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Overall rating
91.96/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
174165
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Winter 2020
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
47 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
338
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Jan 2021 11:38 pm by ElmoHC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 809.50

61 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1973 TWA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.96 points

  1. GIngi scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This Speysider is differentiated compared to the other Speysiders, much more spice and less the fruit bomb both in the nose and on the palate. Perhaps this time a completely different distille? But very complex and long-lasting and cozy warmth! Great!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nice and fruity on the nose, very old school, but a different profile than the previous Speyside Region 1973 from 2017/2018. Soft, cool, sweet, fruity in the mouth with spicy notes. Mild and the alcohol is very well integrated. The finish is fruity sweet, medium-long, but it sticks to the palate long and fruity, complex and very well balanced.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. bahaa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For me, the profile "Undisclosed Speyside 1973" is strongly influenced by the previous bottlings: fat tropical fruits, juicy, dense body. Especially because of the TWA bottlings. Whoever expects this will unfortunately be disappointed.

    This bottling is different but therefore not bad. On the whole, however, too little for the expectation of age, bottler and price.
    Compared to other 1973s, however, this one simply cannot keep up.
    Compared to a TWA1973 / 2016 Good Vibes. At a price of around € 590, the bottling has to compete with the best.
    2. Comparison against a 1975/2016 Acla.
    • Nose
      Somewhat closed at first. Then fruity aromas come through, some orange, lemon, juicy apple, some pineapple.
      A slight alcohol note comes through. Already some wood in the nose.
    • Taste
      Spicy start, continues to the same aromas as on the nose. Body present, but the fruit only shimmers through. Wood is also noticeable here.
    • Finish
      Nice ripe finish, also briefly fruity. If you stay there for a while, then as we get drier we feel a slight bitterness at the very back.

  4. whiskytornado scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very spicy licorice, Ricola herbal sweets, no bitterness due to the long barrel storage, the alcohol hardly noticeable (could actually use 1-2% more :-)). If you take a slightly larger sip, almost fruity notes (oranges?) Appear.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Secret Speyside, score average 93 points
    Tasting notes from an online tasting with 25 participants

    I have engl. wine gums
    Licorice on the nose
    Sharp, slightly tart, velvety finish
    Absolutely wine gums, fruity on the tongue, a little restrained finish
    Fruits on the nose, vanilla, sweet,, taste vanilla, berries, very soft and round, with a hint of wood in the aftertaste
    fine rum with fig
    Wine gum
    Great depth
    SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Plum with us, rum, great and great
    Anise!
    very little wood for its age, very nice part!
    Tea note, lychee,
    right, anise on the nose
    There has not been anything so beautiful on my nose for a long time
    I like it again now!
    Insane in taste, ending with beautiful exotic fruit, stays for a long time> !! Wonderful, my current No. 1
    Lychee, this is it. I just couldn't figure it out. Very gentle and balanced. Peaches, ripe pears ... and light spice. Great
    with a drop of water it becomes slightly sweet and shows peach
    Wonderful, tea, lychee, light peach, light gummy bears
    great stuff
    Every sip or nose is a different experience. Great stuff.

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. IronChic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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