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Overall rating
81.56/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
55707
Category
Blend
Bottler
Cockburn & Murray (C&M)
Bottling serie
Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 (gradi)
Size
750 ml
Label
Silver Foil Capsule
Bottled for
Cogis Distribuzione
Added on
15 Jun 2014 3:31 pm by alectron

Average value

€ 60.50

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Cockburn 08-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.56 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In retrospect, it was obvious that it was a blend because of the grainy notes, but since I assumed it was pure malt tasting, I did not expect it. It is a typical old blend, round and harmonious. The only thing that strikes me about the notes of hs305 is that old bottles tend to tip over, although rarely. At that time there were also clear differences between the individual batches, which could also be a reason. In any case, this bottle showed no wrong marks, unless you perceive grain as a bad mark.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The first breath is medicinal, cough syrup or meditonsin. Dries even further, licorice, no fruit, a bit grainy, mixed pickles. A strong note of vanilla is added later. I am not sure, but I suspect a few ppm smoke. Oloroso notes, extremely dense and waxy, old bottle flavor. As time goes on, it becomes really sweet and heavy. Warmth brings more OBF and sweetness, caramel with distinct roasted aromas. Warmth is really good for him, he is getting fatter. Sherry-heavy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth also very creamy, soft, slightly bitter honey, a pinch of menthol, mineral notes, not a real kick but coherent.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dries slowly, overall rather short to medium length, simple fading, unspectacular. Could have an idea of smoke.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2014]  I emptied this bottle into the kitchen sink.  I bought it for 18 Euro in May, 2011.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 66.  My notes state it is full of flaws and off-notes that makes it impossible to drink (for me). 

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