Overall rating
90.09/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
WB178385
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
35 years old
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
15 Years The Nectar
Market
Belgium Belgium
Added on
04 mar 2021 9:24 pm by Bruich
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 403.29

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68 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Secret Highland 1985 DD

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.09 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted after the Secret Highland 1985 TWA at 47%.

    Very fresh, balanced.
    There is also a bitterness in the mouth, but less pronounced than on the TWA.
    We feel a little better "age".

    90.5

    Tasted again on 05/19/2022: fresher on the nose, and more cocoa in the mouth. Still as good.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A very pretty nose that reminds me of some old Tomatins.
      We have a nice fruit, with peach, mirabelle plum, orange and a little baked apple. It's on the borderline between fresh fruit and jam.
      Light woodiness, with varnish. A little old book.
      Marbled chocolate, light caramel, honey.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth, we start directly with milk chocolate, infused with mint.
      It's fresh, with a slight smoke.
      Mirabelle plum, lemon, orange, light kiwi.
      Honey, wax, varnish, pepper, vanilla.
      Slight woody bitterness.

      It is successful and balanced.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on mint chocolate, pepper, orange, lemon, kiwi.
      It's comforting, with always a bit of smoke.
      Light apple skin.

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  3. herdertje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    yellow-brown in color, slightly oily in the glass, sticks with thick legs and tears in the glass.
    • Nose
      88 88
      what a wonderful scent fruity peach, marzipan, cherry, butter cookies, honey, very good
    • Taste
      89 89
      creamy, soft, pudding, pleasantly spicy, milk coffee,
    • Finish
      85 85
      long, warm, full mouthfeel, long, slightly dry,

  6. Artus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  7. pbe3300 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very light in taste for 35 yo!
    Complex and long aftertaste...

  8. jazza scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Banzai scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Lcluy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  13. kcloo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  14. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. whiskytornado scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  18. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  19. rampah scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Price at release in germany: ~395€

    I don't know, if this 85 Highland Malt is a Glenmorangie again.

    It is very good imho, so for me it doesn't matter if it is a Tomatin, Glenmorangie or something else. Its profile is quite similar to its 1985 predecessors from last year.

    If you have an open sample (or bottle) of it: Give it some time in your glass, as it develops its full potential after 15-20 minutes in it.

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