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Overall rating
87.22/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
125545
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
06.2008
Bottled
01.2019
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Ex-Port Cask
Number of bottles
337
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Feb 2019 7:33 pm by old-smokey
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.96

11 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Amazing Amanda 2008 ANHA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.22 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Port Cask has done a great job, distilleries as good as futile. A sweetie with mild smoke.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Cold and bitter smoke, the smell of a sunlit pine grove. Resin, herbal pillows. Little fruity notes, the most likely one could still crawl out children Em-eukal. Looks a bit snappy. Sandalwood, thyme. The smoke notes resonate in the background but do not dominate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      On the tongue then immediately with sweet grapes and cherries, which make it difficult for the smoke to penetrate forward. Cranberry juice. Vanilla, ground espresso beans, spicy smoked ham. Some smoked salmon. Pretty dry. The sweetness of the fruits always present.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry and medium-long, fruit sweet and finally with a mint leaves.

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    After some water and time this islay malt turns into a nice and very fruity whisky. It delivers raspberries, cranberries, smoked glazed meats, smoldering wood and peatsmoke. Quite an easy zipper. 86 points.

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Abadon05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    You can already see in the color that the port wine barrel has done a decent job.
    Nice and interesting combination of smoke and port.
    Great part, very interesting and actually does not need water.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cold smoke and ham or bacon.
      Dark red berry notes. You can clearly hear the port share.
      Over time, the smoke gets through more.
      Light seaweed and iodine notes. A little lemon is still there. Christmas spices are also minimal.
      Interesting and what's nice, you don't notice the 54.3% at all.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The smoke is much more present on the tongue. First a little bitterness comes through, then the port sweetness. The bourbon influence can also be felt a bit stronger, but still in the background. The bitterness subsides. Smoked salmon.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to medium length. Sweet, but unfortunately a little dry. Mint remains, minimally some wood.

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, honey, cinnamon, some menthol, cherries, grasses, cereals, pine needles, some resin

      Even more herbaceous / grassy with a little water
    • Taste
      Honey, cherry, lemon, pepper, chilli, ash
      Significantly sweeter and more pleasing with a little water

  6. PX-Michl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First smoke / smoked ham; maritime and medical, clearly iodine for me. Then a bit earthy and then comes a slight sweetness; Diluted with water clearly shows the port, which is actually rather little to no presence without water. With water but all the more
    • Taste
      Here is the port clearly. Strong, fruity notes. slightly sweet and tingling in the mouth, almost a peppery pungency. The smoked ham is always present but not too dominant. You get this typical red wine dryness in the mouth and it is nice and spicy
    • Finish
      dry; slightly sweet; short a note like stable; the fruit disappears quickly; Smoke remains permanent; it was briefly a bit minty herbaceous available. The dryness in the mouth goes and for that the sweetness comes again. Everything always accompanied by a nice smoke. This smoke is still in the mouth 20 minutes after the dram.

  9. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

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