Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Atom Brands (AtB)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
08 years old
Oloroso Sherry Octave Casks Finish
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
10 Jan 2020 11:19 am

Average value

€ 51.55

7 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-year-old AtB

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.79 points

  1. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Actually quite chic, I like the nose pretty much despite the slightly too weak intensity. Unfortunately, it then degrades strongly in terms of taste. The Octave was meant well, but in my opinion the whole creation is not yet ready to be worth more than a sample. You can do it, but nobody really needs it.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Nice fresh red fruit notes, berries, red grape juice, delicate chocolate, fresh sweet citrus fruits, a little dry vanilla, raspberry lemonade, fizzy powder.

      All in all very tasty, but could be a bit more intense.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pleasant red fruit notes, a bit spicy and above all dry wood, very light tart chocolate, a bit musty (here more in the negative sense), after a while light dry herbal notes. Maybe with some dried fruit.

      Unfortunately a bit too one-dimensional, unspectacular and unbalanced.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Relatively tart, somewhat flat and almost a bit bubbly, delicately dry, musty herbs. Fades extremely quickly.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Lacks balance between spirit and cask, which is a shame.
    • Nose
      Lots of vanilla pods, but also subtle notes of raisin, balsamic, bitter orange peel and a good amount of triple sec. Some soft spices in the background—think cinnamon.
    • Taste
      This is were it feels more engineered. The syrupy, sweet, drying influence of the sherry octave is undeniable. There's some soft notes of toasted oak and black pepper corns as well.
    • Finish
      Notes of orange peel and dark caramel. Medium in length.

  3. ZLako scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The octave casks are a great way to age the whisky faster..(I would guess this around 15-16 yrs on a blind tasting)

    N: Nutty, oak, sherry, spices, chocolate, red fruits, dried black fruits

    P: all of the above what we got on the nose, pleasant and round

    F: Medium length, sweet, fruity, oaky

  4. molpet scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Nothing you would need actively to seek out. Feels artificially constructed. There is no balance between the spirit and the casks used. Obviously inmature. What is more, I hate the 0,5l bottles concept. My advice to the bottling company (AtB) would be: Follow the traditions and use 0,7l bottles for scotch. If you really want to stick to 0,5l bottles, please do us/scotch collectors a favor and switch to bottling vodka. Then, 0,5l would be quite OK.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Ostfriese scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Very alcoholic and astringent.

  6. Jolemann scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Nutty, oak, sherry, spices, chocolate
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pleasant, fruity, spicy, nuts, chocolate
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, sweet, fruity, oak, slightly alcoholic

  7. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    S 5
    Quite a light nose despite its complexity. Palate and finish are dominated by dryness and spice, masking the sherry notes. Given the price, it’s a decent dram but nothing impressive. There’s better-balanced sherry casked single malt available on the market.

    N 23
    Candied fruit
    Some freshly cut grass
    Subtle spice behind
    Getting more sherry notes and citrusy when left to breathe

    P 23
    Sweet and chewy
    Some saltiness, some raisin
    Peppery spice surfaced and lingering

    F 22
    Mid, dry finish
    Young alcohol burn

  8. tommy12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Medium color (Darkness?), Sweetness, vanilla. Taste: intense sweetness (almost reminiscent of PX), quite pleasant, fruity, mouthcoating, long finish, not complex, easy drinking. Good quality considering the price.

  9. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Orange jam, vanilla, raisins, ripe light fruits, some plum.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Creamy start, then peppery, spicy and the oak is very noticeable. Dry sherry, vanilla, caramel. Bitter orange jam.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Caramel, oak and espresso roasted aromas.


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