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Overall rating
90.11/100
votes
41
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection XVIII
Vintage
1988
Bottled
23.04.2019
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
15A/105
Number of bottles
518
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2019 6:51 pm by Jnpons
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 222,97

35 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1988 LEG

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.11 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Character: Almost the Fisherman's Friend under the old sherry bottlings. A powerful old sherry bottling with an intense, turbulent nose. Tasty and a little less tense on the finish, but very spicy and oaky.
    Rating: The nose rewards it if you give it a lot of time. Happy more than an hour. She also liked me the most. Taste and finish fall off a bit in particular in terms of diversity. This bottling is not for me a large bottle candidate. Basically I like but such oak boards with a lot of espresso in the finish. Even if they get a bit grumpy. Consequently, I have a total of delicious 90 points.
    • Nose
      A nose that invites you to rollercoaster. At first, as expected, there is a lot of sherry. Intense raisins and plums meet malt, leather and hazelnut. Chocolate hints at delicious but suddenly sheer alcohol rears up. A surprisingly strong adhesive note, solvents and furniture polish, together with grapefruit, grated lime peel and mint, hit the nose intensely and almost make my tears come. At first a bit taken by surprise, however, the nose gets used to this enormous intensity over time. As soon as that happens, the picture turns again. Suddenly I manage to smell almost all the flavors described so far and there are more and more facets: chocolate, plum jam, a hint of peach, red juicy apples, pears, redcurrants just to name a few. A really exciting, lively aroma carousel.
    • Taste
      Soft, intense and surprisingly sweet, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Raisins, prunes, plum jam and chocolate rinse in the mouth. Accompanied by blueberries and ripe red and blackcurrants. Now and then malt, grain and anise flash through. Then the oak works spicy and accompanied by a cozy warmth in the foreground. With a comparatively clear mouthfeel there is more and more dry oak wood and nutty toasted aromas. Anis has a mysterious presence and a decent amount of coffee makes it into the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long, dry and very woody. Sherry, dried fruits and chocolate make for a delicious backdrop and leave the oak to the stage. This sounds like an old oak board in liquid form. A slightly fuzzy decking of oak and espresso finally dresses the entire palate and covers the teeth. With a hint of bitter almonds, the aftertaste is extremely dry.

  2. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Georges scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, sherry, nutty, caramel, figs, tobacco
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, chocolate, nutty, caramel, tobacco, oranges, spicy (nutmeg, ginger)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Longs, herbs, spicy, oaky

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