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Turv Exloo Prime

Category Spirit from Netherlands
Details Details
Distillery
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Single Cask 2016
Vintage 2016
Bottled 2016
Casktype Virgin Oak Cask
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 500 ml
Price 24.95$ 27.20£ 21.21
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Single Cask Whisky
Added 20 Jul 2016 8:53 am by recursiewhisky
St. Pauli Note
less than a year ago
St. Pauli gave this whisky 54 points

Please note that if you see a photo on which the word "whisky" is mentioned, this is an old picture. TURV has been commanded by the Dutch competent authorities to remove the word whisky from its label. 

Cheers! Paul
Oogadal Review note
less than a year ago
Oogadal gave this whisky 37 points

This pretty undrinkable spirit shouldn't be on Whiskybase. The nose is the less worst part, I would go one step further than Thijs100 and would advise any whisky enthusiasts to skip this one. So no first dram at all. Some people say you have try everything in life. They are wrong.

Weighted Rate
37
Nose
60
Initial taste
32
Body
35
Finish
30
Price
17
Presentation
35
thijs100 Tasting note
less than a year ago
thijs100 gave this whisky 56 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

A tad sour-ish (pickled lemon peel). Not unpleasant, but different. Grainy and flowery. No depth or layers.

Taste

Glue, which is a common aroma (in whisky), but not necessarily a common flavour. Some strange off-notes. It is off-putting. Slightly phenolic. Grassy. White pepper.

Finish

Really short. A hint of oak, spices. But the off-notes also make an encore. Luckily not for too long.

Comments

I know it's a spirit, but the producer clearly wants it to be judged as a whisky. Whichever way you judge this, I have a hard time believing any whisky enthusiast will pour himself a second dram.

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St. Pauli Tasting note
less than a year ago
St. Pauli gave this whisky 54 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Old gold for a 3 month old spirit? That's remarkable. The nose is rather on grain spirit: glue, sweat socks. It's raw and unpolished. This changes quickly, but to a very neutral and characterless spirit. There may actually be peat in there, yet it's masked by a dominant smell of alcohol (this baby was distilled to almost 95%  ABV...). This alcoholic smell lingers, along with some grainy notes and vanilla essence. It smells rather spirity and artificial. 

Taste

Glue, maize, pine sap, sugar, vanilla, but still this alcoholic feel. Comes across as a grain whisky. This can be due to the distillation method to ca. 94% ABV.

Finish

Glue and sugar continue in the finish, with some pepper. 

Comments

It's not a whisky to start with, despite the fact that it was marketed in this way. It comes closer to a grain than to a single malt. The exact ingredients are kept secret by the staff, even during tours.
Anyhow, this is a rather characterless spirit, without a signature feature. Of course we can wait until it can be officially called "whisky", but I suspect it needs much longer time to make this spirit enjoyable.

Cheers! Paul
iromby Note
less than a year ago
iromby gave this whisky 82 points

Tasting notes after I first opened the bottle.

Nose:

The nose is familiar. It reminds me of the artisan distillers of the USA. Pungent, drying. "Bourbon like" in the sense that single malt drams from the USA matured in American White Oak smell simular, but not equal. Some oak, Some vanilla, The main nose is obvious spices, mainly clove, Light banana, Slight melon, Orange, Slight leather, Oddly enough a hint of young cheese, After a while some mint, The nose of something Solventy is gone after you let it breath for a while before nosing it.

Palette: Soft, Creamy, Nice clear alcohol, warming, I feel it going down in my body, which I like.

I'm having some trouble spotting the main taste. That is mainly because I think the main tastes will be strait from the malt. But since I have not tasted mash, I would not really know. I am pleasantly surprised by the total effect of this young spirit. My advice would be is to let it breath for a bit to get rid of the "spiritus" nose, which quickly goes away. The wood influence is clearly mainly spice. The vanilla sweetness is there, but only more maturation time will give it more of the vanillin. There is lightly fruitiness, mainly banana and slight orange.

What I learn from this is that active wood is a main driver is adding flavour to a dram. This was not unknown to me, but this is the first three months maturated dram I tasted. I plan to go to the distillery and hopefully I can take some new make with me. Just to compare flavour notes.

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Amsterdam Note
less than a year ago
Amsterdam gave this whisky 40 points

De Turv Exloo Prime Whisky Single Cask 2016 is een 3 maanden oud distillaat van de Turv distilleerderij in Exloo.

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Overall rating
15 member votes
65.38
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
36.60
Nose - Aroma
60.00
Initial taste
32.00
Body
35.00
Finish
30.00
Price
17.00
Presentation
35.00
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