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Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB140997
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Finest Whisky Berlin
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Port Wood
Number of bottles
360
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Picture shows Laphroaig Destillery
Barcode
4260653060028
Bottled for
Finest Whisky Berlin
Added on
17 oct 2019 9:26 pm by dRambo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.69

9 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Islay 2013 Sb

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great nose - and also great in the mouth with its oiliness and smoked bacon. It takes a while in the glass, then it has a great balance.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Slight sweaty note, peculiar sweetish-pungent note at first, but then a pleasant spice prevails - beef jerk, salty pig ears, etc. - and finally a berry note, blueberries, blackberries at the campfire.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, smoky, salty and greasy, with an underlying sweetness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long for 6 years.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    without the age I would probably rather on 10yo + typed - round tasty thing, a lot of volume, not overly complex - but positively easily accessible
    • Nose
      88 88
      round strong nose without stinging alcohol note, licorice, gauze bandage, shredded dough, vanilla, cigarette ash, spray
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powdered sugar, plum compote, strawberry, mint, liquorice, salty - really well interwoven - toasted oak,
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    It takes a lot of time and air. Very extreme flavors and takes a lot of getting used to. Fried bacon with smoke. Salty and extremely spicy.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A no-brainer at the issue price! But I'm too late ...

    Rauch and Port is just a combination that I like exceptionally well, including this one - even if it is comparatively young.

    The finish drops off a bit, possibly due to the age, the malt shows its strengths on the palate through the thump and the smoke. The complexity (or the length) in the finish falls by the wayside ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Foudos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Carlos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very good price-value ratio, nice combination between smokyness and the red fruits from the port cask.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

  10. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

  11. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose did not give me clues what to expect in taste and finish but I like the taste which is sweet and smokey and the finish has some spices on the sides of the tongue. Very nice dram to my opinion, 87 points overall.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  15. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  16. JungleDram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid, 54.8% vol was never felt at all. He came almost light and mild therefore, for me from the profile comparable to a Caol Ila 25, even if there is a very clear age difference here.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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