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Overall rating
84.75/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB185153
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Roger's Whisky Company (RWCo)
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Bourbon
Casknumber
5254
Number of bottles
285
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2021 11:27 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.71

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Whisky Reviews for Secret Speyside Distillery 2013 RWCo

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.75 points

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      N: fresh and young. Yogurt and cereal.
      floral. Acid. No heavily driven bourbon influences, so that the clear Glenrothes style on bourbon still comes through. Apple. Lime.
    • Taste
      83 83
      P: creamy, new make, vanilla, slightly tropical fruit, orange peel. Can take 2 drops to remove the sharp edge. That only makes the whisky even more beautiful.
    • Finish
      84 84
      F: tannins, yogurt, fresh grain. Slightly cocoa with water.

  2. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A bourbon cask matured whisky out of many more choises in this quality for me. Not bad and I think 60 euro is fair for this single cask bottling.
    • Nose
      The typical bourbon cask matured notes. Little better with 1 drop of water.

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oats and vanilla. Quite some pears. Green bananas. A touch of caramel fudge, which is followed by fresh lemons. Slightly mineral-like too. Later also nougat and a touch of ginger. Sprite (the soft drink) and a hint of apricots.
    • Taste
      Lemons and lots of pears here as well. Green apples and apricots. Nougat too. Vanilla. A hint of barley sugar. And then Sprite again. Topping it off with quite a bit of heat from red chilli peppers.
    • Finish
      Mid-long with pears again, unripe bananas and a touch of liquorice.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Different and not you average young bourbon-forward, vanilla'd single malt.
    • Nose
      Floral with touches of candle wax and melted butter, but also a slight lactic note and some Greek yoghurt. A whiff of tinned pineapple and cured lemons followed by galia melons. Somewhat metallic and sour at times, but it's mostly kept in check. Pretty singular and fairly enticing.
    • Taste
      Notes of pineapple as well as apricots and jackfruit. Then a big hit of cloves and chili heat, followed by candied orange peel and orange blossom water.
    • Finish
      Lingering cloves and some drying tannins. Lychees and lemon yoghurt. Medium in length.

  5. marcusjang scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Someone had told me that the 36 patterns on the either side of the label might mean something, like 36 stills on a particular distillery starting with the letter M. I think it rather makes sense.

    Quite pleasant while being young. Not the most complex malt, but not the most expensive bottle either. Not much to object here, maybe except for the slightly bitter tannins.
    • Nose
      Floral, orange candy, orange peels, caramel toffee
    • Taste
      Creamy texture, slightly waxy, vanilla syrup, orange peel, slightly peppery, slight mineral
    • Finish
      Slight oak spices & tannins, orange peel, cinnamon, average in length, cacao nibs

  6. Seashepherd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: fresh / fruity (pear) / cereal / vanilla
    palate: a nice roundness, in the continuity of the nose with the fruity notes which stand out and the cereals, vanilla also
    finish: medium, on spices (cloves), yellow fruits and a vanilla sweetness

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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