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Overall rating
92.91/100
votes
103
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Acla da Fans (AdF)
Bottling serie
Acla Selection
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
156
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2017 4:55 pm by mad69
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 320.00

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1973 AdF

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.91 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    like the predecessor - dream nose - too bad to drink - also on the palate very tasty, but does not quite come up to the magic nose -
    • Nose
      At first oily, fruity fresh acidity, yellow plums, oranges, lemon, quite dominant ripe pineapple, yellow kiwi, vanilla, mint on the edge, bay leaf, a touch of muscat wine - if he is allowed to stand covered, the nose to cut thick - wow - can it is easy to inhale deeply - no alcoholic stinging - has more body, heavier than the 43er (99541), a little unami, a touch of lovage and celery seed, very dynamic nose, from time to flashes flower scent through, the fruit flavors unfold in waves and vary while her sweet and sour balance - great cinema
    • Taste
      sweet dried pineapple, carambola, papaya, yellow watermelon, mint beautifully interwoven, great texture, with extremely creamy oak that lingers aromatic on the tongue, tastes of flowers, birch sap, light wood, green tea, some chili, waxy, then milk -Chocolate, cappuchino - you can play with it, chew it until it's literally dissolved into oak in the mouth
    • Finish
      Oak balsam, cooling minty, a touch of pepper, long-lasting spicy fine wood note

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    The nose is amazing! An absolute Schnüffelwhisky! The flavor of the Speyside flattened then minimal, the fruitiness of the nose is a bit in the peculiar spice-wood mixture. But that's really whining at an extremely high level. A fantastic malt for special hours, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Bright amber, the Speyside radiates from the glass. From the streaks sticking to the glass wall after pouring, oily and syrupy drops dissolve and their creamy paths are drawn back into the glass. An insanely beguiling fruit note rises powerfully from the glass, pineapple pieces mix with sour lemon slices, velvety vineyard peach and ripe oranges are added and make the fruit note appear even more intense. The alcohol content is shown in a few times, but is harmonious and integrated. Tropical fruits such as kiwi and honeydew melon mix with subtly tart grapefruit flavor and a touch of vegetables. Before I can define the vegetable note correctly, it is already gone. Sweet fruits and berries preserved in rum burn off a firework of flavors! I can not smell enough at this incredibly voluminous and extremely fruity or multi-layered nose. Grassy hints follow the fruity sweetness, a hint of minty freshness mixed with a subtle spicy note. Honey and a hint of caramel mixes with the ever-intensifying fruit bouquet. My saliva is stimulated massively in the last moments, I just want to try the Speysider ....
    • Taste
      Wonderfully creamy, the first sip flows through the mouth. Spicy and old wood elements are immediately crossed by fruity sweetness, subtle sharpness arises. A pinch of white pepper spreads on the tongue and between the lips, my salivation is further stimulated ... Slowly, the sharpness fades away and releases again tart wood tones. Dark and old fruit flavors rise from the oak resting on the tongue. A gentle spice mixture spreads over them emerging vegetable flavors. The wood is now oily and creamy, giving it its idiosyncratic note, filling the palate with spicy cream, and gradually more and more different spice nuances emerge. The mouthfeel is very idiosyncratic at the moment, the wood gradually takes over the control over the taste.
    • Finish
      The spicy and creamy wood elements rest for an eternity on the palate. Slowly, the subtle pepper sharpness shows again, the tropical fruits return. The aftertaste is fresher, delicate eucalyptus aroma and dried peppermint show up, a touch of milk chocolate mixed with a subtle leather flavor. Dry and yet spicy wood elements lie discreetly in the background all the time and take over more and more dominance at the end of the aftermath. Creamy and buttery, the Speysider sounds like an eternity.

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Colossal beautiful old Speysider, a dream of a malt
    • Nose
      96 96
      sweet cherries, cherries, pineapple, stomach bread, cocktail cherries, peach, mango, honey, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, jasmine, lavender and lilac blossoms, fresh sweet meadow hay, fine freshly sawn wood, sweeter Pipe tobacco, chestnuts, the pineapple is slowly overripe - fantastic nose, incredibly intense and flattering
    • Taste
      96 96
      Creamy-oily, sweet cherries, cocktail cherries, very ripe pineapple, dried pineapple pieces, jasmine tea, milk chocolate, a touch of milk coffee, wonderful fairy-tale flavors such as cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, sweet hay, almond croissants with powdered sugar, a hint of banana - really delicious !
    • Finish
      95 95
      fine-spicy-sweet-beguiling, with a fine mint and eucalyptus note, banana, some fennel, the peach is again phenomel strong, as are the cherries ... mjammi ...

