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Master of Malt 40 years old Speyside

Collection
Master of Malt's own Bottling Collection
Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
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WDTS2011-02 87/100
Glenfarclas probably mom40
Personal Comment

Color: Amber
An extremely fruity nose first. Plenty of ripe fruit with immediately light hints of woody bitterness. We also suspect the sherry with its characteristic notes of plum jam.
Aeration did not make him a great good, because all these beautiful scents tend with fade fairly quickly.
After a few minutes, a mixture of woody and some wax remains.
The palate is very smooth and almost corresponds to the impression left at the end of his nose. The complexity announced by the first nose is not at the rendezvous.
Despite a nice presence of interesting flavors of sherry, milk chocolate, some nice spices, this bottle does not seem to be able to give its full potential. A few degrees more would have saved the day they?

The finish is long and intense, at least initially. It looks quite strong on the nose in that it is at first very intense, but that the intensity fades quickly.


Here is a cask that is probably very tired and it would have been a great idea to to be bottle this whisky as a cask strength a few years earlier.
83/100

Comment by Joseph
Nose: Fruity (Tangerine)
Taste: Sweet, honeyed, spicy, fruity (mandarin)
Finale: Short, Spicy .
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PatGVA
N: Long deep, intense, rum, wet grass, apple chard, resinous, wet hay, Imperial mandarin, pineapple comes next round is great.
B: marvel of balance, apple tart tatin, chocolate, tobacco, creme brulee, vanilla bourbon, rum, a very big moment.
F: long, superb balance, rum it is the best in the series.
93/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PierreDH
Color: Gold with copper highlights. The darkest sample of the session.
Nose: Fruity. Pear, fingernail polish. Leather, fine trace of cork and a little earth. A bit of freshness with zan (roll liquorice).
Palate: Dry on the wood.
Finish:Ddominant Exotic fruit with the kiwi, a creamy mouthfeel. Touch of vanilla. It ends with praline mocha with its hint of bitterness.
91/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Pompix
Subtle and well-balanced, the nose reveals a beautiful sherry with honey flavour, spices, raisins, well-integrated woody notes, a hint of tropical fruits (candied mango?) and citrus (dried grapefruit?). Vegetal notes come after.
The mouth contains all those aromas, with good balance, sweet, fruity and slightly woody.
The finish is very nice, not very powerful but rather long.

Very nice malt, which suggests it spent many years in a cask, which reminds me some great 70's Speyside,
91/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: First and then sweet grapes, coffee bean, light solvent. This directs me to a whisky nose mature, who took its time to come down to us (+30 years) profile of an old sherry and then yellow fruit (apricots ripe ). Very pleasant nose.
Taste: Not aggressive, smooth although alcohol is present. Surprisingly green and grassy, and then softened again becomes creamy, chocolate and dried fruit, sherry is there, but discreet enough, surely a refill cask. Finished on the sherry with a slight bitterness. Very good profile, a venerable whisky.
91/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: Lovely fruit on the nose, citrus, apricot and peach.
It was nice herbal notes, smell of pine.
With aeration the fruits are exotic: mango, lime and pineapple.
A very floral whisky on the coconut and vanilla.
The addition of water enhances the fruitiness.
Palate: The palate is less exuberant about the fruit, more about wood, vanilla and coconut.
Nice notes of honey and chocolate.
Too bad the mouth does not follow the nose but with a little water we still have some fresh fruit.
Lingering finish on Werther's candy.
90/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: medium amber, wide legs that flow slowly
Nose:moderate intensity, well integrated alcohol, red fruits, furniture wax, leather, alcoholic freshness, mild woody dryness, round whisky
Taste:moderate intensity, more wooded than on the nose but not exaggerated, the aromas of the nose are found again as well as the beautiful roundness
Finish:medium
With water:no change to the nose, a slight acidity adds in the mouth
Conclusion:A well rounded whisky, I prefer it with a few drops of water
89/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: Waouw! Beautifull frutiness, touches of sherry. Tropical, exotic fruits, acid drops, fresh and waxy, hint of coffee, resinous, spicies, complex!
The mouth is too much diluated, it's a pitty. Fruits, resinous, spicies, tropical. Slightly vegetal and salty.
89/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Piazzolla
NOSE: fruity (yellow peach) and pastry (shortcake tart and a little custard). Greedy and seductive. A bit of salted butter caramel. A little exotic thereafter.
Palate: Silky texture, quite elegant, fruity and slightly smoky. Slightly drying. In line with the nose.
Finish: rather long, in line with the mouth (hence the nose). Finished on wood fire ...
A nice balance, a certain complexity, like a lot. An excellent daily dram.
88/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Bpoujol
Amber color.
The first nose is rich, ripe fruit on. Red fruit notes.
The nose is round, light, it evokes hints of re-fill sherry. A little honey. Very greedy.
The palate is soft, a little lighter. Lack of power. Beautiful continuation of the nose. The wood is more present.
Final fairly short. Rather weak. Slight woody notes (sherry), very slight but perceptible bitterness.
A very good whisky, but it's a pity as much diluted.
88/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dede
Color: pale amber
Nose: Expressive nose at first, with a moderate peat characterized by smoke, dry sherry mixed with candied orange peel, leather, the acidity of balsamic vinegar and some resinous notes, all in keeping a lovely sweetness in the background, almost exotic (banana flambe). Aeration brings out more sherry, with coffee and nuts. If the mouth is up, we have a winner.

Taste: Nice balance between peat, sweet acidity of candied orange peel, sherry, salt and bitter gentian. Perhaps lacking a little power to attack and expressiveness in the finish but the quality is quite the appointment.

Finish: Long, it leaves a salty peat out before developing notes of leather.

Conclusion: A peaty sherry-like I like. Very good.
88/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Talisker84
Color: Copper / Orange

Nose: Sherry exotic notes of passion, mango, pineapple. Also the fruit style of peach or the roasted fig. Some red fruit, black currant ... Also spices, nuts, fresh, slightly minty, chocolate too ...

Taste: Sweet, fruity, in the spirit of the nose, maybe a little less complex ... Greedy, with chocolate, some caramel, vanilla. Some fruit also, again peach with chocolate fondue style chocolate with fruit and spices and also some leather.

