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Aberlour 08-year-old

Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbell's Distillery, cubic bottle, small cork, neck label, 8 y
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
50.0 (gradi)
Size
750 ml
Label
IDRATI + GRADI in capitalisation
Bottled for
Campbell's Distillery
Added on
29 May 2011 12:37 pm

Average value

€ 433.96

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 08-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great sherry whisky
    • Nose
      Dark red fruits, spruce needles, a hint of ginger, dry chocolate, raisins, somehow they are joined by gummy bears
    • Taste
      Chocolate, raisins, strong onset, but ripe oak, creamy
    • Finish
      Zero dryness, full chocolate, nice heat

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/der-legendaere-8-year-old-aberlour-glenlivet-cube-bottle-with-old-neck-label-30151/
    Color: copper to chestnut
    Nose: very spicy, a lot of salt, herbs, ripe oranges, chocolate, cocoa powder, tobacco leaf, black pepper, heavy oil balsamic vinegar, almond, leather, almonds, tea with apple flavor and straw (here despite the same age no wobbly nose, no significant fluctuations of Beginning with a fine saltiness throughout).
    Taste: Soft, round and harmonious! Spicy herbs, honey, a lot of dull leather, not very mature almonds and getting saltier and more powerful. Old sherry barrel flavors in combination with long-drawn tea are spreading; dreamlike.
    Finish: Long, but immediately very dry. Sweet and tart combination of almonds, herbs, tea and wood. The oak wood is towards the end always staerker, but perfectly integrated and not intrusive.
    Remark: out the back very, very dry; dusty old attic!
    92 points (nose: 93 / taste: 93 / finish: 91)

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/der-legendaere-8-year-old-aberlour-glenlivet-cube-bottle-with-old-neck-label-30151/ Color: golden yellow
    Nose: After these long years in the bottle a rather variable candidate in the nose. At first mighty old sweeties, then feinwuerzige flavors with little salt, and now the flavors disappear once almost completely. After a few minutes, it unfolds better and better. The elegant spice comes back. Now with notes of dried garden herbs, light rubber (but not intrusive). Although little fruit, but great Teearomen with honey. After about 15 minutes, he then slowly, but surely his whole cologne out. It is becoming more and more powerful and notes of caramelized brown sugar and freshly mown barley field complement the nose.
    Taste: Oily and delicious; getting stronger and more powerful with notes of old furniture, salty-spicy herbs, bitter black tea, lots of malt, orange peel, leather and old loft. Fine vanilla with subtle honey completes the taste harmoniously. Towards the end, the honey flavors dominate; Class!
    Finish: Long, very long, spicy-salty, now with orange fruit and lots of delicious herbal tea. Wonderfully dry with only slight hints of wood. Getting drier with irresistible honey note.
    Comment: You have to give this whisky a lot of time, otherwise you miss a lot. But for the wait you will be rewarded minutes later. In the nose he changes at first strong; but then full speed ahead!
    93 points (nose: 92 / taste: 94 / finish: 92)

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    93 Points for the "full Gold" one &

    92 Points for the very dark one!

    Tasting notes follow

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The oak-grain mole with light putrefactive inclusions resembling Glen Skotia, is quite deep and complex, but not quite attractive, IMHO, profile, not bad for tasting, but it is not worth buying a whole bottle.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dried wood, dust, mineral notes - mineral water, stone dust; fried nuts, boiled meat, lemon peel, farmyard, light rotten shades.
    • Taste
      Oily, enveloping, lemon peel, oak, peppery wave, malt-grain notes, a little dry medicinal herbs, light tablet shades, some tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, grapefruit crust, oak, bitter-sweet cereal notes, young bark.

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He wakes up. Nice, light melted sherry notes. Frangipane. A lot of flexibility for a 50% and it is impossible to say that this whisky is only 8 years old.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Yes this is expensive at auction but for once I think it is worth it.

    This whisky shows that age is not always better, I have had some good 40 year olds that cannot hold a candle to this one.

    If you see one buy it.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    With Water

    The nose is still seet on plum but there is more fruit cake now.

    Palate very creamy, sweet and still the lovely marzipan notes mixed in with the fruit.

    Finish is still a good medium length

    Really excellent and nuch better than any of the A`Bunadh, shame it is so expensive now.

    Probably one of the finest 8 year whisky from any region you are likely to find
    • Nose
      Not particularly expressive on first nosing or as I remember at first but then the heavy sherry arrives with notes of ripe plum, a little prune. blackcurrant and marzipan.
    • Taste
      Yes, now we are talking 50% but feels more like 55%+, very creamy with some woody bitterness.

      The bitterness soon goes to reveal plum, red apple , blackcurrant and rum & raisin ice cream in the background
    • Finish
      Medium length, smooth and very satisfying

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