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Overall rating
86.52/100
votes
108
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
02.2007
Bottled
01.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
10900
Number of bottles
804
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Mar 2018 2:19 pm by Kiewick
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109,95

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224 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 2007 MBl

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.52 points

  1. WhiskySpring scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Great whisky! Review also compared to the whole NAS stuff from Macallan - and the good PLV here.

  2. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: A ruff arsed sherry hit to the nostrils! Nutella! Seriously, this reeks of nougat and Fererro Rocher, a clear M*callan marker for me. The alcohol feels a bit. Its even a bit rough to be honest, but not unpleasantly so. Is that a hint of peat or just the oakchar? A few drops of water and we’re almost hitting Mac12 territories. Okay, this is too obvious now guys. Pears, white grapes, overripe banana and nougat again.Mouth: Salty chocolate and hazelnuts, brown sugar and a tiny hint of peat. Develops on caramel, cocoa powder and tinned pears. Gets meaty and pleasantly bitter in the medium long finish. The alcohol still feels a bit, and the roughness is definetly there. It’s quite a character!Comments: This is a beast that needs to be tamed with water. Reminds me of some of the younger G&M Speymalt Macs that I’ve tried in the past. The provenance of this cask is quite obvious. Fair price tag!

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  3. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Yup, this may very well be Macallan. There's still some citric youth to be sensed throughout, but the sherried aspect more than makes up for it. Compared with the follow-up 11 y.o. (WID 126535), this one is more subdued and refined: clearly a superior spirit that needs less time to integrate. That being said, it's still a pretty young and brash whisky, no subtle affair. If you're into sherried whiskies with an intense fruit-and-chocolate combo and don't mind some young(ish) spirit shining through, this one is a no-brainer. And oh yeah: it takes water extremely well.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This one starts off pretty nice and promising in the nose. But in the finish it doesn't quite meet its expectations.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Pretty strong alcohol, fruity, prunes, raisins, milkchocolate, nuts, toffee as well. A bit floral, honey, and peach.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty strong and powerful, peppers. Honey, raisins, prunes. Some caramel sweetness, toffee, some nuts, and more pepper.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still pickering, some honey, coffee now. Pretty short suddenly, later on a bit stronger, some caramel.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This one starts off pretty nice and promising in the nose. But in the finish it doesn't quite meet its expectations.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Pretty strong alcohol, fruity, prunes, raisins, milkchocolate, nuts, toffee as well. A bit floral, honey, and peach.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty strong and powerful, peppers. Honey, raisins, prunes. Some caramel sweetness, toffee, some nuts, and more pepper.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still pickering, some honey, coffee now. Pretty short suddenly, later on a bit stronger, some caramel.

  6. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is certainly not a bad whisky, but it is also not as good as its older brother. The light sherry influence pleases me, but it just misses some complexity and development. But we will try another sibling next year in case another will be released.
    • Nose
      82 82
      A typical sherry nose right from the start. Raisins, other dried fruits like plums and figs light, and (luckily) only hint of sulphur. The sherry indeed appears modest. Then come honey glaze, new leather, a hint of new magazines, or maybe those ball points (we shall mention no brands here). There are some fresh fruits in between, probably banana, peaches and figs. Not too complex, but not bad either.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The palate directly has a very reasonable balance, with a light sherry influences. Hints of leather, lots of raisin cakes, honey, walnut cake, plums sauce. It is rather lovely. It continues with lots of fresh figs, again lovely, and for the rest it stays mostly the same. Not too much development, maybe a tad boring. The finish has more raisins, walnut cake, some pecan nuts and a hint of sweet liquorice perhaps, but it fades reasonably quickly.
    • Finish
      83 83

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