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Armorik 2008

Overall rating
84.00/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Maître de Chai
Vintage
09.2008
Bottled
07.2015
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
3322 + 3325
Number of bottles
1700
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2015 2:52 pm by maverick6462
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.45

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Whisky Reviews for Armorik 2008

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An unfiltered, non-colored and rather pleasant whisky that is suitable for daily dram or even digestive. He does not look like Scots, but he easily replaces some presumptuous NAS. www.passionduwhisky.com
    • Nose
      Nose: It hardly hides his young age, but the sherry has already well left his loan. Orange, spices. It has a fat side and praline very nice. With time a little raisins, as well as a fresh and mentholated touch. We find the leg Armorik, with apple. Beer hints.
    • Taste
      Mouth: A little young in his attack. Well spicy and spicy, before orange roundness and a woody do not come balance the whole. Past the first kick is frankly very drinkable. A ripe apple.
    • Finish
      Finale: Bitter orange, woody and always spices that keep the mouth awake. Do not suffer from its length.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    BLIND:

    N: Distinctive honeyed putty, flavoured with a light cherry brandy liqueur.
    T: Proper woody savoury dram with light sour fruits. Tastes mature, Talisker 12? [how wrong i was]
    F: Woody>oily, buttery/waxy mouthfeel. Also, grapefruit-y/chalky/bit-ey.
    C: I’ve had this twice before and whilst it has remained familiar, i never pick it out. Previously scored it a C- & C+.Today scores a C+

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Malty-ish, malt-oysters, a little plimsole and putty.
    T: Straight up, savoury-sweet-meaty-barley with a light, waxy mouthfeel
    F: …. [no notes]
    C: Competent. Blog

    Scores a C+

  4. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, apples, beer
    • Taste
      Chocolate, honey, butterscotch, apple 
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, sweet

  6. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Armorik 7 yo 2008/2015 'Maitre de Chai' (46%, OB, France, casks #3325-3322, 1700 bottles)  We had an earlier Maitre de Chai by Warenghem last year, and found it good. Maitre de Chai means Cellar Master, more or less. Colour: gold. Nose: once again, it is a spirit that’s not very big, matured in some wood that’s quite talkative. It’s a trend we’re seeing in Scotland too – indeed they’re aiming for making bourbon – kind of - in Scotland, haven’t you noticed? – but this time, it was sweet, easy, good-quality wood. And that translated into some very pleasant notes of brioche, shortbread, custard, overripe apples, and perhaps sweet beer, IPA-style. Sweet IPA, of course. Mouth: there isn’t much to say against this. Once again, the distillate’s probably a little shy, but indeed they used top-quality oak. Top quality oak, in my book, is oak that does not reek of coconut and vanilla! Lactones, b***y lactones. So chocolate, honey, maple syrup, butterscotch, and apple compote. Only the background is maybe a notch tannic and white-peppery. Finish: medium, fruity, pastry-like, easy. Comments: one sexy French malt, smartly made. It’s much lighter and easier than the South-African, but qualities and even profiles are kind of similar. Smart. SGP:561 - 84 points.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    What i was told: Matured for 2 years in bourbon, followed by 5 years in first fill oloroso.
    N: Yellow in colour! Tame but good on the nose
    T: Chewy malt with a little bite
    F: A little fresh into waxy malt. Polite overall
    C: Straight forward, just ok.

    Scores a C-

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Iodine, salsify, leather, a little fruit
    • Taste
      Sweet in the mouth, acid, a bit like Glenfarclas, beautiful sherry, now also fruit
    • Finish
      Short, sweetish, dry, spicy

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