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Overall rating
85.45/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB124539
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Chamber (WCh)
Vintage
12.08.2008
Bottled
29.11.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Amarone Cask
Casknumber
900855
Number of bottles
386
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
15 jan 2019 9:52 am by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.90

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Aingeal 2008 WCh

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.45 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The Amarone Cask has done a great job during its 10-year storage period, giving this malt its unmistakable touch. Admittedly, the wine barrel kills almost the distillate and the possibly existing Brennereicharakter, yet I feel this bottling as delicious and very successful. An Amarone Cask is a welcome change and certainly an unusual finish for my beloved piglets. Unusual, delicious and good!

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Pale old pink with a creamy red glow shines mysteriously in the glass, dried berries and grapes stand out heavily from the Premium Snifter. Creamy and velvety dark fruit flavors through the nose, fermented and slightly sour fruit flavors mingle with malt and wet cereal, the nose is very idiosyncratic and yet interesting. Cherries, blackberries and currants are rising, somehow this combination of flavors reminds me of gauze and wound cream. The alcohol is very pleasantly integrated despite almost 60% and rarely shows its powerful side.
    • Taste
      Creamy and velvety, the first sip flows over the tongue. Sweet and malty flashes for a short while, so that a dry mouthfeel sets in, discreetly wooden sharpness develops and slowly heats up the tongue. Suddenly, the salivation is stimulated, dark fruit flavors and malty cereal touch flood the palate, minimally show wooden echoes and again I associate the dominant at the moment aroma with gauze bandage and wound cream. Dark and spicy wood elements are released from the intensive and warming fruit note, walnuts show up and go with minimal sour berries in the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Warming and voluminous are dark berries and grapes on the tongue. The palate clings dry wood tones and grain aromas, old walnuts dissolve from the decaying fruity note, the last time the salivation is stimulated before the aftertaste with dark and creamy fruit notes fades away. What is left of dark wood tones, walnuts and intense malt aromas ...

  2. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Reddish shimmer = wine barrel, 50-55%, Edradour?

    Fassstark.de taste experiment 2021 - blind tasting
    • Nose
      84 84
      At first with a mildly spicy note, rather reserved, but then come grapes and grape seeds. A compote made from strawberries and rhubarb carries a certain acidity, the alcohol stings a bit in the nose and a touch of furniture polish permeates.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Quite a powerful start. Chocolate with a high cocoa content, with ripe grapes, blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb. Very sweet, sometimes a gummy bear feeling arises. Almond butter, hazelnut, nougat, some old leather.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long and dry, sweetish-tart with a little acidity, warm cocoa, white coffee, fudge.

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fassstark.de taste experiment 2021 - blind tasting

    Wins with a lot of time in the glass.
    Pure: Very tart and rash in the mouth. Versatile and interesting nose. Since the cheese note rarely occurs, there is no devaluation in the nose.
    Tolerates (and needs) a lot of water.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Strongly alcoholic. Not smoky. The alcohol dissipates after a long time. Sweet, vinous, fruity, at times reminiscent of fruit gums. After a long period of standing, additional fine oak seasoning, dry sawdust. In between, and usually only for a short time, a really unpleasant cheese note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet start, then biting on the tongue, probably has a high alcohol content, little tannins. Very pleasant with water, sweet and fruity with grapes.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Strong, medium length, also sweet for a long time, then very dry on the tongue, hardly any bitterness.

  4. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately very closed, but tasty.

    Blind tasting
    • Nose
      80 80
      Extremely closed, with time a little caramel and light sherry aromas.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Thick and oily, intense, tobacco, leather, pepper. Very spicy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warming and spicy

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, complex nose, whereby the palate cannot quite meet the expectations. Still a very good drop. Finally, for me typical Glenfarclas nuttiness.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark fruits, especially plum and sweetness. This is followed by vanilla and fruit cake, roasted aromas and a light peppery note. Later dark grapes, honey, wax, chocolate, caramel and black tea.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet at the beginning, also plum again. Spiciness comes up, pepper and honey. The alcohol is quite warm.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long, warming finish with roasted aromas, MonCheri cherry, pepper, malt and slightly bitter oak. After a while, a long-lasting nutty aroma.

  6. didi1893 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind tasting Barrel-strong taste experiment:
    Heavy fruit and sweetness, would spontaneously choose Amarone, Port or other wine finish, "Other, not Scottish malt whisky", probably a German malt, 8-10 years, 50% alcohol content.
    • Nose
      Restrained, wine finish / Amarone, slightly musty and rotten, fermented grapes and berries, fresh mint, grilled strawberries, minimal smoke.
    • Taste
      Creamy, slightly smoky, strawberries, hazelnuts, heavy, minimally earthy, stimulates the saliva massively, burned wood tones in the aftertaste, red pigeons.
    • Finish
      -

  7. Gloin scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Blind cost

    too alcoholic
    • Nose
      Alcohol noticeable, apple, freshly chopped herbs, slightly sour
    • Taste
      Sharp start, then sweet, yellow apple, mirabelle plum, quince, wine jelly
    • Finish
      burns a bit, warm, slightly sour, hardly any oak, medium to long, but not very complex

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

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