Overall rating
90.01/100
votes
116
Whiskybase ID
WB121116
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Moments in Scotland
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
42 years old
Number of bottles
386
Strength
45.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
386 different hand painted labels
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with Acla da Fans
Added on
14 nov 2018 6:13 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 428.30

30 × in wishlist

116 × member ratings

167 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside Region 1976 Sb

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.01 points.

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose is rather elegant - it is rather restrained but you can lose yourself in it, delicious, very complex and lively - but also persistent.
    I really like the nose
    • Nose
      92 92
      sweet and enticingly fruity nose, dried mango, pineapple, crushed banana, vanilla, coconut cream, orange peel, orange oil, dried dates and figs, sweetened black tea, oak with sugar crust, delicate wax note, birch water, oatmeal cookies, some tobacco, roasted nuts, furniture polish
    • Taste
      90 90
      very nice oily, first soft then it explodes - without alcoholic - very ripe mango, melon, papaya, very ripe pineapple, light bitter substances de very well integrated and rather spicy, grapefruit peel, tingling, salt, pastry, aniseed, tobacco, slightly dry and pleasantly spicy - easy to chew with a nice aroma development, it flattens off rather quickly
    • Finish
      90 90
      creamy, herbal - herbaceous spicy, kohlrabi, green tree bark of young branches, rosemary acerbity, tingling, salty, wax and bright fresh oak

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  3. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Creamy nutty, nuts, full of nougat, nice round malt, ginger, camphor, cardamom, dried fruit, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Blossom meadow, candied ginger, dried fruit, tangerine peel, tender malt, blossom honey, camphor, lemongrass, lemon peel
    • Finish
      Ginger, meadow flowers, honey, delicate citrus peel, elderberry, long

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    disappointing. it seems that the release was spilled in the wake of the success of the 1973 spacesides, but it is not even close to them. Simple drinking whisky is enough, the nose is good, but then the failure is significant, there is not enough body and depth
    • Nose
      89 89
      delicate cream, dried fruits, caramel and raisins, spices, raw nuts, barberry
    • Taste
      88 88
      unripe tangerines, wood, cream and some tobacco
    • Finish
      88 88
      citruses, bitter dark chocolate, some spices and oak

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/09/05/tomoh-the-meaning-of-life/

    Say what, 386 bottles and 386 separate bottle designs?!

    N: Fruits over a floury/mash, ginger into pine, a touch of spice,… Becomes [relatively] sweeter on opening up.
    T: Narrow spice – wood-dry. Texturally breadier with water,… consolidated citrus rind.
    F: Oak-dry citrus, flour.
    C: Forget distillery or even region, and enjoy it for what it is – a great opener to this expectant and joyous extravaganza.

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant. Rose petals, honey and some vanilla. Stone wall. Behind sultanas and apricots. A touch of rosemary.
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly sparkling. Apricots, nectarines, almonds. A trace of wax. White pepper. Orange Lemonade. A little thin at the end.

  7. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Birthday Session 1.1 - Tasted Blind

    90-91

    Quite a nice nose on citrus, mustard seeds, bergamot, turpentine. Palate is even better, juicy, great balance between a relative complexity and a very high drinkability. Superb citrus fruits again, pomelo, celeriac, thuja, a touch of waxed exotic fruits, and finishes on coke with a lemon twist, that last note growing bigger and bigger. The nose would just keep on getting better and better in the empty glass afterwards, which suggests this could score higher with more time (both in the open bottle and in the glass).

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a few points away from the stunning 1973er Speyside Regions
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. ep11ripee scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lovely, soft, full of yellow tropical fruits, release.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh pineapple, yellow apple and pear, then there are dried fruits, prunes, dates, light raisins, light spices.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste of fresh fruits from the tropics, which you eat right in the tropics, completes with dried fruits.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sweet, light, yellow, delicate.

  12. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
      IT: 90
      B: 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, balanced, very drinkable - very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Good sherry nose, little nutty, hints of dried fruits, orange zest, spices, cloves, xmas spice, little nutmeg, chocolate, tobacco - very good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, liquorice, little punchy, more nutty, more sherry wood, spices, nutmeg, chocolate, tobacco, cooked fruits, jam, orange peel - great!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, fruity, spicy, zesty

  15. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Ripe tropical fruits, honey, orange peel, tobacco.
      Medium intensity and some complexity
    • Taste
      88 88
      Grapefruit, honey, tropical fruits. A bit thin, medium intensity
    • Finish
      88 88
      Beeswax, peppery, malty. Middle finish

  16. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. 88plus Bus scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Nose: a fruit cocktail, which unfolds very restrained. No stinging in the nose, so you can linger forever with your nose on the glass.
    Grated orange peel, light sweetness of toffee / marzipan - after a while a light wax in the nose. The sweet is still present in the background.

    Taste: As in the nose at the beginning of the reserved, then the orange peel, as if you would chew on sugared orange peel. The slightly bitter note of the orange combined with the sweetness is just brilliantly balanced. No alcohol noticeable, as if you were eating a fruit cocktail. To the orange still overripe grapefruit and honeydew melon.

    Finish: too short for my taste, here would probably have done a few more percent well. A touch of spice, the second sip more clear, but unfortunately a little too short. But that was just so well balanced that you would like to have taken the exit a bit longer.

    from me today 90 points, delicious yummy.

  18. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In the nose, light sweetness, oak and herbs, no very intense nose, yet very pleasant. Cool and sweet in the mouth, somewhat restrained, possibly due to the 45.2%. Short not very intense finish. Good whisky, but no bargain.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. Tauti scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Each bottle of this special bottling bears its own hand-painted label (no print, no copy) by Scottish artist Ronnie Cruwys.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, mangos, pineapple, passion fruit, ripe lemons, with honey, vanilla, nut nougat cream
    • Taste
      Sweet, but also immediately spicy, roasted hazelnuts, herbal tea, aniseed, salted caramel and raisins
    • Finish
      Malty, spicy, with fruit bread, herb sweets and pepper

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