Overall rating
Single Malt
Lady of the Glen (LotG)
Stated Age
14 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Jul 2018 3:57 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.90

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34 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Islay 2003 LotG

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.06 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A sugar-sweet and incredibly fruity sherry board with a salty and maritime note. There is no better way to describe this delicious and easy-to-drink bottling, I am thrilled!

    23/22/23/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Dark, almost orange caramel shines from the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall a large number of small "legs" pull their tough strips back into the glass. Sweet and dark sherry aromas are noticeable from afar, dried grapes and berries mix with creamy roasted aromas, maritime notes permeate the opulent sherry with their slightly salty nature, dried dates and raisins exude their wonderful aroma. Dark oranges and zests from dried orange peel fall into dark caramel and creamy toffee, from time to time the alcohol flashes through the heavy fruit aromas and creamy dark chocolate. Syrup, almost in the direction of cough syrup, pulls through the nose, again salt and maritime notes appear. Slowly my saliva flow is stimulated, I finally want to try the malt.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows sweet and creamy on the tongue. Immediately afterwards, fiery sharpness burns on the tongue, the flow of saliva is massively stimulated while dark sherry flavors in the form of raisins, dates, oranges and dark chocolate liner the palate voluminously. Black coffee floats under the tongue, ginger and a pinch of pepper stick on the tongue, dark and creamy wooden elements come out spicy. The taste shows maritime notes, salt and the scent of sea and sea occasionally gain the upper hand. Chocolate and oranges are spread throughout the mouth with the second sip, caramelized sugar and chocolate stick to the tongue, the salty and peppery spiciness in the background keeps moving to the foreground. Sweetness and fruit play with each other, maritime notes fraternize with an opulent sherry aroma, from time to time tart wood tones appear.
    • Finish
      Dark sherry flavors draw warmly through the palate, zests of old orange peel stuck under the tongue, chocolate mixes with tart and spicy wood tones. The maritime notes of the nose and taste are also evident in the aftertaste. At the end of the aftertaste there is a slightly mentholic peppermint note, walnuts and caramelized sugar complete the wonderful aftertaste. The aftertaste remains voluminous for a long time with a subtle, sharp base note.

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    N: Hazelnut, vanilla, sweet sticky sherry, honey and some yeast almost like fresh pizza dough, fruity-sweet and very soft on the nose. No alcohol stinging
    M: sugar syrup, honey, sweet sherry, oak wort, pepper, candied ginger, orange peel. Slowly becoming bitter and dry
    A: long, sweet and slightly peppery. Tongue is coated dry
    Tip: Arran sherry barrel. Nice whisky. 89 points

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    on the label: "Distilled on North Islay, smooth and unpeated". So, this is a Bunnahabhain!



    "A single cask single malt from the Isle of Islay - though which distillery was responsible for creating this whisky will remain unknown! What we do know is that it's a 14 year old expression matured from May 2003 to May 2018 in a first-fill Oloroso sherry butt. 565 bottles were produced for the Lady of the Glen range.

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Chocolate, fruitcake and touches of cantaloupe.
    Palate: Strong coffee, mixed with notes of molasses and date. A good core of barley keeps it from becoming unrecognisable as whisky. 

    Finish: Orange peel and a crackle of Christmas spice."


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