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Overall rating
90.89/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Lost Drams Collection
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
18-2202
Number of bottles
124
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2019 5:11 pm by GüsälKarri
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 190,00

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 1996 V&M

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.89 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    In store sample

    I was told by the store employee that Dave from Valinch & Mallet came across a 50 year old (I asked multiple times, but she assured me) Pedro Ximénez Cask. They bought the cask, drank the sherry, and finished this Speyside distillery whisky for two years, that had been previously in American oak... whoa, that’s a lot to take in. I have many questions: A 50 year old Pedro Ximénez? Really? How did they come across this? And why Speyside distillery? Surely you could have went with Caol Ila or a more interesting distillery for such a special cask? Maybe that’s the point, they wanted to show off the cask with a neutral spirit. The quality of the cask certainly isn’t one of my questions. Stunningly good sherry influence. One of the best I’ve had this year for sure. The real important question now is, what is currently in this cask?
    • Nose
      93 93
      Incredible nose and it’s all about the cask. Smells like you’re in a dunnage warehouse sticking your nose into a great old sherry cask. Chocolatey, fresh strawberry jam, charcoal dust, dunnage floor, hessian, raspberry compote...sweet but balanced. It’s not really about the distillery.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dunnage floor, hessian, strawberries in chocolate, luxardo cherries, red licorice, rich full mouthfeel, charred oak. Seriously, I’m not even really a huge sherry fanatic.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Nice long finish. Mouthcoating sherry, sweet, but not overly. High quality sherry. Makes many sherry maturations look silly to be honest. Dark chocolate, nibs, charred oak, hessian.

  2. MatzeW scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Wow what a strong sherry whisky. The nose lets one guess what to taste should follow. And she's right: perfect balance of intense red and dark fruits, some rum pot and a hint of old leather. The alcohol is perfectly integrated and gives the full flavor the necessary strength. The warm, fruity finish stays in the mouth for a very long time. Beautiful old sherry whisky!

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