Overall rating
87.70/100
votes
137
Whiskybase ID
WB184469
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Spheric Spirits (SpSp)
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
19
Number of bottles
603
Strength
45.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
27 may 2021 10:54 pm by Totoro
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.85

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Whisky reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2001 SpSp

29 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.70 points.

  1. Rody024 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Proper blended malt with well integrated flavours of the refill sherry butt. Creamy and oily with dried fruits and some nutmeg.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Drum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It literally went down like oil! Tasty and tasty.
    • Nose
      Fruity and soft and my first association is soap! Not negative, a beautiful fruity and floral soap. Violets and a sweetie with shampoo made me think of a bathroom where a shower had just taken place. In addition, lavender bags and beeswax with orange oil.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity and oily!!! A soft mouthfeel with orange, Christmas cookies, domino jelly, then some musty notes of wilted flowers.
    • Finish
      So what of oily! Waxy and mild with the orange oil, fruit, cloves and wilted flowers, it ends where it started.

  3. Copshop68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Can't really fault much about this.
    • Nose
      Plenty of dried tropical fruits (apricots, peach and mango) with a touch of chalk, cherry-flavoured candy canes, and zesty orange. A sliver of furniture polish, blackcurrants and aniseed. Really attractive.
    • Taste
      Decent texture, albeit slightly dry. Warming spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) in duet with polished leather, tobacco leaves and sweetened coffee. Some soft notes of fennel and citrus also.
    • Finish
      Long, somewhat dry and tannic with chocolate and star anise.

  5. glenrob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Smell: dark nose, never loud, always on the differentiated side, fine cinnamon tone, cherry, but also citrus fruits in the base, furniture polish, cola, rests in its age and still has a really nice vitality, caramel, old leather

    Taste: fine spicy wood, slightly peppery, light tobacco, leather again, dark chocolate, settled, calm aromas,

    Reverberation: a little charcoal, long, increasingly spicy reverberation

    Colour: copper with a slightly reddish tinge, narrow water edge, clear

    Conclusion: What a great substance - the perfect alternative to all these quickly "charged prostitutes" with a super wet barrel finish ...

  7. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    nice sherry aged whiskey with good PLV.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's a pity that the bottle will soon be empty, I could always have it open, unbeatable even without an offer directly from Spheric Spirits, but it was an absolute bargain for the 67€ called there. A second bottle wouldn't have hurt... crap ;-)
    • Nose
      A rather bright and fresh sherry nose, freshly cut orange, sweet but also sour, slightly nutty, very pleasant, red berries, creamy, minimal furniture polish on top, roasted aromas flash very briefly, you like to smell it
    • Taste
      Creamy, dry mouthfeel, sherry, raisins, slightly sweet, then the oranges, slightly nutty, also some chocolate, a hint of roasted aromas here too, intense, delicious, smacking, drinking strength is right for me
    • Finish
      Here the full load of oranges, then goes more sweetly towards tangerines, mild, medium-length, the next sip will come soon

  9. Jonscr scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

  10. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not at all wrong, as a blended malt it does a lot of things right.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A pleasantly subtle flavor that circles over sherry flavors that are not too intrusive. Leather, tobacco, nutmeg, pepper, raisins, ripe grapes, cherry jam. Later blueberries and blackberries are added, which round off the nose fruity.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Here it is first of all the cherries that draw attention to themselves. With a little menthol, this makes em-eukal candies for children. Creamy with leather notes, dark chocolate, milk coffee. Less fruity than on the nose, thinning at the back.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, dry. The cherries are still there, blackberries and blueberries reappear after a pause on the tongue. Slightly spicy, menthol note.

  11. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    03.08.2021
    • Nose
      Hmmm, dried herbs, some earth, nuts, behind them dark dried fruits and wild berry jam
      The fruit notes are literally hidden behind the herbs and nuts
    • Taste
      Dark dried fruits, wild berry jam, nuts, dried herbs

  12. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If you like whisky with a sherry profile, this is your whisky. Beautiful balanced, perfect age and abv .
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. cey88 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    A wonderful dram, oily thick, no comparison to today's dark soups.
    Very tasty and tasty but not boring.
    Dark fruits, mango and citrus notes, as well as leather.

