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DanishDistilled scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

Tasted on the distillery tour. Actually an okay whisky, depth-wise and quality-wise speaking, but there is just a sweetness that almost makes it hard to drink a proper glass of it.
  • Nose
    Sauternes, wine-like notes jump into the nose. Port wine sweetness, heated butter, digestives, caramel. A bit too sweet for me.
  • Taste
    Butter, sweet biscuits, oak, too sweet, wooden.
  • Finish
    Salty, wooden, short finish

kronicler scored this whisky 100 points Member Junior

One of my all-time favorite GlenDronachs. Rich and luscious nose that you could smell forever, multi-layered palate and long toasty and herbal finish

DanishDistilled scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

Very, very good, especially the nose. What a shame that the distillery will exclusively use Rye now.
  • Nose
    90 90
    Vanilla, apples, pears, Honey, really fruity, green grapes, a lot of yeasty notes. Awesome nose!
  • Taste
    86 86
    Oak, but with a twist that I can't explain. Barley, honey, a bit sharp, grapes
  • Finish
    88 88
    Fruity, sweet, honey, medium length

DanishDistilled scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

This is the 2019 World's Best Rye, or so I was told at the distillery. It is definitely a VERY different rye, and interesting too.

Purely taste-wise, I must admit that I have had better rye whiskeys. However, we have a really interesting and deep tasting rye here.
  • Nose
    88 88
    Salty, rye, bitter oak, wooden furniture in a medieval-times German pub (you must visit one of those if you haven't yet).

    Also leather, shoemakery, browned/heated butter.
  • Taste
    87 87
    Sweet, leather, pub furniture, butter. 100% reflects the nose.
  • Finish
    86 86
    Wood, bitter notes, sharp taste develops.

ruedi scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

wunderbar ausgewogener, vollmundiger Sherry-Whisky. Ist jeden Cent wert!!

DanishDistilled scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

Tasted the 55% version of this Rye new make (Rohfrucht) at the distillery, so do not take this as a 1:1 Review, but rather a good indication.
Water drops changed nothing but the alcoholic burn in this one.
  • Nose
    68 68
    Silage, potatoes, rye, citrus, grass, bread, starch. Not a very pleasant nose. It made me want to not drink the new make.
  • Taste
    80 80
    Sharp, alcoholic, fresh wood (yes, in a new make), red apples.
    Definitely better than the nose, but still not something i would just drink.
  • Finish
    87 87
    Apples, fruity, long-medium. Definitely an interesting finish with good length and development.
    Other new makes I have tasted barely had a finish at all.

WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

Lucky that the openned bottle in good condition!

The aroma is young and good and keep well, mint, honey, yellow flower, honey.

Brown sugar, honey, yellow flower, a bit ginger, little bit salty.

Aftertaste not very long, mid.
  • Nose
    90 90
  • Taste
    88 88
  • Finish
    87 87

Thirstin scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

Delicious, rich and fruity with perfect balance.

Nose: Malty and fruity, a little dank note initially. A variety of really nice prominent tropical fruit notes. A fruit salad with diverse light and dark fruits, fruit punch, a touch of watermelon hard candy … surrounded by Scotchy toffee richness. The rich fruitiness leans toward Armagnac. An Amazing Armagnac! Seems to peak at around 25min. Mouth: Big … initially too much flavor neat unless you leave it sit at least 15 min. A sour edge, but mostly fruity and juicy. With sufficient time in your glass, huge flavor with no harshness! Wonderful mouth feel. Really deep and rich! It’s sweet and fruity but not at all cloying. Not too syrupy … tasted great even when I had a cold. Wonderful balance. Long rich finish. With water: Nose initially has more powerful grassy straw notes, with an evolving fruit note returning. Smoother. However, I really like the intensity neat. Delicious. Excellent quality and value.

LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

Was für ein grandioser Tropfen! Tolles Fruchtaroma und richtig toll im Mund. Hier stimmt einfach fast alles. Natürlich ist eine Verdünnung auf ca. 48-50% notwendig um diesen Tropfen in seiner Komplexität schmecken zu können. Richtig geiler Stoff!
  • Nose
    90 90
    Zimt, extrem fruchtig, holzig, Vanille, Nüsse, tatsächlich ein Hauch Banane, süß
  • Taste
    89 89
    würzig, Vanille, wieder sehr fruchtig, Eiche, Walnuss
  • Finish
    87 87
    viel Würze, leichter Malz, leichte Tropenfrucht-Note, leicht holzig

WillWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

When not yet breath enough, I do not like this dram but after weeks passed, the Deanston taste comes out more, ginger, brown sugar, a bit floral notes, can enjoy a while.

Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

  • Nose
    In the nose we have light rubber, butter caramel, glue, burnt sugar, chocolate (milk - sweet), hazelnuts, a woody structure and lychee.
  • Taste
    In the taste we get caramel, hints of licorise, Werther's real bonbons, butter croissant, fruit cereals, pineapple, orange zest and quince
  • Finish
    The finish is medium long with notes of honey and hints of grapefruit. Let the party go on! Light the BBQ and start the Big Brother party!

SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

NOSE. Sweetened peat smoke, classical sherry cask notes of died brown and red fruits and berries, also woody notes but rounded, sweetened, not so fresh or sawdusty as in many whiskies these days. In the background; hints of tar smoke, coffee and vanilla. (89p) With water: Hessian with whiffs of tarred ropes. Cured lemon and lime. Camphor, Christmas pudding grass, freshly brewed oolong tea and a hint of good olive oil. (91-92p)
TASTE: Rich taste. Wood smoke, a some tar, rich and rounded black pepper, good oloroso sherry notes. (88-89p) With water: Slightly sharper black pepperiness, rich, fruity and dry notes of dried fruits (90P).
EXIT: Sherried in a dry way, with soft black pepper and wood. (87-88p) With water: rounder, softer, more sherried. Medium long to long. (89-90p)
OVERALL: A rather demanding whisky which not only requires time in the glass and quite a bit of water to fully unfold but also commands your full attention and concentration. Nonetheless a great dram and very impressive for being only four years old. TOTAL SCORE 89 (90) points.

WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

WillWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

kahnno1 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

prz22 scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

Beware of this bottle:)

Not everything called single malt can be enjoyed..
Sometimes its better to go with cheap evergreen mediocrity.

You've been warned.

thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

Comparable to some of those over the top, insanely intense Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask.
  • Nose
    Deep, dark and brooding. Intensely sherried. Notes of leather, but also crème de cassis, coffee beans and some cocoa powder. Some dried fruit like raisins and prunes. Finally a touch of aceto balsamico and even some soy. It is dry and luscious at the same time.
  • Taste
    Thick and sticky, followed by a hint of rubber, metal, espresso and spices like black pepper and cinnamon. Also dark chocolate. A little too intense for me.
  • Finish
    More of the above. Medium in length.

thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

While not totally balanced this is a reasonably complex and singular malt whisky.
  • Nose
    Buttery with touches of lemon yoghurt, apple skin and pear. Hints of granola bars, rye bread and straw too, and even some bung cloth. Good stuff and balanced.
  • Taste
    Creamy mouthfeel and a nice sweet arrival followed by soft spices—although maybe a little more pronounced than I initially thought. It has some juicy fruits to balance things out, like a tinge of pineapple and hints of apple sauce. There's a whiff of charred oak too. Water brings out a menthol note.
  • Finish
    Lingering spices and soft herbs. Long.

shanz scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

dark amber grape seedless grape red wine licorice somewhat burnt oat alcohol feeling fulfilling slightly with apricot time slightly strawberry jam vanilla chocolate [middle]: body firmly nut almonds are not complicated, but never It is not simple Simply a merit of Sherry cask is drawn out ,nose omission return well well chili pepper image vanilla coating hot cake burned sugar caramel moderate。

Thirstin scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

A Candy-Cane Decorated Christmas Tree in a Glass.

