Unknown South Islay BW - The Bad One

Overall rating
86.38/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB87627
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
24738
Number of bottles
349
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
No Name, No Age, Only South Islay
Added on
07 oct 2016 10:53 am by Olvam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.90

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Whisky reviews for Unknown South Islay BW - The Bad One

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.38 points.

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    light camphor, salt, smoke, peat, woody, citrus citrus, cooked fruit, some seaweed and the sea air of an old port, Laga's imprint seems there!
    mouth:
    creamy, caramelized sweetness, a bit on coffee afterwards, bitterness too which leaves rather quickly with the deluge of soot, liquorice, bacon smoke and fine lemon peat
    wood afterwards, wet and dried herbs, cooked lemon, caramel, peat, a little mineral, a little fresh peat just dug up, like humus from the undergrowth!
    lemon and smoke in return
    final:
    soot, ash, cooked lemon, fairly young sherry, not very strong in fact and salt and its pebbles.

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well, nothing very surprising. A Laga overWattsed but still good.
    • Nose
      Beautiful alcoholic power. Aromas approaching Lagavulin. There is a lemony peat and a real vegetable freshness.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is there even if the integration is well done. We are mainly on mineral notes that gradually turn to farm notes.
    • Finish
      Nice length on peat and chocolate.

  4. Tanner scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Almost the same malt like the Ileach, but here you got a bit more sherry flavor for your money. Tastewise the Clowns are most of all identical.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, some new make, iodine, salt, mineral, tar, dry.
    • Taste
      Smoky, sweet and dry. Some TCP, salt, machine oil, tar, rubbery iodine.
    • Finish
      Long. Having a bonfire with tar and rubbery iodine.

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Very good, but in the series the weakest whisky. 78 points
    • Nose
      Very smoky, sweet and subtly fruity. Tickling alcohol. An appeal of herbs.
    • Taste
      Undiluted very rough and smoky. Something sweet and kräutrig in the dessert.
      Water : Softens the palate, but reveals little new.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, slightly ashy, kräutrig, subtly bitter.

  7. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Oh, while I like the nose less than the first, the mouth can be a good edge more, very nice young Islay with a dirty edge.
    • Nose
      Hui, looks younger in the nose than the No. 1, sour berries, fish oil, sea air and moist algae fresh from the sea, a little glowing charcoal, apple (sometimes red, sometimes green), but all a bit metallic and dusty
    • Taste
      The berry bushes come back, but with a whole handful of soil and leaves from the forest floor and campfire ash behind, plus a few pennies in the mouth, lemon zest, bitter orange, cigar box
    • Finish
      Cigar ash, sweet and sour with a clear salt edge, medium length

  8. manndl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Hemdl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The distillery is obvious to me, if it is true I'll probably never know. For a Laphroaig lacks the medical note, which is especially pronounced in the young Malts. For a Ardbeg I miss the clear citrus notes, which are always very present for me there, the smoke is another. Remains Lagavulin, which would also be priced and would fit by the policy of awarding barrels to UA.
    Apart from that, a successful bottling. Especially considering that I'm anything but a fan of Lagavulin. Here, however, a beautiful malt with slight corners and edges, which are quite enjoyable. Could both the "beginners", as well as some "experienced hare" like, if you can handle the strong peat smoke. If it does not always have to be the ultra-complex dram, this is especially against the background of the small price (just under 60 €) a beautiful malt that fits wonderfully in the coming months.
    • Nose
      Strong, fresh, the alcohol is easily noticeable. Strong peat smoke mixes with fruity sherry to a sweet-smoky nose. A slightly acidic note in the background, which weakens with some time in the glass. A few red apples, some butterscotch and a lot of peat smoke. Generally, the clown gets a few minutes in the air really well, the malt looks a little quieter and more pleasing, but without losing the youthful and fresh character. At the end there is a strong sweetish-smoky nose, which makes the heart of every Islay fan beat faster - and incidentally points to a certain distillery. Let's see if the taste confirms the impression.
    • Taste
      Strong start, but surprisingly mild and far less aggressive than expected. He can drink really well, I renounce water. Light red fruits, roasted almonds and earthy-peaty smoky notes. Nice mix. Not unbelievably overburdening and complex, but who expected that from the framework data?
    • Finish
      In the finish, the Malt sets emotionally on it again, because you can feel every inch of the esophagus, in which the clown is just making his way. Not burning, but strong and warming. For a wet and cold evening like today that suits absolutely. In the mouth, a slightly dry feeling remains, before the salivation begins again abruptly. Light spiciness, dry smoke and there is in the end again this light combination of sweetness and barely perceptible bitterness that makes me think of roasted almonds. The smoke remains as expected long on the tongue and stick to the palate.
      As already on the tongue here amazing "easy to drink", there is no burning and scratching. Although he may be young and wild, but is really cuddly.

  11. BunnaHarz scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  12. breste scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Hot nose, sweet and extremely smoky. In the taste surprisingly soft. Horny combination of smoke and sweetness. Gooseberries and bitter almond. Medium long spicy finish.

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