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Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
05 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Inaugural Run 2016
Market
ca Canada
Added on
15 Jun 2016 7:12 pm by Drunkenmeeples

Average value

€ 55,00

2 × in wishlist

5 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Shelter Point 2011

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Great start for this new distillery. 
    • Nose
      Honied, malty, floral, some mild citrus. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and malty arrival. Honey, spice, pear, apple. 
    • Finish
      Long with spice, malt, and honey. A warming finish. 

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Future

    My whiskey friends Niek & Ilse just returned from a trip through Canada. On Vancouver Island, the utmost west of this huge country, they had an appointment with Patrick Evans, the owner of the new Shelter Point Distillery. The photos they showed me left little to the imagination. This is a beautiful distillery in which the owners have clearly invested a tremendous amount of money. And in June 2016 the released their very first bottling: Shelter Point 2016 Inaugural Run. This whiskey was produced from two row barley that grows on the farm, double distilled in copper pot stills from the Scottish company Forsyth’s and matured for 5 years on American oak.

    The nose is wonderfully fresh and fruity with a malty heart and a good dollop of honey. Mildly floral and softly spiced. I detect pastry dough, sugars and baked apples with a hint of almonds. Some citrus in the back, but I cannot yet tell you which variety.

    Good body with loads of malt on that palate as well. The citrus becomes mandarin, while the sugars turn dark towards demarara. Lovely touch of oak with a little bit of spices. But this is mostly sweet and very accessible.

    In the medium long finish, the spices show themselves once more, while I get baked apples at the death.

    Clearly still young, but already very pleasant and a good aperitif style whiskey. If Patrick Evans and his team continue to use good wood (and it certainly looks like it), this single malt has a very bright future. A big thank you to Niek & Ilse for bringing me a bottle.

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