Darkness 8 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 47.8%
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Darkness 8 Year Old
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Country Scotch Whisky
Region Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Darkness
Style Single Malt Whisky
Maturation Sherry

Darkness 8 Year Old

At the core of this Darkness expression is an eight-year-old Speyside 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, bottled without any additional colouring, and unlike it's Limited Edition cousins, is bottled in 70cl bottles.

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.

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.

Winner of 11 spirit awards

Double Gold
Double Gold
Independent Merchant Single Malt - 2020
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Independents’ Single Malts 12 years old and under - 2020
International Spirits Challenge
Scotch Single Malt - Cask Finish - 2024
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2022
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2022
International Spirits Challenge

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This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Darkness 8 Year Old
Another Atom sucess
Loved this! It is reminiscent of a Glenfarclas 15. Disappeared in 4 sessions. Will buy again
William M , United Kingdom
3 months ago
Warmth in a dram
Great feeling of warmth and sherry spices, like Christmas with each sip, rich and comforting. Yes not cheap but worth it
Dynamo , United Kingdom
5 months ago
Initially great
Amber colour, good legs.
Lots of toffee, spice and Xmas cake on the nose
Oily in the mouth, sweet toffee and pepper taste.
Pepper finish but then nothing, really quick finish that does not linger
Andrew R , United Kingdom
6 months ago
A bit ‘meh’
On the nose is great … when tasting very thin and flavours just disappear so quickly …. It’s pleasant but a lot more nicer stuff for cheaper.
Taking a sip you get a nice build of flavours and they just disappear (personally I found it over rated)
GM , United Kingdom
6 months ago
Darkness 8 year old
Such a great bottle I can't put it down the sherry taste is amazing a great buy
Stuart , United Kingdom
7 months ago
Disappointed I was expecting a lot more from this release but for the price I suppose it is an easy to drink tipple.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
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.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
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.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Great value
Lovely taste - not too strong on the sherry but great depth of flavour for a very reasonable price
Richie C , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Wouldn't say a sherry bomb per se, but not far off at all. Very enjoyable
Thomas R , United Kingdom
2 years ago