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Overall rating
84.93/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB102713
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Bottling serie
Vol. III
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead + Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2017 12:24 pm by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 80.91

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20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Double Cask 2008 BD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.93 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The combination of sweetness and fruit with smoke and peat is perfectly matched! The sherrylastige Aberlour and he smoky peaty Laphroaig unite to a wonderful voluminous, strong and fruity sweet blend, a really successful creation. I like and taste wonderful!
    • Nose
      Bright and clear, the blend shimmers amber in the glass. A variety of small and oily drops stick to the glass wall while sweet sherry aromas are mixed with cold smoky notes and mineral peat. Dark and ripe apricots and peaches rise, opulent mint and eucalyptus aromas dissolve, vanilla and sweet sugar give the nose a candied base note. Creamy milk chocolate and dark caramel are in the foreground. The much-described smoke keeps in my case discreet, but is present all the time. Appearances of iodine and the typical phenolic aroma of Laphroaig are quite noticeable, as well as the mineral peat note. Sweetness plays with smoke, fruit plays with peat, a wonderful interplay of different flavors invites you to the first sip.
    • Taste
      Heavy and biting smokes suppress almost all aromas at the first sip. Only at the beginning of the first sip are fruity and sweet elements associated with burnt sugar. The second sip flows through the palate, leaving a fiery burning sensation on the tongue, spicy chilli sparkling with black pepper and smoky wood elements a real hellfire ;-) Oily and creamy, the spicy and smoky aromas in the mouth, dark berries and chocolate fight with caramel and a hint of mint against the overpowering smoke and peat. Smokiness and fruit aromas also play together in the taste, the peat has retreated a little, but still exudes its mineral and stony tone.
    • Finish
      Slowly the tickling sharpness sounds on the tongue. Sweet fruit flavors and creamy chocolate are in the foreground, cold smoke and earthy peat blend together in an oily way and heat up the peppery heat again. Iodine and a short chilli-catch briefly give the tongue a short tingle and bizzle. Oily and creamy, rancid walnut aromas and creamy, spicy wood tones slowly emerge. For a long time, the warm and oily aromas stick to the palate and on the tongue.

  2. Svenson scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Whiskydream.de rates this:
    In color, the blend goes through as amber, dominated in the nose initially smoke (glowing charcoal, almost as you would run past a burned, charred wooden hut) and sweetness (clearly sherry). After a short time, flavors of fruit bread, especially figs and dates, are associated with tobacco and peat. In between dark chocolate flashes up. With a little water, the smell becomes slightly pungent-alcoholic, we smell iodine and peat as well as (dried) grass and herbs. The sherry sweetheart is no longer present. (89) In the mouth, the blend is first very sharp. A mixture of chilli, alcohol and iodine spreads, combined with a creaminess, lots of peat and a few herbs. Then a dryness develops, which probably comes from the wooden barrel. With water, the Best Dram is first fiery-spicy, then chocolaty-creamy with medicinal aromas (down to disinfectant). Furthermore, dry oak and herbs. The flavors change several times, which makes the whiskey varied and exciting. (87) The long woody-dry and salty-maritime finish completes the whiskey suitably. The salt stays in the mouth for a long time ... (88) Overall rating: 88 points Conclusion: A beautiful, really well-made blend, which is not boring and has a good fucking ...
    More information: http://www.whiskydream.de

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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