8 Year Old Whisky - Chestnut Cask Finish (Defilement) 70cl

English Whisky • 70cl • 46.7%
Product details
8 Year Old Whisky - Chestnut Cask Finish (Defilement)
Country English Whisky
Distillery/Brand Defilement
Style Blended Whisky

Defilement Chestnut 8yo

This right here is an 8 year old whisky released as part of the Defilement series, which has been finished in a new, charred octave cask made from chestnut wood. You'll note that we simply said "whisky". Y'see, certain regulations state that a certain famous style of whisky from a certain location known for the spirit can only be aged in oak, which chestnut wood is not. Hence, "whisky". That doesn't stop it from being a cracking whisky, mind! The chestnut wood imparts some different notes than you would find in whiskies drawn from traditional oak casks, making this a particularly intriguing sip.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Petrichor richness blends with drying woody notes, alongside a touch of fragrant lavender.

Palate Dried fruit notes begin to take shape on the palate, with sultana and raisin at the fore. A clean, vegetal hint of eucalyptus develops, with continued woody hints.

Finish Freshly cut timber and a touch of brown sugar sweetness.

Overall A unique expression, with the chestnut wood introducing its own individual style to the flavour profile.

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Reviews for 8 Year Old Whisky - Chestnut Cask Finish (Defilement)
Very interesting dram
Glad I tried this - really rich and sweet.
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago