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Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Oileanach Furachail
Bottled 06.12.2014
Age 12 years old
Strength 58.7 % Vol.
Number of bottles 12000
Size 700 ml
Bottle code P/140610 14/351
Barcode 5055807402910
Bottled for Travel Retail
Price 98.10$ 104.97£ 85.35
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength
Added 15 Jan 2015 1:27 pm by Callo
stefsel111 Review note
about a day ago
stefsel111 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
86
JacobaEd Review note
less than a month ago
JacobaEd gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
thijs100 Tasting note
less than a month ago
thijs100 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Ashy and coal smoke to start, but immediately followed by a hint of struck matches. Plenty of sherry influence of dates, plums, sultanas and fudge. Some oranges as well.

Taste

Dry and lots of peat smoke. Ash, burned rubber and brine too. Dry sherry notes. Figs, plums and honey. Has a slight nuttiness to it, as well as spicy chilli peppers.

Finish

More burned rubber and peat. Drying. Long.

Comments

A very good Port Charlotte with a lovely amount of sherry influence. The subtle amount of sulphur actually adds to the whisky, instead of subtracting.

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Daan Tje Review note
about a month ago
Daan Tje gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
[my-collection]
waxs Tasting note
about a month ago
waxs gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Starts off with peat smoke and some hint of cereal to be spotted in the background. Once the whisky has calmed down after a few minutes the smoke clears way for some actual flavors. Sweet vanilla, cake and caramel on the surface with a bit of sour notes of lemon.

Taste

Starts of mild and quickly gets aggressive with a spicy peppery note of chilli. Then the sour fruit notes return with grape notes and vanilla.

Finish

On the finish I spotted the vanilla and honey again together with a weird infuence of choclate milk. The after taste is long and fades away slowly with more subtle sweet notes.

Comments

Great balans between te aggressive spice on the tongue, long after taste and the sweet character of the Bruichladdich distillery.

Archer Review note
a couple of months ago
Archer gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
Archer Tasting note
a couple of months ago
Archer gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Dreckiger Rauch mit einer gehörigen Prise angeschmortem Kunststoff und brennenden Autoreifen. Angerissenes Streichholz. Da braucht die Nase eine ganze Weile, um sich hier durchzuarbeiten. Hat man's geschafft und den Rauch hinter sich gelassen, trifft man auf Walderdbeeren und Himbeergelee. Immer wieder schimmert der dreckige Rauch durch - selten eine so changierende Nase erlebt.

Taste

Im Antritt scharf und feurig. Loderndes Torffeuer ohne die Gumminote aus der Nase. Gebackene Äpfel, gebratene Bananen, Pflaumen und Rosinen. Pfeffer! Ganz schön wuchtig auf der Zunge. Feinherbe Kräuter kommen mit der Zeit.

Finish

Lang, ölig, aschig und Sherry-süß.

Comments

Der hat mal eine dreckige Nase! Sehr schön, wie sich hier nach einer Weile dann doch die Fruchtnoten zeigen.

Mondrian Note
less than a year ago

I just opened a bottle of 15/314 of end-2015. Compared to a sample I had of the PC12 (of which I have no bottle code though), this has almost no sulphur and a relatively decent peat level. At least this batch seems to be "clean".  

St. Pauli Tasting note
less than a year ago
St. Pauli gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Clean and crisp, especially for a peated Islayer. It seems to me that the peat that was used was of the earthier/drier variant, with moss and heather influence. The smoke is therefore rather ashy and the dram doesn't come across as salted as some of it's brothers and sisters from the same island. There is a sensible amound of camphor, then dried fruits (sultanas and plums), combined with lemon. Then there is vanilla, but rather restrained and not as creamy as it can be sometimes. Finally, there is walnut skin to be detected, plenty even.

Taste

An explosion in the mouth, with sweet and hot sensations. The hot sensation brings chili pepper, but there is plenty of cooked plum, sultanas, some red fruit, and then this vegetal peat. The wood smoke seems to be also a bit wood driven, which is nice. It gets dry towards the end, with the nuttiness changing to almond.

Finish

Adding water is sensible here. Now there is still a lot of pepper, o my. It's rather drying. Then there is still a little dried fruit, barley, and bitter walnut skin. 

Comments

A very good whisky, no doubt. It's just that the finish was a little too austere in my opinion. Without this it would have gotten close to 90 points.

Cheers! Paul
squaadgras Review note
less than a year ago
squaadgras gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
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Overall rating All versions
263 member votes
88.30
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
87.65
Nose - Aroma
87.54
Initial taste
87.77
Body
88.46
Finish
87.92
Price
84.27
Presentation
88.88
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