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Overall rating
78.67/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060199681287
Added on
28 Sep 2016 4:26 pm by holborndrinker
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.61

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Whisky Reviews for The English Whisky Smokey

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.67 points

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Review from my blog: https://bit.ly/2YIgLnC
    Colour: Russet muscat.
    Comment:
    The nose is a bit too simple and overpowered by the smoke, but the palate is a bit more complex. The ashy smoky notes are completely in front on the palate, but there is more space for other flavours to be found. Feels about as young as the Original but quite enjoyable.
    • Nose
      81 81
      The nose is immediately smoky, unsurprisingly. The signature citrus notes are still there but a bit behind the smoke. Cinnamon and vanilla do peek through that after a moment. It feels more than 43% on the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The arrival is sweet and thin then quickly becomes smoky, ashy and a bit peppery. Dark chocolate, aniseed and caramel syrup. Citrus is still there with a bit of grapefruit.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is peppery and smoky, the smoke and ashy notes staying quite long on the tongue.

  2. Osheascurve scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    Fruity nose accompanied buy a smooth smokey taste, but the sharp finish felt a little inconsistant.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Slighty fruity
    • Taste
      82 82
      Smooth and smokey
    • Finish
      68 68
      Little sharper than i expected

  3. InbhirNis scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    From a mini. I was pleasantly surprised by this - it's significantly better than the Original expression, in my book. Loses one point for a very young and rather chemical initial nose, but this quickly fades to leave a solid if mediocre peaty dram.

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    N- Also a 43% NCF. 3rd brewed ginseng tea, so this is rather herb-y and grassy. Soft dusting floral with whisps of vanilla. spices candy and pounded pepper, some solvent in the mix but stale and moldy. Not as charm as the sibling Original. (82/17)

    P- Tropical fruit and coconut with sweet heather honey, salty tang, soot, more boiled herbs but thin and faded, lack identity. (84/18)

    F- Medium, more smokes arrived with subtle salt. Bottled at decent strength but the peat are feeling lonely in this one. Thin distillate. (83/18)

    B/B- 82/17

    Weighted Rate- 70pt

    Cr-1, Fr-1 Fl-2, Pt-2, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-1, Wn-1, Sc-1
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Also a 43% NCF. 3rd brewed ginseng tea, so this is rather herb-y and grassy. Soft dusting floral with whisps of vanilla. spices candy and pounded pepper, some solvent in the mix but stale and moldy. Not as charm as the sibling Original. (82/17)
    • Taste
      P- Tropical fruit and coconut with sweet heather honey, salty tang, soot, more boiled herbs but thin and faded, lack identity. (84/18)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, more smokes arrived with subtle salt. Bottled at decent strength but the peat are feeling lonely in this one. Thin distillate. (83/18)

      B/B- 82/17

      Weighted Rate- 70pt

      Cr-1, Fr-1 Fl-2, Pt-2, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-1, Wn-1, Sc-1
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Light peat whisky, a simple, rather poor palette of derivatives, lack of density, but otherwise a good middle peasant, there is a development towards sweets and coniferous notes
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, soft smoky peat notes, boards, grassy shades, lemon peel,
    • Taste
      Soft, slightly slender, grain, oak, light smoky peat tones, a little pepper, a few bandages, sweet caramel notes.
    • Finish
      Spicy, rather refreshing, tart, slightly astringent oak, peat, cardboard, charred branches, sweet syrup shades, needles, cola.

  6. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    It's ok. Basic, and for those who like a more vegetal peat and fresh dram. 
    • Nose
      Vegetal peat, damp leaves, smoke, sea spray. Fresh and bright. 
    • Taste
      Oily. Vegetal peat, spice, brine, with mild honey undertone. More briny and oily and fresh than sweet. 
    • Finish
      Oily, fresh, and vegetal finish. The flavours fall away relatively quickly leaving a spiciness on the medium-long finish.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/on-location-the-english-whisky-company/

    EWC's peated grain order measures 55 ppm with around 35ppm surviving once bottled.

    N: Savoury creamy peat with a rasher of bacon.
    T: Allium & vegetal smokiness with liquorice wood and only a mere surgical hint.
    F: A short-medium length finish though without much action, save for another half rasher.
    C: Fair.Scores a D[+]

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