Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
44.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Old Leanach Farmhouse
Added on
19 Oct 2020 6:03 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 419.90

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50 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Speyside 1999 WD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.14 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Finally a straightforward malt from a great sherry barrel. Not overlaid and certainly not dominated by intrusive fruit aromas, rather filigree with an elegant character. No matter which distillery is behind this Secret Speyside, this malt convinces with its straightforward nature and wonderful aroma composition! Tastes and thrilled!

    23/23/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      The Secret Speyside in the Premium Snifter shimmers slightly rust-colored, long and oily "legs" stick to the glass wall and find their way back into the glass. Nutty with a hint of dried fruit, hints of caramel and old toffee, subtly resinous with dark forest honey, with crumbs of dark chocolate and a pinch of dried herbs. Elegant with an old character, the sherry aromas on the nose are extremely clear and distinct. Currants with a handful of morello cherries, dates and raisins, a pinch of sugar dissolves from the dark chocolate note, herbs and spices are added again. Right now I'm being distracted by the incredibly thick and syrupy "legs" on the glass wall, then I treat myself to a few deep puffs on this wonderful nose ...
    • Taste
      The Speysider sloshes gently through the mouth, dried grapes and berries beat against the cheeks, spicy wood tones follow with dark honey and a taste of "dark deep forest". Gradually, a pinch of pepper envelops the tongue and massively stimulates the flow of saliva. Chocolate sticks to the palate, dark forest honey drips from the tongue, ripe red berries roll through the mouth and end up as dried raisins on the tip of the tongue. The elegant style of the nose is also reflected in the taste and gives the taste a special character.
    • Finish
      Dark fruits with honey and caramel stick to the palate, slightly tart and sour, fresh herbs and spices dissolve from spicy wood tones, hazelnuts come up and end again slightly resinous with pine needles on the tip of the tongue. Now and then there is a subtle spiciness on the tongue, hints of burnt sugar merge with dried fruits and a fine mint note.

  2. whiskydramo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    What a dram of delicious "peach tea"
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rich apple mash with orange juice added. Sweet roasted nuts, more apple peel. Some lemon red tea with honey. Tobacco near the rim bottom of the whisky glass. Soft and rounded citrus zest, maple syrup, wax on the oranges. Leave it for a while, toffee and a bit of creamy chocolate with hazelnut.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Apples, orange peel, yellow peaches and some other creamy stone fruits, oily after a few seconds, maple syrup, sweetness then slightly dropped. Light peach tea with a bit of honey. Plain nuts and some peach. Pear peel .
    • Finish
      92 92
      Nice peaches and apple peel for a while. Some assorted tropical fruits. Long-lasting fruit notes. A thin layer of vanilla. Light wood and nuts, with peach lingering. Magnificent.

  3. u485tfu scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Smell: malty sweetness, honey, biscuit, butter, very pleasant
    Taste: Honey sweet, some oak, malt, fine drops, easy to drink

  4. tangtang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very beautiful and balanced malt, looks very elegant and mature. Nice soft aromas, and very complex
    • Nose
      spicy oak notes, nutty, some sour cherries, berries come through easily, then dried fruits, slightly raisins, herbs, looks very elegant. Some citrus fruits come later, mainly oranges
    • Taste
      Oak, a bit spicy, citrus fruits, then nutty with herbs, very nice freshness unfolds, minty, creamy with some dried fruits and slightly raisins as well as some plums in the background
    • Finish
      very soft, spicy finish, beautiful sherry notes combined with beautiful wood notes. Nuts, slightly fruity, some honey. Very pleasant

  5. glasskeeper scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Elegant is very good! Round, harmonious and simply extremely pleasant to drink. Still, there is a lot to discover.

  6. Dottore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I agree 100% to the notes from didi. Insanely elegant, smooth, harmonious with great sherry flavors and luckily without being put on. With creamy honey and heather. This secret could actually be a Macallan! Nice!

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. daverdaz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Definitely a Mac


  9. bikenerd did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    According to Doris the original cask sample was labeled "Maca...".


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