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14 May 2014

11th Anniversary Malt (Whisky-Doris)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * Blends

Whisky-Doris is 11 years old – an event the shop is celebrating with this Anniversary Malt bottling. It’s a blended malt whisky, made up of one 2001 cask and some others that were significantly older. They were blended and then married for a couple of years in a refill sherry butt.

For what it’s worth, there have been similar bottlings (casks #113 and 114) that were said to contain Glenrothes, Tamdhu, Glengoyne and Glenfarclas.

 

11th Anniversary Malt - Whisky-Doris11th Anniversary Malt
(45,1%, Whisky-Doris 2013, sherry butt #115, 595 btl.)

Nose: inviting scents. Lots of berries and stewed fruits. Yellow raisins and greengages. Tinned apricots. Sweet oranges. Nicely fruity and honeyed, with soft vanilla and aromatic rose pepper. Mouth: definitely older than 2001. Less fruity now, although the apricots and stewed plums are still present. More on spicy notes (pepper, clove, liquorice) with some oaky hints and zesty citrus towards the end. A few leafy notes too. Finish: medium long, zesty fruits and red apple peelings, alongside the older oaky notes.

A really nice, rich blend of different profiles. In a way this feels like an entry-level Balvenie Tun 1401. Great value for money at € 60 a bottle. Available from Whisky-Doris.

Score: 87/100

11th Anniversary Malt (Whisky-Doris) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-05-14

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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