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Box Dálvve

Overall rating
78.25/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB92177
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 02
Vintage
2011
Bottled
12.2016
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
14208
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7350076380302
Added on
30 Jan 2017 7:51 pm by Tompaxyz
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.39

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Whisky Reviews for Box Dálvve

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.25 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A nice aperitif style whisky from the high north, but rather simply despite some peaty hints. Does feel younger than its five years and is rather expensive in my neck of the woods – around 50 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is very light and immediately reminds me of breakfast cereals with pieces of dried pineapple in them. Quite some Granny Smith apple as well. Very light and happy, but not much in terms of complexity, while it is less young than the ones I tried before. White chocolate. There is a hint of peated malt, but all the way in the back. Very clean.
    • Taste
      The body is light, but luckily not watery. Fresh and lively, but it feels quite young. Pears, apples, some citrus and again some peat, with makes for a soft smokiness. But very soft, mind you. The malt clearly shines through, including barley sugar. Some liquorice and white pepper give it a spicy base, but all in all this is a very light malt.
    • Finish
      The finish, medium in length, offers a mild spiciness and more white fruit. Fairly sweet and mildly drying.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    This is an unusual one for sure but I like that and it definitely shows promise. This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger.
    • Nose
      Banana Cake, fresh bread dough, it's quite hoppy too. Orange moon dust, that is that stuff that crackles in your mouth. There is also a smell of wet slightly composting crass cuttings.
    • Taste
      The peat mixes well with the fruit notes. It tastes almost like a sparkling white wine in some parts. Also it has a strong taste of wash beer with a squeeze of orange. This tastes quite young but that is fine. 
    • Finish
      A medium finish with dried orange and sherbet dip.

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Really nice concidering it's age.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    A bit too light and  clean, but exceptionally harmonious. Apart from the peat, it's very predictable.
    • Nose
      Zesty fresh fruit.

      Gentle on the nose, almost tropical breakfast juice.

      Pineapple, grapefruit with sugar, light undertone of clean barley.

      Notes of peat are fading in and out, sometimes clear, maritime salty, at others barely noticable.
    • Taste
      Bright and fruity.

      Light but not thin mouthfeel.A little dry pear skin, some liqorice.

      Some smoke, again; is it peaty or not?

      A feeling of a light barley foundation.
    • Finish
      Medium- in length, spices develop, pears are clinging on until death. Semi sweet.

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N: Pineapple, apple & pear malt
    T: Young ripe-ish pears with a ‘blanket’ maltiness
    F: Not too long but that's fine.
    C: This is a very good five year old.

    Scores a C

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