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Overall rating
85.25/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB86857
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
11.2008
Bottled
08.2016
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Madeira Cask Finish
Number of bottles
84
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Sep 2016 11:43 am by Pxrider
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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Whisky Reviews for Fantastic Fred 2008 ANHA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.25 points

  1. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    My blind-tasting notes: Initially a lot of alcoholic strength, at least 50%+, young and sharp and alcohol not good imbedded, not older than 8 years. Followed by phenolic peat, should be Caol Ila or Laphroaig, but definitely coming from Islay. Some lemon or orange zest flavors and honey sweetness. Finished or matured in any dessert- or sweet-wine casks like madeira or marsala.

    I really don't like this sample, but it would have potential to be a good or maybe great whisky after another 10 years in the cask... 

  2. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. elzAberino scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Blindtasting: I like him. Tap 43%, Laphroaig, barrel no idea.
    • Nose
      Tasty smoke, phenolic, campfire, Laphroaig? Lowly greasy, behind sweet notes of honey, wild meadow
    • Taste
      Relatively harmless in the mouth, neither alcohol nor smoke dominate, pleasantly mild, fluctuates between oily and slightly watery. Again, a certain sweetness becomes noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish is the best of this bottling, beautiful smoky layer, at first sweet it will always be bitter. Relatively long, pleasant and delicious, but something is missing.

  4. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and tasty - but unfortunately a bit powerless.
    • Nose
      Very cute. Bright fruits. Orange peel. Apples. Honeydew melon. Behind it spicier notes. Cinnamon. Ginger. The smoke is well integrated.
    • Taste
      At first sweet notes dominate again. Honey. Toffee. Shortbread. Bright fruits. The smoke is in the background. Some oak spice shows, with pink pepper. Nevertheless, the malt is a bit watery, it lacks strength despite cask strength.
    • Finish
      Short. Again bright fruits and sweet notes. Cold smoke. Some oak flavor.

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