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Overall rating
91.26/100
votes
46
Whiskybase ID
WB179537
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection XXVI
Vintage
1988
Bottled
08.01.2021
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
50
Number of bottles
609
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Mar 2021 4:57 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 268.17

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1988 LEG

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.26 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A vulgurus blended malt to see what it causes:
    nose:
    like an old Longmorn from the 70s!
    good, on old sherry with macerated fruits, cooked on tangerine, grapes, apricot, oily crushed nuts, dried mushrooms, a little noble mold, fruits on late harvest grapes, sweet, maderized and this mold that comes out
    soaked woody, a little on musk, used leather, finesse of the scents with a touch of burnt or toasted caramel
    mouth:
    oily, delicate, spices on white pepper, a little grassy, a creamy side, vanilla,
    dry and slightly soggy wood, a little on sawdust at the bottom of a cutting blade, a little dry wax on the edges of a leather chair, a little malty and toasted, dry smokes, c 'is fatty on the palate, the spices on an infusion of cooking herbs, the fruits are macerated, juicy, but not very sweet, the skin of cooked tangerine, return of the slightly bitter almond shell giving a sudden freshness
    cooler, less heavy than a Couvreur but with an obvious sherry vein
    final:
    long, the intense toasted malt not to say smoky, the sweet caramel, pastry, the candied fruits there, complex fruit basket mix, the ash of the fire in the early morning.
    A dram that feels its age!

  2. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Forest fruits, such as blueberries and brambles. Which is quickly followed by milk chocolate and toffee. Dried apricots. Then a touch of toasted wood. Oranges. And a nice drop of acacia honey. Tobacco leaves. Almonds and breakfast tea. Later also creme brulee and a hint of cloves too.
    • Taste
      Tobacco and breakfast tea. Honey and dark chocolate. Oranges and plenty of apricots. Leather and a touch of oak. Almonds again, followed by spices, such as crushed black peppercorns, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering with the same spices. Apricots and caramel. A hint of toasted wood again.

  3. PortEllen1983 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun by Serge, June 15. 2021

    Secret Speyside 32 yo 1988/2021 (55.3%, Le Gus't, blended malt, sherry butt, cask #50, 609 bottles) Five stars
    A little bird told that this could be either Ard***, or Mac*****. Colour: deep gold. Nose: it is not Ard***. Now, not all of these casks that I could already try have been out of this wee world, but you cannot do more classic well-aged sherry than this. Huge loads of toffee, coffee fudge, cherries in kirsch, roasted pecans, Corinthian currants, humidor, prunes, toasted brioche, a bit of butterscotch, coffee liqueur… In truth this is exactly the style of the old official 30, only with a little less citrus, and a little more toffee. With water: oh, moss, fern, leaves, tobacco and mushrooms, that's the kind of development we crave. Mouth (neat): intense, rich, with excellent caramel, a creamy mouth feel, some chestnut honey (my favourite), more cherries in kirsch, old bachelor's jam (remember what that is?), marmalade, pepper and cinnamon, touch of clove… With water: impeccable. Flawless old Speysider in the style of the best old Glen Grants or Longmorns by G&M, or indeed Mac*****. Finish: rather long, rather on orangey and coffeeish flavours. Which just always works. Comments: buy an old crystal decanter from eBay, transfer this juice, and indulge like a billionaire (the Lambo's not necessary).
    SGP:662 - 92 points.

  4. greg_0277 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful from start to finish !!
    Classy, easy to drink but complex.
    • Nose
      92 92
      starts with encaustic, dusty wood, nuts and black fruits (cherries no doubt), cocoa, very delicious. A slightly smoky note is then felt which accompanies hints of leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      94 94
      follows the promises of the nose. everything is superbly balanced between this slightly earthy side, peaty, leather, tobacco and typical aromas of big sherry bomb: coffee, orange.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, following on from the rest with a slightly sweet side

  5. Tastingbros scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/05/26/with-or-without-snow/
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  9. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. jazza scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

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