Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
WhiskyNerds (WN)
Bottling serie
Joint Bottling with Liquid Art
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
48.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2019 1:52 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.00

34 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

79 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Highland 1983 WN

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. Whisky Nerds scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Typo alert! I had to redesign the labels for technical reasons. And I didn’t change Hogshead to Butt. The 1983 is a butt. Sorry for the typo and confusion.

  2. SherryDrone scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Good old style whisky.
    Whiskynerds bottlings have been quite good in the recent past. The 21 & 23 yo Springbanks and the Caol ila were all good. The springbank 23 is a GREAT one.
    They released this 35 yo secret highland along with a 31 yo secret highland as well.
    Colour: Pale yellow. Soft citrus.
    Nose: Waxy. Chalky. Subtle fruitiness. Some oak. Mild tobacco & betel nut flavours. Chamoise leather. Mild citrus notes.
    Palate: Full, oily and waxy. A little peppery note. Tea. Meadows. Betel leaves and some tobacco. Superb. Quite layered. Some bittersweet herbs. Minty notes but more like mint in the mint dark chocolates.
    Finish: Quite long. Oakiness with some dried bananas. Mouth coating & excellent.
    This style of whisky is always good. Old style with so much complexities that’s quite layered. Brilliant whisky. A good find by whiskynerds. I picked 2 bottles based on my experience with whiskynerds’ bottlings and quite happy with my decision.

  3. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Warming and inviting, with soft notes of beeswax and green grape juice, but also honey and a touch of sultanas. Some port-stewed pears, and also a touch of ripe apple. Well-rounded and showing off its maturity.
    • Taste
      Subtle spices (mainly black pepper) and with a touch of Earl Grey, slightly bitter. There's a medium waxiness and a nice honeyed mouthfeel, followed by sweet breakfast cereals. Fairly herbacious too, as well as touches of oak. You have to search for it, but I find whiffs of nectarines and peach as well.
    • Finish
      An encore of the spices. There's a faint dryness as well.

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Clynelish? With some bitterness
    • Nose
      91 91
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      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ruben found some words for that: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/undisclosed/secret-highland-1983-liquid-art-whiskynerds/

  7. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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    • Taste
      91 91
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      89 89

  8. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
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      91 91

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Pretty balanced and not tired at all despite the 35yo age - very good
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh, fruity, citric, peach, banana, vanilla
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, subtle sweetness, fruity, orange peel, little vanilla, spices, little oak wood - very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Waxy with oranges and spices, really nice


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