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Overall rating
89.77/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Master of Malt (MoM)
Bottling serie
Darkness!
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
438
Strength
61.3 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
23 Jun 2018 5:14 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93,90

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Whisky Reviews for Broadbay 08-year-old MoM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.77 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Violent, ashen-medical smoke and densely interwoven sherry notes first seek direct confrontation. The high-potency alcohol content is very high: 61.3%! The alcohol is excellently involved, in a blind tasting I would have estimated the value probably completely wrong. The matured only eight years bottling forms two aromatic columns. Pillar 1: Wild, intense smoke, rich in phenols, medicinal notes and a hint of coal dust. Pillar 2: Fat Sherry. Sweet sherry aromas, old leather, a touch of furniture polish, pickled raisins and earthy notes. In the background are beautiful oak notes, iodine and classic maritime notes such as algae, seaweed and plenty of salt. Impressively intense and multi-faceted.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly soft and oily, the Broadbay wets the entire oral cavity before an intense smoke explosion arrives. In the front area of ​​the mouth a wonderful (warming) sweetness spreads, on the tip of the tongue it initially tingles quite clearly. Even in the taste of the strong alcohol content is perfectly integrated and pushes the multi-faceted aroma cargo powerful. The strong smoke shows again from its ashy medical side, the rich sherry flavors always set a fine contrast. Despite the intensity and contrariness, a thoroughly harmonious taste image is created. Caramel, dark berries, raisins, leather, cocoa, various spices, light oak notes, sweet pipe tobacco, iodine and earthy notes follow. In the background I discover again maritime notes.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet-smoky, spicy and warm. Smoke and sherry dominate the long finish. Ashy-medicinal smoke (tendency to charcoal?), Dark fruits, leather, chocolate, spices, coffee, light oak notes and earthy-maritime flavors let the young malt finish for minutes.

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig: Gaelic for "The beautiful hollow by the broad bay". Here's an 8-year-old Laphroaig that can not be named like that, with an excellent finish of about 3 months in a PX barrel.
    Actually, here you will find everything you would expect from a Laphroaig: Unhurriedly wild smoke, saltiness and a finish that does not look set, but fits in perfectly with the sweet PX flavors. The alcohol is excellently integrated. Nothing is burning here. The finish is long, smoky, warm and sweetly fruity.
    Certainly one of the best Laphroaigs I have drunk lately.

  3. WhiskySpring scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    My best (PGV, PLV) new release in 2018. The missing point to the 100, because I miss a nice package even as the last missing (one) point.

    Laphroaig, saulecker, absolute buy recommendation. Absolutely great the part!

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Acts older than 8 years - very intense and direct
    • Nose
      Cold smoke from the extinguished log fire, cabbage ash, only then comes the distinct medicinal component and finally rich sherry, shoe polish, leather, furniture polish, sour must from red grapes, raisins
    • Taste
      The coal ash spreads immediately in the mouth and is soon replaced by an explosion of medical iodine and on top of the sherry sweetness
    • Finish
      smoky, sweet and long

