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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 8 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 killer Old Fashioned recipe:

Darkness Old Fashioned

60ml Darkness 8 Year Old

10ml Sugar Syrup

2 dashes angostura bitters

Orange zest

Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass and stir well. Then strain into a tumbler over ice and twist an orange peel over the glass for your garnish.

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

A must for sherry cask lovers.

Very light nose, almost imperceptible orange peel and peanuts. Sherry, wine and raisins strongly feature in a powerful and intense yet balanced taste. The drink lingers in a finish that's difficult to describe, notes of spice and smoke. A strong yet pleasant and interesting pour. A must for sherry cask lovers, recommended and worth the price point.

27th December 2020

Delicious. No burn.

So happy this is back in stock! Snapped up a bottle for my whisky loving husband. We both love it. So much juicy sherry goodness.

17th December 2020

Smooooth as sillllk

Smooth and no after burn , love this whisky .

1st November 2020

Excellent value for under £50

This one just keeps getting better for me. Subtle sherry notes and smooth finish. Will be buying another

26th September 2020

The best!

Wonderful. Smooth. Seductive. Light but full.

21st September 2020

A'bunadh killer

Excellent value whisky, with an age statement at a very sensible price. Deep and rich flavour -Highly recommend!

25th June 2020

Big sherry, no bomb to me but 👌🥃

A fair share of sherry casks finishes had lately and really growing into that. The at least 3 months in octave casks have left a fine mark on this one. No sherry bomb to me but a cosy, well sherried comfort dram that anxiously invites to pour another. Which I gladly will …

29th December 2019

Fantastic!!

Real sherry bomb!!

1st November 2019

Rich and Sherryed

Really good - load of sherry character and great value at £50.

22nd August 2019

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