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Overall rating
81.91/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB82412
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release - Batch 2
Bottled
10.02.2016
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L1601693 CB3
Barcode
5060056921013
Added on
15 May 2016 9:18 am by Dortmunder
Colored

Average value

€ 34.90

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13 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cask Islay NAS DR

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.91 points

  1. Shane_IL scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This was pretty nice for a cheap single malt. It hits all the Islay notes, and while young has some complexity. There was the slightly unbalanced bitterness on the palate which was somewhat off putting, but this is still enjoyable if you like the young Islay whiskies.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/04/07/a-d-rattarays-cask-islay/
    • Nose
      Mineral peat smoke, along with that sweet peat note in younger Islay malts. Quite malty. Brine. Mulch. Dry wood on the beach. Honey. Ginger. Allspice. Slightly charred brisket. After some glass time some fruits notes come forward, mainly plums, peaches and lychees.
    • Taste
      Very ashy. Along with some vegetal peat notes. Green herbs. Honey. Peaches. There’s a somewhat unpleasant bitter note here that’s not so well balanced. Salt and sourdough towards the end.
    • Finish
      Long. Leaves quite an oily feel in the mouth. Sweet basted meat. Juicy fruit salad. Salt, lots of salt and some coriander.

  2. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose seems powerful, but the palate and finish are somewhat more gentle and refined. 
    • Nose
      Fresh smoke and coastal peat, light saline. Dry and maritime. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and maritime arrival. Honey, coastal peat and saline, spice. Gentle on the palate. 
    • Finish
      Gentle but somewhat short finish with light smoke, watery honey, and diluted salt note. 

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

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