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Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Butt
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2019/02 19/02002
Added on
28 Apr 2019 9:12 am by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 261.50

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Whisky Reviews for Secret Islay 1998 TWA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.61 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2019] Ooh, a secret Islay distillery - are there still secrets on Islay? I doubt.

    ...and I do not want to know this secret! The devil obviously p***ed gallons of his sulphurous fluid into this cask which is one of the most extreme sulphur-spoiled drams I ever came across. Chewing a box full of matches might be more tasty, I guess (but I do not try, why should I?).
    • Nose
      The colour is deep copper and the nose offers an extremely sulphur-spoiled dram - I stop nosing because this is disgusting. Maybe one of the hell boys or hell girls can finish the job...
    • Taste
      I reject to drink such stuff because I know that my taste buds will be corrupted for almost a complete day if I do so. But why should I kill my taste buds?
    • Finish
      Finish? Yes, this dram finished itself in the toilet - it is a shame to sell such stuff without a warning on the label! Sorry, Carsten...

  2. Dirk scored this whisky 72 points Super Administrator

    Have to be fair and mention that this might not be my style of whisky. Some would love this I guess.

  3. svenske2015 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great and - yes, yes, yes - a splitting bottling on coffee and dark chocolate. I like heavy sherried drams (too) and I am not too sensible for a little sulphurous stuff. So, I am on Ruben's side... And 0.5 extra points for the label.

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/undisclosed/secret-islay-1998-whisky-agency/

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