  5. matts scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Character: If you like the combination of PX and Islay peat smoke and have accessed it here, you will not regret it. Soft, intense, sweet, smoky, maritime, wild, harmonious, fruity and spicy. There is almost everything here. So the other way around: if you do not like sweetness, sherry and Islay peat smoke, either individually or in combination, you should not miss this bottling. So intense and special that I have to say restrictively: the opposite of a Daily Dram. To enjoy this bottling requires purposeful pleasure and a very special atmosphere.
    Rating: This filling is for me a picture book Laphi-PX-Hammer and something very special. I am glad that I have stocked something from the Broadbay 8y. Despite the sporty price a real buy tip from me. From me there are enthusiastic 93 points! Although admittedly there are many days in the year when I tend to avoid such an extreme.
    • Nose
      Mahogany colors and with a slightly reddish shimmer the filling is in the glass. Already when pouring is to imagine how powerful this bottling is. Immediately there is massive medical peat smoke in combination with expressive dark-fruited sherry notes in the nose. Peat and sherry are so beautifully and tightly interwoven that the nose does not really know where to begin by "dissecting" individual nuances. Despite the enormously high cask strength, the alcohol is miraculously integrated perfectly. Let's start with the smoke. Immediately Laphroaig urges itself here: the peat smoke is crossed by an intensive medical note and very maritime. Iodine, ashes from a fading campfire, and wild seaweed swollen with algae leave no doubt as to its origin. Here is Islay at its best in the glass. Notably, the sherry manages not only to set a counterpoint to this bottling, but to literally soak up this Islay profile. Heavy, sweet and juicy sherry flavors provide a very varied and exciting overall picture. Prunes, juicy raisins and sweet dates meet old leather and a juicy forest berry mix. For a moment I have to think of dark currants before the subliminal iridescent oak reaches my attention. In between, again and again, the maritime Laphi smoke. I am blown away by this lively interaction. Not to mention the intensity. To drink, I recommend a teaspoon of water to 2cl. This bottling is anything but fragile and can handle water without losing anything.
    • Taste
      Gentle, enormously intense and as if mixed with small particles of ash, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Soft, maritime, smoky and sweet, a veritable explosion of taste rolls over the tongue throughout the mouth. The sherry is also enormously present in taste. Juicy dark plums, prunes, ripe black cherries, dark currants and raisins form a really tasty dark soup that is interspersed with lots of iodine and algae and countless ash particles. Nestled on a mountain of cocoa powder and a pinch of cinnamon, fruit, peat smoke, ash, wild sea and sweetness change in such an intense way as I've never experienced before. In the background, a damn tasty oak is at work. Correctly beautiful oak wood notes come through and as if that were not enough, suddenly coffee and anise flash through. The taste development is really nice long: taste and aftertaste blur downright. And what a mouthfeel - I'm thrilled.
    • Finish
      The finish is extremely long, smoky, spicy and fruity. Hard to describe without de facto repeating the entire taste description. In the end, everything really comes back: medical peat smoke, ashes, rich PX, dark fruits, cocoa, oak, espresso, cinnamon, leather, earth, ... 20 minutes after the last sip all these flavors are present. The whole mouth is lined harmoniously and the pleasant-warm feeling of the Nachklangs lasts almost eternally.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is a sherry pimped Islay smoker who does not do his thing so bad. Instead of the otherwise populous sweetness, the Broadbay 8yo delivers the richest Christmas spice with a hefty load of cinnamon and cloves. The chosen name suggests a Laphroaig - but let's be honest: with a classic Laphroaig this whisky has very little to do.
    Nevertheless, you have to let him, that he delivers for his 8 years, without going over the top.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slowly but steadily, a greasy smoke is working its way into the nose. Spices that are not often found in a Laphroaig. Red grapes, blackberries, raisins. Although spicy at the beginning, it is quite sweet.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Violent gingerbread spice at the beginning. Burnt biscuit, smoke, some sulfur. At first, this gingerbread spice treats the entire palate and lays fat in every crack. Very dry. Grape must and tart herbs ignite the astringent sensation on the tongue. Carnations, star anise. The taste of cinnamon waffles - one almost thinks one can scratch out the coumarin with a spoon. Marzipan bread, toffee, espresso beans, dark chocolate. The smoke as a marginal note. No kelp, no salt, no tar paper.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, very dry. Grape must, raisins, dark chocolate, cinnamon and cloves.

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It's unbelievable how good 8-year-old whisky can taste. With the combination of finish and resulting color you always have to expect a wet barrel and an inharmonious, only applied sherry influence, but that is definitely not the case here.
    • Nose
      92 92
      An incredibly great spicy smoke comes to meet you, hints of cinnamon, intense, pure Laphroaig, Espresso, leathery, on it is a fresh citrus note, creamy, dark chocolate, red fruits, hazelnut, incredibly complex and the young at this age, cocooned fruit tobacco, Strawberry bar, not as chocolate, but the healthy variety with with cereals, a really strong coffee note, gradually the fruit notes are darker, more mature and concentrated and always clearer, wow directly after the first sip, the smell is suddenly totally chocolaty and now too Direction whole milk, creamy
    • Taste
      91 91
      full-bodied, intense, wow, sweet at first, smoke, combined with nice dry sherry, with nuts, raisins, cinnamon, espresso, herb, the mouth is full of flavor, at the second sip the sweetness stays longer
    • Finish
      91 91
      he lays back again right away, great nut flavors, roasted, the smoke is weak and lies like a veil in the mouth, nut and fruit dominate, long-lasting, very nice, espresso then suddenly takes the helm in the hand

  8. butt scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Dark Sherry tones in all facets flow out of the glass. The smoke is clearly noticeable, but is perfectly integrated into the intense sherry notes. There is old leather, beef jerky, gravy, dates, raisins, caramelized oranges, chocolate, musty cellar, stove, campfire, gauze bandages, hospital, spruce resin, woodshed, honey.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Intense and powerful, the malt pushes forward on the tongue. Intensive sweetness glazed the tongue right at the beginning. In combination with the ashy-medical peat smoke, even this intense sweetness is not too much for me. Ripe and tart aromas are also prominent on the tongue. Typical Sherryvetreter like the already mentioned raisins and dates are there, but also spices like allspice, cloves and also Teriyaki sauce. I've never had leather in my mouth, but that's how I imagine the taste on my tongue. Furthermore, the spices are present, with the time supplemented by a pinch of cinnamon and garden herbs. Despite 61.3 absolutely good to drink.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Dark, dry and long. Dark chocolate, sweetened espresso, honey, herbs, orange peel and smoke, smoke and again smoke.

  10. Glen Valley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Harmless smell, but then !!!
    • Nose
      Almost no smoke in the nose, rather flat. Nice sherry. Spices. Ricola. Not recognizable as Laphroaig. That comes clearly in the finish.
    • Taste
      Strong, alcoholic, full of flavor. HAMMER!
    • Finish
      Clear, full-bodied, full-bodied, medically smoky finish.

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