Overall rating
87.16/100
votes
111
Whiskybase ID
WB140556
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
11.2006
Bottled
08.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Butt
Casknumber
107
Number of bottles
612
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 oct 2019 5:17 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.45

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Whisky reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 2006 MBl

22 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.16 points.

  1. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    ... loads of sherry, marzipan and chocolate ...

    Extended Maltman bottle TASTING Notes:

    SMELL strong with dark berries from PX sherry, menthol, roasted coffee and pinewood. Then nougat, caramel and milk chocolate.

    TASTE very rich with chocolate like Daim bars, fruity sherry. Then roasted almonds, sweet cocoa, marzipan, creme brulee, toffee, apple and charred oak.

    The FINISH is deliciously smooth with buttered brioche, salted caramel and sherry notes and walnut.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Immediately after pouring a lot of butterscotch and vanilla comes into your nose. Really soft caramel. After that it gets a bit sour. Plum and nut flavors resonate.

    The over 50% can be felt in terms of taste. But not particularly demanding. Well integrated can also be done differently. Quite woody with plums. still very sour accents.

    The finish is good and long, but not overwhelming. Nuts paired with spices - pleasant.

    I had better secret speysides from the Maltman. I find this one to be less successful, mainly due to the acidity, and would consider it to be below average due to other very good bottlings from Maltman.
    Still drinkable, especially if you want to get some barrel experience.

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Thanks to chrisyeo for the sample.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pretty intense PX sweetness, lots of raisins and prunes. Some dried figs as well. Thick and syrupy, and you can feel as if honey sticking on your nose. A slight hint of mint and herbal notes. A little bit too sweet to my liking. Let's see how the palate fares....
    • Taste
      80 80
      Kind of spirity, but you can feel that the PX butt trying to take the centre stage. Grassy and malty, and rather astringent as well. Sweet and kind of sour as well.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Bitter, like bitter tea, or espresso perhaps? Pretty astringent, and probably too oaky. Rather long.

  5. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted as a blind sample:
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very 'creamy' and soft, a dark red fruit note pours out of the glass. In addition, light Christmas spices and a delicate, sweet orange note. In the background a mature wood note flashes through, which suggests a slightly older age. Over time, a rather dark, honey-like sweetness joins it.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Also here creamy with lots of dark fruit notes. The bitter wood note comes to the fore here, as well as a strong and very dry chocolate note. Dusty walnuts and hazelnuts sometimes come to mind as well. Maybe even some hazelnut cream. Here the whisky hangs on the tart, spicy side, the fruit notes only play a supporting role.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite spicy and slightly dry. Prove your strength again and make a difference with spicy wood. Somewhat one-dimensional and flattening out quite quickly, the flavor nevertheless remains for a long time. A delicate fruit sweetness also flashes through again. Fits.

  6. Don Cassi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Intense sherry tones on the nose with lots of dried fruits and cocoa, plus a bit of malty and herbaceous, but overall very "clean".

    In the mouth it is still intensely fruity and spicy, but hardly alcoholic.

    The finish is characterized by the sherry: fruity, spicy, chocolate-woody.
    Length: 6/10

    Very tasty Maca ... Oh, you don't know ???? but with so much sherry influence it doesn't matter which malt is hidden behind it, it will be killed anyway ...

    Note 1-

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sherrycask influence all over, red fruits raisins, some chocolate. In the body the alcohol intensity is a bit too much actually, leading to some bitterness in the finish. A few drops of water brings that down for sure, but immediately has a flattening influence in the nose.
    Thus balance is not the keyword here, nevertheless it's a pleasant experience.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pretty powerful, some alcohol punching, raisins, berries, chocolate, ripe apples, prunes. Some autumn forest. Rich nose.
      With some water the nose gets a bit weaker.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty some power, pepper, pretty intense. Red fruits, berries, raisins, chocolate.
      With some water, it calms down in very positive way.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still pretty intense, red fruits, raisins, some bitterness enters now. Middle long.

  10. Nikilema scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Phew, totally sherry overloaded, with a lot of smell you could see a Macallan, compared to the 14 and 16 Maltman Macallan I have to say that it just looks overloaded. Still drinkable

  11. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very successful PX sherry barrel maturation. The malt does what the color promises without being too sweet. Water addition is not necessary.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Dark chocolate, plums, dried dates and figs, a hint of mint. So everything that color and PX barrel maturation can be expected.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Creamy, dark chocolate. A little sweet, but much less than to be expected with a PX sherry ripening. The sherry fruit (plums, dates, figs) somewhat reserved and more in the background, this malt is more on the (positive) "woody" side with espresso roasted aromas.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Finally, there are espresso, residual sweetness and dark chocolate. Medium to long finish.

  15. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Creme Brulee, caramel, coffee, nuts & raisins, slighty meaty and mentholated.

    Taste: Sweet, sour and oaky, a little tannic, meaty and herbal. Tiramisu, maple syrup and espresso.

    Comments: 100% Macallan for my taste buds. If you liked their Ruby you should enjoy this one. Its like a Mac Ruby with a higher ABV, therefore less rounded and more punchy. /87

  17. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    speaking for malt, he does not drown in sherry - but since 14yo and later 16yo Secret Speysiders were just hyped up for doing so in conjunction with near-perfect Casks, he certainly is not what most assuredly blind buyers expect to have.

    Is a nice sherry whisky - a bit musty and dirty - for 12yo really well matured and full-bodied. I think the price tag was around 80 € - I am not sure - did not interest me, I was invited to the whisky. I would not buy it, even if it were now available for 70-80 € - rather an Allardice or Billy Walker Revival - everything this can do - only much better.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Soft, sweet PX Malt. If you are on something like that will be very happy here. This is a bit too one-dimensional for me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      cooked figs (jam), dried dates, raisins. Minimal oak note. In addition herbal notes, typically PX. Could be nen aufotzotzter PX-Sherry. Pimped in terms of the alcohol is more noticeable than a "real" PX, but also not so intense.
    • Taste
      88 88
      First, full broadside PX sherry - sweet, date + raisin, minimal herbal note -, then he bit something on the tongue. But then it is creamy and has ne clearly sweet expression. Alcohol is well integrated. Has something of vanilla pudding with a shot around.
    • Finish
      88 88
      again very creamy and soft. Fairly tart / bitter notes. Cappuccino.

  19. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Spicy like a Glenfarclas.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. Najzero scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This has nothing close to the 14 or 16. Its a more refined Version of 10 and 11... But it's not hype worthy.

    Barely worth the buck spent for it (115€). Got it for a bottle split and I am not overwhelmed.
    Its okay to try this, but nothing more

  22. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Van Zuylen shop:

    "We can't officially say it, but it looks like this secret Speysider was distilled again at Macallan. This time it happened in November 2006. Then he matured for 12 years on Pedro Ximénez sherry butt # 107. Bottling followed in August 2019 , 612 bottles with a solidity of 51.8% The whisky has its natural color and is not cold filtered.

    Color: amber.

    Nose: aromas of mentol, coffee, ozone and pine.

    Taste: notes of chocolate, sherry, crème brûlée, toffee apple toasted oak. The aftertaste is silky with notes of buttered brioche, salted caramel and sherry. "

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