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Overall rating
90.79/100
votes
90
Whiskybase ID
WB156534
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Vintage
11.1983
Bottled
12.2019
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
77
Number of bottles
243
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
21 Apr 2020 3:04 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 377.68

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Whisky Reviews for Secret Highland 1983 WD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.79 points

  1. GIngi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Directly compared to Highlander from Mancarella and Zanzibar in 1983. First of all. All three are very good! Even though it is often said that this is the same broth, the Highlander Whisky Doris has significantly more structure. A bit balanced and very complex. Great fresh notes. I would actually suspect a Cly here! The best of all 1983 Highlanders so far!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. macallanfineandrare scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    On the Whisky Doris pricelist on the website, this malt is listed under "Clynelish". I suppose we can end all speculation here... :-)

  3. WhiskyAlex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Strong, imposing old style whisky with a strong start. Very complex and multi-layered. Overall very balanced. Probably a Clyne .... at least you seem to be very sure about that. Definitely excellent!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose prevents 1-2P more, because everything else is fantastic, the nose lags behind.
    • Nose
      Marzipan cake, fresh coffee, almonds, nice typical, old bourbon cask, a tick of red apple glazed with honey, camphor, quite restrained overall but with notes, a little pear and toffee
    • Taste
      Apple pie, whole picnic in the basket, fresh bread with plum spread, quince, forest honey, nice salt in between, cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee, lightly toasted malt, black pepper, ginger, pear, kiwi, nice seasoning
    • Finish
      Very long finish, bread, gooseberry, green apple, camphor

  5. matt.schwarz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Delivered well in all 3 categories, the nose could have a little more pressure, tasty in the mouth, but remains relatively constant and predictable. I find the finish most interesting - nice fine bitterness that stays on the tongue forever.
    Be careful with the water, it doesn't take much.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An interesting, sweet, dense release.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dust and pollen, cherries plucked together with leaves and branches, not yet washed, cherry jam and tincture from it, lollipop.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is losing, too sweet without any extra tones. The varnish stood and appeared.
    • Finish
      89 89
      sweet tones of plum jam that stay with you for a long time

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    21 22 23 22 88

    good, tasty, long aftertaste, but I lack something in it, the complexity and age-related layering probably ...

  9. Suevia scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Just a little bit too shy on the nose, else this could be even better.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    On the nose marzipan, honey, lemons, wax, butter and almonds. On the palate there’s sweet cough syrup with more citrus and eucalyptus, moving into a salt and pepper caramel finish.

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