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Armorik 2008

Overall rating
83.71/100
votes
19
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 2:39 pm by maverick6462
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 51,20

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88
Member Senior caol Ila lady
87
Connoisseur mad69
87
Expert Senior Deloti
86
Expert Senior Seb.Whisky
85
Expert Senior whiskycu
85
Expert Senior maverick6462
85
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers
84
Administrator RoyalScotsman
84
Connoisseur adrenalin
84
Expert Senior I_SPEY
84
Expert Senior Heptagon
83
Connoisseur Maaseikwhiskyhead
83
Member Senior Pete42
82
Connoisseur Kantenmechaniker
82
Specialist Noface83
82
Connoisseur Georges
80
Expert Junior Mannoni
80
Expert Senior Malthead19
77

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Whisky Reviews for Armorik 2008

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.71 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. jazzpianofingers 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. jazzpianofingers 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. jazzpianofingers 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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