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Greenore 08-year-old

Overall rating
81.29/100
votes
37
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
19.07.2012
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L12132
Added on
14 Feb 2010 4:52 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 32.95

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37 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Greenore 08-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.29 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      73 73

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    sweet dram, then bitterness in the finale !!
    • Nose
      vanilla scent then white fruit, and buttered caramel !! it is soft!
    • Taste
      scent of was, spices, it is sweet, but light relan of alcohol
    • Finish
      alcoholic heat at the end of the mouth, rather short finish but remaining on alcohol and wood and spices

  3. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    I really enjoyed a sample of this a few years back which prompted me to buy a bottle. i previously noted this young grain as ‘one that will make you smile’.

    N: With its light peach & pineapple tones, it reminds me initially of the Mackmyra Bruks i’ve been enjoying [batch Aug ’15], but as the bottle settles it’s the sweet and soft-textural cereal notes that appeal with luscious layers of truly splendiferous, savoury-sweet vanilla cream. Pleasing, simple, the smiles are back.

    T: It starts a tad sour but just about maintains a sweet<>sour composure. Water reveals a decent [rum-like] barley spirit in active [1st fill?], bourbon casks that simply haven’t had the time to impart any complexity. Balance is good as both spirit and cask temper each other, but i soon become weary of the raw mix. Fibrous into the finish.

    F: Very little, of course. Moderately spirity and dry with a return to vanilla, albeit less splendiferously as greener notes survive along with the bourbon oak. 

    C: Overall then, a simple yet well crafted young grain with an ideal breakfast nose, but after that the smiles swung to struggles. So much so, I donated the bottle to last years NYE festivities for finishing, but it even survived the revellers and returned home!

    Scores a D-

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting and absolutely not negative experience. Barrel without any Brennereicharakter.
    • Nose
      At first you think of the standard Jameson. Distinct vanilla, some caramel and honey. In the background the scent of an old granary. A touch of fermented apples. Clearly Irish.
    • Taste
      After this flavor you may not believe how incredibly easy this whiskey is. The alcohol is pleasantly warming, but never spicy, after the whiskey comes along at first almost watery. Then comes a light honey sweetness with clear oak notes, which are absolutely not unpleasantly bitter.
    • Finish
      The alcohol warms throat and chest, the sweetness and the oak remain surprisingly long after everything started so easily. At the end a piece of bread remains in the mouth including the sweetness of saliva converted starch.

  5. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    ‘One that will make you smile’
    N: Its young but its also light and delicious, For a young single grain, its superb.
    T: Not at all as astringent as i’d expected. It has an appealing light turpentine varnish on the nose and a palate that will make you smile.
    F: Fresh vanilla to die for.
    C: Very clean, simple, fun and honest whiskey worthy of a £27 purchase.

  6. Hans-Ludwig did not rate this whisky Moderator

    A very light whiskey, this Greenor. The aroma is strong and brings lemon and peach flavors with it. Very light and sweet in the taste with a fresh citrus note and a hint of marzipan underneath. The finish is very long and beautiful - the citrus notes are preserved for a long time.
    That a grain whiskey with only 8 years can be so delicious! This whiskey makes it easy to like it.

  7. MaltMartin scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinkable, but no complexity at all.
    • Nose
      Malty sweetness. Apples and pears. Linseed. Also some buttery notes.
    • Taste
      Light and clean. Subtle fruitiness. Slightly peppery later on.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Becomes bitter at the end.

  8. Collector57 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    What is it that makes Irish whiskey so distinctive?
    The first time I tried this was tasted blind when a friend bought a bottle and asked me to tick boxes on a sheet.

    I ticked Irish immediately, then grain, then<10yr
    Whatever that aroma is, I like it - a lot!
    • Nose
      Well that Irishness is here in abundance, and there's barley and a fairly complex fruitiness that I don't get as peaches but as something more exotic. Can't place it though. 
    • Taste
      The palate is very different and I agree on the hazelnuts, but I also get a little rubber balloon. Now, I'm particularly sensitive to sulphur normally and this balloon flavour would normally set alarm bells ringing but it is actually well-controlled and doesn't degenerate into sulphur at all.
      It's sweet, smooth, creamy and delicious.
    • Finish
      Fairly long on that Irish flavour and the nuts

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