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Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
18.07.2001
Bottled
03.10.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
276
Number of bottles
210
Strength
62.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2016 1:52 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 211,90

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Tastingtags

23 Notes

Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Review note
19 Jan 2018 8:57 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
89
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Tasting note
19 Jan 2018 8:04 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Opvallend stevige alcohol in de neus. Vrij veel turf maar ook citrus. Grassig/hooi. Ook koffie, en lichte tabak(srook), pijptabak vooral.

Taste

Salmiak, zoethout, wat peper, tabak. Zoet, karamel, honing. Houtvuur rook, kruidig.

Finish

Pepertje nog, houtvuur rook, en kruidig. Iets zoetigs nog, honingachtigs. Houttonen nu. Lange afdronk. Zoethout komt nu ook door.

Comments

Hele mooie whisky, vol, stevig, in balans. Genieten!

capsola
Member Junior capsola Review note
12 Nov 2017 7:25 am
capsola gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
90
Bram84
Expert Senior Bram84 Review note
20 Sep 2017 8:55 pm
Bram84 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
89
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
15 Aug 2017 12:37 pm
Andytka3 gave this whisky 88 points

N- Bold, lekor, seashell with citrusy lemon. Fishy liquorice like Scott's emulsion fish oil. Interesting smokes honey emerged, comes along fresh baked bread, roasted nuts and warm pancake. Plenty of leafy notes as well, sweet mint and menthol arises overtimes, some antiseptic lurking, as well the fine cardboard notes, which normally quite off putting. Rubber and buttered vanilla and wood at the tail. This is a real treat the the nose.


P- Solid and velvet, was expecting a surge of multi-flavours judging from the aroma, which didn't comes thru. Rather soft on palate, lemon zest with thick hazy sweet smokes that speaks loudly with some salts underlay.


F- Medium. smooth sweet leafy smokes all over the place, with returns of diesel at the back. Not as brutal and heavy as I hoped, but a quality one nonetheless

— at Home.

Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
93
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
88
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
03 Aug 2017 10:01 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
87
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stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
01 Jun 2017 12:57 am
stefsel111 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
87
My Collection
St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
04 May 2017 10:05 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

A 15 yo peathead on refill, could be very much to my liking! And yes, it works! It's quite "naked", spirit driven, but the wood has had its time to do the job of taking the roughest edges off. Still quite austere, with sweet lemon drops, boggy peat, seaweed, grass, and almonds. It's all well integrated. 

Taste

The attack has many associations of sweetness, though the alcohol wipes everything away when undiluted. With water, it's much better, what remains is spiciness at the end. The associations I get are honey, malt, again sweet lemon drops, salty peat, wood smoke, almond and quite some pepper. The integration is a bit less successful than on the nose. 

Finish

The finish is long, and pleasantly spicy on pepper, clove and lemongrass. Further, the salty peat is somehow combined with salted almonds, and for the rest there is lemon juice, and cut grass.

Comments

Medium aged refill matured peated whiskies can be beautiful, if they combine their rawness with sufficient maturation. No vanilla and wood driven whisky, but a spirit driven blockbuster.

cruelmonth
Newbie cruelmonth Note
14 Apr 2017 1:29 am
cruelmonth gave this whisky 88 points

turf,  rook, iodine... later meer mout... later meer zoetig deeg

smaak is zoet moutig... wat aarde achterin... vol en vrij straf
lange volle afdronk met wat peper, bittere aarde

heel licht van kleur...
heerlij
Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
21 Mar 2017 2:39 pm
Rom gave this whisky 88 points
Une tourbe assez ronde et sucrée et de l’iode dominent, aussi un peu de charbon. Le côté fermier des PC est totalement absent. L’intégration n’est pas géniale au nez.
Très belle texture de la bouche qui est sucrée elle aussi, puissante, le milieu fait apparaître une fumée de feu de bois.
Finale dans un picotement très poivré, toujours dominée par une tourbe grasse.
La dilution s’impose pour accéder à ce dram et en tirer le meilleur. La bouche est clairement supérieure au nez pour moi. Nage très bien.

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