Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
Art Nouveau
Stated Age
26 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Dec 2020 3:47 pm by racing ralf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.00

32 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Christmas Single Malt 1993 WD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.30 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Old and dignified, dark grapes and berries with dark chocolate dominate the taste and the nose, fruity and spicy, complex and definitely extremely tasty!

    23/23/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Dark amber shimmers mysteriously in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter there are occasional long and oily "legs". Dark, dried fruit aromas immediately beguile the nose, a hint of sweet tobacco plays with hints of leather, velvety vineyard peach combines with oranges and mandarins to create a wonderfully creamy nose. Muted, slightly sugary sweetness comes into its own, zest of oranges trickle onto chocolate, liquid caramel drips onto cocoa powder, a touch of freshly brewed espresso wafts through the nose. Mint and eucalyptus are minimal ...
    • Taste
      Vineyard peach and hazelnut chocolate, raisins and dates, cherries and blackberries, a small sip pours powerfully over the tongue and fills the entire mouth with its spicy and intense aroma. Creamy chocolate mixes with espresso and hazelnuts, at the same time peppery spiciness envelops the tongue and lines the palate with cozy warmth. The flow of saliva is suddenly stimulated! Raisins, sour cherries, currants and blackberries, oranges and a hint of tart citrus fruit, the aroma density is impressive ...
    • Finish
      Creamy and slightly greasy cherries and red berries rest in the stimulated saliva under the tongue, mint and menthol appear minimally, as well as a hint of grapefruit and espresso. The intense and spicy aromas linger on the palate for a long time, graters of dark chocolate are combined with sour cherries, and dark and spicy wood tones stick to the palate.

  2. The_Independent scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A great old Glenrothes - beautifully matured, complex but not too dominated by wood.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Set, ripe sherry nose, very complex. You need time and rest to decipher the many aromas. Sherry, sweet ice wine, dried fruit, rum fruits, sweet pastries, tobacco, dark chocolate, plenty of spices, spicy oak wood. Getting fresher over time: citrus notes - oranges, grapefruit, some citrus zest - maybe even some mint. Sweet fruit and honey notes.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily and smooth, then a strong onset of alcohol, some chilli, sweet and spicy notes, followed by ripe fruits, citrus notes, plenty of dark chocolate and nuts, becoming slightly bitter - dark chocolate with sour cherries and grapefruit, wood and tobacco.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium to long. Creamy warming mouthfeel. Intense dark chocolate with sour cherries, citrus notes, some menthol, spicy aromas.

  3. Port Ardbeg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Oily whisky, little legs
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry aromas, no or very little fruit on the nose, the alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sherry, candied sugar, milk chocolate, light tobacco flavors, nutmeg
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length, very spicy and dry towards the end.

  4. Copshop68 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice sherry malt, very balanced, limited in complexity.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sherry, nutty, dark chocolate, fig, citric, honey blossom. Balanced, pronounced intensity,
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sherry, chocolate, walnut, polish, citric, oak. Harmonious, nice texture, creamy, full body, pronounced aroma pressure.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sherry, citric, chocolate, spicy, woody. Medium-long finish, very good finish.

  6. Suevia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nicely sherried dram without any off-notes and overpowering sweetness.

  7. JungleDram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. g00se did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Spicy and herbaceous.
    Lots of barrel, lots of sherry.
    Time and a little water make it nice and full.
    I like it better than the last bottling.

  9. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    clearly spicy Glenrothes. Nice to try, but not my style. On the spicy side for me, fruit hardly comes through at all.

    Definitely a sure shot for die-hard Glenrothes fans;)


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