Overall rating
89.29/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB170543
Category
Single Grain
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
47 years old
Number of bottles
120
Strength
48.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 nov 2020 8:34 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 360.00

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Whisky reviews for A Secret Grain Distillery 1973 DD

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.29 points.

  1. katarn_rb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Coconut, vanilla and rum. Some freshly cut green twigs.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, spicy and very sweet. rum and marzipan
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pink Grapefruit

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  3. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    I poured this as dram #17 on a “Holiday Mystery Whisky Advent Calendar” and was not even sure it was scotch, though there was definitely a lot of oak. After the reveal, I returned a few days later and poured this a second time. There was not much to the whisky beyond a heavy dose of oaky vanilla. Spice and caramel were fleeting, no more than hints, between the dominant notion of toasted or sun-drenched curing white oak and vanilla.

    Overall, single-grain scotch rarely suits my fancy; Strathclyde is a major exception. Like most single-grain whiskies, this lacked a lot of depth, though it is not hard to understand why blenders might prize vanilla-tannic heavy casks like this as components or ingredients for making something else. While I did not fancy this, plenty of other reviewers on Whiskybase were fans, and I do think there is something to be said for how the romance and intrigue of the age statement might make up for any shortcomings.

    Mental Image: Mint Condition Trojan Horse
    • Nose
      Toasted oak with hints of cream and vanilla, light caramel and caramel flan, traces of coffee and candied nuts.
    • Taste
      Medium to full-bodied, vanilla, coconut cream, toasted oak, cardamon, vanilla extract, hints of almond and caramel, peppery spice toward the end.
    • Finish
      Medium-length and drying with sawdust and vanilla.

  4. Ninofdram scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Derufus scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Dionysus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  9. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. ConvalRen scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. blue scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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