Overall rating
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Dec 2015 3:49 pm by Missalotta
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 206.25

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47 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Allt-a-Bhainne 1993 JW

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.73 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose is extremely appetizing, the rest is also very good.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lemon yoghurt (unusual, I rarely had such a clear idea), slightly tart honey spice and homemade caramel with cream and good creamy butter.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet and tart, slightly tingling and viscous, lemon cream, then a little spicier with caramelised mint and vanilla crescents.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The oak is subtle, but remains mouth-watering long.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very good dram, the best Allt-a-Bhainne I've tasted so far. Sill not the most complex whisky, therefore it doesn't reach 90 points. A very solid 87 will do.
    • Nose
      The intense caramel toffee profile that I associate with Allt-a-Bhainne is not so very present. Hurray! It's still there, mind you. Further, it's very buttery and creamy with ripe and dried fruit. Although that it's not unpleasant, it's rather one-dimensional, so it doesn't get the full score. 
    • Taste
      Again, creamy, buttery, with (also again) the ripe fruit. This time, it's accompanied by fennel seeds, eucalyptus and a hint of leather.
    • Finish
      Gets spicier (nutmeg, cinnamon), mint, barley, caramel and a little fruit.

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is quite an impressive single malt. Rich, round and mature. The
    alcohol is very well integrated with a lovely balance of sweetness,
    inebriant fruitiness and an intense spiciness. A representative example
    of this relatively young distillery producing an incredibly sweet and
    fruity whisky style, often regardless of the cask type they're using.
    Yummy old Allt-á-Bhainne - best with a splash of water.

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicate ripe orchard fruits - apricots,
      mangos, and pineapples, followed by notes of strawberry mixed with
      custard cream and a slight touch of toffee. This is complimented by a
      whiff of sweet oak spice in the back.
    • Taste
      Sumptuously sweet and fruity with peaches, apricots and tender lemons.
      The palate delivered what the nose promised. This is immediatley
      followed by a bold and warming spiciness of pepper, even chilli, oak and
      caramelized ginger. Very round with delicate notes of toffee and
      vanilla, accompanied by a sticky honey sweetness towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, slightly warm with a tender sweet and fruity aroma, followed by dry notes of oak and nutmeg.

      WITH WATER: Very fruity, creamy and slightly sweet on the nose with a
      few drops of water. There's delicate vanilla, nicely intermingling with
      toffee and a wee touch of oak in the back. The whisky becomes smoother
      on the palate as water tames a bit of the intense spiciness on the
      tongue. Sweet and citrussy with vanilla and creamy caramel. The finish
      is a bit shorter, sweet, and fruity with a lovely honeyed note. The
      dryness on the tail is almost gone.

  4. Missalotta scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    it's one of the better OTL.
    • Nose
      caramel and vanilla
    • Taste
      unexpected sweet, round, mild (means not alcoholic), again caramel and vanilla
    • Finish
      wonderfull long, round


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