- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition - Volume I
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Islay Cask American Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 51.7 % Vol.
- 200 ml 700 ml
- Bottled for
- GLU GLU 2000
- Added on
- 09 Sep 2016 10:34 am by GLEN MAUR
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Whisky Reviews for Ghibinèt 2008
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.93 points
- Tasted at the 2nd Whiskybase Gathering in Rotterdam, November 2017.Italian whisky... can't say i had that before. Always try to broaden your horizons.
Rather an interesting mix, with clean creamy sweet notes, combined with a sturdy Islay smokiness.
- Despite the light colour of the whisky there is lots going on with this whisky. The Islay cask has had a heady influence on both the nose and the palate, the smoke dominates the nose and provides the familiar Islay characteristics of Medicinal notes with light cigar smoke. The addition of oak to the nose provides a gentle balance and provides some light citrus and vanilla notes. On the palate the smoke is much lighter and well balanced which was a surprise given the level of smoke on the nose. The mouth coating is light with a buttery feel.
Sarah Whisky Maker The Macallan
- Nice introduction of Peloni distillery for me. Not very complex, but dangerously drinkable. Courtesy of Mauro to FOTB.
Very fresh and lively with lemon, kiwi fruit and pine-apple cubes. Granny Smith apples. Barley sugar. Flowery notes of lilac and geraniums. Grassiness as well.
Full mouthcoating texture with lemon curd and orange zest. Leafy notes of coffee-green and pine-cones. Artichokes and coumarin. Whiff of smoke at the background.
Medium long. A little white pepper. Gingery. Spearmint at the end. Well balanced.
- On the nose I get limoncello and lemon sherbet paired with floral notes (lilac and rose petals in particular). Tobacco leaves, slightly malty while the smoke is more subdued. On the palate, sweet smoke and root vegetables appear but it is also quite herbal with notes of clove and rosemary as well as liquorice. With a splash of water, it gets sweeter and less smoky and notes of green apples also evolve. The finish is dry with salty liquorice ending with notes of nuts, smoked almonds and oatmeal porridge.
All in all, a very pleasant dram and one that needs some water to reveal its true profile.
Ingvar Ronde MALT WHISKY YEARBOOK Editor
- Colour – Light straw grape juice with shimmering rays of sunlight.
Nose - Soft elegant and refined with enticing aromas of freshly cut flowers, cinnamon spice, grapefruit segments and crushed Doyenne du comice pear leads this initial
assault before a wave of gentle peat smoke comes into play. This attractive addition does not over power you especially when seductive scents of sea spray, burning Autumn leaves, over ripe bananas and whispers of lemon grass linger seductively in the background.
Taste - This noble cask strength spirit is not for the fainthearted – it suddenly awakens on the palate powerful and positive but with a small addition of cool still
water this gentle giant immediately reveals its inner soul. Inviting flavours of bonfire smoke, peppered ogen melon, freshly cut apples laced with mulled wine and spicy ginger cloaks the palate with a pleasing charm - never to be forgotten. A final aftertaste
of salted almonds and smoky lemon drizzle cake completes this deva of delight. A wicked beauty indeed!
Richard C Paterson
Master Blender - Whyte & Mackay Ltd
- Presented at the Milano Whisky Festival on November 2016. First of Eight volumes... Good Luck!