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Exotic fruits, such as Minute Maid Tropical, pineapple, mango, apricot, oatmeal, icing sugar, some mint, even mint tea to cool the snorkel, honey, the oak is present but not as dominant as you would imagine it would be for 44 years of aging. A fruit compote in conjunction with a sweetish sour note - you do not really know where ... If my snoring bulldog did not destroy my head cinema, I could easily imagine I'm in the jungle, surrounded by fragrant ripe fruit - very beautiful!
    Palate: On the palate, the onset on the tongue is only stronger than expected. Very spicy, warm, oak bitterness that does not bother, but underpinned. The malt settles in the happy cheeks, the tongue snaps, the senses rage. In the mouth, it seems much more present, or should I say more powerful than in the nose. But this power has nothing to do with immaturity or burning; no, there is concentrated oak aroma, spice, cinnamon, vanilla and of course yellow fruits, pineapple, mango, as well as a pinch of pepper, which ..
    leaving then remain in a residual bitterness in the throat and palate. When breathing through the nose, the less minute maid remains, but a very pleasant oak load remains. Fresh sawn light wood, and at the very end again a kind of sugar, but just more icing sugar. Beautifully warming decay, until the glass is visited again by my demonic hand, with only one goal, my throat!
    Conclusion: A delicious malt that blends seamlessly into the Speysider 73/75 series and goes without problems without water. I think you should not dilute such a malt. I prefer to enjoy in small slips, as I rob this witness of the time of his powers and magic.

  5. csr601d scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Sensational malt, great choice Acla. Thanks for the sample Bettina !!
    • Nose
      A barrage of exotic fruits, peach, honey mixed with nutmeg and spices.
    • Taste
      A great malt -well done Acla and thank you for the sample, Bettina !! ow, alcohol very finely bound, flowery, ripe fruit with fine spices like cloves, vanilla,
    • Finish
      Very long and playful, barely noticeable bitterness on tap, madness for old age

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Sauleckeres device, definitely nothing, what you expect at 44 years Sherry keg, but nothing, what you get elsewhere, the fruitiness is very special. If 320 € are in the budget -> buy.
    • Nose
      holla, that smells me already from the sample bottle, somehow turned off light fruity (turned off is good), lively, I would not have expected at the age - pineapple, honeydew melon, mirabelle, splashes of lemon, yellow gooseberry, a slightly bitter note, fresh Sawed, young wood, fresh peeled hazelnut bark ... later sweet hay, then honey ... or mead, with cinnamon and nutmeg ... yummy!
    • Taste
      round, creamy, Nutella, milk chocolate ... I really wanted to just howl, that the great Nasenfruchte is missing, but now ... mouth full of Haribo Tropifrutti ... munch, munch ... yummy ... to mild pepper, chew on a hazelnut branch
    • Finish
      unfortunately not much in the glass, so, last sip - there comes again creamy nougat over, then mild black pepper, very dry in the mouth, a rest Tropifrutti ... too bad, away.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. Bretorianer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. Dottore scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    In my memory wins the Speysider whisky-Fässle scarce (95 pts), as I have the mouth feeling much sweeter and fruitier in memory. The nose here, however, is excellent. All in all, a great whisky with earned 93 points.
    • Nose
      Nose: for comparison I had this horny duck last year: 1973 Speyside WF (98562)
      Here, pure Caribbean feeling from the sherry barrel. Pineapple, coconut, mango. real vanilla. Honey. Orchids. now slightly kräutrig, perhaps celery and parsley. Zero biting alcohol. You could smell it forever, the stupid thing is that at some point you slobber so much that you can not refuse a sip. Really cool nose, perfect.
    • Taste
      Less sweet and fruity than I expected, the nose promised more. In fact, at the beginning more dominate the woody aromas with sweet and bitter spice. The vanilla is still present, the second sip is now also much sweeter. Tonka bean and coconut flakes. Also slightly peppery, slight citrus notes. I liked the nose better
    • Finish
      For ages. Still slightly bitter-sweet Tonka bean cream. Coffee Liqueur. Nice finish

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