Finish: Warm, a little smoke, a little woody. Some cask....
87/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by mapi
Color: golden brown
The nose shows a sherry oak with a hint of smoke and a little sulfur.
The mouth is a bit watery with little smoke bitterness. There is also a certain sweetness. Then comes the aroma of hazelnut and roasted pineapple especially thyme.
The finish is medium with a return of pineapple and sweet.
87/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Russet

Nose: Seems that we're off with some heavy stuff! Concentrated. Sweet, but perfectly balanced by a nice tangy fruitiness, as a high end sweet wine can be (ever tasted some Monbazillac?). Quite seductive. Softly spiced. Honeyed apricots. Pineapple leaves. Strawberry liqueur. And a hint of coffee liqueur (Kahlua). Reminds me of some 1972 Glengoyne or Caprdonich, or early 80's Benriach. Nice alcoholic balance. I like it!

Mouth: Very pleasant as far as the taste is concerned, with lots of red prunes and soft spices (cinnamon), but strangely light (if not weak) despite an ABV that probably reaches 50%. More wood now, with growing tanins.

Finish: not as long as expected,and quite drying.

Comment: The nose itself is 90+ worth. unfortunately, the mouthfeeling stays a bit behind. A very good malt though.
87/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by RX21
Nose: Soft spices, tobacco, cooked fruits
Mouth: Hotest spces (chili pepper) , speculos, increasing influence of wood
Finale: Bitterness
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Alexandre
The nose starts with marked flavors of oilseeds and strawberry, balanced by citrus. It's round and properly melted, even if alcohol is a little feeble. After some time in the glass, spices (mustard) and yeast appear. Following aeration, yeast becomes dominant with oilseeds, and warmer notes of spices and wax are also shown. With water we have yellow fruits and much more citrus. The nose is complex but that is very difficult to stabilize.

The mouth starts with a huge fruity sensation on the strawberry jam, with citrus and spice. It generally follows the nose. Aeration confirms this gourmand and fruity side, with the appearance of rancio and chocolate in a very syrupy mood. The mouth remains relatively cool, which makes it quite nice.

The finish is average, still on the strawberry, farmer feeling, a little pepper and anise.

In conclusion, a whisky rather disconcerting. Interesting to discover and enjoy, but difficult to grasp. In any case, it suffers no deffect.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Mars
Nose: Fruit Marmalade, precious woods, hint of citrus. After breathing in found some mint, licorice, tea and cold coffee.

Taste: Sweet, soft, slightly watery. Coffee aroma.

Final: Precious Woods, a little fruit, floral. The finish is short and fleeting.

Nice to drink, lack a little punch and complexity. Works better with some breathing.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Sebou007
Color : Amber

Nose : Wow, what a nose ! Very fruity (blackcurrant, blackberry, redcurrant) and spicy, with a nice coolness. When you just put your nose above it, smells like peach liquor. When you do insist, you have black grape skin (the one you can chew for hours). The sherry wood is clearly doing its job with whiffs of wood varnish. It is so fruity, rich and sugary that it's almost sickly (but not in the bad sense). Hints of coconut.
The alcohol is very well integrated. Evolves toward wood and fruit vinegar (raspberry). The nose makes me feel this dram is going to be pretty acid.

Mouth : Not the acid explosion one could have expected. Kind of flat-tasting, on oak and some spices.
A bit disappointing. Bitter. After a while, a little taste of strawberry (here is my acidity).

Finale : warm, oaky (very) and medium long. We can still perceive the strawberry flavour.

Conclusion : To me, this is a love it or hate it kind of dram (especially with that nose). I did enjoy the nose, but was a bit disappointed by the mouth (from which I expected more).
83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Amber
An extremely fruity nose first. Plenty of ripe fruit with immediately light hints of woody bitterness. We also suspect the sherry with its characteristic notes of plum jam.
Aeration did not make him a great good, because all these beautiful scents tend with fade fairly quickly.
After a few minutes, a mixture of woody and some wax remains.
The palate is very smooth and almost corresponds to the impression left at the end of his nose. The complexity announced by the first nose is not at the rendezvous.
Despite a nice presence of interesting flavors of sherry, milk chocolate, some nice spices, this bottle does not seem to be able to give its full potential. A few degrees more would have saved the day they?

The finish is long and intense, at least initially. It looks quite strong on the nose in that it is at first very intense, but that the intensity fades quickly.


Here is a cask that is probably very tired and it would have been a great idea to to be bottle this whisky as a cask strength a few years earlier.

83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: Teak.
Nose: first on a very generous pot-pourri, almost overwhelming, heady. Some notes custard, cereal, white bread, but which are not able to take it over from this floral scent. It is very homogeneous and melted to the point of being almost in one piece.
The nose retains this almost monolithic profile , but pleasant, without lowering power.
Water weakens a bit that nose but harmonizes it significantly. Appears a slight vegetal note, on juniper.
Taste: Creamy and mild, very mild. It is hard to perceive much.
The water gives it an odd profile, saponification and almost salty.
Final: Starts in the extension of the mouth and then moving up closer to the nose.
The water just harmonizes the final, but without revealing much

Comment: The nose is quite pleasant but lacks complexity and scalability. Mouth and finish are not bad but singularly lacking expressiveness.
The water seems to improve the whisky but needs to be lightly dosed.

82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: amber / copper

Nose: very fruity (apples and pears ripe) in the first nose! It starts very good. Smells of honey are mixed with these fruity hints which lose a little intensity but are atill present in the background.

Mouth fairly fluid, woody and distantly spicy. But a great lack of wealth

Finish: long, smooth. ...?

Well, I do not understand ... The nose had started strongly on a very pronounced fruity (and many more began) but then after ... The dead calm! The mouth and final unfortunately nothing changed ...
75/100

Undisclosed_distillery

Born on Islay, House Malt

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 08/2002 Bottling: 01/2011
Particularity
(Casks 9794-9800)
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WDTS2011-05 84/100
Born on Islay
Personal Comment
WDTS2011-05
Comment by ALouis
Color: intense gold
Nose: Peat, on the cold ashes, and then moving rapidly toward rounder notes of sherry, chocolate and a hint of rubber.
Then the cereals are entering followed by spices.
Palate: The palate combination peat / rubber is perfect, just enough of both.
Cereals are present, the cold ashes, a little iodine and sherry notes greedy.
Finish: Long on flavor in the mouth.
90/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Arno
Nose: beautiful nose on dry peat and a hint of bitumen. A fine blend of animal notes, quarry, leather and smoke. Ash and pepper. A dash of lemon juice? Wise, discreet, relaxed. Very nice.
Taste: smooth without any acidity, meaty and dry peat. Comes spices and pepper on the end with a little lemon juice until it becomes a bit "burned". Takes his time, but great development!
Final: meaty, smoky, smoked trout. Superb finish on this topic.
Conclusion: play on lands of the sample # 2, this register meaty and smoky, but more wisely, with discretion and sharpness. So, very elegant. I appreciate!
90/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by PatGVA
N: round toasted brioche pretty nice golden note wet peaty wood dust under
B: round brioche in peaty wet wood
F: short fine and superbly balanced
89/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: peat, fruit paste, herbs - much to win round ventilation. red fruit
Palate: attack on peat, slightly astringent, slightly dry, slightly smoky
Alcohol very well controlled.
Finish: long - mineral and ashy?
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Roblanza
Color: Gold
Nose: Sweet vanilla and caramel with fruit (citrus) and licorice.
Taste: Sweets and vanilla, fruity taste combined with fine oak and some toast.
Finish: Sweet with peppery notes, nuts and sweet licorice.
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Old gold.

Nose: A rather classic but flawless talking by the phenols here; Quite heavy but not heady. Unfolds on all kinds of citrus fruits (candied tangerine and mostly blood orange) enriched by coffee latte aromas that could be provided by a refilled Sherry butt. Perhaps do we have a little brand new plastic in there (supermarket pouch)? Alcohol is well balanced and supports what seems to be a high end product.

Mouth: Full bodied, thick and creamy. The peat is a bit dusty, but the slight acridity perfectly fits with the softness of a caramel sweet.

Finish: Lingering. Becomes a bit drier and evolves on the cold smoke of a bonfire put down by the rain before ending on the dusty side of a stale beer. Time for a second sip.

Comment: A bottle that should please those who liked this bunch of nice IB sherried Ledaigs and Laphroaigs that have been recently released.
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Reddish gold
Nose: Medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, peaty, fruity (fruits from the orchard in the foreground, fruits from the underbrush in the background), dry dung of cattle
Mouth: Low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, smoke is dominating, the other flavors stay in the background, no bitterness, mid dry mid sweet mouth
Finish: Short to medium
With water: On the nose the peat / smoke turns towards cold ashes, more fruit, dung disappears, loses much intensity in the mouth and the finish becomes shorter
Conclusion: A peated whisky that is rather delicate, especially the nose without added water, the nose is the favorite part of this whisky
86/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by TTN
Nose: At first rather discrete and sweet, chestnut honey and salt, seaweed, island. It assumes something quite subtle but I can not define ... With aeration there is more black pepper.
Taste: Very smoky with still lots of black pepper and a hint of lemon. It reminds me of a Talisker
Finale: Explosive, on spices including black pepper.
Overall impression: The mouth is much more expressive than the nose. A nice mix of smoke and black pepper. A malt that I enjoyed.
86/100
WDTS2011-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Amber

Nose: Nice expression. Oily and rich: Peat ash is offset which comes on the fruit in syrup - pear -, lemon and cocoa, truffle and a hint of banana.

Palate: Peat ash elegant citrus coming swoon in dark chocolate. Slight lack of body and complexity.

Final: Chocolate, grain appearance and peat smoke in a no two charming and perfectly controlled. Salt, menthol and lemon are also part of but are very discreet.

In summary: A peaty happens to tame his temperament ash by a chocolatey coating flattering. This duo is effective, but deserved a little more flexibility to truly aromatic delight us. This success is based on a duality proven. Good if not revolutionary.
84/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Gold

Nose : Some peat, smoke, grilled chestnut. Some rhubarb, lemon, oyster. Meat juice. Despite the aqueous character, it's pretty elegant and complex. Earthly. Pu Er tea. Quite medicinal after a while.

Mouth : Very (too) aqueous. We remain on peat (a lot), grilled almonds, cold coffee, cold ashes. A slight touch of lemon. It's rather good but it lacks precision and dynamism. Maybe the dilution didn't help.

Finale : Long, bitter, on roasted almonds and peat.

Conclusion : A very good dram for peat lovers. We can regret the lack of complexity of the mouth compared to the nose.
84/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Straw yellow, white wine.
Nose: nose first on a soft turf in both aqueous and oily, with notes of hay and mint, then enriched with notes of tobacco, leather, spices. Over time, the peat grows and is enriched with vegetal notes and a nice citrus note on the lemon.
Taste: oily, that mouth is not very expressive, turf course, but it is fairly low
Finale: As soon swallowing, peat wakes up significantly.

Comment: A fairly standard peat profile, which refers to Islay is well done, but without surprise. The addition of water weakens the nose while showing a slight bitterness on the palate and finish.
84/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: mineral and lightly peated. Discrete animal notes (wet dog, farm).
Mouth: medicinal, peaty, smoky, oily and slightly sweet. A real beer side later (barley & yeast). A hint of fruit (apple?).
Final drying on a little smoky / peaty
conclusion
Like most other samples, not very distinctive, more versatile, however. In all cases, not bad but not a favorite either.
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Amor57
The nose is marked by peat tannins and distant. Then arrive oil, a small marine character with the freshness of the open sea and red fruits. On the palate the attack is clear. It is the mineral, peat, salt, seaweed, "juice pipe", licorice, a hint of banana, ephemeral (the tip of banana). The finish is on the same notes with a slight meaty and a little smoky. A hint of caramel too. The length is medium.
A rather pleasant whisky, but for the peat (as you probably know, I do not appreciate peat...).
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Old gold.
Nose: Very peaty, round, sea, seaweed, some tar, iodine, wood and vanilla.
Taste: Light, weak, on salt water, tar, peat and some algae. Subtle. The finish is short to medium, soft, weak, peat, tar, maritime, with a bit of hemp rope.
Overall impression: A relatively low intensity whisky (diluted?) That reminds me of some old Caol Ila where the peaty whisky dominate less than normal which give the marine side the occasion to express itself.
82/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
Peat and citrus fruits as well as subtle hints of wet hay characterize the nose. Although the medium complexity, the nose is rich and also has a nice balance, despite the overwhelming dominance of peat. Do not put in the hands of opponents of the peat (if any ...)
The mouth is slightly recessed relative to the nose, and one detect some signs of weakness. Here too, a massive domination of peat, with the finish some nice coffee notes.
The finish is long and hot, closer to what the nose than the mouth. Here too, beautiful notes of coffee, mocha.
82/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: gold supported.

