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Overall rating
89.73/100
votes
137
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
510
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2019 6:51 pm by Jnpons
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 219.72

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1988 LEG

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.73 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic nose and taste, but it loses a point on the finish though. It seems that the bitter edge has a little more effect here than in the taste. Nonetheless, a good cask pick from the guys from Le Gus’t. Well done!
    • Nose
      Quite big on the sherry influences at first, such as raisins and plums and there is some leather in the background. This is followed by red apples and a little bit of cinnamon. Oranges. Some sweetness from honey and caramel fudge. Dark chocolate and walnut. This is very lovely.
    • Taste
      Again quite some sherry influences, like raisins and prunes. There are hints of leather and a cigar box. Followed by oranges and honey. Sandalwood. But also oak and dark chocolate. Walnut again. And then it becomes spicy with a touch of ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
    • Finish
      Long with oak and a hint of honey. And spices. Cacao too. But it has a somewhat bitter edge.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    here it is, this whiskey with its magic spoon that makes it almost innocuous!
    in short, a very good speyside!
    8.7!
    • Nose
      it goes strong, with rest for 3/4 hours, just to feel the strength of the alcohol, the glue, the dry but intense wood;
      then old sherry with candied fruit, dust,
      honey, yeast with icing sugar!
      recessed spices, well-oiled walnuts and orange zest then come, then the stewed orange compote, toasted sensation in the end!
    • Taste
      sweet, fruits on orange, marmalade, dried and candied white grapes,
      wood and leather (the sleeve of the chair!), a little dust, then the wood more present.
      then the dark chocolate arrives, the candied orange, a little menthol herbs and a slight bitterness, erased by a return still very sweet!
      spices are more pronounced at this level.
      return of dried glue, honey, milk chocolate, maderized fruits and dried mirabelles on the pants (when picking, with wood dust and leaves!)
    • Finish
      woody, dry in the mouth with slight bitterness, then fruit in shambles, well cooked and macerated and a little varnish, walnut oil.
      final average to long on the same markers!

  3. STL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      He lacks a bit of wisdom for his age. Typically Macallan and even a bit excessive (without being disgusting)
    • Taste
      87 87
      Too dominated by alcohol. On the other hand, the gluttony is present (hot brioche)
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and nuanced. Interesting.

  4. robse211 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A strong, aromatic ex-sherry profile. It doesn't tip over into bitterness like many other old ex-sherry casks, but stays true to its sweet creaminess to the end. At best, too smoothly sweet, you could hold him up if you absolutely want to look for a point of criticism.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Brown gold in the glass immediately pushes an intense sherry cargo into the nose. Somehow a very dark and earthy smell, almost tar oil, with damp hay, cinnamon, sulfurized prunes, pickled dates, currants and a small corner of glucose. Hazelnut ice cream, pipe tobacco, old leather, nougat and a burnt-on bread crust give a hint of a well-charred barrel, thinly applied iodine ointment, candle wax, clover flowers and some sage leaves emphasize the spiciness and spiciness of strong alcohol, almost penetrating.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The malt burns intensely on the palate, even surprisingly sweet and creamy after the power of the nose. Nut nougat cream meets prunes, mandarins, peaches and pineapples. The tobacco and herb leaves that come in add a tart note that does not turn into bitterness and thus emphasizes the sweetness at the other end of the spectrum rather than suppressing it. A few oak shavings and licorice gradually make the taste drier but never uncomfortable.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A banana split with cream and chocolate sauce with orange juice, red apple peel and licorice mix sweetly in the finish. The balance of sweetness and spice of salt and liquorice is maintained until the long, slowly fading finish.

  6. pg_deep scored this whisky 99 points Newbie

    macallan

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good whiskey from the sherry barrel, which got wood rather than fruit from the barrel.
    I personally liked the 1988 from the bourbon barrel (WID: 107489) somehow better.
    • Nose
      Already clear sherry barrel character. Not so much from the fruit, but more from the wood. Aromatic oak notes, some of which are somewhat reminiscent of wood smoke. Leather and tobacco. Then a bit of hassle. Also a cooling note. Menthol.
    • Taste
      Initially sweeter and more fruity than the nose would suggest. Forest honey. Now more plum compote. Then wood seasoning. Additionally black pepper. Then another memory of wood smoke.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate with nuts. Bit of dark dried fruit. Dry forest floor.

  8. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very woody and a kick in the throat. Full of esters.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. BenNevis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lovely sherry, old leather, alcohol is quite strong, some wood to and a little earthy , Honey too
    • Taste
      As the nose suggests, Sherry hits you 1st, Dry, wood, a really nice mouth feel, warm from the alcohol, some spice.
    • Finish
      Long dry and sweet, some chocolate spice and wood.

      I love this, very morish

  10. Diego3 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Beautiful old school Macallan
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wood smoke, alcohol not very present
    • Taste
      92 92
      Chocolate, waxy, wood
    • Finish
      92 92
      Very long, mainly on chocolate

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