Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
50.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2016 9:44 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 103.00

6 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2006 JW

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.06 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  The OTL ("Old Train Line") was the flagship bottling series of Jack Wievers with legendary old Bowmore, Port Ellen, Glen Ord, Glenfarclas and many more stunning releases.  But even Jack ran into the problem of finding high quality old casks and since several years more and more younger (e.g., an 7-year old Ardbeg) and lesser known distillery releases (e.g., Auchroisk) followed.  This one is both:  a young Croftengea from Loch Lomond distillery.

    The colour is white wine and the texture shows many small sticky tears that slowly consolidate.  The nose is all about immature phenols with many cheesy and feinty off-notes.  Sorry, but this is rather disgusting to me, Jack!  The initial mouthfeel is better with warming and coating moments, that is really okay.  The taste is surprisingly sweet with powerful phenols in a nice balance.  Not overly complex, but what I call okayish.  The finish is quite long and sticky with some minor drying notes (cardboardy).  Water improves the nose a little bit but much more the taste and finish that both offer more flavours.  Even the slight drying notes go away with some water added so this dram is an excellent swimmer!

    A Janus-sided whisky with an ugly nose but a quite nice taste - simply skip the nosing and sip it straight away (with some water added)!
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Roland7 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Bonfire, jacket potatoes, fried bacon, laurel, pepper, lavender, orange, banana, grain, hazelnuts, solvent, rubber, electrical wiring.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting creature this one. Long finish. Interestingly for a bourbon cask I find struck match which is more associated with sherry casks. Like a deep sea creature that is rarely seen, this may turn some off and intrigue others
    • Nose
      84 84
      Earthy, lemon, liquid smoke, cheezies, vanilla extract, salty, fresh hay in a stable 
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy vanilla, tinned fruit, bbq smoke, iodine, salt water toffee, rubber
    • Finish
      87 87
      Struck match, salt, peat, lemon rind, peppercorns, burnt rubber

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Unusual, industrial mole, in style resembling Ledaig, young, but quite interesting.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dusty wood, moonshine notes, machine oil, steel shavings, wet tin, peat, a little sulfur, burnt Bengal lights, light vegetable shades - potatoes, margelan radish, cabbage;
    • Taste
      Thick, oily, sour-sweet, with rubber notes, acidic metallic taste, sorrel, burnt paper, white pepper.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, sweet and sour, oily, a little bit of rubber, lemon peel, peat.


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