Peaty nose. Even very peaty (earthy?). A small fire of dry grass burning. A little potpourri too.
In this burning smell, I smell given off by a piece of paper burned with lighter (smell of yellowed edges of the flame). Subsequently, a sweeter smell, caramel is present.


Fresh, ashy. Yes a lot of cold ashes in the mouth. It is quite flat and I found a taste of mineral water in the middle palate.


Final fairly soft, ash and peat as the rest but simpler. By cons, it becomes a little more pungent on the end (although it does not last long).
The aromas are present for some time giving it a long just fine.


Comment: I liked moderately. Not rich enough or complex. The mouth is too flat. Only the final aims to be the most persistent for me.
In any case, it will remain peat / ash from A to Z. I think a too much reduced whisky.
80/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Mars
Nose: Anis, pear, peat smoke and earthy. Mint and lemon in the background. Better balance after aeration.

Taste: Earthy, anise, mint, cereals, spices. More earthy and sweet after aeration.

Finale: Peat smoke, fruity, mineral. Long.

Comments: Yet another peaty with a touch of lemon. The mineral and spices are present and not to my liking (but probably will appeal to some). It also lacks complexity, I think. Adding water is not really recommended (more light and anise) but he benefit from some aeration.
80/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Alexandre
The nose offers a friendly meeting between leather, dry sherry and peat. The brand is powerful, complex and integrated. This good impression persists in the development of these flavors: leather and sherry will go to something more mild and sweet (toffee), while peat unveil nice and powerful notes of smoke and tar. Aeration will get the nose smoother, with eucalyptus. A very nice nose, no doubt.

The mouth is rather disappointing compared to the promises of the nose. Less well built and above all much more flat, it starts on light marine peat, then goes on toffee. Aeration increases the feeling of the begining : the flavors collapse and never get harmonious. However, mandarins appear, and toffee grows. But still far from what the nose made us expect.

The final is short, dominated by tar, with a tiny tip of dry sherry. There is also acid sweets, and a memory of cold ashes.

In conclusion, a whisky unbalanced, with a beautiful nose, and then a commun mixture of sherry and peat.

79/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by mapi
Color: gold

Nose with a hint of smoke. Alcohol is now quickly joined by notes of citrus. The nose ends with a disagreeable impression on the freshly cut grass and artichoke.

The palate is fresh on the cereal and fresh fruit.

The finish is medium, and fresh fruit

Comment. I am baffled by this whisky. I do not know what to think. I assigned the lowest score of all my WDTS more to mark my disappointment as to assign a specific number.
78/100

Undisclosed_distillery

Master of Malt 30 years old Speyside, 4th edition

Collection
Secret Bottlings Series
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
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links & average quote
WDTS2012-04 84/100
30 years old Speyside  MOM
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: medium amber
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, old leather, mango, papaya, sweet oriental spices, sour / sweet mixture like in old oloroso sherry, dark chocolate with mint
taste: low to medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, the taste is mostly based on half dry, half sweet sherry aromas with cough syrup adding towards the finish
finish: short to medium

Conclusion: A complex whisky with well melted aromas. A little more intensity (especially in the taste) would mean an even higher rating

91/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Pompix
Splendid, sea influence (origin ?) combined with greedy side (cask ?). Mineral (stone on the beach) and coastal (sea food), It’s a complex nose with a nice sherry classical notes added of hay, varnish precious wood, old paper and a little meaty side (wild)
In mouth, soft attack, low alcohol. Good balance but less complex than on the nose, old school peat, sea water desalted and classical sherry notes.
Nice finish but a lack of punch.
But still great.

90/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Mahogany
The nose is sweet with nice notes of sherry mixed with vegetal aromas, mint, and a little spice. However, itis difficult to impose itself. A bit like a too much strong dilution alienated some odors. Pepper and spices, however, manage to emerge giving the nose a beautiful structure.
In the mouth we have pleasant notes of sherry and hazelnut, plum. Not very complex but very pleasant, the mouth perfectly prolongs nose. Fear of excessive dilution is not confirmed in the mouth.
A long and warm, with plum and slightly woody notes have not disappeared.
88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Amor57
The first nose out of the boiled egg, eaten quickly, and apple. The rest is pretty hazy at first: green apple that is confirmed, vanilla, cinnamon, strawberry, rosemary, lavender, coffee. After the egg becomes clearly vegetal. Let's see whether aeration can bring the animal. Baked potato? No, we are still in the plant. Finally! it announces clear smoked and meaty. On the palate is soft on the meaty with caramel. Then come the apple, bananas, spices (nutmeg, cloves, pepper) and sea final beautifully articulates with the mouth. It is enriched licorice while the rest of the flavors gently away. A very good length.
A set of superb harmony, extremely accurate and dense. But it lacks the complexity to achieve excellence. Very easy drinkable.
88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Mars
Nose: Orange, tangerine, melon, coffee, tea.

Mouth: Very soft, silky. Light citrus, coffee and milk.

Finish: Long, soft while being slightly aggressive at certain moment with pepper and spices galore. Light citrus notes

Comments: A very drinkable whisky. A good daily dram, I would say!

