Abbey Whisky


12 Year Old 2008 | AW Exclusive

ABV 62%
REVIEWED Issue 175
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Brand: Tamdhu, Abbey Whisky
Expression: 12 Year Old 2008 | AW Exclusive
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 62%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Abbey Whisky
Issue 175
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: A whole lot of heat at first, followed by a sweet solvent note, like strawberry bubblegum and opening up a can of paint. An old-school mac raincoat, then fluffy.
Palate: It’s quite gentle initially, considering the ABV. The strawberry sweetness has become more intense, with the addition of herbal tarragon softness. There’s tonnes of fresh orchard fruit.
Finish: The finish is medium. A slightly green note lingers.
Comment: I would certainly enjoy sipping this over ice on a cold evening.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Spirit driven and intensely fruity, with green apple (Granny Smith), kiwi and strawberry. Then comes sourdough vanilla cake and crème patissiere with subtle cardamom and dusty hayloft.
Palate: Oodles of fresh peach, kiwi, white grape and more fresh apple juice up front (the from-concentrate kind). Blossom honey water and lemon juice.
Finish: Medium-short and gently drying. Takes water but doesn’t evolve.
Comment: Balanced and nicely spirit forward.
Visit the distillery
Tamdhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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