Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Oak Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
23 May 2017 4:04 pm by whiskynews

Average value

€ 36.78

4 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cask Islay NAS DR

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.90 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Can compete quite well with Ardbeg 10, Laphi 10, Caol Ila 12, ~ 35 € motivate but not exactly to grab a noname NAS as an alternative, for example, the colleagues Ileach & Finlaggan are there as much modest (even down to the 40% ).
    • Nose
      strong smoke, not phenolic, not ashy, not greasy, rather sweet, caramel, white chocolate, a splash of lemon
    • Taste
      the spill on the sample bottle tastes like watery Laphroaig ;-) ... out of the glass: strong smoke, burnt-bittersweet, oily-creamy mouthfeel, caramel-dessau sauce, slightly hot, initially thinner than 46%, developed after a few sips but good mouthfeel
    • Finish
      medium long, smoky, bitter chocolate, pepper

  2. riegerjonas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    2021-04-12: unfortunately cannot convince compared to typical Islay standards
    • Nose
      81 81
      young smoker, banana bread, light vanilla, caramel, brittle
    • Taste
      80 80
      somewhat flat and slightly bitter, few facets
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. valasios scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    an Islay NAS in single malt!
    nose with specific markers peat fat and citrus more spices!
    a little woody too and a bacon sensation
    on the palate, it is rather strong spices, peppery, it is fat peat, and meat meat, smoked bacon, or smoked herring, but there is also bitterness, it's young
    final rather short however with a mixture of scents described above, it lacks character, good starting dram!

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Faultless but also entirely undistinctive young-ish peated whisky. Not bad, but for roughly the same price, I'd rather get a ten-year-old Ardbeg or Laphroaig.
    Nose: olive brine, saltiness, smoked fish.
    Taste: All of the above plus some aspartame sweetness.
    Finish: sweet barley water and residual cold ashtray smoke. No discernible oak whatsoever.
    This is too watered down; the strength (46 %) feels more like 40 %. Rather tame.

  7. GJR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at World of Drinks Zierikzee in a 7 whisky tasting.

    This one followed a 68,7% abv dram. I think this didn't benefit the Cask Islay 2017 very well. Taste and finish seemed somewhat thin (I still have a first release present somewhere).
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80


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