8 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 134
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Brand: William Grant & Sons
Expression: 8 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A closed nose, which needs a good shake to wake, but when it comes to life expect good aged oak, real vanilla and cookie dough.
Palate: Nicely rounded with some lovely malt notes that work well with a backdrop of vanilla and grain.
Finish: Wait! What’s that? Some smoke on the swallow. Where did that come from?!
Comment: Nose and palate: a delicate oaky blend. On the finish, smoke! A magician’s dram!
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Opens with lots of relatively mature grain with light rummy dried fruit and developing camphor, coriander leaf, tarragon and nettle. With time some burnt butter and vanilla oak.
Palate: A little homogenous with a touch more malt showing. Quite full with the mature-ish grainy dried fruit coming through on the middle.
Finish: Short, crisp and grainy.
Comment: Another blend where the nose offers a lot more than the palate.
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