Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
05 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
02375 CBSC 09.03.2017
Added on
26 mar 2017 1:34 pm by Ordie
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.14

6 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Williamson 2011 DR

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.00 points.

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Jo, the skin is fine and already has some interesting corners. I also do not think he is too young, that fits. Nothing for every day, but you can enjoy now and then and certainly discover another nuance. I would not put a bottle of 70 € for me, but I would probably too rarely on it mood, but think that's just acceptable if the right pot for this cover is. (Alleged to be Laphroaig, I would probably on Bunnahabhain or without knowledge of the origin on Ledaig typed.)
    • Nose
      short fresh breeze phenol, then clay, cowshed, shoebox, with a little water, the cowshed weakens, it comes kelp, bitter greens, salt, used dilution, workshop (oil / grease), after some life comes sweetness to it - brown sugar, something burnt vanilla crisps
    • Taste
      strong warming sweetness, brown candy, chocolate with raisins, for over 60% very little biting (but strong, intense), the smoke is relatively peaceful, well integrated, there is again this workshop note, but also what organic, cooked vegetables, direction green cabbage / brussels sprouts
    • Finish
      long, strong, warm, peppery, burnt chocolate cake, some salt, a bit ashen bitter

  2. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Wow, very strong, a little oldschool, not constructed at all but just as he is. For Islay fans certainly nice, not too much of medicinal-linguistic character.
    • Nose
      Pebbles, mineral smoke, but also fine iodine, already very young, vanilla, something of this cardboard flavors that one otherwise has with vintage, fresh hay, brown sugar, clear salt, a little white grapes
    • Taste
      Limestone, mineral smoke, iodine everywhere, extremely strong onset, which shows what he can, dry, fresh leaves still on the trees, salt, honey, some candyfloss, toothpaste, white grapes, green apple, hint of honeydew melon vllt., Cardboard, bright, white birch wood
    • Finish
      Short to medium, strong and warm, it stays behind, dry-salty, flour, lime, chalk, a little malt and honey, it stays behind gently behind the throat

  4. Dramned! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A wild, uncouth youngster from Laphroaig's nursery ... :)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Dramned! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This Laphroaig was not well received by some, it was too one-dimensional to them. I also needed some drams to discover his potential. He lacks of course the complexity of older bottlings, but he is a fascinating and quite rare example from the nursery of Laphroaig, a still quite wild and uncouth malt, but already clearly shows that he is a child of Islay. I like him.

    Detailed tasting with information on bottling and photos: < https://dramned.blog/2017/04/07/williamson-5-years-from-ad-rattray-613-laphroaig/
    • Nose
      More mineral than phenolic smoke with a slightly metallic note, including then dark and sour fruit, especially berries, a nice Demerara sugar, encrusted salt, a few raisins, all not very deep, but for 5 years he has next to the color even develop a lot of flavors.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then strong dry ashy smoke, a sharp onset and a beautiful malty sweetness, again a few berries, fresh peeled oranges, roasted pine nuts, salty-maritime seasoning. The longer it lingers in the mouth - which already overcomes the alcohol strength - the full-bodied it becomes and the sweetness tends more and more towards caramel and cane sugar. And even after only 5 years, I already have subtle oak notes on the palate.
      Water - even low doses - weakens it unfortunately noticeably, so enjoy in full strength!
    • Finish
      As expected, the finish is dominated by the smoke, which here also tastes rather dry and like a pale, extinguished log fire, a nice sweetness and very subtle fruits but provide a mitigating counterpart.


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