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Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A wooden spoon to savour
Vintage
12.03.2008
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
108.10
Number of bottles
114
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Feb 2018 10:54 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68,18

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Whisky Reviews for Allt-a-Bhainne 2008 SMWS 108.10

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/an-smws-one-two-three/

    N: Initially there’s a dirty-spirity disinfectant note but that lifts almost immediately, replaced by a subtle grassy/creamy vanilla [Littlemill, Bladnoch] Lowland style malt. Other subtle yet distinct descriptors include parts of a wood workshop and fruity aromatic notes together with green peppercorns, liquorice, aniseed & thai spices - though personally [as a spice fiend], there’s no heat issue here whatsoever. This is a whisky with a full flavour profile and subtly unique character, possessing a style I’ve not come across in any other whisky aside from other Allt-a-Bhainne. I’ve remarked upon Bhainne’s colourful and individual character before WB, as well as the distillate’s barley creaminess [blog].
    T: Tastes sublimely creamy which after the Glendronach is rather a feat - though style-wise, both are similar in nature. Delicious mouthful and superbly cloudy mouthfeel.
    F: More length and complexity compared to the short & simpler Glendronach.
    C: I’ve not tried Bhainne’s new make, but from what I’ve previously experienced from their whisky, it’s been uniquely characterful distillate-led juice not always equally matched by its cask[s]. Here that fine spirit has met a cask match. Easily the best Allt-a-Bhainne I’ve had, style-wise bucking the modern trend and carving out its own niche path.Scores a B[+]

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    CASK No. 108.10
    Spicy & sweet
    A wooden spoon to savour
    Price    £60.00 The floral grassy notes of a freshly mown rugby pitch prepared for an epic encounter combine with the swirling fruity sweetness of pears and apples. Full note: The floral grassy notes of a freshly mown rugby pitch prepared for an epic encounter combine with the swirling fruity sweetness of pears and apples. From somewhere in the stadium’s stands comes a waft of sticky pineapple pudding with coconut custard. With the action underway, spice becomes more dominant, like chilli Indian naan bread or hot chocolate with cinnamon and nutmeg. A halftime splash of water accentuates the fruity aromas in the form of warm apple pie and hot vanilla sauce as well as the sharp note of a rhubarb crumble. The taste is like baked mango with cinnamon sugar tortillas, or licking honey off a wooden spoon – a full-time prize to savour, regardless of the game’s result.

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