Overall rating
89.88/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB177540
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Finest Whisky Berlin
Vintage
1993
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
330
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
picture shows Macallan Easter Elchies Estate
Barcode
4260653060431
Added on
19 feb 2021 9:24 pm by dongolzo81
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 629.00

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88 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Secret Speyside Malt 1993 Sb

18 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.88 points.

  1. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    My best whisky so far this year. This is how sherry whisky should be. Furniture polish, leather, dusty bookshelves, great spiciness, raisins, coffee, toffee, alcohol very well integrated and for the age of one only weak bitterness on the finish.
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. zzqfyl scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  3. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A nice old Bunna that comes across as quite complex. I find the herbal aromas very exciting.

  4. whisk_guy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    0.85 left
    New open
    Glassware: Lehmann
    Colour: Bright Amber
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fresh, intense maple syrup, plum, aniseed, butter, raisin, mandarin, coffee candy, shredded coconut, milk chocolate, citrus, strawberry, light tobacco
      Heavy strawberry after 40 mins
      Very rich and complex nosing, fantastic and enjoyable!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Medium body, fresh, maple syrup, plum, citrus, grape peel, coffee, light tobacco with spice and tannin
      Well Balanced
      7/10 Sweet
      6/10 Sour
      6/10 Spice
    • Finish
      89 89
      Maple syrup, milk chocolate, citrus, light tannin and oak spice, hints of tobacco, mandarin and coffee
      Dry mouth feeling
      Length: Long (3mins08sec)

  5. DimiIkon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting: July
    • Nose
      88 88
      Floral, with citrus, dark chocolate and some plums. Nice aroma in good balance!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Heat immediately, sun-ripened raisins, roasted almonds, a little bitter dark chocolate.
      Water highlights citrus and disrupts the balance for me, so this dram is better without water.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Creamy, with dark chocolate and plums, a little burnt sugar and bitter almonds that remain. The creaminess remains and a little sweetness and fruit.

  6. whiskydramo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nosing was the best way without a doubt.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Chinese good luck candy (利是糖), freeze dried apple slices, butterscotch budino with slightly salted caramel, raisin. Soon after, mandarin oranges showed up, quickly followed by maraschino cherry. Preserved plum smokiness. Spices like cloves and black pepper powder. Chocolate fountain with marshmallows, which subsequently developed into dark fruit tea. Cup jelly with orange pulp, old wooden furniture. Let it breathe for 30min, brown sugar sponge cake, a wave of pu'er tea, complex as hell. After a sip, some fresh and rounded oranges also appeared. More tea leaves from the emptied glass. So much was going on, such an elegant sherry dram even right after the bottled was first opened.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mandarin orange with peel, fresh and delicious. Spices with ok spiciness, a bit like black pepper. More citrus zest, a bit sharp in the first sip. Hami melon with rind, dark chocolate popped up later. Rounder and more solid after one or two weeks in the bottle, it was 89 on the palate when first opened, now it's 90.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Chocolate, with some of its dryness. Chenpi, light spices. Very mild pepper on the tongue, polished old wood, woody note slightly strengthened towards the end. Surprisingly a splash of fresh orange zest hit back after 1 min, while it's hard to describe in word, it's pretty good.

  7. larswehmeier scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An exceptional dram! A big movie theater!
    • Nose
      Plums, dried fruits, PX sherry, leather, tobacco, earthy. Hazelnuts, raisins.
      With water it becomes fruity and a little lighter.
      Big cinema!!
    • Taste
      Intensely matured sherry bomb. Creamy and oily.
      Peppery heat on the tongue, mint, dark chocolate.
      Consistent with the nose.
      Extremely tasty!
    • Finish
      Forever long, comfortably dry. Dark chocolate, toasted aromas. Tannins.

  8. Bene37 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: full, dark fruits (apples, plums, a few berries), orange zest, raisins, perfume (floral), some hazelnut, some milk chocolate and a little vanilla -

    Palate: full and dry, dark fruits (apples, plums, a few berries), orange zest, raisins, perfume (floral), some milk chocolate, slightly nutty, bitter notes

    Finish: warm and dry, medium length, perfume sticks

    Evaluation: Nose and palate are fine, the finish is somehow difficult to pin down - dark fruits and dried fruits with dry oak notes and hints of perfume, a nice part, but unfortunately a few dry bitter notes that prevent me from getting a higher score 7/100 or 89/100

  9. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    reminds me of really good Glenfarclas bottlings - imho it doesn't matter which hut you paint on the bottle. you can pour in everything from the region that fulfills the contract on the label - not all of them are Secret Speyside Macallan;)

    It doesn't matter who burned it - great nose cinema
    He takes his time. After the first dram I wanted to give it away, now after the third no more :)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Icing sugar, Kirsch PullMoll bonbon, plum, dark chocolate, espresso, tart leather aromas, a fine acidity like very valuable balsamic vinegar make it exciting and, for me, together with the great wood aromas, give it a nice retro note (I guess European oak) - super harmonious and delicious
    • Taste
      90 90
      Cherry and plum jam, furniture polish, orange oil, leather, tobacco, finely chiselled and lively, oily, spicy always in motion with a great balance
    • Finish
      91 91
      a lot of chocolate, some chilli and dried berries - gets longer and longer with every mini sip

  12. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. BehindSpace scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Danlow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A sample with 5cl was tried.
    The old-school sherry barrel with its typical dark-fruity, nutty, woody and chocolatey tones left its mark on the supposed and actually tender Macallan, which is why the distillery probably sold this barrel to an independent bottler at a comparatively low price. This barrel has nothing in common with a Macallan Sherry Oak 12 or 18, but that should be normal after such a long maturation. I don't know any comparable, old Macallan and therefore can't use them for comparison.

    Nevertheless, we have an old whisky here from a good but dominant sherry barrel, which does not have to hide behind comparable old Glenfarclas or Glendronach single cask bottlings.

    Strong 91 points from me. Close to 92!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. Vallado scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Gris did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Release price : € 239.95

  18. Jack McClane scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In the nose a powerful sherry punch. Oldschool style. You can tell this is old juice. 27 years and bottled with an ABV of 51,4%. Roasted almonds, dried figs and raisins - promising.
    .
    In the palate sweeter than expected, milk chocolate, quite gentle mouth coating. Espresso and fudge. Fine wood notes and soaked cherries for the finish.

  19. LucasAndreas scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Good sherry nose. Exchangeable. Maybe it was just the teaspoon of Macallan. No typical Macallan notes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Almost watery
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, old oak.

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