Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Highland Single Malt
65.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 jun 2015 6:47 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 53.63

4 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky reviews for As We Get It NAS IM

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.85 points.

  1. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    I had to finish the whole bottle before I wrote a review. Mainly because i couldn't make my mind up. It definitely got better and more enjoyable as the bottle emptied. Leaving it for a while and going back definitely helped. I had a similar experience with a Clynelish. This reminded me a lot of that, in taste and character.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A faint whiff of coffee, ripe plum, raspberries and blackberries. Lots of strong red fruit notes. There is no eye watering burn which I have found in other whiskies with much lower strength. There is also new leather and Turkish delight. Adding water just brings out more of the sherry notes.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Thick oily mouthfeel and full bodied. After the first sip and initial shock to the system it then becomes very palatable, especially with an ice cold whisky stone. The sherry notes start to come into fruition. Red apple skin, cranberry and a touch of liquorice. This certainly warms the cockles of the heart and lifts the spirit.
    • Finish
      91 91
      A medium to long finish with plenty of oak and some salt on the death. Also leaves a dried fruit mouth coating.

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  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    A potent sherry bomb with a knock out punch.
    This was a sample from karloff, the full bottle is on the wish list.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark and heavy.
      Sweet rum raisin and sherry mix.
      Fudgy chocolate and some vanilla.
      65,8% is not that noticable.
      Reduce with a little water and it's not noticable at all.
      This gives it a more sour edge, and bring out some nutty notes.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Go easy, this is die-namite.
      Really thick and dense sherry. We're at A'bunadh level here, with extra spice. It's fiery hot.
      Dark chocolate, burnt coffee.
      It doesn't take much water to tame it. I suggest to go easy or just enjoy the fire "as you get it".
    • Finish
      90 90
      This hangs around for a while.
      Most of the flavours carry ower and fades slowly, ending on slightly dry wood.

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose (undiluted): sherry-colored, earthy, leathery-musty. Below sweet fruit, towards apricot and plum jam. Creamy, buttery. Not old, but definitely not too young. Much softer and more velvety than the 65.8% (!) Expect, only a minimal alcohol sting. Also has a yeasty-fermented component, known for example from Tomatin, Deanston, Tomintoul and Glenfarclas. Due to the rumor mill, I try to identify the flavor as that of a young Glenfarclas, but am not one hundred percent sure, perhaps because this seems rather juicy and first-fill-heavy and the refill character / woody of the GF standard range is missing. Could but get there.
    Taste (undiluted): Oha, there they are, the 65.8 percent! Fiery, sweet, juicy, strong. In the finish, spicy notes (carnation, cardamom, nutmeg) and the memory of Big Red chewing gum.
    Nose (with water): The addition of water releases caramel (in raw amounts) and citrus flavors (ripe orange) as well as a few floral notes (the orange blossom). The whole thing is set, gentler, more like a "classic" (or say conventional) Scotch. Reminds me more of Aberlour or Tamdhu than Glenfarclas.
    Taste (with water): now that the fire of the brand is not extinguished, but yet tamed, one perceives more sherry flavors, quite high quality, deep and dry (not too "modern"). Nutty-buttery, like a nut nougat croissant garnished with hazelnut splitters. Very harmonious combination of barley malt and sherry character. In spite of the dilution still fiery; on the tongue the journeyman can not completely hide his youth. But he does not have, the juicy and full first-fill Flavor speaks and stands for itself.
    Conclusion: Who expects complex wood maturing flavors, is out of place here; If you are looking for a sparkling, strong, full of character and taste-intensive sherry cask whisky at an honest price, you will find it. Sympathetic thing, despite lack of age no sham.

  5. Tobias B scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    After tasting the Islay Single Malt i thought "okay, this can't get better" ... but i was so wrong, since this one even tops the sweet Islay smoke bomb - outrageous and well balanced!
    • Nose
      sweet cream sherry, dark chocolate, cinnamon, amarena cherry with marzipan, vanilla
    • Taste
      A hint of smoke with a full load of different sherry flavors, dark chocolate, raisins, some bitter-sweet notes give the impression of a older malt. Significantly sweeter but less complex w/o water.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet flavor turns into pleasant, crisp bitterness. The sherry remains really long.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Some say this is a Glenfarclas.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. martinni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Its a tough business being an independent bottler in this day and age and it’s not so easy to acquire decent and/or aged casks from distilleries who understandably want the best for themselves. These independent bottlings only work due to long-term contracts and this brand [As we get it] has been going since the 1970's

    N: Dense and heavy, xmas-sherried-pudding-cake dram. Oily, sweet, sour-cream, creamed-corn, rum 'n' raisin fudge and a smell of textiles. I reckon this could be a Clynelish, but who actually knows?
    T: So much sherry, just as on the nose. There’s yet more dense, fruit, raisin/sherry cake but this isn’t simply a young, modern, engineered zinger/pretender, this has age and control, and works just fine - neat too. More notes come through, all along similar lines - caramel, coffee, mocha, rum 'n' raisin ice-cream,..... a dessert dram for sure.
    F: Everything on the palate continues with vanilla and raisins and a soft, dry, 

     woody finish. Slightly metallic edge at the last with a touch of salt and edamame.
    C: Nothing wrong with this. A solid [dessert] dram.

    Scores a C+ [84]


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