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Whisky Reviews for Auchindoun 2008 DT
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points
- Nothing to rave about. Quite unnatural tbh. It speaks of added flavouring and an unbalanced composition of flavours.
- Tasted on 04-30-2021 at Digital Spirit of Speyside Festival.
- Don't knock your socks off, but it's nice to drink!
Somewhat metallic, some citrus, some vanilla, in the background a small nutmeg and a raisin
Powerful start, warming vanilla, dried fruits, pepper!
The pepper will die away and there will be a little wood left.
- Teaspooned Kininvie
N: This is a blended malt [further reading: Aqvavitae]. Could this be a blend of the previous Miltonduff and Glen Moray? The first two drams of this flight would make for a meaningful lead-in, if this was the case. A lightly seasoned peppery leathery sherried raisin-led note allows glimpses of a robust oily bourbon-matured malt underside – Glenlossie, Linkwood, Benrinnes, for example – yet the balance is for now, erm, in the balance.
T: The result on the palate neat is a sweet tasty one, but the finish over-powers the spirit. Add water, and the scales recalibrate, somewhat. Then we’ve an ethanol-strong malty experience, at first. Give it an hour, however, and the sherry cask characteristics [now at the sides of the palate], are desirably drier, the leathery maltiness now bound with the sherry-syruped makeup.
F: Malty < raisiny soft toffeed slightly rubbery conclusion with just a hint of vanilla.
C: I like it. It’s not refined or complex, but a contemporary-styled treatment has worked for this single cask offering. If one were concocting a flight of whiskies to demonstrate balance, this could be an example of one skirting the edge of such a cask > spirit equilibrium.
- Aroma: Grape-fruity, spicy notes, a little sweet, a little Christmas market, almonds, becoming fruity
Taste: sweet, leather, anise, nut
Finish: long to medium long, chocolate