88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Roblanza
color: amber
Nose: very fruity woodiness, toffee and nuts
taste: very fresh tones and fruitiness or tutti-frutti, very sweet caramel, ends with dark wood tones
87/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Apple & Cinnamon, grenadine syrup, blackcurrant, raspberry
Palate: Sweet. Coffee. Small vegetal bitterness in the finish
Very long finish

Relatively complex. Interesting. But I'm not very excited.
86/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: sweet, on white fruit (pear, peach ...). Lacking some presence. Marshmallow. Marine / iodized at times. Oddly moving on dried fruit (dates & figs).
Mouth soft, silky and smooth, a veil of smoke gives way to a mineral side that structures a little too quiet mouth. Evolution still on soft freshness.
Final medium, too quiet ljust ike the mouth
Conclusion The nose reveals a complexity that is not found in the mouth ... pretty bad, although it remains a friendly and fresh malt.
85/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Arno
Nose: Candy, nuts, bitter orange for a start on the sweet notes of sherry. Woody, salty aroma of toast then, to move to the smell of old cellar, with its procession of cork and noble rot (reminds me of some of my fermented Chinese tea, the pu-erh). Aeration makes it more flowery, with the appearance of lavender, with a little peppermint and quite identifiable sage note. Aeration also helps get rid of an odor almost completely original solvent.
The nose is rather nice rather austere and barely open.
Mouth: very sweet - too much unfortunately - on flowers, nuts, and then to the cellar notes (cork, paper, roll). Takes the bull by the horns with leather, smoke, herbs & salt before turning for a while in ashes. Sage crowns the ashes in the extension. Nice evolution of the mouth, which remains somewhat austere and too wise.
Final: nuts & flowers
Conclusion: A quite shy sherry, pleasant surroundings by many, but lack the confidence to fully please.
85/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Amber.
Nose: nose first both butter and dried fruit, peanuts, peanut butter? praline, almond powder and pistachio nuts, cashews, pecans. Cereal, corn flakes. A little slightly tart red fruit, too. Develops frankly on spices, cranberries. With more time, very frankly about coffee roasting.
Palate: Creamy, but the expressiveness contained, almost too melted.
Final: In the wake of the mouth.

Comment: Interesting, a profile rather surprising, but lacks some expressiveness, power. Few drops of water reduce it to silence.
85/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Dede
Color: Mahogany
Nose: Lots of sherry, and that is the sweetest, most delicious, the candied figs, raisins and caramel, lots of caramel.
Palate: The attack is sweet but powerful. Sherry develops on the fig confit but also Mandarin. The mid-palate is revealed about it more bitter and woody than expected, but not excessively.
Finish: Slightly bitter chocolate before the wood dominates, it is relatively long.

Conclusion: The cask has completely overtaken the distillate, and not necessarily for the better, although the total remains correct.
83/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: rich amber
Nosing: Floral and fruity with nutty malt notes. Later on some green tea. Not very heavy.
Tasting: perfume, lemon grass, developing malt. It seems if the whisky is struggling itself among the woods
Finish: comparatively lengthy, with raisins and a final dry oak note.

83/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Mahogany.
Nose: Malty and sherried in a very soft way. Light butterscotch. Big red apples (red delicious). And a hint of burnt wood. All of this is rather nice, but a bit weak I’m afraid.
Mouth: Yep. A bit weak it is (40%?). You can swallow this by mouthful without getting hurt. Rounded and soft. Juicy and chewy. Diluted chestnut honey. Corn syrup. And still some burnt wood.
Finish: Longer than expected, mostly because of the slight woody bitterness.

Comment: Tastes like these old over-diluted sherried Speyside. Not really thrilling, but will slide down your throat so easily that you may be tempted.

80/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by mapi
Colour: Dark amber, brown hints.
Nose: The nose has the unpleasant surprise of rubbing alcohol, butane. Then comes the chard apple for its vegetal side .
Palate: The palate is very soft, almost flat, in any case completely one-dimensional. I find notes of dried nut and old leather.
Final: Medium length. the final collapse quickly. Notes of chocolate, cocoa butter. The whisky leaves a matte mouth, woody (which is a defect).
80/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by ALouis
Color: Copper
Nose: a rather coarse sherry, despite a large aeration, notes of distillation on the cabbage and a little sulfur.
A little spice in the background and chemical notes of sweet .
Mouth: very original and less unpleasant than the nose, it is more floral notes, a little vegetal on anise and vegetables.
Finish: rather short
79/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Full brown, mahogany, redwood.
Nose: Very easy and discreet, light floral notes, black tea and fresh garden herbs (waldmeister).
Taste: Very sweet and soft, again light floral notes. Sweet dessert wine (tawny port). There seems not much alcohol here, no water needed.
Finish: Again very discreet and easy, but not weak, goes on and on and even seems to grow, here now some complexity appears, apples, cocoa and dried tropical fruits.
Conclusion: For me no great experience in full, too discreet and soft without any counterpoint, there is no clear statement given. But the finish is great fun and very enjoyable.
Guesswork: Hard to guess, might be one great, old (and expensive) bottle (sherry cask) but it is not what I look for in whisky.

68/100

Undisclosed_distillery

Single Highland Malt

Collection
Eilan Gillan
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Cognacs Leopold Gourmel
Cask
Bourbon / Cognac
Dates
Distil: 2008 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
WDTS2012-04 76/100
eilan Gillan highland malt
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-04
Comment by mapi
Colour: white wine
Nose: First impression on the yeast and a little side of white ham of Paris. Then we pass to very vegetal notes, particular with tarragon. Everything is fresh and pleasant.
Mouth: the texture of this whisky is oily, almost greasy. One remains on this vegetal impression from the artichoke to go to the dried flower of anise and licorice on the finish for its freshness.
Finale: The finale returns to the oily texture. It is concentrated. It all ends on an interesting freshness. A beautiful whisky
88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: straw
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, dry peat, smoke, lemon, marine freshness, herbs of the provence
taste: low to medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, a beautiful sweetness in the foreground, peat and smoke form a second layer and fresh fruit are in the background
finish: short to medium

Conclusion: a beautiful medium peated whisky that is easily approachable and funny

87/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Arno
Nose: with aromas new make quite strange fungi, yeast, new rubber, which are not that unpleasant. With a little hindsight, more conventional things: fruity plum, rhubarb jam, tomato sauce. Sage notes also. Atypical, but it makes sense!
Mouth: extremely sugary sweet start, with notes of molasses, caramel, flowers "washed out". The aroma of yeast is very present, mixed with plum. The assembly is then raised by a more acidic side, with hints of cereals, muesli, raisin, the arrival of the wood and some spices. The mouth is not transcendent.
Final: on oak (almond, vanilla, wood) and cereals
Conclusion: is doing pretty well, with a nose and a mouth rather interesting medium: a whiskey that I like to discover, but which I would draw no pleasure to drink regularly.
83/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: White wine, pale gold.
Nose: nose on the first coffee eclair, dessert coffee, very sweet. Then switch fairly quickly on ... white rum! Continues to evolve very clearly on the new-make, plum brandy. Alcohol both very noticeable and fairly well integrated. Also reminiscent of rubbing alcohol. Candied orange peel. Salt. Milk and honey. Over time, these notes melt on a homogeneous, but very surprising whole.
Palate: On a new-make diluted.
Final: In the wake of the mouth, on the same note.

