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Overall rating
85.84/100
votes
21
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Stated Age
08 years old
Casknumber
Batch 1
Number of bottles
1226
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Oct 2015 12:34 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59,90

3 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenborrodale 08-year-old AD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.84 points

  1. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a very well composed vatted malt (malt blend). On the nose the smokiness is quite restrained but on the palate every flavour is interspersed with wood smoke and subtle medicinal smoke. The nose is quite delicate but the palate is sturdy and robust. Be careful with water in this one as it seems to loose its balance on the nose and on the palate mainly accentuates the smokiness.
    All in all a lovely and interesting dram to sip.
    • Nose
      A rich, delicate and wel balanced whisky with aromas of subtle sweet sherry, subtle smoke, brown sugar, red apple, pear, caramelized pineapple, dried fruits (apricots, yellow plums), honey, old rope, cloth, licorice root, bayleaf, roasted almonds, subtle medicinal tones, earthy tones, musty cellar, milk chocolate, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, angelica root, sweet tobacco, vanilla and creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A rich, full, creamy and powerful whisky with aromas of peat smoke, sweet sherry, fresh fruits, jam, dried fruits (plums, apricots, cherries, figs, dates) medicinal tones, star anise, licorice root, earthy tones (forrest ground and mushrooms) dark honey, salted caramel, cocoa powder, cedarwood, sweet tobacco, tannins, vanilla, spices (pepper, ginger, cinnamon, clove and subtle nutmeg), wax, musty cellar, old books and creamy oak.
    • Finish
      A long, rich and slightly drying finish with aromas of peat smoke, ash, subtle medicinal tones (wee bit tar and iodine), pepper, backing spices, sweet sherry, licorice root, digestives and oak.

  2. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      malty, tobacco, wet wood, forrest & some twigs, zitronat / candied lemon, dusting sugar, some yellow fruits (mirabelles & apricots), dusty tweed, faintly smokey & some chlorine. (87)
      W water: sweeter, more creamy, less smokey, but also less broad/interesting. (85)
    • Taste
      nicely balanced sweet & savoury, malty, dry wood smoke, oat cakes, tree bark, some caramel, faint blackcurrant leaves. (87)
      W water: creamier & sweeter, smoke more mineral. (86)
    • Finish
      malty, sweet, more old school wet oak & complex smoke notes, some autmn leaves, some metal polish, fructose sugar. (86)
      W water: nice length, sweeter, with some caramel cookies, a few more autmn leaves & a good portion of smoke going back & forth. (87)

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