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Overall rating
89.04/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB179123
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Sherry / Red Bordeaux Wine Finish
Casknumber
18005
Strength
49.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493070249
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
17 mar 2021 9:12 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230.75

26 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for A Secret Speyside Distillery 1990 BR

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.04 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow what a chameleon! Sweet and sour fruit aromas dominate the nose, tart and smoky wood tones predominate in taste, while the aftertaste becomes extremely creamy and brings out nuts. A very interesting and delicious bottling which cannot deny the Bordeaux Wine Finish.
    • Nose
      The Secret Speyside shimmers mysteriously in the Premium Snifter, slightly reddish, while a multitude of thick and oily "legs" loosen from the streaks adhering to the glass wall. Strawberries and raspberries rise sweetly with a hint of citrus fruits, forest honey drips on blackberries and currants, caramel and a hint of milk chocolate exude their sweetish scent while abrasion from old lemon peel gradually moves dominantly into the foreground. A wonderfully balanced mixture of sweet fruit aromas and hints of sour citrus fruits beguiles the nose, in the meantime oily "legs" pull their endless paths back into the glass in slow motion and round off the wonderful overall picture. Back to the nose; Minimally spicy wooden elements penetrate the voluminous fruit aromas, in the background there is a pinch of crushed black pepper, the alcohol is wonderfully integrated and gradually stimulates the flow of saliva. Here and there tangerines and overripe bananas flash ...
    • Taste
      Sweet nectar wets the lips, at the same time dark fruit with delicately spicy oak gently lines the palate, pepper dissolves from minimally smoky wood tones, the mouthfeel becomes noticeably bitter and creamier. Muted fruit and wood aromas accompany the second sip on its way over the tongue, caramelized sugar dissolves a pleasantly peppery sharpness and gently tickles the lips. Suddenly my saliva is stimulated while the grapefruit and lemon rubs mix with the mashed currants and strawberries. Spicy wood tones dominate the taste in the aftertaste, I imagine that I perceive muted smoke aromas and hints of burnt wood again. With walnuts the aftertaste announces itself ...
    • Finish
      Mild and creamy, red grapes and berries with abrasion of citrus fruits stick to the palate, the slightly smoky and burnt wood tones become more intense, the initial pepper note has now almost completely faded away, but old walnuts with honey and slightly resinous hints are now showing ...

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A plate of various berries, sprinkled with powdered sugar and chocolate chips.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet and sour tones of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, a little drizzled with lemon juice, chopped red and green apples.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is dominated by berry sweet and sour tones of the above berries and apples, it also seemed that there is a gooseberry. To be honest, such berry plates scare me, because they often cause heartburn, and I cannot describe the whole range of these berries picked in August, but the taste is sweet, and this already gives me the opportunity to write that the berries are watered with hot dark and tart chocolate, their acid absorbed and no longer causes me fear. The taste is intense, given by a barrel of Bordeaux wine, enriched with the same, but already dry berries.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet, with hints of sour notes, a little dusty, leaving in a rather sweet plum jam, with dark raisins, dried raspberries, medium duration.

  3. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Meh, looks very modern, constructed. The nose is still okay, but the rest... the sherry maturation seems to have gone wrong, the Bordeaux should probably save. But who can save a malt that has been in the cask too long and still hasn't gotten any depth? For the full review, go here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/04/24/altes-zeugs-iii/
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    the complex and multi-layered
    you have to focus on him
    a sniff whisky
    the finish can't quite keep up with the nose and palate
    I liked it
    • Nose
      Wonderful, red wine, pastries, Christmas spices, a slight chemical note (plastic), dark malt, caramel (Rolo) but also somehow dark, sweetness, vanilla comes

      from 1920s: lots of wine notes, slightly earthy, mini cheesy, vanilla, sweetness becomes more, fruity becomes stronger, liquorice comes
    • Taste
      red berries (forest mix), waffle, mini bast, roasted aromas, light raisin, light oak, some sherry, minimal soapy perfume note, woodruff, slightly spicy
    • Finish
      medium to long
      sour berries, some plastic, tart becomes more, slightly bitter, coffee, orange comes

  5. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Hagerboe scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  8. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Sweet and slightly sour on the nose, somewhat reminiscent of sour fruit gums. In the background some leather and a hint of vanilla. Full mouthfeel with oak spice and cereals, overall on the dry side. The finish is long and quite spicy.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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