Comment: Usually I'm not very fond of the flavors of New make, but here they are metered and brought in an original and pleasant way ... to the nose. Because in your mouth and in the final, it's much less interesting for my taste. Water does not practically change the profile.
82/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Roblanza
color: wet hay
nose: floral, hay, vanilla, very aromatic
taste: floral, fruity, fresh with some exotic kind of fruityness, very parfumed finish, almost like a very young cognac
81/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: the new make (metal, pear, fresh). Still lack of complexity. Better after aeration (equilibrium).
Mouth: I do not like in a first time. Much too young not to say green ... Only the rich texture brings a little fun. Subsequently becomes more pleasant with notes of green apple and pear dominate the bitterness.
Finish: medium long and aligned with the mouth.
Conclusion: A little too young and difficult (versatile) for my taste but deserves that we take the time it airs.
80/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Mars
Aroma: Brown sugar, pear, new make, light lemon.
Mouth: Sweet, bitter. Nothing get out.
Finale: Brown Sugar, extra ripe pear.

Comments: This is not bad, but it's really not my thing and it lack of balance and complexity. Aeration does not help, it's even the contrary.

80/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: straw
Nosing: clean and fresh, herbal, hay, heather, leafy.
Tasting: lemon, flowering currant, winy.
Finish: short and unassertive.

Very fine aperitif whisky

80/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Very pale, not even white wine (vino verde).
Nose: Exactly like good Black Forest fruit brandy, great fun. In German they call it Obstler. Fresh pears (Williams Christ).
Taste: Again fresh pears, but also there are oats added (Bircher muesli) and a nice touch of brown sugar. In the back there is a soft earthy note, I’d love it, if it was a wee bit stronger.
Finish: Still fruits, oats and brown sugar but not very long. A remarkable development is missing and so is the soft earthy note.
Conclusion: A very pleasant and interesting experience but for me no dram to stick with.
Guesswork: Reminds me of a young Arran I had once.

79/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Peat, spirit, Pear, muesli
Palate: Pear & biscuit
Final: medium

A malt bottled too young in my opinion. Not my cup of tea.
78/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jmputz
Color: White Wine
An intense nose and strongly marked by floral notes and yeast that make suspect very young whisky. He seems to have retained many traits of new make or gin. However one feels after a few minutes a slight hint of dried fruit if you are very attentive.
In the mouth it was also the feeling of a very young whisky, largely immature. The taste is intense but not very diversified. The same floral notes on the nose, the same lack of complexity and a distinct lack of body. In short, a pleasant whisky as an aperitif, but not for an audience of enthusiasts.
The finish is slightly different from the mouth and beyond floral notes of the mouth, we find here some pleasant bitterness, hazelnuts or walnuts. It is of medium length, but curiously much less intensive than the mouth.
76/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Very pale. White wine.
Nose: Let’s not beat around the bush: That’s not the kind of whisky I would sell my soul for. Youngish and grainy. Lots of soaked grains and cereals, actually. Honey Smacks. Over ripe pears. And rooty too (angelica?). Getting more and more cardboardy. White glue. Low cost pistachio flavoured ice-cream.
Mouth: Not to my liking indeed, but easy to drink, I must say. Rather smooth and soft, with lots of pear juice. The low ABV (40%?) won’t hurt you.
Finish: Getting slightly bitter now, but nothing unbearable.

Comment: Mind you, this is no bad whisky. Just an additional honest entry level malt that didn’t succeed in making me shiver. Am I getting more jaded about whisky? Could be.

75/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Amor57
The first nose is aggressive, with a dominating pear. Not long after, olive and hints of burnt rubber. It reminds me of a new spirit more than a whisky. With aeration, it is rare traces of almond paste and lemon. And more consistent with aeration (five hours!) Of the almond and rare fruit (apple), still on the background of pear that is a little more discreet. It would become almost medium. This would be it the effect of aging? On the palate the attack is clean, monolithic, even on a pear. Then change the bulb (yes, yes, the same!) And with traces of burning rubber. And here, the mouth does not change, despite five hours of aeration. The final medium length, is intense, and liquorice on the ... pear.
74/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Pompix
Color and nose confirm that is a very young malt with new make notes, porridge, white fruits alcohol, a tad metallic, on aromatic herbs and pine resin.
Really immature and not my style.

68/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Dede
Color: Very pale yellow
Nose: Grappa, brandy pear ... In a nutshell, new-make. It seems the nose of a whisky bottled too young.
Taste: This is confirmed by the mouth. The attack is sweet, but it contains the same notes on the nose.
Final: Relatively short, marked by the taste of alcohol.

Conclusion: An immature whisky and / or a badly worn cask ...
65/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by ALouis
Color: White Wine
Nose: New spirit full nose, brandy pear and apple.
A lot of notes of ether that make the nose unpleasant.
Mouth: same as in the mouth, spirity and too young.
The water does not help unfortunately.
Finale: Short and spirity

40/100

Undisclosed_distillery

House Malt 21

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 50
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
(Bunnahabhain)
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
WDTS2013-02 86/100
House Malt 21 WM
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Flonews
Color: light cognac

Nose immediately delivers aromas of sherry: wax, dried apricots, candied orange. A touch of acidity on a carpet of spices and citrus walls. Captivating.

Mouth: Fully accessible, it delivers the palate a gentle caress ranging from wood to spices. Cereal sugar puts it luggage in the palate, with a whole candied fruits small battalion led by a benevolent little acidity. The set is very consistent and fully consistent with the nose. Exciting.

Final: dries slowly becoming more bitter, but a retro-olfaction still wonderfuly fruity. Very long, very good. I love it.

