittersweet chocolate), a touch of white pepper
    • Taste
      here the smoke is more typical Alrik, sweet and better integrated, chocolate, cocoa, with honey marinated roast, full-bodied and creamy, with some grass, lime and pepper
    • Finish
      medium, some milk chocolate, grass (bitter) and pepper

  2. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very complex. Fruity with pears, grapes and peach. Floral notes. Pine needles. Milk chocolate. The smoke is in the background.
    • Taste
      Full mouthfeel. Dried apple slices. Oily. Flowery. Dark chocolate. Some oak. The smoke is little present.
    • Finish
      Long. Pears. Peach. Geraniums (?). Drying. Some pepper. Dark chocolate. Oak.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This Alrik is also successful. Overall, a bit more reserved in terms of sweetness and smoke.
    • Nose
      The smoke is clearly perceptible, goes in the direction of campfire, in addition fir-resin and pepper, fruity towards pear and peach and also something sour like grapefruit, slightly grassy, ​​behind everything also toasted aromas and chocolate. Overall, rather dry than sweet
    • Taste
      Much sweeter than in the nose, again with pear and peach, nut and chocolate, a hint of sulfur (I'm sensitive), spicy oak and again the resinous, the sour notes from the nose are no longer to find, the smoke is still there, but more restrained than the Alriks tasted so far, overall rather mild in the mouth and very oily
    • Finish
      becoming drier with pear peels, the smoke level increases, medium long

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I e mp think the Ostara as the worst of the Alrikserie - artificial false notes - something tinny - no Har mony
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Smitty64 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Finally tasted it :)
    Even if this one is really nice and is an exceptional Single Malt which has great strengths, I like the "other" Alrik expressions a little more

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