Overall rating
87.18/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB177064
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Barrel Baron (TBBr)
Vintage
1994
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
26 years old
Number of bottles
132
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 feb 2021 5:26 pm by Thedge

Average value

€ 174.00

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Whisky reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 1994 TBBr

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.18 points.

  1. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Dionysus scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. robbert88 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Singlemaltmen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    When you say Marcel Kip you say good whisky. These two go together as if it were meant to be. Marcel founded The Barrel Baron and bottled and released his first bottle last week! I was sure I HAD to have this bottle, with only 132 bottles, one thing was clear, I had to be there on time. And that turned out to be the same afternoon all bottles were sold.

    The label tells you exactly what you want and actually nothing ... because well, where does that whisky come from? The Speyside, we know that. The age is also known, 26 years old and the barrel type, a hogshead. But more is actually not known, yes the alcohol percentage, 50.2% ABV.

    the color is bright chestnut brown and the whisky is nicely set on the glass. We know he is 26 years old, but I suspect it had another finish on a sherry cask, both because of the color and the smell. The scent is as Bowmore once described it beautifully, Dark and Intense. Influences of dried fruit, star anise, sherry, black currant, melon, peach, chocolate and so on.

    The taste is also really in keeping with the smell, nice soft notes of sherry (certainly not a raisin bomb or anything), small pepper through it and a sharp edge of the alcohol which fits very well with this and is not in the way at all. And a nice fresh finish which will remain for a while.

    Yes this makes me happy. beautiful mature whisky which is both sweet and spicy! Marcel, chapeau for selecting such a great barrel!
    But then the question, from which distillery? When I opened the bottle I thought of a distillery and I still think that now (although it remains a guess of course) Benrinnes.

    Till we meet again!

  11. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Barrel Baron

    One of my whisky friends from the Netherlands, Marcel Kip, has released his first bottling, and it’s a belter! I had the pleasure of tasting it in avant-premiere and I do not regret it. Nor the fact that I could get my hands on two bottles. Because it is a very beautiful dram.

    Delicious nose on clear compote, apricots and raisins with a hint of pine. Has a lovely old school side that really appeals. Werther's Original and coffee liqueur in the background.

    Good body. Apricots again, but now supplemented with a little grapefruit. Some floral, even scented, notes, but they don't disturb in the least. On the contrary. Slightly sweet, but at the same time strongly spiced. Very, very tasty!

    The finish is long and nicely peppery, but remains wonderfully sweet until the death.
    Very good whisky, sherry matured. That is making an entrance, I say. Congratulations, Marcel! I'm already looking forward to the next release of The Barrel Baron.

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