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Darkness 8 Year Old

Darkness 8 Year Old

0.7l, 47.8%

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Product details

The clever folks behind Darkness sure love a well-sherried whisky, which is exactly what this 8 Year Old is! After an initial maturation in ex-bourbon barrels, this single malt Scotch (from an unknown distillery) was transferred to custom-made Oloroso sherry octave casks for at least three months. Octave casks are much smaller than your usual sherry butt, and the increased surface-area-to-volume ratio makes for some super amped up cask influence – generous helpings of chocolate, dried fruit and toasty spices await!

Flavour profile

Sweet

Fruity

Rich

Botanical/Floral

Delicate

Spicy

Wood/Rancio

Peat/Smoke

Nose

Chocolate Malteser and oily orange peel, with sour cherry, praline and plump raisin, alongside a splash of balsamic

Palate

Toasted nuts and spicy oak, with prune sweetness and blackberry jelly leading into more chocolatey malt

Finish

Touches of oak char linger on a woody, chocolatey finish