Overall rating
92.28/100
votes
158
Whiskybase ID
WB108482
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
East Village Whisky Company (EVWC)
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
142
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
01 mar 2018 10:49 am by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 777.00

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158 × member ratings

165 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside Region 1973 EVWC

16 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.28 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Yes, yet another fantastic secret Speysider from 1973!
    Very close to the Good Vibes from TWA but not exactly.
    Head to head the ten years TWA is different (less sweet).
    • Nose
      97 97
      Fresh and tropical fruits galore, pineapples, mango, passion fruit, bananas, and also peaches, apricots, apples, and also some citrus fruits - did I miss any fruit? Hints of honey, fine oaky notes, some spices - just great!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Punchy, creamy, very fruity again, probably a little bit more of citrus fruits, hints of acid, vanilla, good sweetness, more spices, very silent oak wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, fruity, hints of grapefruits - very good

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  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A tropical fruit basket to suck on - Sherry doesn't reveal itself to me - 2 drops of water are worth it
    • Nose
      93 93
      A complex concentrate of juicy lychees, papaya, guava, tangerine, nectarine - vanilla and light blossom honey, also floral notes
    • Taste
      92 92
      Tropical multi-fruit juice - Haribos Tropifrutti - Campino Bonbons in a mixture of orange and lemon - behind it slightly bitter oak, which it can also have at this age - with 2 drops of water it becomes buttery soft
    • Finish
      91 91
      The long fruit is nicely surrounded by the dry oak

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very good Speyside as often, even if perhaps not the one with the most personality.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Exotic nose, on passion fruit, papaya, coconut, mango, fruit syrup.
      Camphor, light woodiness, velvet.
      Simple but really very pleasant.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth, it's all about the exotic fruit.
      Passion fruit, mango, crushed banana.
      We have Esther, camphor, white pepper.
      Dry wood, dust, camphor.
      Pepper.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on fruit, camphor, pepper, butter.

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Very harmonious, good structure and pronounced complexity.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Orange, mandarin peel, tropical fruits, chocolate, spicy, a little honey. Very multi-faceted, a lot of depth with good intensity
    • Taste
      94 94
      Tropical fruits, paraffin, fresh wood, white pepper, citric. Warming, tender, honey oil, balanced, full-bodied, pronounced aroma pressure.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Honey, paraffin, citric, white pepper. Balanced and long finish.

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruit compote, another excellent 73 speysider

  7. JürgenWhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    well, this is one of the best Speyside Region from the 73' series.
    Really great stuff

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With that you have to be patient, then he rewards you with a great Fino influence, rarely so clearly in the Speyside Regions had.
    • Nose
      He needs a good corner of time, then comes out the tropics, at least 10 minutes, then comes fresh grapefruit, papaya, lychee, pear, a little mango, licorice, Earl Gray, lemon grass
    • Taste
      Beautiful oak notes, honeydew melon, sweet malt, moist tobacco, very dry from fino-barrel, but what he likes, grapes, macadamia nuts, lime zest, white grapefruit, nutmeg, ginger
    • Finish
      Dry, slightly bitter, grapefruit skin, anise, mint, long

  9. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. Griller76 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    A light summer whisky of high quality
    • Nose
      noble grappa matured in barrels, pomace of white grapes, subdued sherry, few spices
    • Taste
      sweet, beautifully interwoven alcohol, light sherry, grappa, grapes in milk chocolate, anise, vanilla, mild forest honey
    • Finish
      long, light and sweet sherrytönig

  11. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. u485tfu scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Same league as the TWA Good Vibes of 1973. Fully fruity, practically no alcohol to taste, nothing is bitter, nothing bothers. Who expects this type of whisky, has the perfect bottle here
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  14. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A typical Speyside 1973. Refined nose, fruity and tasty palate. Always impressive to taste old whiskies like that with so much freshness and almost no trace of oak. Excellent.
    • Nose
      Fresh, creamy and fruity. White peaches, apricots, pineapples. Honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Honey, oranges, lemons, a pinch of salt, herbal notes, mint. Spices from the oak.
    • Finish
      Long, spices, mint.

  15. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  16. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    another 73er in the "classic" profile who still brings his own style - because there is always some oak - he also remains a malt which I like very much
    • Nose
      Delicate sweet crystalline lemon, pineapple yoghurt, tangerine, orange oil, lime, ripe mango, light exotic fruit acid as antipode, fine light oak flavors, very cultivated and clear, while creamy.

      2 drops of water help it to open further - better than hand warmth, passion fruit, vanilla, birch water, oak spices, herbal tea, rose petals, orange blossom you need a little patience but then you will be rewarded with a full, pulsating exotic nose where you yourself at the last sip Still wondering where so many aromas can come from the dripping in the glass
    • Taste
      extremely oily it runs on the tongue - almost like a gel, mint, pepper, ginger, a hint of anise and rosemary sharpness, then sweet full-bodied pineapple - sweet and ripe with fine delicate fruit acid, accompanied by light freshly whipped still juicy oak wood.

      The second sip shows more beeswax and some salt - sparkling on the tongue - spicy, pineapple, citrus notes - it is very spicy without being spicy or bitter
    • Finish
      sparkling, lively, spicy, with wax and slowly fading fruit note - it stands more than medium on the tongue

  17. Blake or Mortimer? scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  18. Blake or Mortimer? scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A bottle full of happiness. Not cheap at all, but how many of these 73’s will we still get to taste  ? Somehow worth every dime, and that’s what counts, after all.  Needs no water, but give it a little time to open up in the glass.  
    • Nose
      Wow, beautiful ! Creamy butter + white fruit basket + little hint of black pepper . White peach, pineapple, mandarins, and, and … some others.
    • Taste
      Zesty freshness, mixing citrusy notes with a little pepper. Alcohol unsurprisingly very well integrated, after the long years in the cask. Later the peach and pineapple come back, but it might just be my nose getting them back from me exhaling in happiness. Really, really, really beautiful !
    • Finish
      Very long, now I understand the Lime-yoghourt Checkpointuk has been mentioning in his review. Hits it into bulls eye! Even if I still get more pepper than salt. 

  19. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=298 Colour: Pale gold Nose: Fresh-creamy-fruity. A fruity mix of apricots, tangerines, freshly sliced ​​strawberries and a hint of sweet pineapple. Honey, vanilla and underlayed fruit gum paired with aromas of soft butter, whipped cream and a hint of "green" in the form of wet grass and leaves / shrubs. In addition, well integrated, a fine mild spice with tenderly dry wood, which completes the seductive nose! Taste: Sharp-fresh-salty. The fruit components of the nose have from the first moment difficult to prevail against the voluminous freshness, in the form of salty minerality, pungent citric acid, herbs and dry-sour wood. Tingling salt sticks to the palate. Even in retrospect, the fruit remains subordinate, except for the lemon. Acid-rich citrus fruits and mint dominate and with a fresh spice that demands everything from the palate - great !!! Finish: Long - dry and again here with leading fresh spice. The wood plays in the finish only a minor role. Notes of Chinagras, mint and salt run with subordinate vanilla and soft lime yoghurt to the end. Comment: With the best of the 73 Speyside region! Well done ... here the bar for the following bottlings of the East Village Whsiky Company is damn high! 92 points N: 93P / G: 92P / F: 92P

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