Overall rating
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
12 years old
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Nov 2019 5:07 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 177.45

5 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 2006 MBl

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Eun1 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The basic character of this malt is dominated by the non-fruity aroma components: roasted substances, leather, coffee and dry sherry. In the background there are also hints of dried fruits such as figs and raisins, but the overall picture of the aroma is dominated by the oak; all in all, it is quite pleasant, rounded and full.

    In the mouth, the start is sweet - also underlaid with plenty of oak flavor - with an accent of dark cherry. Then again dry sherry, coffee and dark chocolate with a dash of soy sauce.

    Nicely made whisky, with fruity notes but still in the background. Spicy wood notes characterize the overall impression right into the long finish, but without letting it sink into bitterness.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. aspa scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Interesting nose, subtly sweet but also tart and with a strong citrus and acid content. Cane sugar, mint, rhumus, and very strong raisins. Surprisingly soft, but then in between slightly pungent waves of alcohol.
    Clear, but rather unusual sherry profile.
    In the mouth you notice the young age more strongly, it has a lot of puff under the hood and gives good pepper and spiciness.
    The aromas continue naturally from the nose and continue into the finish. Slightly tart, a little bitter, sour and yet somehow sweet with berries and citrus fruits, an interesting interplay. Also rhumro slices and plums, and something like cherry. The alcohol is a little too strong for me.
    The finish is the consistent continuation of the taste, nothing new is added. Delicious but a little too spicy.
    So I try a little water.
    Your nose becomes a bit tart, with cane sugar and sour cherries. The mouth becomes rounder and softer, but still with good pepper and a very typical sherry profile. The bottling is becoming more of a standard sherry barrel drinking whisky, which differs less from other sherry bombs. The finish is now rather short.

    A delicious sherry paint that is a bit too aggressive for me.

    N-88, T-85, F-83, total 85 points.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Carlos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Official tasting notes, the points are given by myself ;)

    This single cask from a Secret Speyside Distillery is natural in colour and has no chill-filtration.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Some menthol, coffee and a hint of sherry.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The palate is chewy with ripe plums, sherry, créme brûlée, toffee apple and toasted oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A lovely finish, so smooth in texture, buttered brioche, salted caramel and some subtile sherry notes.


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