Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Dramful! - Malt Connection (DMC)
Bottling serie
Heart of Peatness
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Hoghshead
Number of bottles
58.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Batch 1
Added on
21 Aug 2020 5:41 pm by kanpai79
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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17 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2008 DMC

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 points

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tried in the Glencairn and also in the Blenders.
    Also played with water, which he can take a lot of when you want to play.
    Had a 10cl sample here and was able to test it extensively. One of the most honest malts I've tried in the past five years. Respect!

    Nice label, great presentation, exciting key data - and finally a not so overfinished whisky again.

    After that I had an Ardbeg 10 which is one of my favorite whisky. So let's be honest: both are great, but the Ardbeg is just too thin. If the Ardbeg gets 88 in the nosing, then I honestly have to give this one 89 in total.
    Try it for yourself!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nice fruity smoky note with bacon and some bacon. The 58.5% are remarkably well integrated for this comparatively young malt.
      So after the Islay notes there is some green apple, pear, lemon, crispbread and now iodine again.

      I like that this malt can handle a lot of water for its age without becoming thin. There is a development taking place within the framework that can be expected here.
      Rarely seen such an honest malt. Now I have burned matches and a welcoming cutie. I have to try now.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Wow, great start, strong, but not sharp. I have Islay and fruit again, vanilla sweetness, lagavulin notes, i.e. iodine after the sweetness and then a lot of dry smoke and sweetness in the interplay.
      Better, more exciting and more interesting than expected.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Remains smoky for a medium time and with a little residual sweetness.
      Well done.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Dramful! ??? Never heard of ... A new bottler with a 12 year old bottling called "Heart of Peatness" piqued my interest. In addition, a great label with a wax seal, the bottle makes a good impression. As soon as I got the bottle the cork had to pop ... Smoke and peat, the name "Heart of Peatness" says it all! The nose looks biting and wild on the one hand, and harmoniously balanced on the other, and somehow also gentle and mild. In terms of taste, in my opinion, this bottling does not burn off a firework of aromas, but it convinces me with its peaty and smoky volume and bite, although the age of 12 years is reflected and a certain harmony and smoothness spreads. If I had to give a tip, I would type the distillery with an "L" and at the end with a "g" because of the high peat content, whereby the smoky kind with its tart citrus fruits would make me guess the distillery with the capital "A" would ... Anyway, this bottling tastes good and whets the appetite for the next dram ...

    22/23/22/22 (89P)
    • Nose
      Light caramel shimmers in the Premium Snifter, thick and oily "legs" adhere to the glass wall.
      Sweetness flashes, at the same time heavy peat and slightly biting smoke whitewash the initially beguiling sweetness. Cold smoke mixes with burnt wooden elements and hints of fly ash, gradually caramelized sugar and dry vanilla pods come to the fore. Sour citrus fruits play with the abrasion of orange peel and ripe apricot, then the voluminous peat-smoke mixture appears again, as well as the relatively high alcohol content of 58.5%.
    • Taste
      Burned wood and smoky peat accompany the first sip through the mouth. Acrid smoke and peppery spiciness suddenly stick to the tongue, creamy wood tones swim in the excited saliva under the tongue, fly ash lines the palate with cozy warmth. Sour citrus aromas are released again from smoky wood tones, meadow herbs and a hint of thyme come into their own. Burnt sugar and dark apricot appear briefly, then dark hazelnuts and a hint of wet leaves appear. With creamy peat on the tongue, taste and aftertaste become blurred ...
    • Finish
      Heavy peat sticks to the palate in a creamy manner, minimal cold smoke and ash appear, the burnt wood tones withdraw and dark yellow fruits come to the fore. Smoky wood rests creamy under the tongue, abrasion from old grapefruit peel mixes with old hazelnuts and creamy caramel.

  3. SRB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Very mineral, mussels, sea, algae, solid smoke, slightly sweet, burnt-out wood, chestnuts, tomato juice, Tabasco, crispbread

      The alcohol is barely noticeable and well integrated

      With water you add juniper, lemon and tonic water, the body looks "rounder".
      Water is mandatory here.

      Without water 88 points, with 89
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here, however, the alcohol works well, first peat, leather, then a lot of smoke and burning alcohol ... it needs water.

      H2O brings out vanilla, burnt wood, leather
    • Finish
      88 88
      Shortly spicy, then warm and sweet smoke, ash, with a little patience caramel candies, nice finish

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If I read Islay - peated - Bourbon Cask, I can hardly avoid trying it. And with this single malt I have anything but regretted trying it. If only the distillery were mentioned ... - but you just can't have everything.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Freshly poured, maritime notes shoot straight into the nose, come algae, oyster water, salty sea spray. In the second sniff, peat smoke underlaid with lemon, rather mild and sedate than brutal. Vanilla ice cream with warm currants and strawberries. Fir honey, fresh yeast dough, marzipan.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strikes the tongue with some force and immediately spreads throughout the mouth. Spicy ham, warm peat smoke, smoked vanilla pods, marzipan. After a very creamy start, woody dryness emerges, a hint of freshly felled oak shimmers through. Initially only mildly spicy, over time a clear note of cayenne pepper asserts itself. Some savory and tarragon.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long. Still the warm peat smoke, still (and even more intense) the note of cayenne pepper. As a counterbalance, green apples and gooseberries.

  5. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It is of relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of peat smoke, citrus, caramel, vanilla, malty sweetness and oiliness. Moderately complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. He has clearly noticeable alcohol and a relatively heavy body.


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