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Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
3197
Number of bottles
251
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2009 8:54 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 349.99

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Whisky Reviews for Breath of the Isles 1992 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 251 bottles from cask 3197

    This is a powerful whisky, but more ‘fumata’ than ‘smoke-screen’. It comes from a refill hoggie – a pretty active one, judging by the full 15CT gold colour, the big beads and fat legs. The first nose is of fragrant bonfires, with damp green leaves and fruit wood. Pencil boxes in abundance and even a little creosote; some minty icing sugar with vanilla, then McCowan’s Highland Toffee and dark chocolate, and later some herbal-cure cough linctus. The flavour is sweet, then spicy and smoky with licorice, leaving a lingering taste of Fisherman’s Friend lozenges. Water opens it nicely, reduces the smoke and introduces roasted root vegetables (sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips) – the smell of a Hallowe’en turnip lantern! The taste is sweet and mouth-filling, not so spicy, but firmly smoky in the finish.

  2. st7 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Undisclosed Talisker.

  3. SilentStill scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Among the already quite numerous breath of the isles certainly one of the best.
    • Nose
      Not completely dry soil, slightly sweet transition to the subtle to moderate "Talisker" spices. Musty, damp cellar room, in which previously quite tidy vanilla must have been stored. Although no one wants to know such a cellar in his house, for the nose this combination of flavors with hints of creamy butter makes a great first impression
    • Taste
      Wow, Tali-Chili-catch at its best, also very powerful 55 turns, these earthy flavors are just awesome. A few drops of water reinforce this impression, and also clear the sweet traces a bit more clearly. - Well, I've been sitting here for a while now and I do not care what's missing to an absolute Spitzentalisker, but in any case, this is on the palate far ahead.
    • Finish
      Again, you stay with the nose directly on the ground and again pulls the nostrils full of earthy flavors full.

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