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Overall rating
83.90/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB89534
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Boann Distillery (BoD)
Bottling serie
How The Years Whistle By
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391528252053
Added on
20 Nov 2016 5:13 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54.47

2 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Whistler 10-year-old BoD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.90 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Chewing Gum & Cuberdons

    I tasted some Irish stuff from The Whistler before, but was recently given a sample of this 10 years old by my buddy Manny. The label boldly states ‘How The Years Whistle By’. A bit odd, considering that this is sourced whisky and not spirit distilled at the Boann Distillery. Anyway, the proof of the pudding etcetera. Let’s get to work.

    The nose is good. Lots of fruit like apricots, melon and overripe banana, lots of orange peel and floral honey. Very accessible. Just a slight metallic note all the way in the back detracts a little from its freshness.

    Unfortunately, just like with the 5 years old I recently tried, it cannot fulfill the promise of the nose on the palate. The fruit returns, but is overpowered by a candy-like note as if from chewing gum and cuberdons, while a very sweet and sour note as if from grapefruit takes the reigns. Salted caramel and aspartame start to take over. It also turns a bit alcoholic, which saddens me.

    The finish is medium long on spicy oak with some walnuts and chewing tobacco at the end. But it dies a surprisingly salty death… is that ketchup? Strange and not totally satisfying.

    Still much better than what I tried from them so far, but not yet a top dram. Around 40 to 60 EUR, depending on where you shop.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very own Irishman, could not have recognized him as an Irishman or something else, has something, but high quality is not.
    • Nose
      Significantly bourbon-heavier than the younger 7Y, also to feel young alcohol again, then apricot, melon, vanilla, honey, a few flowers
    • Taste
      Apricot, young oak, vanilla, apple precocious, mango, chewing gum, alcohol, a hint of maritime, citrus notes, a certain strange undefinable aftertaste, has something of a cocktail with such chemical exotic liqueurs
    • Finish
      Wine gum, Tropicogummis, young oak and kräutrige oak, medium long

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