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Kilbeggan 08-year-old

Overall rating
74.33/100
votes
71
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Feb 2015 7:17 pm by holborndrinker
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 34,29

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Whisky Reviews for Kilbeggan 08-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.33 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 76 points Administrator

    Many malt drinkers tend to overlook grain whiskies, although they can offer a nice variation in smell and taste. Kilbeggan 8-year-old is column-distilled from corn and matured in ex-bourbon casks, giving it a sweet, biscuity and slightly dusty nose. Vanilla, coconut cream and hints of lavender stick out in particular. The palate evolves sugary, aromatic and a little spirity with notes of walnuts, breakfast cereals and citrus fruits. A touch of wood spice accompanies the short finish. This is not an Irish whiskey to wax poetic about, but I have certainly tried worse.

    RATING: 2.7/5.0 stars ≙ 76 pts → PALATABLE [+]
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. mosesumike scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Got that in a set. Would not buy it.
    But I would like to share impressions. Not as bad as I thought. He has his place in his category.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Come alcoholic, but still fresh notes, a little vanilla, you could smell longer because lemons come through!? .... again gone.
    • Taste
      78 78
      It is rather oily or buttery mixed in alcohol / Grain, rather sweet combined with hints of vanilla. Yes .... somehow simple but really ok for a blend.
    • Finish
      77 77
      As you would expect with a grain.
      Not continuous but soft, pleasant, light alcoholic, when fading away. Not bad for a grain / blend.

  3. berarith73 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Perhaps I think this is ok because I have tried loads of old blends in the last few years and my palate is tuned to light whiskey?
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    This is better than some on here are making out, sure the profile is simple but you need to take this for what it is a cheapish young grain whiskey.

    Perfectly drinkable for the price and better than some cheaper blends out there,
    • Nose
      Peaches & cream, white fruits, biscuit but there is also some cleaning fluid or turps in the mix.
    • Taste
      Fruit & cream again with peach, lemon, cream, meringue and cheap white wine (very cheap) and a little vanilla.
    • Finish
      Longer than I was expecting.

  6. KOQ24 scored this whisky 54 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    -Pickles,Lemon,Green Apple,Onions,grainy,Vanilla,Coconut,Cream,Raspberry

    Taste:
    -Cardboard,bitter,Vanilla,Cream,Honey,Pear,Corn

    Finish:
    -Short and soft

    O:
    Certainly more complex than the normal Kilbeggan, but 30 EUR for an 8yr old grain Whiskey is a bit steep
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      40 40

  7. HunterRomario scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tested in a blank test of three single grains at the bottom. Greenore 8 yo hit me the worst, Kilbeggan 8 yo then was a little better (79 points), and best was North British 1997 SV (82 points). It should be noted, however, that in taste the differences were really minimal (G8 77, K8 and NB equally 78), I had the feeling that all the samples were tastefully uniform, and so it was more interesting in the test, those jumps were really great (NB 86, K8 80 and G8 75). I did not see it in one, I was so impressed by my scent, and to some extent the similarities of certain parts of the aroma with some of the US rye and also the skin of the younger and cheaper Caribbean rums.
    • Nose
      Lehounce thinner and grassiness. It is half way between North British 1997 SV and Greenore 8 yo. The result is a Caribbean-style skin with a touch of cucumber (cucumber lure). Otherwise it tends to be sweet. (80 b)
    • Taste
      Extremely sparse. The skin also appears in taste, a velvety impression. Quality and taste profile very similar to G8 and NB1997 SV. (78 b)

  8. Mephisto scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. jankes scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than with an evening of six whiskey’s, hosted by Dave Broom.
    N: I find it different in character to the Greenore WB, another 8yo grain from the Cooley distillery, in an almost identical shaped bottle. This Kilbeggan smells of sweet grain with buttered peas, a marked maltedness with clay-like quality and lovely pastries. Lots happening with this Kilbeggan even after a paltry eight years.
    T: Works well neat. Sweet but never sugary. Well composed, very tasty. A little sour-cream balances proceedings - more sour with water.
    F: Stays on an even keel with some lip-smacking. Theres a green note understandably, but with that resolute sunny-grain sweetness throughout, this remains well composed.
    C: I didn’t pick this up as a grain, until i compared it to the Teeling WB - then all was clear. Good beginnings. I believe the 21yo WB is the oldest [Kilbeggan] at time of writing [May ’16], definitely worth trying. Time to move on to the Teeling WB

    Scores a D[+]

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