Overall rating
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt
Oak Casks
61.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L080615 3 07:15 BB
Added on
28 Jun 2015 8:08 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 59.80

14 × in wishlist

121 × member ratings

227 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for As We Get It NAS IM

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    How old is that - 3, 4, 5 years? More probably not.
    What kind of people who explicitly want young, light, peat, volts on their mouths. Then the 43 € are certainly well spent, otherwise not.
    Could also be a good base for "Celp - The Seaweed Experience", neat waterpist in and ready.
    Or as Islay Newmake replacement for own Fassreifungsexperimente.
    • Nose
      mineral, fresh, light, some white chocolate, strong smoke between medically, flower cut and scorched cable, neat white pepper; with water a little sweeter, creamier, milk chocolate, pear, cucumber and a touch of cooked onions
    • Taste
      huijuijui - creamy-milk-chocolate, burnt-bitter and very pale peppery; with water: less spicy, more milk chocolate, caramel, a hint of pear and apple compote
    • Finish
      Laaaang, hot, pepper, bitter greens ... the more water, the creamier-chocolatier

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Notes by memory from drams shared with karloff in Dufftown. Thanks mate!
    • Nose
      Right up there with the most peated Octomore.

      Everything Islay, and then some.

      This is truely love it or hate it stuff, and I loved it.

      Complex? Hard to tell through the peat, but it's got soot, rubber and sea salt.
    • Taste
      If you love peat monsters there's no other way than neat. And it goes down surprisingly easy.

      It's extremely bold, with peat, smoke, soot, rubber, liqorice, sea weed and iodine.
    • Finish
      As expected, you won't get rid of this for some time.

      Not much evolvement, but it stays on.

  3. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    This isn't for the faint of heart and for die hard peat lovers only or those who have an adventures palette or just a little bit crazy. 
    • Nose
      This smells like an old steam train pulling into a station and the devil is driving it. A chimney sweeps soot bag. No need to trim my nose hair tonight. The peat is really strong and almost smothers everything else. Liquorice wood stick. There is some fruit notes but they are very faint. Really old leather bag and a box of matches. Also a wet dog who's been swimming in the sea. 
    • Taste
      Thick and oily mouthfeel as you would expect because I have decided to drink it as I get it and it certainly packs a punch. Call me crazy. Is it very young? I don't think so. It has age to it but not a lot I think. Citrus and banana pith, Victory V cough sweet. I think I described a Big Peat as smelling like the Balrog's breath. Well I can imagine this is what his piss tastes like and it tastes pretty damn good ;) 
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and just smolders well into the night. There is something sweet in the background . Almost like a liquorice all sorts sweet. 

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Heavy smoke, medicinal, some light fruitiness appears. The profile of the nose is typical like the Ardbeg profile.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Iodine with stone fruits and peppers, yet balanced
    • Finish
      88 88
      A warm long finish, due to the abv of 61.3%, but it never disappoints. Nice & punchy!

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Fun (83)
    • Nose
      Candy, citrus, young but not defective, tap water, dampness and fresh dough. With water, it becomes more interesting that citruses acquire a mint shade, very unusual (21)
    • Taste
      Sweet, Spicy, Fruit, Smoky (21)
    • Finish
      Candy finish, ashes and paper (20)

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Quite a hard and heavy hitter on the peatsmoke. Misses some complexity, it's still a bit young and spirity. It misses a bit the full bodiness which is present at Octomores
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. avansele scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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