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Overall rating 118 votes 89.16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cooper's Choice (CC)
Vintage
04.1998
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
0035
Number of bottles
540
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Apr 2016 6:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 138,67

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 155,00

Buy in Market

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 22
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

33 Notes

Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
05 Jun 2017 8:53 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
91
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85
My Collection
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Junior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
25 Mar 2017 12:25 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
91
Presentation
91
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Junior Eilean a' Cheo Note
25 Mar 2017 12:18 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 92 points

A bit dirty sherry influence but manages to stay balanced...

only some slightly rubbery sulphury sherry notes on the nose which after a good 15minutes of breathing start to diminish..then you get leathery notes,oranges,smoked apricot compote. nice peat and briny ledaig notes in the background
the palate is very complicated and nicely heavy and smoky with peaches, orange glazed smoked meat, a lot of sea salt, earthy smoke, even touches of  weed,chocolate,dried mango...
92 after a good breathing for the nose to clean a bit
around 89 for the nose but a fantastic 93 palate..

karloff
Specialist karloff Review note
12 Mar 2017 10:05 pm
karloff gave this whisky 93 points

I didn't pay for this, the wife did, but I know it wasn't cheap, what ever it was it was worth it, she comes up trumps again. 

Weighted Rate
92.8
Nose
94
Initial taste
94
Body
91
Finish
95
Price
91
Presentation
89
Whisky,no doubt, is a Devil; but why has this Devil so many worshippers?
karloff
Specialist karloff Tasting note
12 Mar 2017 10:52 pm
karloff gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

The first thing that came to me when I put my nose to the glass was the inside of an old radio, there is also old leather, old wood and some slow cooked meat. There is a strong sulphur smell but it is no way unpleasant . There is caramel chocolate, a little whiff of tripe and some pipe tobacco. 

Taste

This has very strong flavours, full bodied it's nice and chewy and earthy , the sherry mixes well with the peat,  very well balanced and is very drinkable straight as it is,  it's almost like a mud stout. 

Finish

A very long finish with chocolate, Cuban cigar and some wood to chew on, the sherry takes a bow on the death. 

Comments

This was fantastic, every sip was an absolute delight. 

Whisky,no doubt, is a Devil; but why has this Devil so many worshippers?
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
11 Mar 2017 9:52 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
87
Finish
83
Price
83
Presentation
87
My Collection
Fight65
Expert Senior Fight65 Review note
05 Feb 2017 11:48 am
Fight65 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
89
steinrich
Expert Senior steinrich Review note
03 Feb 2017 9:27 am
steinrich gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
91
Patrick93
Expert Senior Patrick93 Review note
02 Feb 2017 8:42 pm
Patrick93 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
Unclimbability
Member Senior Unclimbability Note
28 Jan 2017 5:19 pm
Unclimbability gave this whisky 91 points
Colour: Dark Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Really wonderful mix of sweet Sherry and dirty smoke. A clean sweetness, earthy malt, coal, inner tube rubber, a biscuity shortbread note, oily, jelly baby, slightly meaty, venison?, black pepper, charred steak, some sulphurous smoke, almost volcanic? Juicy fig, pomegranate and grapefruit bring a freshness into the mix, cola bottle sweets.
Water: Notes meld together and balance well. Less overt smoke and earthy/dirty notes, more discrete oak with freshly sawn oak and sandalwood. More of the farmy notes with stables, manure and hay. Orange chewing gum.
Taste: Clean arrival with lots of cherry, black cherry, cola bottle sweets, very intense development, mineral stoniness, dark raisin and fig, oily Sherry, earthy smoke, dirty, soiled hay?, sulphurous smoke, smoky malt, lots of black pepper building, the unami notes are back with a charred steak note into the finish.
Water: Softer, builds beautifully. Sweetness starts with the Sherry, spicy oak, white pepper, overt peat, smoky malt, sulphurous smoke, orange citrus and a big black liquorice note. Black pepper leads into the finish.
Finish: Long length. Very oily, ashy, earthy, some Sherry sweetness. Better with water, with a savoury smoke and lovely sweetness. Liquorice again.
Masterful. A huge dirty whisky with character for days.
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