Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A truly unforgettable experience
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Nov 2017 12:47 pm by FernetBranco
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90,00

2 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 2008 SMWS 60.27

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Viscous and richly sweet.
    • Nose
      Sponge cake and marshmallow, vanilla, and sweet citrus.
    • Taste
      Vanilla and citrus, malt, and mixed dried fruits with walnuts.
    • Finish
      Sherry tannins and citrus peels.

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    With a title like this, it would be easy to offhandedly call this 'A truly forgettable experience'. However, this one grew on me; the nose seemed the weakest part compared to palate/finish but overall I think this works best as an overall package with no great surprises but instead decent drinkable stock. Somewhere in between forgettable and unforgettable would be a fair assessment.
    • Nose
      77 77
      quite yeasty initially; some oloroso, some sweetness, refill sherry? [OK, I didn't know when I was tasting]
    • Taste
      84 84
      decent sweet-dry mix; dry vinous influence but reasonably soft
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium, with a decent balance

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Description of the SMWS A truly unforgettable experience
    First, we noticed the bright amber color; It was followed by a lively, amontillado sherry aroma of roasted hazelnuts, almonds, cinnamon and ginger, but with a pinch of paprika powder. Big and powerful on the palate before the addition of water, it literally took our breath away, and it took us a few seconds to regain control of body and mind - instead of individual flavors, the overall feeling prevailed. Water elicited malt notes of sherry vinegar and spiced orange chutney, while the taste now reveals orange marmalade on rye bread accompanied by a spicy Calvados Delicious Sour cocktail. A very unusual experience and definitely not for the faint of heart.

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Need some water!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Mascht scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A really wild malt! A truly unforgettable experience, in the good sense.
    • Nose
      initially closed and very spicy, vanilla, coconut, wild honey, sherry, very malty, fresh white bread, rum pot, red currant, latte 87
    • Taste
      Caution explosive! Really strong, fresh mint, freshly cut grass, cherries, lots of vanilla, coconut and cappuccino 91
    • Finish
      long, some oak, herbs and coffee notes remain 88

  7. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An impressive single malt! Powerful and powerful and incredibly complex! With every drop of water new nuances are added, ingenious!
    • Nose
      Locked; Wood and plenty of tannins - spicy, dry; leathery fruits, resin, fir honey, more sweetness comes out with water (plenty), honey - fir honey, sawdust, rye bread; over time distinct aromas of latte and speculoos; incredibly complex!
    • Taste
      Strong and powerful, engaging; Polish, leather, cedarwood, strong tannins, red candied fruit (slightly bitter), Aranzini? Menthol - After eight!
    • Finish
      Powerful, full of wood and tannins, dusty, long;

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur


    Aberfeldy: ’The home of Dewar’s’ so the welcome signs at the distillery announce. Glenturret do a similar thing with a huge copper Grouse [PIC??] at the entrance to symbolise their links with Famous Grouse. David Smith [SMWS ambassador], tells us Tommy Dewar was the third man to own a car in the UK. I read somewhere that the first car went to the King. 

    N: A hint of smoke and more than a hint of rubbery [sulphury] sherry. Further details include rubbery raisins, spud gun metal, paprika [SMWS spot on], and husky dried coconut.
    T: A big blatant sherry punch. Water brings a woody sugary/caramel sweetness and a marginally improved form but there’s little finesse here.
    F: Woody dry and fruit sweet with a chocolate conclusion.
    C: This is similarly as delicious as the society’s ‘Temptation to the Dark Side’ [28.33 WB], but forget subtlety, forget balance and forget distillery character. This is a thoroughly enjoyable, blatant no brainer campfire whisky - once well watered down. That’s assuming you like a sherry bomb from time to time.Scores a C[+]

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Notes from the website:https://www.smws.com/a-truly-unforgettable-experience
    "We noticed at first the bright amber colour which was followed by a vibrant Amontillado Sherry-like aroma of toasted hazelnuts, almonds, cinnamon and ginger but with an additional pinch of paprika powder. Big, powerful on the palate neat, it literally took our breath away and we needed a few seconds to regain control of mind and body – there was not so much in terms of actual flavours than an overall sensation. Water added notes of spiced orange pickle and Sherry vinegar, whilst to taste now orange marmalade on rye bread accompanied by a spiced ‘Calvados Delicious Sour’ cocktail. This was a most unusual experience and certainly not for the fainthearted."Issueprice November 2017: 50.00GBP (~57€)



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