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Overall rating
85.83/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB98545
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Feinkost Reifferscheid (FR)
Bottling serie
Romantic Rhine Collection
Vintage
03.2006
Bottled
09.2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
489
Number of bottles
66
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Jul 2017 11:49 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.95

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Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2006 FR

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This smells similar to a bowl of porridge and is very sweet. The sweetness mixes with the peat well which elevates this malt considerably.
    I like this because it a something different compared to other peated offering of similar age
    Worth looking out for at auctions.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Parlines, slight malty sweetness, sweaty peat & smoke (similar to Bunnahabhain Moine from Bourbon Casks), cow stable, some citrus and slightly cardboardy.

    Starts much sweeter and smokier than the nose suggests, then gets drier. An almost blady balance between a smoky sweetness and a refill-like estery smokiness that's lingering. All in all a stealthy body with a sweaty chocolate & citrussy sunset finish. Mouth coating and pleasantly strong.

    H20 washes the sweat away, brings out more estery notes & smoke but also get much much drier.

    I think no water pleases me more, as the finish gets a tad too dry for my liking. It feels young, but mature enough. It is not overly complex, but what it can and should do, it does well and provides a very nice kick.

    I get reminded of Bunna Moine Bourbon cask reg the sweaty peat & smoke and Lagavulin 8 or 12 if the smoky cirtus is concerned. In my book, bourbon cask Ledaigs are more towards sweeter peat, so the only thing that reminds me slightly is the cow stable.

    Croftengea like this is certainly a nice and legitimate addition to the peat world and very worth a try. Bang for your buck as Serge would say.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Murxus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I totally agree with "Ledaig", from  a rerefill Bourbon cask. Peat with very similar farmy (stinky) notes and burned rubber. Not much complexity and somewhat weak on the palate. Missing wood influence but very pleasant (if you like such Ledaigs).

  4. jocmueller scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted: my tip was Ledaig - great Loch Lomond for its Age and kind of unusual!

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