Overall rating
89.84/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB139788
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
The Magic of the Cask
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
45 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
6
Strength
45.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
19-6256 197
Barcode
2000000075129
Bottled for
The Whisky Show 2019
Market
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
01 oct 2019 6:52 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 482.69

9 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside 1973 TWEx

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.84 points.

  1. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.

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  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Quite fatty and spicy. Bouquet of tropical fruits, honey, apple pie with cinnamon, oak and pepper. The aging is noticeable, but is it 45.. In my opinion, 1973 stands out from the line of matures. Maybe the barrel has played like that. A diamond, but not cut enough. 23-23-22-22
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. goyni7878 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

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

  5. whiskydramo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Pineapples and juicy peach upfront, a thin layer of rhubarb, followed by grapefruits and dark plums. Dried figs with smokiness, gherkin and raw radish. Orange peel became prominent and was blended with some caramel near the rim bottom of the glass. Fruity for sure but lacked longevity.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Primarily red fruits, pink plum, cranberry, grape flesh without skin and it was a bit floral. Soon you'd receive a touch of vanilla, lemon zest, orange wafer and coffee candy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Dried cranberry, coffee, nice and warm creamy chocolate and marshmallow. After half a minute, quite a bit of coconut.

  6. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. hyc scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell ----------------------90
    taste--------------------90
    End rhyme--------------------90

  8. Hlektrion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. BertDX scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Wow, impressive nose, warm apple pie, sugar candy, rhubarb, pancakes, peaches.
    Overripe apples, hint of cinnamon, volcanic rock, pears, just perfect!
    Cinnamon finish, apples and pears again, cake, what a great segment this is!

  10. Ostap scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    07/15/2021:
    Premier League, although what else to expect from 45 years of endurance! Perfect and aristocratically restrained. It is difficult to break away from the aroma.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Overripe fruit, paint theme, extremely dessert, viscous as honey, sweet bread, whitewashed ceiling, red berries (currants, first of all), velvety aroma, licorice notes, delicious salty note, as if from marinade, waffles "Artek", hot black chocolate, melon peel, caramel.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very juicy fruit, dry and restrained, dark chocolate, light pepper.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Fruit, dry, restrained, oak, citrus, paint, licorice, knits, pepper, long.

  11. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  13. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    NOSE
    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.

    PALATE
    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.

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

  14. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/twe-show-2019-loose-ends-part-2-2/

    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.

  15. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Gorgeous amber color, very delicate and balanced whiskey, frighteningly easy to drink, you get pleasure at all stages, whiskey captivates. The sherry barrel worked great. But against the background of the rest, speyside 1973 looks frankly weak
    • Nose
      tender ripe pear, prunes, grandma's dried fruit compote, apple pie sprinkled with powdered sugar, honeycomb and a little spices
    • Taste
      pear jam and some cinnamon, raisins with prunes, peanut butter
    • Finish
      Slightly dryish, delicate, fruity. Cool continues all facets of aroma and body, long-lasting and very pleasant

  16. 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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