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Overall rating
85.83/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
20.12.1995
Bottled
16.02.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
32
Number of bottles
294
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Mar 2018 9:01 am by theograph
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62,92

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 1995 WhB

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    So that's certainly smarter, but the Douglas Laing (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/105452/speyside-distillery-1996-dl) was already in another league. The is just clean and tasty. The age is almost clearer to him, tartness and sharpness, but not very bad.

    Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      86 86
      First impression warm, sweet and above all creamy. Cough drops. First cover on it ...
      Now after life I have the citrus notes also clear, but more towards oranges. Malt is still there, the alcohol really tingles from time to time, creamy, apricot jam and some cereals I think.
      So that's right, with hand warmth that bites pretty good in the nose. Otherwise, the warm up brings rather nothing, on the contrary, he flattened something, I think. More acid!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Jo, that's pretty spicy, definitely chili and no pepper! But then comes a nice chocolate note, behind a decent load of dry herbs, I am there * blank * on a line. Orange peel and apricot I still find. These Italian, as they are called the same, orange peel in dark chocolate. Only the consistency is different. Quickly reviewed, scorzette di arance candite. Just scorzette, I think that's enough.
      That's not necessarily the alcohol, that's just very hot, I think anyway.
      In the second sip here also significantly more acid, less herbs. The finish will not be longer.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In short, continue to dry, but then disappear quickly.

  2. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of this Butt was bottled 3 months earlier as https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/103751/speyside-distillery-1995-whb

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/mnc-bit-of-a-bottler-battle/

    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-

  4. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Tart oak notes, subtle sherry aromas, red fruits, sour cherries, greasy leather, apples, fruit basket, lemons, oranges, dusty, fine waxy notes, slightly dirty notes;
    • Taste
      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;
    • Finish
      Dry, lemon, oak, spicy, dusty; medium;

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