Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Bonding Dram (TBD)
Stated Age
06 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
60.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
KAA Gent
Added on
04 Jan 2017 7:24 am by Arranthony_Moray
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124.99

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Whisky Reviews for Smoking Buffalo 8th Edition TBD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.88 points

  1. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      69 69
      pepper, peat, smoke
    • Taste
      75 75
      pepper, peat, smoke
    • Finish
      73 73
      pepper, peat, smoke

  3. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, sweet, vanilla, fruity (citrus, apples), tary, seaweed
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, oily, spicy (pepper, ginger), sweet, salty
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky, sweet 

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Smoking Buffalo is back! For the 8th time already The Bonding Dram and Whisky Import Belux have selected a cask in honor of the Belgian premier league football club AA Gent (they were Belgium's champions in 2014). For this edition they bottled a young Caol Ila (again), a single bourbon hogshead at cask strength. Should I keep water handy? After all, this is a sturdy fellow at 60,5% ABV. It certainly is one of the palest Caol Ila I have poured so far.
    The nose starts rather closed. It needs some hand warmth and patience, but is well worth it. Typical maritime elements appear, as does some white fruit and a basket full of lemons. Something that reminds me of potato peelings. A touch earthy. Somewhat medicinal with a bit of smoke. Lovely.
    Wow, that's more like it! On the palate it is quite a bomb. Big smoke development from the get-go, some serious pepper and then the sweetness kicks in. Think apples and vanilla. But that does not last long, for there the salty edge rears its head. Surprisingly quaffable, despite the sky high ABV. Water is not needed, although the malt is quite sharp. But that is quite alright!
    The finish is wonderfully long and very warm. The smokiness even increases.
    Ah, young Caol Ila, what a treat. This was a sneaky sniper, though. On the nose, you had no inkling that he had you in his sights, but on the palate he hits you right between the eyes. Grand whisky. Only 79 EUR, available from the Smoking Buffalo website while supplies last.


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