- Blended Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Pure Malt
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 Jan 2012 11:00 am
7 × in wishlist
11 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Ladyburn 08-year-old
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.00 points
- Ladyburn 8 yo (40%, OB, circa 2000) This was made by The Ladyburn Distilling Company, a subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, former owner of the actual distillery. It’s believed not to be genuine Ladyburn but rather a vatting of various undisclosed malts – NOT including Ladyburn. This bottle has already been highly misleading at auctions, like the ‘Ben Wyvis’ by Invergordon at McTears just was. McTears sold one right yesterday for no less than £360 + 15% fees + VAT whilst it’s barely worth the 19.90 Euros they were still asking for in Holland a few months ago (and it’s not even good!). Bad move if you ask me (and imagine McTears estimated this ‘official fake’ at between £400 and £600!) Anyway, there’s more about that on Johannes’ Malt Madness log (yeah, it’s alive and kicking again, hurray!), so back to our ‘Ladyburn’. Colour: gold. Nose: very grainy, very malty and very caramelly, even slightly flowery, vanilled and minty but that’s all. Not too bad I must say but totally uninspired and uninspiring. Mouth: weak, grainy and caramelly. No middle and almost no finish, which means it can’t be ‘bad’ whisky, but it’s really bland. 50 points.
- Despite being discussed whether it is a genuine Ladyburn (8 years old released long after distillery closure) it has a lot of similarity with some of the Rare Airshires I have tested. Genuine or not it could be a 8yo bottling that have been in stock for several years before release.
An rather immature but still pleasant nose dominated by pears, vanilla, bread, hay and a very light citric note
Comes in light and smooth with an initial sweetness that turns into a thin taste of malt, bread and hay
Finish is rather short with a bit dry final