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The English Whisky Peated English Single Malt Whisky BA

Overall rating
87.46/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB84794
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Bottled
29.03.2016
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
279
Number of bottles
259
Strength
66.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055030614203
Added on
17 jul 2016 1:34 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.25

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Whisky Reviews for The English Whisky Peated English Single Malt Whisky BA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.46 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    -Blind tasting-
    59%, Ex-Bourbon Cask, 6yo, Penderyn Peated aged in Laphroaig Cask. Leaning out the window.
    The nose takes some getting used to at first, but that wears off, especially after the first sip. The development in the nose is very exciting, on the tongue and in the finish it is very straight.
    In the end it is a whisky with 66.3% from the St. George's Distillery, at least the age and the type of cask are quite well taken... Blind tasting is eye-opening.
    wlk22-04
    • Nose
      87 87
      An aroma in the nose that I can't really reconcile with anything I've had in the glass before. I think I can make out smoke, but no Islay smoke. Herbal and very spicy. Underneath (longer) worn socks and an old, dilapidated leather sports bag. It tends towards rancid butter, chain fat and now there are also maritime notes and seaweed, the rancid note has meanwhile disappeared. Now open up nicely and deliver smoked ham, some lime juice and a spice mixture of thyme, rosemary and marjoram.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the tongue then with a mighty smoky start, and here the impression comes that peat is the source of this aroma. In the nose, the peat smoke aroma comes out much more clearly after the first sip. Lemon and grapefruit flavored fizzy sticks, lightly sizzling on the tongue. Smoked pear wedges. A mixture of finely tart herbs, thyme, rosemary. Dry wood is now added, chain fat, seaweed, warm tar, wet pebbles. It is much more stringent on the tongue than on the nose.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, noticeably dry wood, still with intense peat smoke. Funnily enough, right now I even have to think of a distillery from Islay south coast, which is not responsible for this fire, but may have contributed the barrels. At least that's my impression. Fascinating.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very intensive and, above all, changeable smoker in the nose. Could easily rival Islay's south coast. Loves it and doesn't need water.
    • Nose
      I have noticeable peat in my nose. It evolves a bit over time. First strongly tart and a bit maritime to a subtle citrus fruit on vanilla tart, only peaty. Many herbs indeed, lemon thyme.
      The nose becomes a little softer with water, more fruit, more vanilla. But also a little more gym bags.
    • Taste
      Strong, peppery, slightly dry astringent in the mouth, herbs, heavy smoke and very strong mint, pepper and also tart associations, without thinking too much about the barrel. Salty, definitely.
      With water, the salty and the maritime disappear, leaving rather dry smoke and a little pepper. I think off the top of my head that you should rather take smaller sips pure.
    • Finish
      Long on smoke and herbs, some mint and also salty, maritime.

  3. Rauchkopp did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    04/27/21, Chat from 1099

    Light yellow, gold, lots of thin legs.

    N: Nice greasy smoke with malty hints, but very mineral. Getting kind of salty. Musty leather sports bag confirmed! "Burned" confirmed. +W only saltier. gunpowder, fireworks.

    G: the minerality is confirmed, very classy, very smoky, more like water. +W sweeter, but still powerful and smoky.

    A: kinda...rusty. Even with water.

    F: nice smoker to tune in (with water) but no profile of its own. Quite my format, but replaceable.

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