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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.

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

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

A Scotch that would pride Kentucky!

Absolutely love this! I have a range of whisky - Isle of Islay predominantly, though often I find Scotch Speyside too harsh.
For anyone who loves their bourbon, this Darkness would take pride on a warm Kentucky evening! Complex, hints of smoke but melting orange chocolate to finish!

5th May 2021


Easy drinking and so so juicy.

15th March 2021

Spicy fruity woody and ultra warm

Warm, rich, fruity, woody. Think cold, snowy winter's day in front of log fire. Spicy but doesn't burn. Love it!!

30th January 2021

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

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