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- Brand: Jack Wiebers Whisky World
- ABV: 57.5%
This is a fascinating whisky coming from an German importer in Berlin, under the name of Jack Wieber. The malt is from unknown Islay distillery, rumoured to be Lagavulin. Some info about the one I tasted: Cask nos. 320, bottled in 2015.
This whisky is a young peat monster, a feisty one, really making me consider of buying a whole bottle. I've used Irvine Welsh's stuff on my Lagavulin reviews before, so why stop: this is Filth (book by Welsh, also a movie has been made based on the book)!
Strong character, yet with some layers and pure rawness in a take no prisoners kinda way.
Nose: Strong with coastal notes like seafood and salty air breeze. Rubber and meaty malt with some leather notes too. Some sweetness and greasy ham notes, and phenolic peat.
Taste: Very medicinal and dry, with strong peat. Taste really does remind me of Lagavulin. This is like a one-sided version of Lagavulin 16YO – sweet with powerful peat smoke. Probably had some sherry maturing.
Finish: Dry with peppers and peaty, along with syrupy notes. Medium length, but quite quick when thinking it's cask strength. The phenols are strong again.
Balance: This is young indeed, yet good. Strong but in balance. Powerful character and straight forward, filthy but medicinal peat monster.