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Overall rating
78.92/100
votes
81
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2015
Strength
63.5 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 200 ml
Bottle code
L 28 07 15
Barcode
094922371232
Added on
12 Oct 2015 7:39 am by Nickname
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 16.52

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Whisky Reviews for Kingsbarns Spirit Drink

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.92 points

  1. ASWhisky did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    amazingly good and flavorful let's hope it goes on like this
    • Nose
      standing in the glass without movement
      sweetish, very oily, very mild, almond note, floral sweetish notes, slightly grassy, ​​fresh, in the background a hint of an alcohol note, violets in nutmeg
      after a while with exercise
      there he is a bit stingy with a slight alcoholic note - but had presented it to me worse, now also much fruity, young yellow-green apricot Now the schnapps feeling is much clearer
    • Taste
      soft oily onset delicious fruity mild apricot liqueur with lots of nutmeg like schnapps in a praline
    • Finish
      Nutty fruity apricot schnapps relatively long

  2. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Well, he can do something as a new make, there are a few very nice flavors to discover. If this then continues in the barrel ... Promising.
    • Nose
      Undiluted: Pleasant, not pungent or alcoholic. Mirabelle brandy or Williams is on the rise. Sweet wine gum to it. With water: now he stands out a little. Interesting. The aromas remain so far, but with water overall less intense and fruity. With a few more drops of water, the stinging disappears again (no, the pipette was not left in the glass).
    • Taste
      Dry at the beginning with mirabelle taste and a little banana. One could almost think that there was wood in the game, so dry comes the over. Chocolate and a nice touch of coffee now pass, maybe a hint of toffee. The mirabelle plums are still there, but it's also pretty dry.
    • Finish
      Chocolate and still the idea of ​​a nice apricot schnapps - pleasantly fruity.

  3. ctu scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    It's a very nice start for a new Lowlands distiller.
    Wait for the others.
    • Nose
      Sweet and surprisingly fruity.
      Especially raspberry and strawberry. Metals.
    • Taste
      Sweet and dry. Mixed fruit jams, metals, spices.
      Similar to hungarian palinka.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, slightly alcoholic

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/heading-east-royal-lochnagar-fettercairn-and-kingsbarns/

    Tried at Whiskylive 2016, a few months before a visit to the distillery:

    N: Solid grain base, cereal led and fruity, hinting at peaches and wild strawberries.
    T: Copper heavy and fiery - yikes! The cereal notes return into the finish but that metallic note [neat or otherwise] is off-putting to put it mildly.
    F: Concludes with fruit cereal bars with more of that delicious peach.
    C: Nose and finish are all in order. Its the arrival that needs ‘fixing’, with oak - which is the whole point.

    At the distillery:

    C: Today I noted the fruitiness, a soft berry fruitiness with coppery raisins coming off the palate. Fab spirit. 
    [Not scored]

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Quite one-dimensional pear drops and sour apple, I got star-fruits as well.
    • Taste
      Very dry, vegetal, thin, quite hot, almost undrinkable.
    • Finish
      Pear drops, Aloe vera,sour barley husks, cumin, very drying.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. WhiskyWatcher scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The nose is already pretty rich for just spirit. In taste the alcohol overpowers other tastes already a little, in the finish the taste of alcohol really gets overwhelming.
    So, well, pretty promising stuff, it really has some good potential, definately.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity and light, citrus, grassy and floral, burnt nuts. Alcohol surprisingly light for this 63,5%, although after some while it's getting more and more prominent.
    • Taste
      79 79
      It starts pretty gentle and friendly, then it's comes in pretty hard. Clearly some pure alcohol, pickering and bitter. But also some sweet fruity notes, peach, herbal, some caramel too. Later on caramel comes in more and more.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Now pretty much bitter alcohol, it numbs the tongue a little, with a light taste of drop or licorice. Not very long, only the alcohol goes on pretty long.

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Smells fruity and quite aromatic.
    I even associate some grain and oak.

    Tasty as a fruit schnapps, not sweet, rather spicy.

    It's perfectly alright.
    I'm curious if something is stored ...

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Smells fruity and quite aromatic.
    I even associate some grain and oak.

    Tasty as a fruit schnapps, not sweet, rather spicy.

    It's perfectly alright.
    I'm curious if something is stored ...

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