Christmas Cake & Dark Chocolate & Medjool Dates & Cinnamon 8 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 48%
Product details
Christmas Cake & Dark Chocolate & Medjool Dates & Cinnamon 8 Year Old
£41.95
In stock, get it tomorrow (Wed)
Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Christmas Cake & Dark Chocolate & Medjool Dates & Cinnamon
Style Single Malt Whisky

Christmas Cake &...

Festive flavours like Christmas cake, dark chocolate, medjool dates, and cinnamon are the name of the game here. And by "name of the game", we of course mean that Christmas Cake & Dark Chocolate & Medjool Dates & Cinnamon is literally the name of this whisky. What we've got is a superb Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, aged for eight years and boasting a sleighful of Yuletide elements, perfect for enjoying... Well, yeah, it'll obviously be brilliant at Christmas, and any whisky fan will be thrilled to find a bottle under the tree with their name on it. It'll probably be great any time of year if you're a lover of sherried single malt, thinking about it, but it does have that little bit of holly on the label, so, y'know, Christmas and that.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Dried fruit soaked in sherry, gingersnaps, brandy butter, clove, malty vanilla lingering underneath.

Palate A big helping of orange as it arrives on the palate, soon joined by dark chocolate shavings, golden syrup, cinnamon sticks, dried cherry, dates, and shortbread.

Finish The eponymous Christmas cake notes hang around for a good while afterwards, with hints of citrus oil and chocolate mousse.

Overall Turns out that very descriptive name is... Well, it's very descriptive, and incredibly accurate, too!

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Christmas Cake & Dark Chocolate & Medjool Dates & Cinnamon 8 Year Old
Does not live up to the name
I bought this as the name suggested lots of lovely tasting notes. The reality was a harsh and cheap dram. Not like Christmas cake at all, just a harsh burn.
Mark D , United Kingdom
one month ago
Christmas cake whisky
This wasnt for me, it was a gift for my husband. He loved it so imagine I will be buying another bottle.
Master of Malt Customer
2 months ago
Disappointed
I was so looking forward to this. The aroma is so inviting. Unfortunately I was left with a chemical soapy taste on my palate after drinking which spoiled the experience. I can’t drink it.
Anna , United Kingdom
2 months ago
Hot
Hot, not spicy, just burn. Astringent sourness. Unpleasant palate. Immature.
Neil , Germany
2 months ago
Made in a lab
Disappointing. Initial nose is exactly what it says on the bottle. But it's a chemical nose, like air freshener. The base whisky is harsh with little length or finish. It feels like a cheap whisky has been doctored in a lab with some flavourings. Not nice.
David S , United Kingdom
2 months ago
I'm enjoying it
I bought a bottle of this last year and wasn't sure about it, but thought i'd give it another spin as sherried and sweeter whiskies are my thing, and have to say i'm really enjoying it this year. The nose is lovely with plenty going on when you taste it. the bottle is disappearing fast & i'll certainly be buying it again
Bob N , United Kingdom
2 months ago
Lovely
For the price it’s really nice. Lovely drop for a cold winters night
Oliver S , United Kingdom
2 months ago
Christmasy (in a good way)
I felt like getting into the Christmas spirit (pun intended) this year, and couldn’t resist getting myself a bottle of this… and yeah, tastes as described, the tasting notes are spot on. It’s delicious, it’s Christmas in a glass. If you like speyside whisky then I highly recommend.
Alex M , United Kingdom
2 months ago
Does what it says on the tin
Very easy drinking. Good to serve to someone who "doesn't like malt whisky" to show them what they are missing.
We're on our third bottle.
Hayden C , United Kingdom
one year ago
The general consensus was that this was a surprise whisky and very acceptable and would like to see it in the cellar.
So the blind tasting evening began with the pouring of the Christmas Cake & Dark Chocolate & Medjool Dates & Cinnamon, 8 year old at 48%. I certainly did not know what to expect when ordering this but at $40 a bottle why not! Right? We are whisky tasting club. I expected some horrible mixture and as a few members commented afterwards that if this was an ‘open’ tasting where we saw the bottle and details it would have clouded members perception. Instead this was a surprise with most members scoring it through the eighties for an average score of 85. Only six members out of the 23 marked it mid to high seventies. Most members said they would buy it - blind - and especially when the price was revealed.

The overall commentary was that it was a very interesting, beautiful, fruity, sweet, confident , comfortable Speyside whisky.
Though the nose vacillated between good and poor, the taste overall was considered very long and sweet though for most the finish and C& fell off, in some cases quite quickly.
To be fair four members just did not like it with one member describing it as ‘horrible’ and weak overall.
The general consensus was that this was a surprise whisky and very acceptable and would like to see it in the cellar.
Paul E , Kenya
one year ago