  14. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    With a little time in the glass, the whiskey opens nicely. Very round and pleasant.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's great, but also not really "round" at the same moment.
    Also I am missing a few % (+2-3) on the palate.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Sweet, dark fruit, raisins, spicy, orange, cloves

    taste
    Sherry, sweet, spicy, light alcohol, orange, dark chocolate

    finish
    Medium length, 80% dark chocolate

  17. d1scostu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Lemmy86 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  19. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  21. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Mature whiskey with an ingenious price-performance ratio. Bottled just in time. The alcohol content is borderline low.
    • Nose
      Ripe nose with spicy notes of sherry. Oak. Tobacco. Some tea. Dark chocolate with oranges. Some plum. Ripe banana. Cloves. A touch of anise.
    • Taste
      Mild, creamy and soft. Tropical fruity with fine acidity. Pleasant oak tannins. Leathery on the tongue. Very pleasant to drink. Despite the low alcohol strength it is still quite voluminous.
    • Finish
      Long. Pleasantly spicy and warming. Dry.

  22. Ra_Di scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great filling with top PLV. Old school notes paired with elegance.

  23. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Reminds me a lot of WID 140000 - maybe a little less tart and herbaceous, with a better nose. A sherry-heavy, straight sipper, uncomplicated and round.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Again not very fruity (high proportion of Glenrothes?), Instead a lot of leather, tobacco, cinnamon, wood polish, wild honey and a spoon of berry jam. Classic, bitter men's room whiskey with a nice depth.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Dark chocolate, leather, dust, hearty and tart. In between, a little acid comes through, like a drop of lemon juice. A little thin maybe.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Quite flush and dry / tart, with leather, baking cocoa and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  25. marcusjang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Presumably one of those casks of Edrington's blended malts from 2001 that have been on the market lately. The taste certainly says that it has those components in it, with some of it feeling a bit older than the stated age. However it feels a tiny bit dilute, which while is not an issue in itself but can bury the malt if tasted among hotter drams.
    • Nose
      Dark berries, cherries, soft dry smoke, cinnamon, apple pie, slight dark pepper, slightly waxy
    • Taste
      Honeyed, dark berries, dark chocolate, gets drier as it progresses, black pepper, oily texture, nuts & some oak, slight plastic
    • Finish
      Black pepper, cinnamon, oak spices, oak tannins, cacao nibs, fairly long, quite satisfying!

  26. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious and also a top PLV! Spicy and intense, voluminous and yet mild and gentle.
    • Nose
      The blended malt shimmers red-brown, almost orange in color in the glass, long and oily "legs" adhere to the glass wall. Muddy bananas mix with sweet yellow fruits, a touch of milk chocolate and cocoa powder is in the air, slightly tart grapefruit and other citrus fruits join in, hints of hazelnut and spicy wood emerge. A hint of ripe sour cherries, caramel, minimal traces of dried leather and sweet tobacco.
    • Taste
      Tobacco and leather dominate the first contact on the tongue, then spicy wood with dark fruit come into their own. The sharpness tickles the lips, hints of citrus fruits in combination with creamy toffee and liquid caramel. The gentle spiciness increases noticeably, suddenly pepper massages the tongue and the palate, dark, red grapes and berries gently emerge before cozy warmth with a pleasant spiciness and a citrus note settles on the palate. The mouthfeel becomes creamy and spicy, wax and a few drops of furniture polish, followed by a lush leather and tobacco aroma.
    • Finish
      Cozy warmth with a sharp chili note still clad the palate, the voluminous aromas stick to the palate in a waxy and spicy manner, with hazelnuts on the tongue the aftertaste slowly fades away. What remains is a fine note of menthol and peppermint in combination with citrus fruits, wax and intense spices.

  27. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  28. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, a beautifully matured sherry malt with a ripe profile.
    Definitely worth buying at the price.
    • Nose
      89 89
      nice sherry nose; sweet and spicy; dark fruits; Dried fruits ripe bananas; beautiful citrus fruits lie behind it
    • Taste
      88 88
      creamy; dark fruits; delicate tingling-spicy oak notes which become bitterly tart on the finish; this is accompanied by leather notes
    • Finish
      88 88
      spicy; tender dried fruits, dark chocolate; Leather notes; bitter-tart oak (pleasant tannins)

  29. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice and fair price for a Macallan! ;)
    No, go for Glenrothes.
    • Nose
      There is that slightly animal sherry smell mixed with a little black powder scent. At first, however, the nose is elegantly reserved. A drop of water brings waxy aromas and more elegant fruit compote.
    • Taste
      Honey mead, sherry fruit and rich, oily spiciness, tasty and looking older.
      Matchstick aromas tingle a bit on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Quite powerful, even in the long finish, with bitter chocolate tannins at the very end and the "Yummy!" confirm and gladly have refills ...

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