Nose: Now THIS is Christmas in a glass! Other scotches are described this way, but this one hits that for me with the aroma. It's got a little of that old British Christmas cake, but there's more. I detect Christmas peppermint candy canes floating in the sherry. I may even sense some pine needles in the background. The epitome of a Christmas nose! Palate: Nice malty flavor, really clean and clear, no off notes or harshness. With a nice light/medium sherried body and not too much sweetness. Excellent value for money. Thick mouth feel and lots of flavor for 46%. Adding a little water brings out more sweetness – maybe too much – along with more of a watery note. Then with more time (20min), it gets better again and has a character that reminds me of a similarly aged Dalmore. Surprisingly good and very different from Glenallachies I've tried before.

thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

Lacks a little bit of oomph on the nose but makes up for it with a classic Pulteney palate.
  • Nose
    A quick hit of vanilla followed by some spicy oak, but then there's room for gentle oranges and lemon curd with touches of a damp meadow. Finally some butterscotch. Somewhat chalky, but lacking a certain coastalness.
  • Taste
    Classic spicy Pulteney arrival, with some white pepper and fresh ginger, as well as a nice nuttiness. Of course the bitter lemon zest and slight saltiness—a staple of any Pulteney—are here.
  • Finish
    Lingering saltiness and soft spices. Medium in length.

Gregers scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

Interesting bottling from Italian Puni here, I'm looking forward to seeing what they put out in the future.

Review: https://youtu.be/caQXGBMeHq4
  • Nose
    72 72
    Very light. Hay, vanilla, varnish, toffee, all in tiny doses. Some sweeter, flowery notes develop, but they're really hard to tune in on. Pleasant, but negligeable.
  • Taste
    80 80
    Peat smok, quite a large dose, which surprised as there was nothing of it in the nose. Rounded flavour, some pickled plums, bit of cinnamon, some woodshop sawdust, umami flavours. Turning a bit sweeter on the second chew, cane sugar sweetness, very enjoyable. Third chew even sweeter, while adding some oak, leather, and light spices. All in decent balance.
  • Finish
    74 74
    Peppery, grassy notes. Barley, oak a bit more present. Smoke still lingering on top. Nice, but unfortunately much too short.

Falang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  • Nose
    87 87
    Sweet smell with something raw almost animal like. Bacon, fat, meat, stables and a bit cavemen like. Also some herbs and rubbing alcohol (medicinal).
  • Taste
    89 89
    Nectar like, dark, smoked, oily and a little bit sour. Kind of a unique taste, complex - beautiful!
  • Finish
    87 87
    The smokiness disappears rather quickly and the sweet nectar stays. It has something hay-like and grassy, but very gentle in the finish. Love it!

Falang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

One of the better whiskies I have ever had! This is insane; perfect combination of fruits and herbs; sugar and clove. There is also something animal-like in the drink, like cat-like... Delicious and weird! What an amazing drink! For me two things seem to dominate: Pineapple and mango(-peel).
  • Nose
    89 89
    Medicinal nose with herbs and clove (kruidnagel).
  • Taste
    93 93
    Sinas blended with rosemary, clove and radish. Spices and sweet rum, hint of salt. The mouth has something a bit dry and sweet. Overal taste is pineapple! There is something weird also in the taste, like 'cats' or something faecal ...
  • Finish
    89 89
    Mango finish with a very strong outspoken palet. Hints of bitter and some beautiful stoniness. Love this drink!!

Falang scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

Complex, mature and beautiful with some very sweet tones, and a real complex depth. This is a warm drinker with sugars and oily influences. Lovely
  • Nose
    80 80
    Strong nose that kicks in. Something fragrant and flowery like tulips (and also some berries and cherry?). Hint of forest-aroma.
  • Taste
    84 84
    This whisky is lovely - it has something linseed oily and a touch of 'sirop de Liège'. I have some young wood, some anise, rhubarb. This is a warm drink with some very sweet sugars (brown sugar) and even some yellow peaches at the back.
  • Finish
    83 83
    Dry finish, a bit bitter, and some spices!

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