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Croftengea 2008

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - Single Cask
Vintage
05.2008
Bottled
03.2018
Casknumber
272
Number of bottles
289
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
14 May 2018 1:29 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80,69

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92
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90
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90
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90
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89
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89
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89
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84
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Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2008

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Dutch whisky forum 10th blind tasting - sample #6

    Very good, I really like this. For me personally the best dram in the VBT-10 line up so far. Most likely bourbon cask matured, not spicy enough for virgin oak. The prominent grain/cookie note could point to a local barley variety. Mildly peated, not too strong on the tongue so I'm guessing just below 50% ABV. This is almost certainly a Scotch, could be Islay (Bunna or a Laddie), but I actually think it's Campbeltown or an islander. As to the VBT-10 theme, I would be surprised if this is a 10 year old, tastes quite a lot older, so the 10 could point to anything.

    So it turned out to be quite a heavily peated highlander with an age just under 10 years. Amazing, really performs as a much older malt with a much more mellow peaty feel to it.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lots of vanilla, grain sweetness, a mildly sour earthy note (actually I suspect this to be lightly peated), a pretty strong shortbread cookie note, honey, fudge, toffee, sultana raisins, peaches and dried apricots. Water and time brings out a grassy/herbal note and some very faint soapiness in the background.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite full bodied, oily, salted butter, vanilla, fudge and caramel, fruitcake, sweet fresh and dried fruits (peaches, mango). Except from the saltyness, I'm not so much getting the peat here.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium in length, vanilla, some liquorice and a pretty spicy wood note (yes it's the peaty feel again).

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Loch Lomond for the win, again! 
    • Nose
      Surprisingly mellow, not intrusive at all. Pretty coastal, with hints of peat smoke of course, as well as brine and salty seaweed. However, this also has a inviting fruity layer, very much of the tropical kind. Grapefruit comes to mind, as well as banana and apricot marmalade.
    • Taste
      Sweet peat with a pinch of salt and a hit of tar, followed by tropical fruits. Those straight-necked Inchmurrin stills certainly get the job done. Lemons and pink grapefruit mostly.
    • Finish
      Long, tarry and salty, with a fruity encore.

  3. andre8x8 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Blind tasting: HWF VBT 10, sample 6

    Nose:
    Freshly soured green apples, cream butter babbler, a little lower in the alcohol

    Taste:
    Wood, bitter, liquorice, salt

    Finish:
    Short, metallic,

    Age:
    10 years

    ABV:
    48%

    Score:
    80 points

  4. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, pronounced combination of powerful but 'round' flavors. Fruit and peat beautiful are nicely balanced; none of two dominates.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Round peat, yellow fruit, apples, something salty and slightly resinous
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here also light ashy smoke and yellow fruit, pear, sour and salt
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium, soft ashy lemon and salt

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Pretty obvious peat, but friendly at the same time. Lots of sweet and fruity aroma's and tastes. Strong and full bodied, pepper in exactly the good amount to keep it all friendly but full of character.
    Really a very beautiful whisky, 90 points.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Immediately a lovely combination of fresh fruit with some peatsmoke at the side, a friendly nose. Also something sweet, winegums. Later on, the peat more and more on the front, a little salty now as well. But still enough space left for fruits, tropical fruits especially, even banana, and some notes of oranges.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lovely sweet peatsmoke now, and salty. A little pepper, pungent, but certainly not dominant. It gives this whisky just a little extra character, without making disappear the sweet and fruity notes. Honey, tropical fruits. A very full taste. ‘Friendly peat’ is the word that goes around in my head. Nice thick substance, oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      89 89
      A little pepper still left, warming. Sweet peatsmoke, still the tropical fruits and honey remaining in the mouth. Pretty long finish.

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    My guess was a ?, 48% @ 20-yo.
    Sample #6 of the HWF VBT 2018. Fantastic dram. The peat in this one is nice and elegant. It presented itself to me as motor oil :)
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fatty, oily butter biscuits, over ripe red fruit, some motor oil, some mint, some mandarins, some wet, fresh oak wood, some peach, some raisins
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slow to develop, but so good. First dark honey covered hay, then the oily, very ripe red fruits come bashing in, then some oak wood sap, but not too bitter, dark sugar, the motor oil comes in halfway and stays as an undertone
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, only slightly drying, only slightly bitter. The motor oil undertone fades quickly. The honey comes back, some dark sugars arrive, the very ripe red fruits die slowly in the background.

  7. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting HWF VBT #10 Whisky #6
    • Nose
      Pepper, briny, a coal fire, vanilla, ointment and smoked ham/sausage.
    • Taste
      Bacon, pepper, rubber, briny - shells and kippers.
    • Finish
      Pepper, rubber and seaweed.

  8. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting HWF-VBT 10 Sample 6
    • Nose
      bbq, leer, nat gras, aarde, rokerig (jeneverbes), vanille, hout, toffee, vanille
    • Taste
      bbq, houtskool, gerookt vlees, hooi, kruidig, tijm, kruidnagel, jeneverbes, zoethout, anijs, karamel, creme brulee, vanille, cake beslag, pepertje

  9. Steven79 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Smoke, ham / bacon, hint of honey, later also some butter
    Taste: Smoked ham with a fruity undertone, dried fruit
    Finish: Long and deliciously sweet. Light drying effect.

  10. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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