A sentence in the glass case looked good. The nose is well-typed by the barrel of sherry, but the balance is there from the first perfumes. The mouth contains the main theme without fail in a concerto for very soothing ripe fruit. A touch of acidity to give tone to the whole. Superb. Sherry Monster, I love you!
94/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Remind me a lot of Macallan 10 years old Sherry Oak. Not bad, not bad at all. I would say 40€”
This dram has a copper-like color.
Nose (90): (5)more than average. honey, nuts, tropical, fruits, citrus, wood, spices. Very nice nose.
Taste (90): smooth, oily. honey, nuts, wood, tobacco, vanilla, floral. Looks like 40%. Maybe a Dalmore? A Macallan?
Finish (89): (5)longer than average. nuts, leather, tobacco.

90/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Mahogany
Pretty notes of plum jam show the undeniable presence of sherry. Then the fruits are appearing together with some notes of barbecue, a little smoke and a little bitterness. Cashews. The nose is rich and perfectly balanced.
The first impression in the mouth is the exact extension of the nose. A slight bitterness, hazelnuts, cashews and sherry. Fruits announced by the nose are not to go here and the bitterness prevails. This whisky is nonetheless balanced and pleasant.
The finish is the perfect extension of the mouth. No surprise here. Some bitter memories and sherry continue to haunt the palate for long minutes.
89/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Requires a lot of aeration before really expressing itselves. Greedy shell fruit (pecans), pretty vinous note and some caramel which is not at all cloying.
Palate: Full, round. A delicate blend of light oak, sherry, tobacco. Lightly toasted vanilla. Not bad actually vanilla. Also a side spicy (pepper and other)
Finish: Fairly long on spices and much saliva (a little salty).
Cconclusion: Easy drinkable. A tad lack of expressiveness, but a very nice whiskey.
88/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Sherry, ... Immediately, a lot of matches (sulfur side),metallic side and red fruit juice. Quite a lot of rancio, of strawberry jam, coffee, cocoa ... A nice sherry. Vegetal touches. Immediate, not very complex but very appetizing.

Taste: Powerful and expressive. Grenadine syrup and strawberry. Very pleasant.

Finish: long and candied fruits on red

Comments: Not the most complex but easily drinkable.
88/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Fresh mint, nuts. Lightweight but powerful.
After 5 days: A little smoke, honey / wax, a little lemon.

Taste: lemon, red fruit, mint.

Finale: Fruity, citrus, mocha, latte. Long.

Comments: A very good whisky butthe aromas are too integrated together to discern.

87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Warm fruit tones (red), much spiciness (delicious) and sherry notes. Later on some more wood tones also.

Taste: Powerful herbs in combination with some sweetness and some bitterness.

Finish: Medium long, spicy and some bitterness.

87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Wiski
Color: Amber dark.

Nose: citrus (orange and orange peel) will open immediately with typical sherry character (nuts, raisins, dried fruit), greedy (caramel) and juicy. Sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) accompanying woody notes (wood polish, polish). Gradually opens with notes of black fruits (dates, prunes, figs).

Palate: The attack is soft, then growing in intensity, the bitterness of sherry this time, with notes of leather, orange peel, burnt caramel, roasted coffee, with a peak sulfur enjoyable.
Adding a water feature enhances the gunpowder notes with a hint of smoke on the finish.
87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Roblanza
color: amber
nose: full flavor, raisins, old wood and coffee
taste: full flavored, again raisins and fruitiness of blackberries, the finish is long with hints of coffee and spices

87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Copper
Nose: Fruity, (strawberries)
Mouth: Redcurrents, sherry, dried fruits (hazelnuts, almond)
Finish: Short

87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: light amber
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, candied fruits in the foreground, in the background: cough syrup, balsamic vinegar, burnt tire
taste low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, burnt tire in the foreground (but not overwhelming the other flavors), candied fruits, young balsamic vinegar
finish: short to medium

86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: The opening is on vinegared notes, leather (not as explosive than some Glendronach at opening). This sherry pageantry with chocolate appears to have a freshness that only the opening can reveal. This brings first dried fruits (nuts) while cherishing chocolate. We still have vinegar but the arrival of cream to eggs in orange. Ultimately, we are facing a sweet nose and nut pastry back from time to time carry out an attack.

Taste: A nice malty presence and chocolate with a winning return of taht vinegar character giving a punch to that pretty basic duo. There is a beautiful presence, alcohol is perfectly integrated. There are also the nut which is grafted with the opening.

Finale: A little short but conducted smoothly in the extension of the mouth. The aftertaste found the nut that was lost in the meantime.

Comment: A perfect evolutionary sherry nose which will delight aficionados. Then it is quite simple but quite well done. It simply lacks a little presence (mainly chocolate) to be really good.
86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Pierrebzh
Color: Amber to reddish reflection

Nose: One feels the influence of sherry, beautiful notes of dried fruit and underbrush and a hint of citrus, the nose is very fine, complex and rather subtle sweet notes.

Palate: The palate is a little below the nose, in my opinion, you are on a diluted whisky I think. We find dried fruits, rancio with orange zest and a slightly woody. The caramel is also present and a good touch of spice that I can not describe more precisely. A good sherry.

Finale: Average, we find the same flavors in the mouth (sherry, rancio, spices)

Whisky aged in sherry well done but surprise (a Glendronach?)
86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Tomy63
Color: light amber.
Nose: well marked by sherry, seems sweet, caramel, chocolate, orange, dried fruit and spices. Fairly standard, I think it is young, a little too much caramel.
Taste: light oak, light varnish, many dried fruits (raisins, apricots), sherry spices (cloves, ginger?). In the mouth it is quite dry, in fact, moderately powerful (46%?), Lacks a bit of punch. Classical and a little young but very easy to drink.
Final: much drier, more "oloroso", especially dried fruits and spices, lacks a bit long for my taste.
Nice sherry and easy to drink.
85/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Mapi
Light brown.

Nose: The nose is concentrated and begins on old leather. It then closes and leaves an impression of burned before turning red berries morning beeswax.

Palate: The palate is smooth even if we find the concentration of flavors with an alternation between the leather and dark chocolate.

