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Overall rating
91.05/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB121115
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Fazzino Artwork
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
627
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Big Apple Label
Added on
14 nov 2018 6:12 pm by ElmoHC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 698.90

52 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region Malt 1973 Sb

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.05 points

  1. larswehmeier scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A masterpiece!

    The extremely long maturation period gives this whisky a very full body and a lot of structure with a beguiling sweetness at the same time. The creamy consistency is characterized by the oak tannins, which never turn tart or bitter.

    A big movie theater!
    • Nose
      Incredibly sweet and creamy on the nose. beeswax. acacia honey. A lot of vanilla. Overripe mango. cream toffee.
    • Taste
      The beeswax is also there immediately. In addition, a creamy consistency thanks to perfectly integrated oak tannins. Light fruity. Nutmeg.
      Complex and beguiling.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. Becomes spicy but never tart.

  2. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Green apples right at the beginning, custard on toast. Then sugar apples, ripe pineapples, and carabao mango all emerged right away, bright and straightforward. A hint of sour fruit brought me to starfruits, green grape skin, yellow pomelo as well as some greengages. After a short wave of vanilla biscuit, white pepper accompanied with hay and wax. The expectation was met for a Fino butt matured 1973, but it could not score higher because of the low endurance.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Honey poached pear, then peach was added later. The flavour became richer in just a few seconds with additional melon and yellow plum. Kept chewing, you'd discover sprinkling white pepper, starfruits, some gooseberries and vanilla. A bit of tree oil, resin, and green tea leaves.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still fruity, peach, green grape skin, Asian pear with peel, green tea with a tiny bit of Sichuan peppercorns and bitterness.

  3. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. kanpai79 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Ing Tretti scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Vibrant, vivid, ethereal. Menthol, orchard fruits, demerara sugar, wax. Old school style.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Complex. Different sugars, wine gums, sweet. Chew it for a minute, you won't be disappointed. Unfortunately, it can't keep up with the nose.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long, sweet and ethereal.

  7. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose- intense and very delicate at the same time, bananas, honey, maltiness, top-class vanilla, a cellar smell emerges. Peaches, oranges and lemon peel appear,
    Taste - Creamy, sweet, vanilla, dried fruit, tropical, coconut, banana, papaya. Traces of oak and a mixture of spices appear.
    Finish - lasting slightly spicy, then a lot of vanilla, traces of dried fruit, feel the old wood enriched with herbal notes

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Bretorianer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Dram Dracula did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Shared cask with Whisky-fassle? Both German indie.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/98562/speyside-region-1973-w-f

  11. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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