Overall rating
Blended Malt
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
The Magic of the Cask
Stated Age
45 years old
Sherry Butt
45.1 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
19-6256 197
Bottled for
The Whisky Show 2019
Added on
01 Oct 2019 6:52 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 457.08

11 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1973 TWEx

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    Brown sugar and light fruitcake lead: Mr Kipling's Country Slices with a side-order of brown bread and butter. Darker, savoury notes slowly build, with char and singed raisins balanced by rich earthiness and old-Cognac rancio. Fruit sits at the core: maraschino cherries, plump raisins, baked apples, wine-poached pears and a hint of dried mango.

    Venerable but fresh – old oak is poised against sweet baked apples; sultanans balance bitter char. Soft spice builds across the palate: brown sugar and nutmeg lead to the fruit from the nose. The fruitcake is back and remains light, sprinkled with crunchy crystals of sugar. Thick damp oak and fragrant riverbank earthiness provide a backbone.

    Brown sugar lingers, accopanied by char and a parade of fruit: apples, sultanas and, finally, sticky raisins.

  2. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and tasty but maybe a tad too unidimensional and oaky for me. A very good whisky for sure but missing something to score higher, especially for the asked price and compared to other old undisclosed Speyside.
    • Nose
      Candied fruits (apricots, prunes, plums), dried fruits, hints of tropical fruits, precious woods, leather, cigar. Herbal and mentholated notes.
    • Taste
      Fruity, juicy, leathery and spicy. Peaches, apricots, raisins, oak, honey, herbal and mentholated notes again.
    • Finish
      Medium, drying, peppery.

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    Deemed a blended malt, this is almost certainly [teaspooned] Glenfarclas.

    N: Like so many of these uber-old vintages, there’s a beautifully enticing floral fruitiness on the nose.
    T: Sherry, and bourbon? Either way, it’s a beauty.
    F: The oak comes close but stays at bay.
    C: Lovely as expected but the price is more than a push too far.

  5. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Chic amber color, very delicate and balanced whiskey, frighteningly easy to drink, you get pleasure at all stages, whiskey carries away. The sherry barrel worked fine. But a very expensive malt, which is the only but significant drawback :)
    • Nose
      tender ripe pear, prunes, grandmother's compote of dried fruits, apple pie, sprinkled with icing sugar, honey honeycombs and some spices
    • Taste
      pear jam and some cinnamon, raisins with prunes, peanut butter
    • Finish
      A little dry, tender, fruity. Cool continues all the facets of aroma and body, long-lasting and very pleasant

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, some new oak, must be an active cask, huge cigar leaves, brown sugar, some fresh fruits as well.
    • Taste
      Huge sherry, golden apple, cigar leaves, raisins.
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet and mellow.


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