Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Maclaren & Sons Ltd (JM&S)
Bottling serie
Selected Old Reserve
Stated Age
08 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 oct 2010 2:50 pm

Average value

€ 29.99

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2 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendower 08-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 69.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: We all know ‘reserve’ means absolutely nothing right? Stylistically this is old though, and theres definitely some age here with a nice mix of oak & sherry casks im guessing - bourbon the higher percentage user though. Furthermore i like the oak character too. Talking of age, interestingly it as a big 8 on the label [like the 700ml version] but it also states ’12 Ans D’age which is perturbing, although 12 smells about right. Either way its nicely blended whatever has gone into it, one that creates a very pleasing welcome and one of some complexity although at first glance you may miss it.
    T: Mild bitter into a waxy-savoury bitter/sweet. Initially theres a bit of muddle in the middle taste wise but the mouthfeel is where this one is at. Add water though and this one performs just fine, with an improved mouthfeel and cohesive if simple but self assured delivery. Theres a satisfying soft barley journey to be had, kindly aided by some decent maturation. With only a hint of young spirit, it leads to a bitter oiliness and a sour liquorice.
    F: Dry cask notes come through now revealing waxy/oily vanillas with dark oak in tandem. More [leafy], bitter/sour with a touch of the bitter distillate peaking through. Not much sigh of E150a here.Theres a light charring/toasting on my palate at the death
    C: Not sure whats gone into this but its tasty and very skilfully blended, and challenging towards the end. One feels the master blended has made the best from the situation.

    Scores a C

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  2. peterpulawski scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    Well balanced hearty Pure Malt. Simple yet malty and herbal in nose. Clean spirits adding to a chewy mothfeel and a good cake spicy peppery finish. Reliable - a pleasant surprice at this price. Good with salt liquorice sweets ...   


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