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Shelter Point - Echoes Of The Hebrides

91.86 / 100

Smoky & Earthy Flavours

Visual: 4.11 /5  •  Aroma: 22.54 /25  •  Taste: 36.79 /40   •  Finish: 28.45 /30

Dram Code: T215

Producer: Shelter Point

Bottler: Official Bottling

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Cask: Ex-Islay Quarter Cask Finish (Laphroaig)

Age: 5

Country: Canada

Region: British Columbia

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

ABV: 57.9%

Cask Strength: Yes

Release: 1 of 150

Price: $104.26 (at time of review)

Dram Code: T215

Producer: Shelter Point

Bottler: Official Bottling

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Cask Type: Ex-Islay Quarter Cask Finish (Laphroaig)

Age: 5

Country: Canada

Region: British Columbia

ABV: 57.9%

Cask Strength: Yes

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

Release: 1 of 150

Price: $104.26 (at time of review)

About This Single Malt Whisky

Malt vs Malt – Overproof

This whisky was featured as a part of the two “Malt vs Malt” Blind tastings. It reached the semi-finals in the first tasting and got knocked out in round one in the second. You can see the results of both sessions below!

 

 

 

 

Group Tasting Notes

The following were tasting notes volunteered by those in attendance. The dram nickname was also chosen by the attendees.

Honeycomb, melted brown sugar, mini wheats, creamed honey with dark chocolate, carrot cake, filo pastry, smoked agave syrup, herbal tea, tangerines, hot cross buns, beeswax. smoky playdough.

By Adam Bradshaw on November 29, 2020

Score & flavour profile voted on by members who sampled the whisky

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How We Review Whiskies

Score

Whiskies are rated by our members on the visuals (out of 5), aroma (out of 25), taste (out of 40), & finish (out of 30). With a total score out of 100.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a peated whisky lowly because they don’t like peat). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the whisky in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

fresh & floral
eg – blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg – peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg – breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg – raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg – wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

Dram Association Nickname

The nickname is usually given by the writer of the initial review and tasting notes. It is based on their tasting notes and used to refer to the whisky to keep its true identity hidden for those who enjoy blind tasting.