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Overall rating 71 votes 85.38
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
61.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L080615 3 07:15 BB
Barcode
5010852032321
Added on
28 Jun 2015 8:55 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 20
Taste 21
Finish 20
Balance 20

Tastingtags

17 Notes

mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
21 Nov 2017 1:59 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
86
Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Note
15 Nov 2017 11:41 pm
Dre73 gave this whisky 85 points

Fijne geturfde whisky. Heeft nog wel een wat wild karakter, duidelijk wat jongere whisky. Aanvankelijk ook vrij scherp/peperig, wordt na verloop wat minder.
Al met al een zeer vermakelijke dram.

wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
23 Apr 2017 5:01 pm

citron ,iode,fumée puis tourbe ,épices en fond!retour de fruits orangés et du malt!..et l'odeur alcoolique assez forte!

My Collection
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
15 Apr 2017 3:58 pm
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Fumée franche. Un côté minéral et métallique, sûrement un signe de jeunesse. Très vif, puis plus doux. Pas très équilibré. Quelques notes de chocolat blanc donnent un peu de profondeur mais pas assez pour le remettre d'aplomb. Avec de l'eau, c'est mieux : le chocolat au lait s'affirme, le malt émerge et quelques fruits apparaissent.

Taste

Intense avec un coeur fruité, ce n'est pas facile à boire ! Avec de l'eau, c'est bien mieux ! Liquoreux et chaleureux à souhait, il est aussi très poivré.

Finish

Finale longue et fumée, végétale aussi. Avec de l'eau, toute aussi longue mais aussi épaisse et épicée.

Comments

Un whisky multi-facettes plutôt déroutant : difficile de lui attribuer un score global.
Je dirais :

 Nez et Finale : 2/5 pur, 3/5 avec de l'eau
Bouche : 3/5 pur, 4/5 avec de l'eau
Whisky n°1253
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Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
03 Mar 2017 11:37 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
87
My Collection
Tobias B
Member Senior Tobias B Tasting note
14 Jan 2017 9:00 pm
Tobias B gave this whisky 89 points
Color
White wine
Nose

The Ardbeg distillery character and the well known combination of smoke and malty sweetnes hits you massively. Lovely notes of lemon, grapefruit and licorice.

Taste

a peaty steam train with a lot of malty sweetnes really similar to the nose. superb!

Finish

medium to long, sweet and smoky, a touch of bitterness reminds on the citrus notes

Comments

I got this as present for Christmas and was very, very suprised by the quality they achieve with a young malt, this is really fun stuff!

emptycask
Expert Junior emptycask Review note
31 Aug 2016 9:57 pm
emptycask gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
91
Presentation
86
Hips
St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
22 Jul 2016 11:01 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 81 points
Color
White wine
Nose

I am doubting how I should call the whisky after first nosing: young & feisty, or barely legal? Let's wait a couple of minutes. Nope, that didn't really help. The nose is too much on new make, almost sickly: sweat socks, vomit, pears, lemon and lots of medicinal notes. Iodine, plasters, peat, salty cod, and only a little smoke. 
With water, the sickly elements seem to disappear. There is a faint vanilla smell. 

Taste

Quite harsh without water, with a full dose of wet peat, iodine and bandages, along with pear drops, cheese and pepper. 
With water, the whisky seems more mature.

Finish

Without water, the nose prickle I get from the finish is just too much. Its also tongue numbing, with loads of peat, ash, iodine and chili peppers. 
Only with quite a splash of water, the finish is doable, leaving some vanilla and wood shavings next to the aforementioned sensations. 

Comments

Too young, too strong. That's my conclusion. I was only able to taste appreciate it with quite some water. Otherwise, it's a liability to both my nose and tongue. 

Cheers! Paul
Pyromann
Member Senior Pyromann Tasting note
26 Jun 2016 9:46 am
Pyromann gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Kouř, uzené, intenzivní kouř, intenzivní rašelina. Po chvíli kostky uhlí. Náznaky dezinfekce. Ve vůni je opravdu silná a intenzivní.

Taste

Hodně silná, olejovitá whisky. Výrazný kouř, uhlí a rašelina. Snaží se mi mrcha sežrat jazyk. Po polknutí exploze kouře a rašeliny.

Finish

Kouř. Žvýkám kostku uhlí. Nářez. Extrémně dlouhý. Tu kostku v puse žvýkám ještě druhý den.

Comments

Drsná záležitost pro chlapy. Hodně silná kombinace rašeliny, kouře, uhlí a uzeného. Pocitově ještě silnější než klasický Laphroaig nebo Ardbeg.

hfos
Expert Senior hfos Review note
25 Jun 2016 7:45 pm
hfos gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
90

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