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Overall rating
92.50/100
votes
195
Whiskybase ID
WB110350
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Ten Years TWA
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Butt
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17/05021 12.05.17
Added on
09 Apr 2018 9:58 pm by RoyalScotsman
Uncolored

Average value

€ 749.99

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195 × member ratings

247 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1973 TWA

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.50 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    After having tasted many of those Speysiders from the 70s in particular 1973 I have to admit that this one is probably not just extremely fruity like the others but also very well balanced with regards to other aspects such as sweetness and acidity and flavors. It matches my current favorite old Speysider which is the good vibes also from the agency. Flabbergasting!
    • Nose
      Fresh, intense, sweet honey, truck loads of apricots - I love apricots - lots of other yellow and red ripe fruits, fine woody notes, spices, little pepper - great!
    • Taste
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, great variety of fruity notes from fresh and ripe apples to cooked oranges and apricot jam, some tropical fruits including mango and passion fruit, probably even some dried fruits, very good acidity balanced with sweetness and woody notes - excellent!
    • Finish
      Long and warm, more fruity, more spices, even greater!

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the official last 1973 Finos (especially since the NoTieRequiered 73 was very weak and the alcohol content of the bottlings is getting lower and lower). the good barrels in 2017 have long been sold - no - wow - one of the best, if not the best 1973 I've had in the glass - intense, balanced, irresistible
    • Nose
      First impression after pouring: Wow - very direct, very open, very intense exotic and at the same time pleasantly spicy.

      Sweet-sourish fruitiness, lime, perfectly ripe pineapple and yellow kiwi, overripe but not yet fermenting mango, buttery papaya, a hint of greasy avocado, vanilla coconut cream, lokum (Turkish delight), maple syrup, white inner grapefruit skin, very noticeable Cinnamon and a delicate hint of clove, beeswax, birch sap, orange blossom, orange oil
    • Taste
      fine tingling on the tongue, fine oak, ginger, mint, cinnamon, pepper, citrus oil, the tannins are there - but they are very tame by age, tobacco, vanilla, the fruit from the nose and overripe banana, Juicy Fruit chewing gum, - It is fruity, slightly peppery without sprit and pleasantly spicy - very mouthwash - with the second tiny sip he is even more intense - he is on the palate similar dynamic as in the nose - much to discover and very intense
    • Finish
      Remnants of fruitiness sound, chilli, pepper, ginger, tobacco, mint and a complex citrus freshness are tied to a wax film very long on the tongue - even after minutes still easily noticeable

  3. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For me the best 1973 Speysider so far.

  4. Pilatus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow, this Speysider is the best Single Malt Whisky I have ever tried.

    Most of the 1973 are legendary, but this one is def. the best.

    Sorry Mr. Mancarella, but your two Bottlings from 1973 are now on Rank 2 for me .

    :-)

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  6. Gummikuh scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic dram - notes of TWA at Limburg fair:

    "full-bodied & sweet with Amaretto and bananas, impressively round and richt"

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  8. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
      fruity, clear, direct and precise - ripe pineapple, baked apple, banana, very ripe mango, orange juice, orange oil, kumquat, jasmine, lavender honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, baked apple pie, raisins, chocolate, coconut cream, amarettini
    • Taste
      95 95
      wow, great onset, oily-spicy-fruity, mouthwash, with juicy mango, grapefruit, kumquat, pineapple, banana, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, latte, dark chocolate, freshly ground black pepper, pumpernickel from the oven, thyme tea, green tea with jasmine, dark honey - and lemon mint, walnut, walnut oil, Brazil nut
    • Finish
      93 93
      spicy-oily-fruity, still tingling with black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, mango, grapefruit, lemony-minty, slightly drying off, finally pepper, amarettini and pineapple ... and passion fruit

  9. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. Ed Radour scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

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

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