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Overall rating
84.80/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB196320
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - Reserve Casks
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Parcel No. 7
Barcode
5060880920831
Added on
16 Nov 2021 8:53 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 64.37

3 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for A Highland Distillery 2008 ElD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.80 points

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This Highland whisky comes from an unspecified distillery from Parcel 7 of the Single Malts of Scotland by Elixir Distillers. There is also no information about the barrels - except that there were three barrels. At least it is undyed and not chill-filtered, has 48% vol., An age of 12 years and is reasonably affordable at around € 60 in December 2021. The dark amber tone promises tidy barrels. And there's always a bit of hope with undisclosed Highland that it's Clynelish - but maybe Blair Athol too ...

    Well, it won't be sherry, there is more vanilla than fruit aromas, spicy notes, a little sandalwood and yes, there could also be the waxiness. Or is it more wishful thinking? In any case, there are a few herbs, vanilla and then there are fruits, not raisins or dates, but rather dried pears and dried apple rings.

    The taste is not particularly complex, but it is easy to drink. Yes, it could be Clynelish. The 14-year-old from the Core Range is a little fruity, but the basic tone is similar. Vanilla with herbs is also dominant in the taste. In the background comes apple compote with cream. Some wood is present, but remains subtle without bitterness. A certain sweetness is present in the mouthfeel, but also remains subtle. Nothing exciting - but definitely tasty.

    Yes, the finish is like the previous impression: unspectacular. No conspicuous wood that determines the aftertaste.

    This is a good to drink whisky, which could well come from the Clynelish Distillery but maybe also from Blair Athol. It probably comes from refill barrels and has matured well. But then I think the 14-year-old is a tad better and the € 60 may be € 10 too much after all. Is an easy-to-drink whisky without any major highlights.

  2. HSARGU scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. gerrit de guru did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I saw a german webshop mentioning Blair Athol...

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