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Darkness 8 Year Old

(70cl, 47.8%)

Darkness 8 Year Old

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Darkness 8 Year Old Bottling Note

At the core of this Darkness expression is an eight year old single malt Scotch whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Following that, the whisky is moved over to custom-made Oloroso sherry octave casks for at least three months. It's also non-chill filtered, and bottled without any additional colouring.

Small casks make for a vastly increased surface area to volume ratio compared to the much larger sherry butts, leading to more cask influence and more of those intense sherried notes we've all come to know and love.

Darkness 8 Year Old is a continuous release from the range that was previously built around very limited edition bottlings, though the name of the game hasn't changed - big ol' helpings of sherried deliciousness await you!

You can enjoy this beauty neat or in a variety of serves. Here's the brand's recipe for a tasty Highball called Lasting Darkness:

Lasting Darkness

50ml Darkness 8 Year Old

100ml Soda

Slice of grapefruit

Add ice to a highball glass, and pour in 50ml Darkness 8 Year Old. Top and lengthen with soda, and garnish with fresh grapefruit.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Candied orange peels, chocolate peanuts, cooking spice warmth and some dried cherry.

Palate: Amaretti biscuits, subtly toasty hints, powerful raisin and prune, just a touch of earthy oak lingers.

Finish: Slightly oily with a hint of smoke, though chocolatey hints persist.

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Darkness 8 Year Old Reviews


Disappointed I was expecting a lot more from this release but for the price I suppose it is an easy to drink tipple.

2nd February 2023


Sorry but this just didn’t come up to expectations. First impressions were that this was a very pleasant whisky but second and third tots it seemed as if it is a “manufactured “ whisky for the mass market. I will finish the bottle (shame to waste it!) but I will not be buying another bottle.

20th January 2023

My favourite whisky

I'm still relatively new on my journey of whisky discovery, I'm starting to get a handle on some of the regions and liquids, but this right here, this is my jam. Smooth and very drinkable with a fantastic flavour. I don't have the technical words to describe it, but it's a baited hook to get my friends into drinking whisky - doesn't miss.

9th January 2023

Great value

Lovely taste - not too strong on the sherry but great depth of flavour for a very reasonable price

31st May 2022


Wouldn't say a sherry bomb per se, but not far off at all. Very enjoyable

6th December 2021

A bottle of Christmas joy

Can't help but feel merry after enjoying a glass of this, as per usual the master of malt tasting notes are spot on.

Will definitely be getting this again

6th December 2021

fruit with burned sugar.....

on a bottle 3. I will say this is a best budget sherry bomb you can get. after few months the last drams of the bottle. nose: lot of fruits. burned sugar. It deliver to the taste with peppery finished. going to buy the fourth

30th October 2021

Decidedly average.

Like to try different whiskies, reviews were promising but this whisky is decidedly average and the plastic came away from cork on first opening.

25th August 2021


I love a sherried malt, but I couldn't get behind this one.

13th August 2021

Up there with my favourites

New to the whisky scene, mostly going for Speyside or Highland whisky. This bottle though. Just stunning. Especially for an 8 year old! The finish is fairly spicy but not too much, even for a beginner. Great price too, worth it!

3rd August 2021

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