Overall rating
90.72/100
votes
96
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

€ 445.11

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96 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside 1988 LEG

31 users have left 32 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.72 points.

  1. Ivynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant palate, and a fairly complex whole. A good sherry whiskey and a very original old school nose.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fairly deep, concentrated nose, very marked by coffee, cooked plums, sandalwood, rattan (yes), wax. Quite original for its woody character. Aeration tends to erase the aromas and the expressiveness.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very pleasant mouth, slightly creamy, not too sweet, still with notes of mocha, straw, ripe and cooked fruits (orange zest, plum, mirabelle plum). A little spice on the finish, dried herbs, fresh walnuts. Some traces of cocoa.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy finish, marked by pepper, wood. A little below the rest.

  2. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. springtank scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Thanks Brendan and TSCL and also Benny from Nanyang Whisky for sharing their bottles with me.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Tomek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: dry, dried fruit, chocolate, raisins, peaches
    Taste: sour apples, pepper, hot pepper, chocolate, raisins in spirit
    Finish: oak, peppery
    Rating: 4.5

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. GIngi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  8. SimonOHA scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I am very happy to have a full bottle waiting for me and which will slowly air out and improve.
    • Nose
      The nose is on a concentrated and dusty elixir of macerated dried fruits.
    • Taste
      The palate is luminous and toasted, on precious wood and beautiful orange spices.
    • Finish
      The finish wins me over, on cold caramelized tobacco.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Quite dry on the nose but better level of sweetness on the palate, good complexity, some fruitiness – very good
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dry sherry wood, nutty, tobacco, spices, hints of dried fruits, little dried apricot, apple, pepper – pretty good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, fruity, honey, good sweetness, cooked fruits, jam, spices, pepper, hints of (good) leather, orange zest, oak wood – very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, spicy, punchy

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/2021/A-bunch-of-Bastards-and-Blends.html

  11. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Flawless sherry, dried fruits, raisins, cinammon, nutmeg, toffee, candied orange, varnish, tobacco leaves, unsurprising but very drinkable

  13. MrYens scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  14. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Overall: I only wrote this note three months after opening the bottle. I still remember the big change from when I opened the bottle. When it was just opened, the fragrance was irritable and messy, and I didn't find the charming fungus fragrance now. Well, please give him some time.

    Nose: figs, candied dates, nectar, dried apricots, peach flesh in Yanjin, yes, the rich dried fruit notes are now the main notes of the fragrance. It can indeed capture the aroma of porcini mushrooms, as well as mushrooms, rosewood, cappuccino, and toffee. It is tempting, drooling, comfortable, complex, delicate, and noble. The experience when I first opened the bottle caused me to misunderstand Serge's evaluation, hahahahahahahaha, take it back.

    Drink: The taste is not like Mac*****. The main note of Shirley runs through the entire drinking process, with dried ginger, ebony, earth, a little aftertaste of celery juice, and of course all kinds of dried fruits.

  16. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  17. JeanChan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Seanzhang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  19. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  20. YoungCee scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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

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

  22. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  23. greg_0277 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful from start to finish !!
    Classy, easy to drink but complex.
    • Nose
      93 93
      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
      91 91
      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
      91 91
      Long, following on from the rest with a slightly sweet side

  24. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  25. jazza scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  26. Rockford scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. wisekyofcourse 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!

  30. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  31. TuduriLCW scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  32. -sAxo- scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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