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Overall rating
85.20/100
votes
22
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
R.N. MacDonald & Co (MacD)
Bottling serie
100° Proof - 100% Malt
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
100 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
26 2/3 fl ozs. 100 proof neck label
Added on
30 Aug 2010 2:34 pm

Average value

€ 229,90

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Whisky Reviews for Glencoe 08-year-old MacD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  I had quite a few old (meaning distillation date) but very young (meaning maturation time in cask) Ben Nevis over the years and usually this was good stuff.  So I am curious about this one..

    The nose is first blocked by the high abv, but after that a really delicate aromas profile pops up.  Superb, I did not expect that.  With water it does not improve further, so the nose is best when neat.  The arrival on the palate is a little bit hot, but by no means harsh or unpleasant.  And this hotness is gone after a few seconds and all of a sudden a surprisingly mellow (for an eight years old) and even smooth mouthfeel takes place.  It is not the most complex flavours profile but it comes in a lot of different waves and this is simply delicious.  Again it does not get better when diluted.  The finish is quite long and adds another round of nice aromas waves to my tastebuds.  This is the only one that improves with some water.

    All in all an astonishing dram that is best neat with its 57% abv and I am sure there were some casks much older than eight years added to this batch...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not very complex and refined, but 57% is help a lot.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light, sweet: caramel and candied orange
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet and fruity: peach and plum, honey and wax
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, sweet

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I'm have scored this higher than everyone else but it ticks all the boxes for me.

    A very simple profile that tastes more like 43% than 57% but the malty sweetness is great.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bingo, I love this absolutely no need to add water.

    Light, sweet and far too drinkable.

    My not be complex for some but for me a winner.
    • Nose
      Malty, sweet and quite light. Caramel, very faint orange, wafer and a trace of milk chocolate.

      At 57% not the most expressive, very restrained.
    • Taste
      Nice, sweet and fruity on ripe peaches, plum and dark syrup. There is a little honey & honeycomb.
    • Finish
      Medium length + with a lovely sweet finish.

  5. Hering did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Undisclosed from Ben Nevis Distillery

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