Smögen 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
Ex bourbon barrels and ex sherry hogshead
59.8 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
20 Dec 2020 4:21 pm by Krobbe13
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

SEK 1149.26

5 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smögen 08-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.37 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What this eight-year-old whisky delivers is terrific. Great texture on the tongue. With its slightly ashy smoke and lemon note, its taste is clearly aimed in the direction of Ardbeg, only without all the frills around it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Already in the nose clearly more on the Bourbon Cask side than the Smögen 100 Proof Batch 2 2020. The smell of a haystack in the summer evening sun, vanilla pudding, rapeseed honey. Lemon wedges and lime juice, served with roasted lemon and orange peel. Mild, slightly ashy smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Wow, how mild is it? I can't believe how well integrated the alcohol is. Pours velvety soft on the tongue and initially has a pleasant sweetness of ripe yellow apples and smoked pear pieces. In addition, a few splashes of lemon water, all of which is then enriched with a very pleasant (fine) smoky note that does not dominate, but only wants to accompany. Warm chocolate cake with glaze, freshly brewed espresso, a few herbs here and there.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long (!), Only slightly dry, fading fruit sweetness, mild smoke, some dark chocolate. There are no aromas here (yes, yes, the Swedes and their archipelago), all components stay nice and close together and then come off together at some point.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky in the style of the most beautiful Islay south coast. Power, smoke, wonderful mouthfeel.

  3. valasios scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I am 100% with the notes from Archer and whisky institute!
    Great smoker with citrus and herbal notes, a lot of strength, with great alcohol incorporated ... but the price !! I find that very violent.

  5. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Really cool stuff! Smokes at a high Islay level and is super sweet too.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Extremely sweet and intense smoke, dry smoke, citrus-heavy, hot ashes, shortbread biscuits, I could sniff forever
    • Taste
      88 88
      A lot of power - no wonder at 60%, a lot of citrus notes, strong smoke, tangy sweet, dryness of lemon peel
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet smoke, lemon peel, creamy oak spice that adheres to the palate


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