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Overall rating
87.17/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB126448
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
11.04.1995
Bottled
03.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
31
Number of bottles
177
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Feb 2019 4:13 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.00

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56 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 1995 Arc

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.17 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    This was a sample from WB.
    Not at all a bad whisky, very nice nose, but there's something about the taste that I'm not certain about.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Refined well matured Speyside nose.
      Sweet on caramel and honey.
      Citrus is very gentle, on orange peel.
      Floral perfumey note, spring blossoms.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Neutral mouth feel, with low to medium spice.
      Darker, more red fruit and less sweet than the nose.
      Some unusual dry note in there that I can't figure out, slightly artificial, some kind of mouthwash?
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet, vanilla, butterscotch.
      A little bitter at the very end.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. PBoe70 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. g2ther scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. karloff scored this whisky 74 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of WB. It's not awful but as others have said I expected more from a 23 year old. Not having much luck with old whisky at the moment.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Quite a spirity nose at first but keep sniffing until the nose gets used to it and then things start to appear like Apricots, marmalade, tangerine, golden delicious apples. Also some sweet honey and custard.
    • Taste
      70 70
      I have to agree with Peatbogger here, there is something not quite right, almost sour and bitter like when you bite into an orange that is well past it's sell by date. I tried a few drops of water and it's not as sour but it is still there.
    • Finish
      68 68
      The bitterness really shows on the finish and a dry mouthfeel on the death.

  8. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Due to the especially prevalent citrus notes, this can only be a Speyside in a blind tasting. Good, solid drop.

  9. Dyno scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    interesting dram, hard to score a 2cl sample but will give it a shot. lot's tropical fruit notes on the nose, this translates to the taste in similar tropical fruit juice flavours, some passion fruit jumps out for me. nice abv nice mouthfeel, solid lengthy finish. no water added. sample courtesy of whiskybase. Slainte!

  10. z-imaging scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sweet & fruity nose, honey, touch of citrus and oak. Sweet creamy taste with more ripe fruits, vanilla, spices, light pepper. Medium to long finish, sweet, honey. Not very complex, even a bit boring but very drinkable speysider

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