Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
La Famiglia Nostra (LFN)
1st Fill PX Demi Fût
Number of bottles
56.5 % Vol.
500 ml
Germany Germany
Added on
13 feb 2017 6:32 pm by smaeksle
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.00

7 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Don of the Isles Batch 3 LFN

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.56 points.

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Yes, there are many similarities to the distillery on the small hill, but more importantly it is a great whisky, PX and smoke in perfect harmony
    • Nose
      The PX influence is directly noticeable, sweet, raisins, light cinnamon smoke that clings well to the sweetness, vanilla, the nose is totally dense and intense, a little salt and bacon, the mouth watering, Chocolate mixes with the bacon, which is always an interesting and welcome combination for me, a very light fresh and lemony overtone, ground hazelnuts, slightly iodine, could also have a hint of sulfur in it, which you notice especially after the first sip
    • Taste
      Wow, oily, full-bodied, sweet, for chewing, raisins, salt, maritime smoke, the mouthfeel is quite dry despite the sweetness, sour lemon, especially on the tip of the tongue, dark chocolate, on the second sip a lot more chocolaty, sweet, creamy, espresso , Bacon, the smoke brings spice, very tasty
    • Finish
      a pinch of cinnamon, dry, slightly fruity, the chocolate gets darker, espresso, grapes, a fresh mouthfeel persists for a long time

  3. softdown3 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    The color is that of very dark amber and much like the archeological amber indicating the presence of something mysterious, potentially unknown.
    • Nose
      90 90
      There is peat, sea salt, brine and and distant a note of dried fruit, maybe the finish of pears or apricots not treated with sulfur vapor. This is followed by tar, light fire side smoke initially converting itself into a ship's diesel fumes making a promise. A promise of a great, albeit tough, journey up ahead on the palate.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The promise began as a whisper. A promise to be kept. This is a most honest dram. On the palate you will encounter sea salt, tar accompanied by a strong herbal note. The pleasant kind. It may be heather but in high concentration and not quite the sweet kind known from Highland Park.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is long, heartily warming and leaves behind but the desire for more. Great malt.

  4. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Dude1971 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    With the combination of sherry and smoke you can not do anything better!
    In the opinion of our Tasting round a Lagavulin in the (First-fill) Sherry barrel.

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. Ghostdog73 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    First I would have typed the sample sniffing on Port Charlotte. Now I would say, it's a Laphi CS, because of the great ashiness. I'm relatively sure with Sauternes. This is just my favorite among the wine maturations. Whatever the raw material is, the combination is great, which has generated a great drink. The individual components are really fun, but are mostly alone and do not play together. Despite everything, you have to do it this way :-)
    • Nose
      Strongly sweet smoke, here you can find juice oranges, light grapefruit, light grapes and sweets, which strongly reminds of Sauternes, in between flickers again ashy cigar, the smoke in connection with the citrus notes sometimes makes me think directly of lemon juice and Spreewaldgurken
    • Taste
      Here, too, the citrus sweetness easily comes before the smoke, an acidic feeling with a nice creaminess comes up, the ashes come back, in the end the alcohol and the oak take over the scepter
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length, initially alcohol and oak are still good pressure, but this is quickly displaced by the sweetness, then remain notes of sweet and not bitter wood

  8. breste scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful nose, as I like it: a heavy sweetness and pleasant smoke. Reminds me of a campfire and sweet fruits. Heavy onset - initially dry on the tongue, then dark fruits and a decent portion of smoke. Moist wood and slightly bitter at the end. The taste remains extensively on the tongue and on the palate.
    With water the nose becomes even more fruity and intense. The dry onset on the tongue is a bit softened and the bitter note disappears at the end. The finish is considerably sweeter but also shorter.
    A very tasty malt - a nice mix of smoke and sweetness, but tastes drier then expected. For me even better with water!


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