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Overall rating
86.18/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Highland Single Malt
Bottled
2016
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Casks
Strength
66.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852035124
Added on
31 Aug 2016 6:17 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 52.04

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41 × member ratings

109 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for As We Get It NAS IM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.18 points

  1. Gris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Notes from Serge:

    Assassins! Colour: full gold. Nose: is it me or is it almost gentle and easily noseable? And do we not detect some perfect cake-y and nutty sherry as well as a good deal of metallic walnuts? Metallic walnuts, doesn’t that sound like the title of an old LP by the Flamin’ Groovies? Or perhaps by the band Gong? Next to their Flying Teapot? I agree we’re really getting too spacey now… With water: wonderful tobacco-y and metallic sherry, with loads of nuts (pecans, macadamia) and simply some old oloroso. As well as, perhaps, those very old chardonnays or rieslings that got oxidised and that most people would consequently not touch. Wrong! Mouth (neat): too strong and too good. With water: I have no ideas why these cheapo bottlings are constantly wonderful, since the swinging 1960s. What’s the idea behind that? Are they manipulating us? Is there some hidden message? A secret cult or a sect? The Saudis? The Mossad? A kind of statement? Or just some fun? (my preferred option, no need to say). Finish: yep. Glazed chestnuts. Comments: massive doses of pleasure with these very understated single malts. They never fail us and for that, I say let’s bow our heads in thanks.
    SGP:561 - 89 points.

  2. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Dismounted stuff. Blind I did not find out that it is a sherry whisky. He does not need so much water despite 66%.
    • Nose
      Kahlua, cherry, citrus, cilantro, almond, some lovage, bitter almond oil, hints of liquorice, peach, barley
    • Taste
      Oak, Kahlua, toffee, cherry, a lot of coriander, rosemary, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, Kahlua

  3. Laird Blonag scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The bottling is not a distiller's name is not tragic. The contained distillate has no chance against the barrel flavors. Who is on sherry monster should access here. Especially if you include the price in the evaluation.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, raisins, candied orange peel, caramel, toffee, moist oak, toasted almonds, toasted cereal, some arnica and light sulfur. A really nice sherry nose.
    • Taste
      First, very sweet and creamy with lots of sherry, raisins and warm caramel sauce. Then strong start from the barrel wall. Tannins, white pepper, freshly grated ginger and slightly alcoholic hot. Above all, the sherry sweetness is out of the barrel.
    • Finish
      Long, sherry sweetness, oak flavor and a trace of old copper coins

  4. st7 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. st7 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A real bargain. Reminds me of Glengoyne Teapot Dram :-)

  6. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    young stuff, but not bad at all, it's fun. That is a great sherry cask, maybe a little extra time in there would have helped. Right now Sherry and Whisky appear separate. Needs time to open up. Takes water well, seems you're not able to drown it.

    Interesting experience, but for me Aberlour A'bunadh does the "young sherry" trick betterReminds me of a 4 year old Glentauchers from a 1st fill sherry butt

    EDIT: now, as the bottle is open for quite a while, the alcoholic notes have significantly decreased. Mouthfeel is very chewy now.
    • Nose
      Alcohol, sherry, cherries, red fruit tea, marzipan, Amaretto, Vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, herbal, a touch of struck matches
    • Taste
      sharp, alcohol, young, dry, at first light body, then quite sweet, sherry, turns bittersweet, grain, pepper, heavily overbrewed fruit tea, "fresh" oak, marzipan and those cherries, glue-like mouthfeel, licorice appears when water is added, and it gets very herbal
    • Finish
      medium, dry, slightly bitter, lots of fresh sherry sweetness and alcohol

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