Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 sep 2020 9:08 pm by DerSchreckliche
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 213.04

19 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

175 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 2003 MBl

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.37 points.

  1. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. tommy12 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great medium-dark color, pleasant scent, honey, alcohol can be easily felt, slightly sherry, light fruit, the scent loses with water.
    Taste: little depth (certainly due to the relatively young age), one-dimensional, sweetness, alcohol not well integrated, honey, light earthiness, light bitterness, stinging finish.
    No recommendation. This is just a mediocre whisky for my taste and too expensive for the quality on offer.

  3. Kawa_ZX6 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    quite sure that this is no Macallan this time

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So the aroma doesn't convince me. Due to the artificial notes and the pungent alcohol, he looks almost younger than he is. The taste and finish are okay, but nothing that captivates you.
    • Nose
      The sherry is there of course. But somehow the fruits look a bit artificial. Wine gum and industrial jam (raspberry and strawberry). The alcohol also stings relatively strongly. In addition, some spices and a little oak.
    • Taste
      The fruits no longer appear quite as artificial in the mouth as they did in the nose. Much sweetness. Aronia honey. Cane sugar. Red multivitamin juice. Then the oak tingles and spices properly. But it's not uncomfortable.
    • Finish
      The fruits become more sour. Chocolate. A bit of cinchona bark.

  5. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Nikilema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite peppery and young sherry bomb. Warms quite well from the inside.

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Hemdl did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nobody here needs to be artificially upset about the dealers who charge a huge surcharge on the bottles when at the same time x bottles are for sale at a fancy price within a short time.
    The people who are ruining this market for good are not the dealers who simply want to take the margin from the "secondary market" themselves. It is the people who only buy such bottles in order to get rid of them for a profit shortly afterwards.
    If I were a dealer, I wouldn't leave this difference to the vultures from the secondary market.

  10. Alba99 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    UVP vs. Whisky(.)de (188€!!!) Sorry, they are part of the hype making profit in such a cheap manner. They are expensive anyway but this is the top. You can count around 20% profit bevore tax ect (which is fine) but + 70% as they hype... Make your own decision.

  11. tommi71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It's not bad, it's okay for around € 100.
    But no comparison to # 1632

  12. mordread did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Macallan" again?... ;)

  13. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. DerSchreckliche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    UVP 107€.


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