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Overall rating
90.35/100
votes
65
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Vintage
1993
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
324
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Finest Whisky Berlin
Added on
22 Apr 2019 8:18 pm by dRambo
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 295,90

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65 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region Malt 1993 Sb

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.35 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful multi-layered and varied malt. The nose is extremely sweet and fruity with wonderful leather and tobacco flavors. In terms of taste, the Speyside region flattens off a bit, whereby I find the slightly peppery basic acuity very interesting. The aftertaste is also extremely multi-layered and voluminous, a fresh menthol and minty note is the background all the time and provides with tart grapefruit for a successful counterpart to the fruity sweetness. In my opinion, a very successful bottling and for me as Sherrymaus extremely delicious and tasty. As this bottling is assessed very differently, a small note: dark soup, great bottle and label, 25 years, 54.2%, dark amber, allegedly a Mac ... uh ... or something like that and the whole thing for scarce 150 Euro, you can not really complain in this day and age! And most important, the malt tastes excellent ... ;-)

    A water addition is not necessary in my opinion, whereby this new facets come to light. Amazing, I find that by adding water, the "Chili Catch" is intensified.

    24/23/23/22 (92P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber shines in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter sticks an oily streak. In slow motion solves syrupy "legs" and relish their endless laps back into the glass. Roasted hazelnuts stand up powerfully with overripe sour cherries, dark malt plays with creamy roasted aromas, while slowly juicy plums and plums thrust into the foreground. The nose is extremely complex and invites you to dream: late afternoon, in the corner of a darkened room is an antique leather chair, the old wooden floorboards crack, oak and leather flavors mingle with old stale air. In addition to the open humidor are a few crumbs of dried tobacco, dry cedar spreads its lovely scent. Sweet fruit flavors light up, raspberries are served with redcurrant and blackberries on a mirror caramelized sugar. The fruit flavors are always sweeter, dried oranges and velvety peach pulls through the nose, the alcohol is slowly becoming powerful and underscores with its voluminous nature, the increasingly dominant fruit and leather flavors. Raisins, hints of baked apple and cinnamon show up, the syrupy sugar is always sweeter, my salivation is massively stimulated, in the background is a fresh menthol note with a pinch of Moroccan mint. After a quarter of an hour, raspberries, blackberries, cherries and strawberries come to mind again. The dark sherry aroma vanishes and the sugary sweetness leaves ...

      With added water: Somewhat flatter, but sweeter and more fruity.
    • Taste
      Shortly fruity sweetness flashes on, in the next moment, the first sip is carried in a cloud of dark, roasted malt and spicy wood tones in the palate. From wet leather and loamy soil rises peppery pungency, briefly flashes on chili, tobacco and sour cherries stick with a plump warmth on the palate, caramelized sugar mixes with spicy wood tones. The alcohol is perfectly integrated despite 54.2%, hazelnuts end in old, slightly rancid walnuts. Wet tobacco leaves and moist leather dissolve, abrasion of orange and grapefruit peel their tart and slightly sour flavor. The mouthfeel gets creamier, a butter flake melts under the tongue. The second sip is noticeably sweeter and more fruity, caramelized sugar and dark orange sprinkled with a pinch of crushed pepper, the mouthfeel is surprisingly not creamy after the second sip, but dry and dry. Walnuts and grapefruit play together, old peach sticks with cherries and tobacco on the palate.

      With added water: Creamy, milder, the peppery sharpness and the fresh mint note are more intense. In addition to the peppery pungency intensifies also the initially only briefly perceived "chili-catch" which is clearly noticeable in the aftermath.
    • Finish
      The finish is sometimes creamy, sweet and fruity, but then changes in the next moment and is dark, dry and dry wooden. In the background is a fresh touch, a hint of menthol and peppermint provide refreshment. From time to time, rasp of dark chocolate and a few drops of cold espresso come to the fore and revive the tart aroma. The slightly tart grapefruit note intensifies after a few minutes, as does the peppermint note. Astonishingly, a small pinch of white pepper tickles on the palate shortly afterwards, zests of dried orange peels fall on hazelnuts and caramelized sugar. The aftertaste is medium long, but returns several times and surprises with a new aroma composition ...

      With added water: nutty, creamier and not so tart. The peppery spiciness with "chili-catch" rests for a felt eternity on the tongue and is occasionally broken by creamy walnuts. The mouthfeel is extremely creamy and buttery after the addition of water.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Mhh great bottle, great color - but the stuff is iwie not mine
    • Nose
      Plums, raspberry, cherries, wax - dark, complex and delicious but not very dense
    • Taste
      creamy strawberry jam, cherry compote, shoe polish, tannins make your mouth dry, rosemary, grapefruit skin, tobacco, orange, the alcohol bites pretty much into the tongue - the harsh aromas are very intense - the fruity parts rather volatile - slightly not very present - larger sips go not without water
    • Finish
      dried figs, pepper, mint, wax, rather short

  3. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Yes! There are still, the good blends! I'm not necessarily a friend of it, but I like to broaden my horizons. This Speysider here has a lot to offer. The enormous fruitiness in the nose I find very appealing. The mouthfeel can not quite keep up in my opinion. The finish is great fun again. It remains
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very interesting! In the miracle glass one is quite challenged: strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, almonds, a hint of cinnamon, roasted apple and candied sugar and some fresh leather. Very sweet, everything, like a fruit compote. The alcohol is very well integrated and carries the flavors very well. The longer he can breathe, the better he gets.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The 54.2% are very present at the beginning. Compared to nosing in the mouth, the malt is noticeably spicier. The sweet raspberry, cherry and plum notes are now accompanied by hints of a tobacco box, roasted malt, espresso and cocoa combined with filigree pepper notes. With the slight sharpness, I am also inclined to say that there is something rosemary or ginger with it. A nice combination of sweetness and spicy flavors.
    • Finish
      90 90
      First, the harsh notes dominate in the back of the palate. Here comes the oak again with its spicy notes. After some time, however, the sweetness is back in control. After a while, the aroma of bittersweet chocolate spreads. Medium to long finish, I would say.

  4. schero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Interchangeable Sherrymalt in my eyes, which is not bad, but no one has to freak out. I think so, in the Family Cask series have ever heard a similar taste #ichgeheinFlammenauf
    • Nose
      87 87
      Raisins, malt beer, cocoa, Christmas cookies, dates, leather, mocha, fresh coffee grounds, orange peel on cinnamon
    • Taste
      88 88
      Chocolate sweet and directly dry start, aggressive but not biting, rather peppery, raisins, nutmeg, a lot of spice
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dry oak, cocoa, slight bitterness, lingers directly after a long time

  5. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Maltlife scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

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

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A complex sherry board with a certain sharpness - is it really a whiskey from the supposed distillery? I dont know ...
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rumrosines, chocolate, coffee, leather, tobacco - over it a snappy alcohol - with a little water it is fruity, raspberry, cherry, beeswax
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet sherry dominance, red plums, dates, dry spicy tannins - on the tongue an alcoholic chili-catch, which also holds with water - after a long time it becomes juicier with a hint of orange oil
    • Finish
      89 89
      peppery, long sherry reverberation

  9. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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