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Overall rating
85.36/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
09.1993
Bottled
08.2017
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
1749
Number of bottles
244
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2017 6:30 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.64

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21 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Spey 1993 MBl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.36 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like, is special, dense, delicious, dynamic - I also like the PLV - if it continues to develop you could still buy one :)
    • Nose
      sweet sour lemon - very creamy - smells more like lemon ice cream with vanilla, oranges, sweet creamy Desserweiswein, muscat grapes, crème brûlée - with a lot of caramel, spicy oak with herbal power, carambola, very fresh and sparkling - fruity - spicy - the nose is in motion changes even though it is only moderately complex.
    • Taste
      sweet - immediately fresh fruity full-bodied acidity with tingling oak cargo - voluminous, creamy, vanilla, the oak spreads on the tongue and becomes more complex, a light mushroom note from the wood, fruity lemon with ethereal citrus oil, some mint, pepper, caramel, toffee , Nougat, tobacco, hazelnuts, toasted almonds, coffee with milk, dark chocolate, cocoa - with the next sip he seems even sweeter to start, the oak can develop even more comforting spice - the range of wood flavors is enormous
    • Finish
      it is quite mouthwashed - the transition to the finish is a bit blurred - after swallowing it is sparkling spicy and very dry, bitter substances, some wax and plant flavors dance a while on the tongue

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting. Good ex-bourbon cask, if sherry ripened it should have been hidden well. Alcohol content above normal drinking strength, and more in the lower cask strength range, so 48%
    Older? I lean out the window and type in a nice long maturation over 20 years in a good barrel.
    • Nose
      Plenty of spice, sweet honey, vanilla, light fruit: pear, banana, something with a tropical impact. The spicy changes into a kind of sweet Ricola. Almost no alcohol noticeable.
    • Taste
      Sweet onset, intense, the fruits are a bit more discreet than in the nose, with time you will notice gentle-strong oak notes, but never slosh into bitterness. The alcohol is noticeable, but not unpleasant at all.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, and pretty slowly, the flavors disappear from the mouth, without sweet fruit and spicy oak getting the upper hand. No trace of bitterness on the palate.

  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    Honey, lemon curd, harmonious compot with apricots and yellow plums, nicely fresh and clean

    Taste:

    Marzipan with lemon oil, slightly tickling, all in all very silky and elegant

    Finish:

    quick decay, absolutely smooth and round

    Comment:

    I would like some more edges here and there, but a very nice dram indeed

    (Notes from a blind tasting)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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