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DYC 8 aos, a delicious rediscovery

By Miguel in Tasting , DYC

This last Christmas I got a bottle of DYC 8 aos as a present and it haven’t been till now that I have found a chance of opening it.

Although DYC is the best selling ( even over Scotch whiskies ) whisky on Spain I haven’t had many chances of tasting it ( shame on me! ). It is really hard to find samples of it and as most of you know I have kinda of a logistic problem at home… so no more open full bottles… well, nevermind, I got this one as a present and I thougth it really deserves to be opened.

“Interesting. More woody character than the standard DYC with more spice aromas. Just a bit light for my taste but quite interesting”

83
DYC 8 years old

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (82): average. honey, vanilla, spices, citrus. Quite light but with a clean delicious honey aroma.

Palate (83): light, smooth. honey, citrus, vanilla, wood, spices, cinnamon.

Finish (83): short. honey, wood, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this DYC 8 years old with 83 points over 100.

Miguel says…

Quite a surprise. More complex than the standard DYC whisky with more defined notes of vanilla and wood. Not bad at all for a whisky that cost around £7.

On the other hand, it is a bit light and simple. If you have the chance taste the DYC Single Malt as it really shows the lovely distillery character of this southern Balvenie!



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