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Aberlour 08-year-old

Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB56702
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Campbell´s Distillery - cubic bottle, big cork, neck label 8 YEAR OLD, EST 1828.
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
IDRATI + GRADI in capitals
Bottled for
Campbell's Distillery
Added on
25 Jul 2014 7:36 am by Herbertsson

Average value

€ 342.52

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8 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 08-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    From a newly opened bottle. There are many iterations of this old, square bottling of Aberlour 8 yo, with some that are "over 8 year old", some that are 9 yo, some with year of distillation, some that have somewhat different labels (paper folded and non-folded, like this one), different imports, different colors, different ABV's, different corks, and some that are screw tops. This particular version is exactly as is shown in the photo above, but the "IDRATI 75cl." and "GRADI 50" are printed slightly off in terms of spacing. It has a small cork but a somewhat larger black top, with a "TEAR HERE" plastic wrap, and is a Rinaldi import. The cork broke, of course, but easily salvaged with the Durand.

    I believe Serge scored this a 93 points.

    Purchased for 529 euros (including auction fees and shipping to USA). Expensive, yes, but I've been wanting to try this exact bottling for a while.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Musty sherry notes that retain its freshness over the years. Delectable, old juice! Earthy, nutty, with hints dark chocolates, milk chocolates, old black tea, and morel mushrooms. Clear, precise, distinctive notes. First class. Aberlour doesn't taste like this anymore!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Delicious stuff. Highly complex, with very dark chocolates, blackcurrants, and those earthy notes again. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, which is my only complaint, but the ABV of 50% is perfect.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Just lovely stuff... again, there is a creamy, chocolate feel to this, but yet, the mouthfeel is somewhat thin for this to be a total, total superstar.

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