Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Geisha Label
Stated Age
08 years old
Number of bottles
52.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
The Dutch Whisky Association
Added on
19 Oct 2016 4:29 pm by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 144.69

8 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Islay Single Malt 2008 Sb

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.39 points

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is young, perky, medical, sweetish smoke, spices
    At first, some kind of emptiness at first, which after a moment is filled with a wave of spices and sea salt and smoke, bright citrus notes
    Aftertaste is of medium duration, but does not shine with a variety, sweetish prevails
    Molt is not bad, but does not really cling to anything

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Vase Water
    The German company Sansibar bottled this young Islay for the Dutch Whisky Association. What a beautiful label. This very pale whisky is around 8 years old.

    Oh, such a dirty nose! Farm scents, cow pat, rotting plants, vase water… wonderful! What? Yes, this works like a charm. It is upholstered with citrus, seaweeds, a doused campfire and olive oil. And a good dose of dark sugar to counterfoot it all.

    It shows it’s true nature on the palate. Citrus, vanilla, sea salt, stockfish, white fruit… this is Caol Ila! Lovely development of smoke and very quaffable.

    The finish may be somewhat short, but it is smoky sweet.

    The nose was not easy, but on the palate it almost becomes a card player’s whisky. Boy, young Coal Ila can be so darn good… thanks, Marcel!

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Caol Ila 8 years old.

  4. Frank B. from H. scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84


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