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Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2008
Bottled
07.05.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel & Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
330
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jun 2018 9:44 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 83,00

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Whisky Reviews for An Islay Distillery 2008 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In-store sample...

    I was very impressed by this (apparently undisclosed Lagavulin)

    Very clean - no detectable sulfur. Check.

    I actually found it to be more inline with the 16 year or distillers edition than the 8 year old or 12 year. Very creamy, dark chocolate, smoke, seaweed, cherry. Something like a pineapple glazed ham with clove and a maraschino cherry on top...on the smoker of course.

  2. jttoft did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Undisclosed Lagavulin.

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    First encounter at the whisky club. I like it a lot because this Lagavulin is matured in rather a second fill cask, not 3rd fill as the distillery normally does. So it has a bit more cask influence which makes this Laga deeper, though a bit less peaty and maritime. The bourbon cask rounds it nicely and adds a double maturation taste. Great stuff.

    Likely this is closest to the relatively new 10 yo. To draw a likeness to the PX-ed Distillers Edition is unfounded, as well as any other official bottlings. It is a bottling that stands its own ground vey very well.

  4. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Extremely maritime, fruity, medicinal, with a good dose of smoke. Nice!
    • Nose
      Sweet, salty, smoky, medicinal, herbs, red fruits.
    • Taste
      Dark red fruits, icing sugar, maritime notes, salt, herbs, medicinal. Leather, oak.
    • Finish
      Maritime, medicated and fruity.

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity, pear, lemon, quite smokey. Mint, laurier, green Italian herbs, smoked meat, salty, ripe banana (banana candies), mango, BBQ ash.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoke, peat, roasted meat, red fruit, very creamy, citrus and red pepper. Moderately sweet.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Leather, long lingering smoke, little bit of citrus, band-aids, herbal, licorice.

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's notes:

    Nose:
    Salted caramel, avocado on toast and some minty notes 
    Flavour:
    Poached apples, parma ham. Oily coating on mouth 
    Finish:
    Cooked apples and liquorice. The smokiness gradually builds and gives a long finish

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