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

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84 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tempting Tanya 2008 ANHA

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. mds51 scored this whisky 86 points 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. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful basic aromas, but somehow mixed up and uncoordinated, resulting in deductions in the B note
    • Nose
      Sweet pastries, strawberry, cream candy, slightly scratchy and spicy smoke, pleasantly sweet and fruity, some dark chocolate, gummy bears, i.e. the red ones, a pinch of cinnamon, the alcohol only comes through a bit with time
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, beautiful, chocolaty, sweet red berries, the smoke covers everything, slightly detached from the rest, creamy, slightly fizzy, tingly, somewhat inharmonious
    • Finish
      Getting lighter, apple, slightly nutty, smoke still on the palate, pleasantly light at the end, sweet

  3. z1reticuli scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. VanOpek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tempting Tanya 2008
    Anam na h-Alba
    Strength: 54.9%
    Single Malt Islay Scotch / Single Cask
    Vintage: 02.2008
    Bottled: 03.2020 (269 bottles)
    Cask: Ex-Bourbon & Marsala Barrique Finish
    No chill filtration
    No added colour
    • Nose
      a lot of smoke, slightly sweet and medicinal, caramel and creamy in background, malty, buttery, warm porridge, menthol, full of flavour and complex, with water more fruity.
    • Taste
      semi-dry smoky and spicy, oily, bonfire smoke, pleasant oak, a lot spiciness, bitter herbs, powerful and intense, full of flavour, maybe still medicinal somewhere in background.
    • Finish
      dry and spicy, pleasant and warm oak, herbs, bitter chocolate with chilli, nutty bitterness, all this wrapped in light bonfire smoke, long and complex.

  6. SebStar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Hlektrion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. DramRol scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  12. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Maltlife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  14. 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

  15. mordread scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Quite a disappointment. The worst of the three sister impressions.


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