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Overall rating
89.91/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
Retro Label
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
22 years old
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Whiskyshow 2015
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
07 Oct 2015 8:51 am by dipako
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 274.73

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Tastingtags

8 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Tasting note
16 Mar 2018 9:38 pm
aphex gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

The expected fruitiness. Peaches, pineapples, a few berries, citruses (lemons, grapefruits). And some vegetal notes in the background (grass, herbs).

Taste

Fruity (red and black berries), light smoke and earthy notes.

Finish

Long, smoky, earthy and fruity.

Comments

A very good whisky. The palate was simpler and less fruity than the nose but I liked the smoky and earthy notes and the sweetness coming on the aftertaste.

hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
15 Oct 2017 1:53 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 90 points

Geproefd tijdens de afterparty van de  Inchgower III-tasting van WCY op 14-10-2017

Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
Hans Bolt
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
15 Oct 2017 9:57 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
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maltsabine
Member Senior maltsabine Review note
21 Feb 2017 1:19 pm
maltsabine gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
85
Presentation
92
p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
08 Jun 2016 11:04 pm
p4blo gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

The notes I get are totally different than below, but here we go.

A quite unusual profile indeed. On top of the expected, regular "Irishness" with superfruity notes, albeit a little more green than I would expect, with green apples, limes and lemons, pears, kiwis, there comes a scent of pine wood, resin, moss. Some butter and wax too. Very complex and vibrant.

Taste

Sweeter than the nose would suggest, nicely rounded with notes of vanilla, juicy pears, apples, mango and maracuja. The signature fruitiness does deliver.

Finish

A hubba bubba passion fruit attack, like a super intense fruit extract. Becomes slightly drying with a pinch of spices. Rather short.

Comments

An intense dram, needs attention, but for me it's just captivating. Love it.

Sb17sw
Expert Senior Sb17sw Review note
03 May 2016 9:43 pm
Sb17sw gave this whisky 82 points

Amber color Smells sweet. I detect leather and it reminds me of new leather shoes. Licorice and chocolate. Strange taste, little like cats urinate. But it is sweet and floral. Finish is strong but short. There are hints of plums there. Strange thing.

With water the taste is more rounded and quite oily. Finish even shorter.

Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
94
Initial taste
77
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
78
Presentation
82
My Collection
ThS
Expert Senior ThS Tasting note
29 Mar 2016 7:50 pm
ThS gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Du pur jus de fruits, des rouges et des noirs: le cassis domine, un peu de myrtille et de mûre écrasées en toile de fond; groseilles et framboises mixées ensemble. Des pointes d'agrumes. C'est frais, acidulé, hyper fruité. Un peu de chocolat noir (65%) et de tourbe fraiche et encore humide en arrière-plan. Une bombe de fruits.  Aucune trace de bois, mais alors, vraiment aucune.

Taste

Attaque fruitée sur le cassis, la mûre et un mix de fruits rouges (fraise, groseille). Ça monte en puissance et la tourbe entre dans le jeu, avec une très légère fumée, des notes de terre et de foin, le tout enrobé de chocolat noir (toujours à 65%), d'agrumes et de quelques notes maltées très discrètes. Où est le bois, mais où est le bois? Il a été élevé en dame-jeanne ce whiskey, ce n'est pas possible! La texture est minérale, légèrement sèche. Ai-je rêvé d'une pointe de sel?

Finish

Fruitée, légèrement amère, mas d'une jolie amertume (artichaut, endive) longue, avec quelques notes plus chaleureuses et épicées fondues dans le fruité acidulé. Retour du chocolat noir et de la tourbe fraîche après quelques minutes.

Comments

Très expressif, sur un fruité exacerbé, mais aussi complexe et pluridimensionnel. Une bonne petite claque, qui s'est révélée à l'aération.

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
18 Jan 2016 5:34 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 87 points

‘Freaky!’ [Nick]


N: Most unusual profile with sparkling vibrancy & power. Theres some curious plasticky, sherried?, peatiness here and some minced lamb - distillate issues?

T: Wow, thats something on the palate - a thick, oily, muddy meatiness, [more minced lamb].

F: Good consistency into the finish but with the meaty note taking a weird turn. Strange brew indeed.

C: Turns out it may well have been a crystal malting. Whilst theres no official declaration, this IS from Bushmills.


Scores a B[+] [88]



SECOND SITTING


N: Sour-vanilla-mash, bentonite clay and a curious peatiness - liquorice=aniseed Doner kebabs! I tried this before so i’m primed for it’s freakiness.

T: Minced lamb kebabs, fruit pastels and sugar-snap peas. Becomes sweeter over time but it also becomes consolidated with aruddy- muddiness and a little rubberiness. Its very odd indeed. Slightly oily into the finish.

F: Dill, vanilla grapefruit and meaty-peat.

C: Great quote from Nick, 'Makes Dalmore look like crayons'. This is so strange and curious, i urge you to try it if you possibly can. Not sure id ever manage or want to drink a whole bottle of it mind.


Scores a B[-] [86]



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