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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 1995 WhB
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.25 points
- Part of this Butt was bottled 3 months earlier as https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/103751/speyside-distillery-1995-whb
N: With developing candy, boing goes the sulphur. Very Pot Still-esque [notes to follow later in the year]. It settles as a sweaty spirit with hazelnuts, mineral hues and blatant feints. I’m certain the Speyside Distillery take a wide cut, shipping the majority of their produce to Asia for various branded budget blends.
T: Waxy fruity candy [seemingly from the cask over the spirit], but given the cut that’s just fine.
F: Light on icing sugar and a clean minerality. Spam rightly pointed out the absence of a tannic finish despite the sherry cask dominance.
C: Appreciation for whisky isn’t only down to smell & taste, and for a distillery that produces a wide number of different spirits of meagre quality, the result here isn’t terrible. [Further reading: Blog]. This one proved highly unpopular on the night with not even a half vote from one [student], who managed to consume three measures. I awarded it an enthusiastic 80 but absolutely no more.
Scores a C-
- He needs time! Almost a Ben Nevis! No fruit bomb but interesting spicy and dusty or waxy notes. Need and get a 2nd and 3rd chance. Already approved ... PLV: 9/10
Tart oak notes, subtle sherry aromas, red fruits, sour cherries, greasy leather, apples, fruit basket, lemons, oranges, dusty, fine waxy notes, slightly dirty notes;
Strong and spicy, oak full, lots of lemon, oranges, astringent and dry, again slightly dusty and waxy, leathery, then again fresh bright fruits, fruit basket;
Dry, lemon, oak, spicy, dusty; medium;