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Glencoe 08-year-old MacD

Overall rating
84.96/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB130188
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
R.N. MacDonald & Co (MacD)
Bottling serie
Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P/000009
Barcode
5026673000166
Added on
22 apr 2019 3:27 pm by TyndrumWhisky
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 54.26

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Whisky Reviews for Glencoe 08-year-old MacD

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.96 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    In contrast to the old bottling, I find that the alcohol is much better integrated here.
    For me it is a very successful mixture of the old Glencoe and the last 10 Ben Nevis. Very tasty, very drinkable without water and dangerous to drink. I really like it!

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is srassy, zesty, aggressively fruity. Taste is oily, bold, buttert, malty, fruity. Finish echoes taste stable for a long time!

  3. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. D3US scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A great value for money whisky in my book, considering the composition (not single malt), age (8 years old) and price (GBP 36 at the distillery). Really enjoyable.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Buttery, basic fruits (apple and the likes). Cereal notes and nutty, citrus and oak. Needs water.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Warming, like a fruit pie straight from the oven. Mushy fruits, apples again, with stone fruit. Malty sweetness, roasted pecans layered in honey.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Slightly sharp at first, with an odd metallic note. A hint of bitter, with a sweet edge. Warming from start to finish.

  5. D3US scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A great value for money whisky in my book, considering the composition (not single malt), age (8 years old) and price (GBP 36 at the distillery). Really enjoyable.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Buttery, basic fruits (apple and the likes). Cereal notes and nutty, citrus and oak. Needs water.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Warming, like a fruit pie straight from the oven. Mushy fruits, apples again, with stone fruit. Malty sweetness, roasted pecans layered in honey.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Slightly sharp at first, with an odd metallic note. A hint of bitter, with a sweet edge. Warming from start to finish.

  6. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    with water: rounder, more complex, more pleasing, even if the basic aggressive character remains

    Conclusion: nice blended malt, which is clearly reminiscent of Ben Nevis, but you have to like the sour nose
    • Nose
      buttery, vanilla, apple, malt/bread, light herbs, caramel, earthy potato, forest floor, quite aggressive, cane sugar, sour
    • Taste
      malty sweetness, oily, slightly fruity, vanilla, caramel, grain, the sourness is gone
    • Finish
      short to medium length, grain, apple, oak, some cinnamon

  7. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A well-done bottling that, given its youth, appears surprisingly mature and full - and very powerful. There are only a few bad notes at the start, but you could definitely make friends with them.
    I really enjoy this bottling, especially in the mouth!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Slightly sour fruity nose. The alcohol behaves quite tame given the high drinking strength. Yeast dough, caramel, both fermented apples and baked apple flavors, brine, ginger, cane sugar, pickled cherries, barley sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, peach.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong acceleration, fortunately goes without the addition of water. Burnt Caramel, Burnt Gum, Vanilla, Malt, Brown Apples, Pickled Cherries, Cranberries, Cane Sugar, Beetroot, Maple Syrup, Oak Spice.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short to medium length finish. Rum raisins and burnt caramel, along with tire dust.

  8. volta1313 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    N20 P21 F22 B21

  9. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glencoe 8 years, blended malt whiskey, original bottling (Ben Nevis Distillery), 58% alc. Expansion: No information

    Nose: Sweet apples and lots of grains, malt grist, muesli, plus moss and damp forest floor, wood-fired pizza oven, caramel, freshly sliced potatoes and very buttery popcorn. With a little time, rye bread and dried apricots are added, as well as very lightly canned tangerines.

    Palate: Very sweet but also intense, quite a heavyweight. Apple compote, juicy pears and maple syrup next to machine oil, brown bread and Ovaltine. Also a lot of pepper, almonds and walnuts, nutmeg and caramel. I also find red peppers and far away chili.

    Finish: Medium length, warming and spicy. Continues as on the palate, apple peels, sultanas and some grapefruit remain.

    Conclusion: blatant thing, not a simple whisky. Aromatically, I estimate a high proportion of Ben Nevis (about 80%), the other ingredients are unfortunately not known. 85/100 points (2022)

    www.notesofmalt.com

  10. Odinson scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant surprise,
    Highly recommended for this price.
    Nice full nose with nuts, fruit and the typical Ben Nevis touch in it
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Price / quality a real winner
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ben Nevis with a great price / performance ratio!
    Alcohol is nicely integrated and you can recognize the Ben Nevis character immediately.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. dr.mad scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    greasy drink, a pack of butter in your glass. salty, fresh fish. iodine

  14. TechnOBY scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
      hot, alcoholic ... a little flower meadow
    • Taste
      71 71
      undiluted almost undrinkable hot and alcoholic; denatured alcohol occurs to me spontaneously.
      When diluted with water, a fleeting trace of grass and barley remains
    • Finish
      69 69
      Sharp burning alcohol, unfortunately nothing else ... diluted with water it loses its heat, but with it every finish. Very weak...

  15. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  16. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  17. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 09-14-2020 at Ben Nevis Distillery.

  18. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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