Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Stated Age
12 years old
Ex-Bourbon Cask & Marsala Barrique Finish
Number of bottles
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Apr 2020 3:29 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.95

14 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tempting Tanya 2008 ANHA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 points

  1. mds51 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes from the Anam na h-Alba Shop or LoveWhisky.de

    Tempting Tanya
    Anam na h-Alba
    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    Ex Bourbon Cask / Marsala Barrique Finish
    02 / 2008-03 / 2020 12yo

    Strong, dark rose

    Raspberries dipped in milk chocolate.
    Earthy moist notes, bark. Dark grapes and sweet chewing gum.
    Cold, wet ashes. Smoking cat, campfire extinguished by rain.

    The whisky is almost creamy and sweet on the tongue, creme brulee with dark grapes.
    Sweet wine from old barrels, oak makes itself felt.
    Fruity, dry flavor of the Marsala.
    As the drier grows, the smoke slowly comes through and covers the tongue with cold, stale ash.
    There is also some ham under the ash layer.

    Dry, dull with cold smoke and residual sweetness from fruity grapes.

    A very adult South Islay beauty.
    The focus is no longer on pure smoke, but on the almost elegant sweetness of the Marsala, which is highlighted by the dry smoke notes.

  2. z1reticuli scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This whisky taught me how important a few drops of water might be.
    I was not impressed that much when I opened the bottle, but when I started experimenting with water, that's when I got a lot out of this whisky.
    I do not mind the spirit character being a bit overwhelmed by the finish (I don't believe finishes simply cover poor spirit quality, either), I love Marsala finished whiskies (Springbank 9yo!), as well as Islay peaters, that is why I like this one so much.

  3. Kalamadei scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I thought it would be closer to Iris, unfortunately it is far behind.

    Nose is intensively sour and alcohol is not covered well, from taste point of view I like it. It is simple and accessible, it lacks complexity and finish. 86 is fair rating.

    Please go more like Glenrothes and Iris, less like Tanya.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like very straightforward, clean peat, which gets an interesting edge with the Marsala barrel.
    • Nose
      sweet peat, clean, citrus, bacon, fizzy candies
    • Taste
      a bit bitter, much cleaner peat, a little more wine notes, but still not dirty.
    • Finish
      a bit tart than expected, the wine barrel is noticeable, peaty, licorice and citrus.

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. TechnOBY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Ro_Loe_10 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Red fruits, a kind of mix of strawberry/black cherry candy or jam, topped with a bit irritating mold

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Maltlife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  10. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    ????: rose wine, diluted orange
    ????: pungent smoke, sweet but quite fresh and refreshing, slightly windy, mineral, not yet composed but fortunately not alcoholic, a bit like bourbon, smoky ex-bourbon, feel Lagavulin but delicate, not predatory, a little candy, cheap sweet wine? It flutters cheap
    ????: sweet, pleasantly peaty, even round, slightly biting, much better than the nose, quite smooth, tasty, although only at the beginning because it tears: / and flattens quickly
    ????: finish? Hmmm .... how would it be ?!
    If it wasn't for the nose, it would be fine to sip. But the tartness ...: / it's a pity.
    ????: 3.5 / 10
    ????: 83/100


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