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Overall rating
88.91/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB172070
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
UD - bottler (UD)
Bottling serie
Weinquelle's Whisky Choice
Vintage
30.10.2007
Bottled
19.08.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
103
Number of bottles
333
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Dec 2020 8:56 pm by Latituder
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83.58

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38 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Speyside 2007 UD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.91 points

  1. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Warning: grenade, can take a little water. I also recommend.
    The first question with the secret: Which still? There was a tip from the staff. Zanzibar would probably have depicted the Easter Elchies House on it. But: it is not only of secondary importance. That barrel is in the foreground.
    Even the dark mahogany tone reveals: sherry board and color drinker alarm!
    More like a modern sherry profile, but modern in a good way. High aroma density, but not one-dimensional. 90 points because, in contrast to many dark sherry bottlings of the recent past (SV), the distillate still shines through.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Undiluted in the nose, some alcohol was initially noticeable, but it was warped in 56.1%. Then the fireworks go off. Intense chocolate right at the front. Then come spices. Definitely a PX barrel. Maggi herb. Fondor. Then the fruits come. If you leave your nose in the glass and wait two or three breaths, the full fruit power unfolds. Preserved plums. Overripe dark grapes, berries, baked fruit.
      The nose loses some strength with water, so I recommend that experienced maltheads smell them undiluted. The flavor profile remains the same, the seasoning is somewhat reduced, but canned pineapple is added. And orange, there we obviously have the distillate. Fits.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Undiluted the full seasoning on the 12! Already loaded with one barrel strength it works, but personally it is still a bit too much for me. Water helps! The aromas are strongly carried on the wort. Full chocolate (85% cocoa) power.
      With 1ml water to 2cl (then approx. 53% vol.) It changes significantly. A previously unrecognizable sweetness spreads. The fruits join in. Chocolate cherries. Plus tannins in the dark chocolate. Spices only in the background, a hint of cinnamon and clove.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The fruits only come back undiluted in the finish. They are present in dilution beforehand, but intensify as the bitter notes fade away earlier. Chocolate, coffee and a few nuts flicker, then comes first orange, then the PX sherry with the plums. And they stay.
      Very long and very cool

  2. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Harmonious PX sherry bottling. The alcohol is very well integrated. Water is not absolutely necessary, at most a few drops. This makes the whisky significantly fruity.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nice PX sherry nose: dark chocolate, dark forest honey, marzipan, fruit bread, orange zest. Raisins, dates, figs, sweet pipe tobacco, ripe plums and old leather. A hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very creamy. Dark chocolate, Christmas spices, honey, marzipan. Dark cherries and plums. Dark dried fruit and orange. Pipe tobacco, some nut.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long. Dark chocolate, sweetness and a little nuttiness remain.

  3. RaggaeShark scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Reportedly a Macallan.

  4. mds51 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Stumbled upon it by accident and accessed it before it sold out. Issue price approx. € 85
    • Nose
      88 88
      Alcohol, raisins, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee
    • Taste
      91 91
      Amazingly, the alcohol that you could still feel in your nose is well integrated.
      First tropical fruits, pineapple, papaya, mango.
      Then it drifts into the typical sherry tones and red fruits emerge discreetly.
      More and more a light spice is added and chocolate notes unfold.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Slightly spicy from the barrel and then a long, chocolatey finish.

  5. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The customer service at the shop in Hamburg, where they sell this whisky exclusively, say that this a Macallan.

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried fruits, blackberries, strawberries, nuts, grasses, dried herbs, wild berry jam, caramel, some earth, freshly cut twigs, cinnamon, a few cherries
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, lime, nuts, chocolate, coffee, wood, pepper

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