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Overall rating
83.44/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Vintage
30.04.1983
Bottled
08.1997
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Casknumber
795 + 796
Number of bottles
540
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
97/1258
Added on
28 Oct 2009 9:53 am
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 175,00

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Coleburn 1983 SV

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.44 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nothing spectacular, but a well-made Speysider with some patina. Could you drink more of it?
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity, a lot of ripe pear, honey, slightly dusty, old books. Mild.
    • Taste
      Nice onset, yet soft, fruity, honey, some oak
    • Finish
      Spicy, oak, more mineral, some pepper, slight bitterness on the palate. Somewhat dusty and a hint of smoke, more of the wood.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Soap

    Coleburn is only a stone’s throw away from Longmorn and BenRiach, so in the heart of Speyside not to far from the town of Elgin. It has been closed since 1985. There are no official bottlings (bar a Rare Malts by Diageo in 2000). The 14 Year Old that I will try was bottled by Signatory in 1997. Previously I had only tried one Coleburn so far, also by Signatory.

    The nose starts fresh on grasses, citrus fruit, gooseberries and some kiwi. A drop of honey. Some camphor joins in. This is a pleasant nose, but with a twist. I cannot quite pinpoint it, though.

    It is a bit scary on the palate, though. Upon arrival I get some grasses and pepper, but then an immediate and unstoppable floral element appears that quickly goes into overdrive towards soap. By the second sip, you are ready to blow bubbles. Yikes!

    A medium long, soapy finish ends the ordeal.

    Special and pleasant enough nose, but on the palate it goes south. I think Imanuel pushes these bad whiskies on me whenever I visit him (kidding!).

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