Overall rating
87.85/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB137182
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
25.03.1996
Bottled
05.07.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1970-005
Number of bottles
303
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 aug 2019 7:34 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 144.00

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Whisky reviews for Speyside Distillery 1996 Cl

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.85 points.

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    23 year and sherry cask could be very heavy on the distillate. However this cask isn't as dominate and that's fine by me. There's still plenty room for delicate flavours and fresh fruity notes besides the obivious sherry and spices. Pretty complex and takes it time to develop.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A little shy for such a heavy 57% alcohol level. Not a sherry bomb at all. Sweetness in a very standard way. Caramel, vanilla, cream and toffee.
      Than the first twist. like walking in a autumn forest. Dried old leaves, some ginger tea. A tiny bit of cloves with cinnamon. Still elegant.
      The second twist is the fresh side. Oranges, lime and also mint.
    • Taste
      89 89
      That's easier than expected. Very little alcohol burn and again not that overwhelming. The autumn leaves and spicy notes from a sherry cask is quicker and more noticable than on the nose.
      Still the twist is the fresh citrus side with again room for mint and fresh cut grass.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A warming and less complex ending. The sweet toffee/ vanilla cream is bigger with almonds and fruity tea.

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  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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