Overall rating
Single Malt
Svenska Eldvatten (SE)
Stated Age
27 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Feb 2020 11:43 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 208.50

29 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Old Speysider 1992 SE

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.15 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    No doubt in my mind that this is a Glenlivet. Pears galore!

    A stunning bottling that rivals many old Irish whiskies in its fruitiness and many much older (30-and-up) Scotch whiskies in its creamy, waxy old-age aromas.

    Only downside is the pricing: I really would love to have two bottles of this in my stash, but at the current price level, I will probably settle for one.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Majestically fruity, with sweet, ripe pears in the lead, followed by honeydew melon, peach, and guava. Honey, herbs, and dusty / waxy old-age aromas. Virtually no woodiness; it's entirely fruity, creamy, sweet. Pure nectar.
      (May even be too sweet and smooth for some - if you don't like super soft and exuberantly fruity old Speysiders à la Balvenie and Glenlivet, don't bother.)
    • Taste
      92 92
      You're basically drinking the mildest, sweetest, least acidic exotic multivitamin fruit juice you can imagine. No burn whatsoever, just lushly honeyed pear pulp flavors with some creamy vanilla custard mixed in for good measure. Pretty thick and oily for the low strength, which feels naturally reduced/condensed rather than watered-down. The oak is there on the palate, mingling beautifully with the lush fruit flavors and providing a softly spiced espresso feeling toward the end. What's impressive is that it tastes much like a well-done OB rather than an IB, in the sense that there are no woody, "austere" or harsh notes, no tired-cask bitterness or excessive sour flavors - as if it were a carefully composed blend rather than a single-cask bottling. To encounter such a balanced flavor composition in a SC as opposed to a vatting is pretty impressive. A rare find.
    • Finish
      91 91
      ..... and another burst of fruits as it goes down - it's getting ridiculous! But just as you're wondering whether you're actually having thick, freshly squeezed pear juice, the oak finally rears its head, carrying a dusty and softly drying impression to the roof of the mouth. Café au lait, anyone? Still there's absolutely no unwelcome acidity, and no bitterness, either. Quite a performance.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    "The old Speysider" lives up to its name ... Old, solid, multi-layered, full of character, fruity and not overloaded. Once again an extremely tasty and exciting Speysider made from a bourbon hogshead, plus a perfect drinking strength with just under 46%, just pure enjoyment!

    22/23/23/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Rich straw shines mysteriously in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter there are a lot of oily and syrupy legs. Tender hazelnut tones play with dark pears and apples, nuances of caramelized sugar mix with hints of juicy apricots and mirabelles, a hint of fresh bourbon vanilla is in the air. Wonderfully old and solid, yellow, slightly dried fruit aromas are distributed in the nose and slowly stimulate the flow of saliva. Wood tones appear minimal in combination with fresh mint and meadow herbs, the nose is extremely harmonious, fruity and refreshing at the same time.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows relatively thinly over the tongue, the first impression is relatively mild and characterized by dry wood tones. In a matter of seconds, the entire mouth fills with chubby warmth, minimal wooden sharpness tickles the tongue, a pinch of white pepper spreads gently on the tongue and massively stimulates the salivation. Dark and dried fruit aromas are released from the pleasant sharpness, mint rises before walnuts and hazelnuts slowly spread on the tongue and line the palate with slightly tart foliage and wood tones. Dried meadow herbs are released from the slightly tart wood tones, the dark yellow fruits return, apricot and pear play with each other, subtle sharpness massages the inside of the cheeks, the flow of saliva is almost unchecked.
    • Finish
      Old mint warmed the palate, a handful of hazelnuts and walnuts stuck to the palate, slightly grassy apples detached from old oak and soil covered with leaves. the mouthfeel becomes buttery and slightly greasy, a mixture of yellow fruits, mint, caramel, butter, wood and dried herbs turns a final lap of honor before the aftertaste slowly evaporates and only a greasy film of wood and nut remains on the tongue.

  3. acdc61 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I am thrilled and full of the tasting notes at Totoro !!

  4. wako93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Extreme fruit bomb. Tzd also nice freshness, mint, lime, grapefruit. The style is no longer so often found, but also not particularly complex / deep.
    The price is already ambitious, for 170-180 that would be a sure shot. Sooner or later he will probably end up in the collection.

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. TechnOBY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  7. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. lsy did not rate this whisky Member Senior



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