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Overall rating 35 votes 83.79
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Kintra Whisky (KiW)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Collection
Vintage
18.09.2001
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
10834
Number of bottles
323
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Dec 2015 4:11 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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23 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

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Tastingtags

5 Notes

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
17 Mar 2017 12:45 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 85 points

Cocoa Powder

Erik Molenaar, the man behind Kintra, is spending most of his time getting his own distillery Wagging Finger off the ground. His gin is a hit, but in the short term he also wants to distill his very own single malt. This means that he is currently going somewhat slow with Kintra, his company that bottles whisky independently. Let us try a 14 year old Irish malt, of which the distillery is kept quite secret.

I do like this dirty nose full of sherry influence with loads of fruit on the left (think peach, raisins and in this case even slightly rotting oranges) and a dusty attic, earth and even some wood glue or putty on the right. Loads of candied sugar and even a drop of balsamic vinegar, which makes it stand out. I would never have thought of an Irish distillery if I were to nose this blind. The sherry cask is simply too dominant. Nevertheless, this is a grand nose.

It is oily and immediately spicy on the nose with nutmeg and black pepper. Next to the dark fruit, it becomes very sweet on espresso with whipped cream, sprinkled with cocoa powder. Burnt coffee beans precede the fruit, that now consists of dark berries and raspberries. It’s all good.

The finish is fairly long and drying, but does remain dark and sweet until the death.

Not your typical Irish whisky, far from it, but quite interesting in my opinion. Just a tad too dry towards the end, but aside from that this is a very nice dram at great drinking strength. Bushmills? Cooley? I have not the faintest.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
20 Apr 2016 9:45 am
p4blo gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

The dirty side of sherry - glue, earth, dust, balsamico, soy sauce and walnuts. I don't get any of the "Irishness" with typical notes of tropical fruits, just this overwhelming, dirty sherry influence.

Taste

Cocoa, a hint of rubber, some fruit jam. Not much going on here, it's like drinking cocoa mixed with burnt coffee. Alcohol is very nicely integrated, though.

Finish

Dry, overly oaky and tannic, a hint of sweet chocolate.

Comments

I was expecting a more typical Irish indie + sherry cask notes. This one is not even close.

thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
31 Dec 2015 3:20 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Soft. Lots of fruit like peaches and nectarine, but also raisins and apricots. A thin layer of sweet candy, and some brown sugar also. In the background a hint of something burned, but it's no problem here.

Taste

Ouch, after every swallowed sip a strange burned espresso or mocha note. Dry too. That's how I'd best describe it, and it is unpleasant. That luckily makes place for more fruity notes (raspberry) and milk chocolate.

Finish

Raspberry and candied strawberries. Pretty long.

Comments
At first I thought something was wrong with my taste, but I tried it four times over a two week period, and that strange burned off-note was there every time. Other than that it is a pretty good whisky actually, but because of such a defect, I can't score it over 80.
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jhut
Expert Junior jhut Tasting note
30 Dec 2015 1:55 am
jhut gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Sherry. rood fruit, basterd suiker

Taste

Sherry

Finish

Cask strength, veel sherry, zoet, fruit en hout

Comments

Whisky Proeverij, Café de Toeter in Groningen, 27-12-2015

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
24 Dec 2015 10:14 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 85 points

Pretty intense flavours. On one side from the start cleary big sherry notes. Dry, nutty and chocolate cherry. Still the fruity side shines through when you get to the palate.

Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
79

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