Finish: The finish is long and narrow, with notes of camphor, cocoa bean and polish.
85/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Cocojazzsta
Colour: old gold
Nose: pleasant with vinous notes of sherry, walnuts, raisins marinated in rum (cake), prunes, wax, chimney (cold ashes), notes oil (tar) and rubbery cigar
Mouth: a little oily, followed nuts (walnuts, almonds, raisins) and oil and rubbery notes found on the nose, roasted notes and cold smoke. Good length on the rubber is still a little too much for my taste, especially since this is the side roasted (or burned) emerges in the final damage
84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: chestnut brown
Nose: a tad dirty at first. Sulphur, burnt rubber and pencil shavings. Later on more honey and vanilla.
Taste: spicy (nutmeg and pepper) but also toffee. Notes of sherry and some wood. Hints of smoke?
Finish: medium long. Oak.

Comment: nose is quite odd. but the taste is all right.

81/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: Chalk. Typed dry sherry with some ripe fruit in the background. Vegegal bitterness. A little too quiet even outside notes of burnt wood / sherry.
Palate: very typical sherry and the limit of burned tire (in any case too bitter for my taste). The bitterness hides everything else. Lack of balance and complexity.
Final: average and above all on the bitterness of the mouth. Blacknougat retro-olfaction.
Conclusion malt enjoying (I hope) sherry fans. For others, I think the lack of balance and the bitterness could disappoint.
80/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Chestnut.

Nose: Spices and caramel. Gingerbread. Freshly ripped off bark, with dust and wood particles floating in the air. Big sherry , if not very sophisticated. Probably a teenager from a very active cask.

Mouth: Hotter than expected. Heavy tannins. Lots of caramel, and quite some salt. Seaweeds. Briny. Like drinking some highly mineralized water (make it Vichy Célestin). A Strange sweeten-salted mixture. A baked apple (but a poor weak Golden) topped with cheap toffee.

Finish: Short and somewhat flat, tainted with salted liquorice.

Comment: A young salty malt (Clynelish?) that would have taken the sweetish character of an active sherry cask but left the gentle side behind. Not that it is bad whisky, but I like my sherry malts more “aristocratic”.

78/100

William Peel
Pure Single Malt 8 years
Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
41,7%
Bottler
William Peel
< 25 euros
Text of an e-mail I sent to the bottler to ask him more information about this mysterious bottle. Unfortunately I didn't get any answer after months....

I heard nice things about this bottle through the forum forum I host on my web site. I tasted this malt and my impression was it is quite a reasonable whisky (ian Mac Kullick is a reference..) However, I have some questions about it, and I'd be very happy to get an answer (if it does not reveal a commercial secret). I'd like to add this bottling on my site, with tasting note and quotation (it will get a good place in the quality-price ratio table I publish on my site).
I have some experience with Scotch Single Malt, and I can claim without any doubt it is not produced by "The Glenlivet" distillery, but that the label contains information misleading the customer over the origin of the beverage. The label says it is produced by a distillery called "Glen Peel" ("Distilled and matured by Glen Peel Distillery, Ltd, Banfshire") and suggests it is coming from the Glenlivet distillery '"Speyside-Glenlivet Region"). It is not indicated " distilled at Glen Peel distillery", because I guess no such distillery exists. It is just the corporate name, and there is no real trickery on the label.
Scotch whisky lovers know that the mythic distillery from Ballindalloch has often given its name (without its agreement) to lots of concurrent distilleries. It is right that from a legal point of view Glenlivet (which means Valley of the Livet) does not have a distinctive character. No trickery either, but...
The malt is rather good, I did like it and it price is really exceptional. I really would like where it is coming from in reality, as I'd like to put it on my web site.
Another question: the alcohol degree is rather surprising for a non chilliest whisky (41.7%). Generally non chill filtered whisky is marketed at 46%..

Personal Comment
The nose is marked by fruity malt with a hint of vanilla. The impression in the palate is pleasant, no more. No finish - or a very short one - . The whisky has a good price-quality ratio, even if it is rather mysterious.
60/100
The nose is very discrete, well I mean there is no smell. After a while, some insignificant hints appear. Like some slightly perfumed water. In the mouth, a hazy impression of malt and light alcohol, without any kind of complexity, with however a light hint of acidity. No finish. To avoid.
47/100

Eilan Donan
Single Highland Malt
2006-2010

Age
No age statement
Taux d'alcool
46%
Embouteilleur
Cognacs Léopold Gourmel
?
Fût
Bourbon + Cognac
Eilan Gillan Single Island malt
Personal Comment

(this tasting was not biind)
The nose announces a full bodied whisky despite its young age. Beside the unavoidable "young malt" hints, recalling that the time this spirit only deserved the name of new make is not so far away..., clear hazelnut notes mix with smoke preceding other fruity notes , developing on farmy ones before coming back on the very first impressions. A very rich and complex nose anyway. This could be due to the Cognac finish.
The mouth seems less complex than the nose was. Dry fruit dominate pleasant malty tastes. An excellent aperitif whisky. As I am used to richer whiskies, I just regret that it is not available as a cask strength but this is the only negative critic it deserves.
The finish is long and warm with still this presence of dry fruit and walnut mixed with smooth malt hints.

As the distillery is unknown, I cannot directly comment this bottle on the site. I wander if this is not a young Arran...
79/100


Undisclosed_distillery

House Malt

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 2003 Bottling: 2011
=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
0/100
House Malt
Personal Comment

Undisclosed_distillery

Sherry Cask Malt 10 yo 2001-2012

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry
Particularity
(casks nr 4442, 4452, 4455)
=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
0/100
Personal Comment

Not in collection

Undisclosed_distillery

Sherry Cask Malt 7 yo 2001-2009

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Wlson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry Cask
Dates
Distil: 12-2001 Bottling: 09-2009
Particularity
(Sherry cask #4446/4448/4450)
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 86/100
Personal Comment

Undisclosed_distillery

As we get it, Islay single malt

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
58,1 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Particularity
cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
82/100
Personal Comment

Undisclosed_distillery

Smokehead 18 years, Extra Black

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Bottle
6000 btls
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
88/100
Personal Comment

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The tasting notes

The distilleries

The whisky

The production areas

WDTS: blind tasting sessions List of all distilleries How whisky is made Central Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Northern Highlands,Western Highlands
Recent tastings Distillery owners Whisky history Speyside
Visitors notes The independent bottlers All the bottles in collection Lowlands
Post your own notes The distilleries in their historical context By order of preference Islay
Interactive map of the distilleries By order of value for money Campbeltown
Copyright Contact Links The Isles
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