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Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
125
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

€ 104.97

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Whisky Reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 2007 MBl

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 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!

    https://justadram.org/secret-speyside-10yo-and-14yo-by-the-maltman/

  3. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    easy drinking with some water, you wouldn't expect the whisky to be just 10 years.
    But it would have been better if he rested in the cask for some more years. Maybe the bitterness would have taken over, but overall, you don't need to try that one or spend 100 Euros on a full bottle.

    And no, this is not a Mac to me... can't tell, but there is not that typical distillery character you can expect from a Macallan

  4. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    tried it again, this time without the help of my favorite taste enhancer, and the results are less than stellar. still, i enjoyed it quite a bit.
    • Nose
      83 83
      grapes and chocolate-dipped cherries.. a hint of dirty sherry.. fresh wood polish.. all subdued and playing very hard to get.
    • Taste
      86 86
      the alcohol sting comes first, followed by creamy caramel and some spicy oak.. sour-cherry-filled chocolate bonbons.. sweet chamomile tea.. not much of a story, but pleasant and very drinkable.
    • Finish
      82 82
      short to medium and on the spicy side.. a bit of pepper and chocolate with hot chilly flakes.. the sweet tooth is satisfied.

  5. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    the nose is better without water (it’s quite magnificent, actually).. while a bit of dilution is needed when tasting
    • Nose
      93 93
      first, I need to duck and dance around the strong outbursts of alcohol in order to meet the interesting olfactory offerings hidden beneath..

      Unique combination of pine and coconut.. mountain forest in the tropics.. butter and toast.. the bitterness varies from soft to strong, i get a fleeting odor of a public toilet, not necessarily unpleasant, but certainly surprising.. wormwood.. poached apples and overripe bananas.. a small memory of a sherried Whisky-Doris Ben Nevis.. grapefruit and green limes.. the smoke from a distant fire.. freshly roasted coffee.. it’s a dream!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bitter-sweet and dry.. chewed aspirin with honey.. heavy oak tannins that manage to still stay afloat.. a slice of lemon with vanilla-sugar sprinkled on top.. dark chocolate.. loads of anise and licorice.. stays strong, even with water, the very embodiment of a young, brash spirit
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very restrained.. it bites a bit.. the dryness lingers for a long time.. a sudden image of forêt-noir gateau

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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