Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2009 8:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

0 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Breath of the Isles 1993 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 279 bottles from cask 3748

    This is the fifth cask from our secret cellar of rare island malt.The liquid has a deep, faerie gold colour and strong beading. The nose is smoky and very peppery, yet the nose-feel effect is cooling. The overall effect is clean and fresh, like dentists’ mouthwash, bringing to mind wind-swept dunes and sea-wrack strewn beaches. Water introduces some grubby smoke to the scene; a distant bonfire on which a tractor tire is smouldering among drift-wood and dried seaweed. The taste is surprisingly sweet, with some acidity and distinct saltiness. Chilli-pepper as you swallow. Full-bodied, with a long and warming finish. A close to perfect expression of this distillery’s distinctive style. You must guess where it has come from!

  2. st7 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Undisclosed Talisker.

  3. SilentStill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    So this Tali needs a second chance from me. If that were the first impression, it would be a small disappointment. But since I do not believe that this is so, I will soon post a second impression behind ....
    • Nose
      moderately strong, dry smoke, slightly earthy, .... hm, what else? that can not be .... but right now there are no more impressions on my nostrils .... so the first dram comes across quite flat in the nose.
    • Taste
      comes 56% damn strong, very close to the limit of an intrusive alcoholic onset, again earthy, but this time extremely with a continued moderate smoke. Nice warming but also somewhat one-dimensional on the palate.
    • Finish
      good length, with some mention above Fruity (?)


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?