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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB177012
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
refill sherry
Number of bottles
115
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
whiskytroef
Added on
13 Feb 2021 9:21 pm by speysider
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.00

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Finest 2004 TWM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Trump!

    Whisky Troef, a whisky club from Turnhout, is once again working with The Whisky Mercenary for a club bottling. Remember the excellent Ben Nevis 1996 or the Ledaig 2007, their anniversary bottling. Today they come up with a Speyside Finest, distilled in 2004 and bottled at cask strength. The name of the distillery may not be mentioned. Otherwise Robert Hay might turn in his grave. Anyway, while I'm drunk about this, I imagine myself strolling through a valley of green grass.

    Spring fresh nose on Reine Claude, apple sauce, gooseberries, freshly trimmed grass, lemon sorbet and cashew nuts. In the background some mint and some candied orange peel. The front garden just after a heavy rain shower. Very accessible and inviting.

    The body is nice and oily. Fresh spring again with Reine Claude, while Granny Smith come to put on apples, accompanied by a good pepper. White pepper, that is. Floral. Mid-palate it becomes slightly drier and appears a little tannic.

    In the medium finish, the herbs quickly give way to a rather sweet and almost candy-like death.

    Very nice Glenfa… uh… Speyside! If you want to get hold of one of the 115 bottles - they cost 115 EUR each - send an email to whiskytroef@gmail.com. Slàinte!

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky for sure. Very surprising as well, since Iearned this to be a GF, which I would never have guessed if tasting this blind. But very green, grassy and fruity, very pleasant, with the finish a bit better and complete.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Strong nose, quite some alcohol, green, grassy, apples, some glue. Citrus, but again the grassy elements dominate. Some orange as well.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite powerful, pepper, alcohol. Fruity, orange, again some green, grassy notes. Full bodied.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still powerfull, pickering. Citrus, orange, grassy and 'green', warming in the belly, pretty long finish. Some wine gums.

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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