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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
5347
Number of bottles
278
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2009 8:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.00

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Whisky Reviews for Breath of Islay 1992 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 278 bottles from cask 5347

    You have seven distilleries to choose from, but we are sworn to secrecy… The bottling comes from a refill hogshead and the colour is pale gold, with greenish lights. We were transported immediately to the back-streets of Arbroath, where the smokies are made in small sheds. A scent of smouldering green sticks or, we are assured, ‘Skillingaryd Salva’ (a kind of Scandinavian hand cream), and later a trace of vinegar and smoked cheese. Water introduces banks of rotting kelp, tennis balls and blistered boat varnish on a warm day. Appetising? The taste is surprisingly sweet, with a big, full-bodied and unctuous texture, some salt and clouds of smoke. A truly massive flavour, with a long finish and lingering bonfires. Magnificent!

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Breath of Islay 14yo 1992/2007 (56,5%, Adelphi, cask #5347, 278 bottles) We liked the 2005 version a lot (90). Colour: pale straw. Nose: again, more or less the same with just more coffee, probably from the alcohol. Also a little fatter, oilier, ashier and more mineral (wet chalk). Whiffs of lamp petrol. Mouth: excellent, in the same vein as the Milroys, with an extra-mintiness and a little more lemon but developing much further after the attack, maybe more ‘Lagavulin’ than ‘Caol Ila’ now. Notes of strawberries, marzipan, orange blossom water, getting then earthier, with even notes of fresh mushrooms (not Chinese this time) and something faintly resinous. Excellent peaty whisky, really, bold and assertive of not very complex. Long, clean but very persistent finish on peat, liquorice and dried pears. This one won’t disappoint peat lovers!  SGP:238 - 89 points.

  3. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Undisclosed Lagavulin.

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