- Whiskybase ID
- Murray McDavid (MM)
- Bottling serie
- Crafted Blend - Limited Release
- Stated Age
- 35 years old
- Bourbon Barrels + Sherry Casks Finish
- Batch 001
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 11 Jan 2016 10:03 am by Andy
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Whisky Reviews for Bodach - Aislig 1980 MM
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.28 points
- Actually a very good, complex blended whiskey. The poorly integrated alcohol is unfortunately his Achilles heel. Since you have to be very tolerant or insensitive to him to make a buy recommendation. I'm not.
he starts with sherry and honey. Then comes a subtle, but unique smoke. This is followed by salt, ripe grapes, banana and later clear wood tones and vanilla.
sweet and soft starting, short smoked ham and strawberries. Then bitter and with intrusive alcohol. There are still honey and spices.
The finish is medium again with light smoke, oak and walnut.
- You get to experience all 5 whisky regions in a single bottle! Really comes off as mature and rich, especially considering it contains grain and is 46% ABV. Big bang for the buck!
A little peat at first, then some distinct sherry, and center stage is polishes, menthol, and dusty old leather. Noses like a single malt!
Rich and oaky, with quite some polished antique furniture (like you can drink furniture LOL), angostura bitters, some sherry notes (especially all sorts of raisins), and baking chocolate.
Long, drying and borderline astringent, more baking chocolate with a whiff of smoke, then the peat from the nose returns (sometimes).
- Delightful. This is very successful and I'll posit a reason why - all the constituent ingredients suit both sherry flavours and also longer maturation periods. The sum of the parts comes together in an excellent older blend which remains both serious and yet accessible.
Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/blend/bodach-aislig-35-year-old-1980-crafted-blend/
- Even a very nice blend, but definitely does not look like 35 years and has a bit too much bitterness in some tips, the first attempt for 2 seconds and a bit short on the finish, but it is already Mecker on a high level.
Beautiful oldschool nose, wild herbs with berry bushes (rather sour), with leather, orange peel, beautiful autumnal apple notes (red, overripe, dry) with cinnamon, some vanilla, dried fruit, fine smoke like from kokelndem autumn leaves but very discreet and beautifully integrated
Already strong onset, bitter orange, almost perfumed in the mouth, dried fruit, some berry bushes, autumn leaves, red apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom a bit, rosemary, fine heather and herbs in the background a la Highland Park
Astriengierend, perfumed oak, apple peel, rough malt with some dried fruit and fruit seeds, unfortunately not so long for the age, medium length
- Nose: first comes smoke (yes from which distillery comes the), aromatic wild herbs, old leather, nuts, dried apples and raisins, a slightly ethereal note The nose has a lot to offer - but it is quite shy. It takes time and the right glass (narrow opening) to tickle everything out.
Taste: stronger and fuller than the nose suggests, beautiful old whiskey notes (leather and old wood), dry sherry sweetness, heather honey, dried fruit, orange peel. The finish then very dry, some chocolate, bitter herbs, sweet honey sweetness.
I'm still a little undecided. It has really nice flavors and a strong taste but somehow I had hoped for a bit more (especially in the nose) of such an old drop. It is still a very good drop and the honey / wood aromas in the mouth and finish meet my taste!
- Blind Tasting
Leichter aromatischer Rauch. Wilde Kräuter, leicht ätherisch. Rosinen, Nüsse, etwas Leder. Dann fruchtiger mit Ananas, Banane und süßen Äpfeln.
Trockener Sherry, Nüsse, Vollmilchschokolade. Etwas Wachs. Honig, Orangenmarmelade, Bauernbrot. Mittellang.
Bodach Aislig 35 yo 1980/2015 (46%, Murray McDavid, bourbon, 379 bottles) Some whiskies from Glenrothes, Glengoyne, Bunnahabhain, Tamdhu, Cameronbridge, North British and Port Dundas that were blended a while ago and further married in a cask. Colour: amber. Nose: I’d swear there is some peat in there! Perfect oily style, with many, well, oils, saps, pine-y aromas, and various polishes. Linoleum, linseed oil, earthy tea, umami, camphor, soy sauce, and then quite a chunk of cured ham (jabugo)… Also juniper berries. A very sexy nose. Mouth: good, some may consider it got too woody, for it does bite you a bit. Very strong black tea, Jaegermeister, crème de menthe, Mitteleuropean bitter herbal liqueurs, all that… And above everything, a massive clove-iness. Quite some cocoa powder too (natural, not sugared). Finish: long, acrid, but I do like that. Mint and bitter chocolate. Comments: quite a ride! It’s an uncommon hyper-herbal composition, but I did enjoy it a lot. SGP:381 - 87 points.
- Mjam, you barely notice the age of the whiskey, only the maturity and the complexity of it fascinated. There is a lot more to discover, very tasty.
Honestly, the 35 years are hard to believe, so little oak ... has the finish in sherry keg so much brought out?
Greasy smoke, sweet banana, cooked plum, many spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, for the age amazing freshness, heather, less sweetness of sherry, in the background bitter, no sour notes.
Very ripe peat, or smoke, dark ripe fruit, heather honey, then see peppery intermediate sprint, more sweetness, candied hazelnuts, smoked bacon with rosemary.
nutty and fruity aromas are slowly spicy, then finally oak notes, flow of saliva, laaaang
- N: Tropical sherry notes, coconut, tomato and meaty mushroom oak. Dark malt and vibrant.
T: Intense, lush, yum.
F: Aah, beautiful
C: I could drink this all day. A wonderful blend, only losing out on ‘best blend of the day’ to the even more excellent ‘Golden Age’ WB
Scores a B+