- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Grave Digger Edition
- Stated Age
- 05 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 17 Apr 2017 10:05 am by Skyelight
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Whisky Reviews for Aureum 1865 The Bruce
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.94 points
- Was looking for the advertised peat but it's only very slightly peated compared to Scotch. Not bad, no off notes but it lacks distinguishing features to make it stand out more. A bit bland, the label and packaging steal the show however.
Caramel, fruit, apple, nutty
Creamy with milk chocolate, spicy
Short to medium long and spicy
Pleasant to enjoy
- I found the smell very pleasant. But in terms of taste, the good Grave Digger is pretty weak.
Starts with a lot of caramel. Then there is rotten wood, some icing sugar and vanilla. Pear liqueur and a hint of chocolate. The nose is surprising me a bit. Very pleasant, actually. I'll leave it there.
With a little time in the glass it gets a lot lighter. So towards overripe, mushy mirabelle plums. Then something sweet and sour follows. Red apple and subtle roasted aromas. Then it gets sweeter and sweeter.
Metallic and schnapps-like appearance. Has something of a raspberry spirit from an oak barrel. The wood takes over. Now looks more and more youthful. Some grain follows. And a slight plastic taste develops. The roasted aromas develop in the taste into a little spark. Bites of vanilla and sour, unripe, green apple. An artificial sweetness follows.
Short to medium length. Bitterness which is then replaced by proving sweetness.
- official information:
EDITION THE BRUCE
The lightly peated malt for THE Bruce comes from Inverness. After a 5-year aging period in ex-Bourbon barrels, the whisky unfolds an inviting, malty note with peat smoke on the nose. The taste unfolds in a slightly sweet liquorice with chocolate and a smoky body. At the end you experience peat-smoky tannins, sweet and clear.
AROMA: oranges and a hint of peat. Significant sherry content, sweet and fruity.
TASTE: Perfectly rounded off with oak, soft malt and a pinch of salt and peat.
FINISH: Soft and round and long of peat.
Base material: barley malt
Alcohol volume: 43 vol%
Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C
- For me currently one of the best German whiskys. Thanks Ziegler
soft smoke lies above the dominating red fruits. The first nose contains sherry aromas then more and more come the red apples wild berries and a few cherries. The chestnut wood crowns the nose and gives it warm notes to an autumn foliage forest. A few floral aromas combine everything to create a beautiful complex aroma. After a moment, raisins are added
The alcohol level is already chosen so that it is strong but not spicy. the mouthfeel is creamy and round a slight pferrigkeit. The spicy herbal note from the wood forms the beginning and gradually lets the fruit through, all carried by a beautiful campfire smoke note. At the end is still some dark chocolate
The finish is long but not very strong, the slight bitterness with the smoke and the oak combine to a warm round finish!