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Overall rating
84.78/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB103073
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
3006 Whisky (3W)
Bottling serie
Vol. 1
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
86
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2017 10:39 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.48

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Whisky Reviews for Secrets of Islay 2008 3W

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Incredibly clean and crisp. This is said to be a Lagavulin, and I can see why. Ripe banana, lemon rasp and sweet marzipan go hand in hand with fresh peat, wood smoke, bandages and just a hint of beeswax and menthol. Wonderful balance.
    • Taste
      Mouth-coating, which is of course a plus. Sweet at first, before spices take the lead. Mainly cracked black peppercorns, but also a whisper of cinnamon. Of course there's plenty here for peat heads as well, like (of course) peat, ashes and charcoal. There's also room for charred lemon skin and bitter grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Lingering on citrus and dark notes of peat and ashes for a long time.

  2. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour: white wine
    Nose: meaty and light smokiness, yet fresh. Other smells don't disclose themselves that easily. Bit of dried grass, hansaplast, yellow apples and pear.
    Taste: citrusy (lemon) peatiness, leaning towards medicinal; quite "heavy". Then some grassy tones coming in, with a faint touch of leather. Prickly pepperiness on the tongue, with a touch of bitter.
    Finish: lingering with lemon, ashy smoke and a touch of bitter again.

    Quite young and raw, but pleasantly peated - a bit "heavier" than Caol Ila, so I'd go for Lagavulin.

    25-points score: Nose: 21 / Taste: 21 / Finish: 21 / Balance: 21/22.

    Tasted 31/10/2019 in a 3006 Whisky line-up (WB ID's 23887 / 102560 / 102559 / 103073).

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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