Orbital 08-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
PX Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Whisky Magazin - World Blend
Added on
11 Apr 2016 8:09 am by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 45,53

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4 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Orbital 08-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.00 points

  1. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Right now this is only £14.95 at master of malt on the flash sale, by the sounds of it probably it's true value looking at the ratings>
    Still for that price not too bad.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur


    MoM: ‘A blended whisky created by Whisky Magazine from parts of the hundreds of samples of malt whiskies, alongside a selected grain whisky sent to them for review each year. The blend was then finished in Pedro Ximénez casks’.

    Bottles were given away to ticket holders of this year’s Whiskylive [2018].

    N: They say beggars can’t be choosers, but a beggar I gave a huge measure to after Whiskylive, immediately identified a less than impressive palate but a decent enough nose. I find it a rubbery lightly styled snifter with a sulphury<rubbery spirit-y pong, shelled monkey nut oils and burnt caramel. It’s better than it sounds.
    T: With sulphury rubber bands=distillate tails throughout, we’ve a tempered aniseed/black pepper-heated malt accompanied by heavily browning bananas in clingfilm, B’loonies=tea lights and a drop of peanut oil mixed with banana>sweet chalky cabbage liqueur - a mash-up indeed. Despite the rubberiness there is a relatively reasonable waxy malt centre.
    F: The creamy yet woody-dry vanilla constantly vies for attention against yet more rubbery distillate and quite some buttery>herbal, cocoa, plastic-y=waxiness. As fragile as old skin at the death.
    C: Random blends of this nature [e.g. The Last Drop WB0 or Signatory’s Supreme blended malt WB0] seldom excel, but this is no failure of its ilk given it’s drinkability - in the right circumstances. A hearty cheers to Whisky Magazine.Scores a near miss

  3. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    unmistakably blended, and not a good one, malty wood and alcohol with artificial sweetness and lots of E150-ish notes

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    MoM: ‘A blended whisky created by Whisky Magazine from parts of the hundreds of samples of malt whiskies they're sent for review each year alongside a selected grain whisky. The blend was then finished in a Pedro Ximénez cask. The whiskies used come from all over the world, making this a truly global blend, and all profits raised will be donated to Walking with the Wounded’.

    N: Back to basics with this funky-fruity, rubbery-sherry ‘World’ blend.
    T: Sulphur notes, burnt banana.
    F: Dry vanilla.
    C: I love the label.

    Scores a D-

  5. Shane_IL scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately all the whiskies in here just led to some Lowest Common Denominator flavours. It wasn’t a bad whisky, just not very remarkable, still an interesting experiment.Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/08/07/orbital-8-year-old/
    • Nose
      Boiled sweets. Coconut. Simple syrup. Grape juice.
    • Taste
      Boiled sweets. Coconut. Simple syrup. Grape juice.
    • Finish
      Medium. Boiled sweets. Butterscotch.


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