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Overall rating
82.33/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB83883
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Exclusives
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
GT 002
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jun 2016 11:24 am by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 44.95

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36 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside 2007 CWC

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.33 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] A quick review of a sample...

    ...but there is not a lot to say. A young dram without any specifics (neither good nor bad). It is drinkable, no doubt - but why should I?

    PS: I just read this should be a first fill sherry but - never ever!!! This is a mislabeling (most probably) because there is not a single whiff of sherry flavours in this dram.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a barley sugary and spring floral profile that smells still young but not immature. It is very simple (hey, what to expect from an 8-years old?) but without any flaw. The woods are still shy here.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is like the nose - barley sugary sweet with floral impressions, but the woods are much stronger now. They add spices and bitter tannins, the later I find a little distracting. Very simple again, but okayish to drink.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating with some peppery-drying moments (the woods, the woods). The finish is rather short and adds no new impressions. There is a minor drying moment towards the very end (tannins again). Water strengthens the bitter notes both in the nose and on the palate hence I prefer the neat dram.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not very versatile, but still a very enjoyable dram. Pretty strong, with a present taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, fresh, grassy, apples, some honey. Alcohol pretty much present here. Pretty full 'nose'.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty strong, sweet like honey, and some fruitiness, oranges. Full body.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Tingling in the throat, pretty strong still, predominantly some sweetness, caramel. Middle long.

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Sandman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Copper, plastic, peach, banana, apricot, brown sugar, caramel, cranberries, mandarin and almonds.
    • Taste
      Brown sugar, plastic, milk chocolate, apricot, raisins, almonds, peach, honey, caramel, oak, mandarin peel and light pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, almonds, oak, cereal biscuits, hoining, milk chocolate, dried fruit and citrus peel.

  6. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one next to its little brother / sister: the Glentauchers CWC GT 001. This one for me was the clear victor.

    Nose: nice little fruitiness

    Taste: a hint of smoke, and some woody dryness, next to the fruitiness of the nose

    Finish: it keeps rolling in your mouth. intriguing
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Young and very sharp, peppery. Floral and coniferous trees.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    It has its pros and cons, with the latter mainly being that the spices dominate too much. A little more fruit on the palate would've been nice.
    • Nose
      Spicy, mainly cinnamon and nutmeg, with some cumin as well. Pineapple, banana and nectarine. Plenty of vanilla too. Fruity with a subtle spicy layer about sums it up.
    • Taste
      Oily mouthfeel with plenty of young, vibrant oak influences. Some pine as well. Again plenty of spices, with chili peppers taking centre stage. Slightly herbal with a touch of mint.
    • Finish
      After the initial spice attack this whisky ends on a fruitier note, with red apples and white grapes.

  10. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Really
    loved this unique profile. I can imagine that a whisky with notes like this
    doesn't sound great and it probably isn't for all to love.

    If you try both batches, make sure you try batch 02 before 01. Batch 01 clearly
    is the easier one, it's just a nice sweet sherried whisky and more  accessible.  Batch 02 is more focussed on the herbs and
    quirky. Which one is better? 01 is nicer, 02 is more complex. Just buy both!
    • Nose
      Young wood,
      furniture and sawdust. Quite some woodspice. Cloves, both fresh and used with
      beef. This gives it a 'umami' feeling. Nutmeg and just a pinch of cinnamon. Cooked
      and mashed potatoes.
    • Taste
      Wax from
      pinewood, good and dry mouth filling whisky. Spicy oak feeling. Bitter and
      sweet notes from grapefruit and vanilla oh and even a little artichokes. Again
      lots of herbs. Nutmeg and cloves, but also cardamom. 
    • Finish
      Rather long
      and dry with spices and herbs to match.

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