Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
East Village Whisky Company (EVWC)
Stated Age
26 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
54.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 sep 2021 5:39 pm by Schmausel

Average value

€ 159.00

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Whisky reviews for A Secret Speyside Distillery 1994 EVWC

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.13 points.

  1. SimonOHA scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice balance, without fuss and very pleasant to drink.
    • Nose
      Strong nose on the barrel, wood. Grapes and caramel, honey. Opens pleasantly on oranges. The wood thins out. Small freshness of cut grass.
    • Taste
      Very pleasant on the palate on wood-smoked chocolate oranges.
    • Finish
      Final on smoked caramel. Pepper and cinnamon.

  2. netcorpse scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I did not like the finish as it has a lot of acidity. The nose is nice, the taste is decently complex but the spiciness/acidity is ruining it for me.

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Have the Glenfarclas 25 yo London Edition (TWE Exclusive) in direct comparison and have to say, this could well be a piglet.

    If not, my next tip would be Glenrothes.

    [Update:] After more than 8 cl over a few weeks, the tendency is more towards Glenrothes than Glenfarclas.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Quite (refill) barrel-heavy, with very present wood notes that are reminiscent of dried culinary herbs.

      Oak, oloroso, leather, myrrh (incense sticks), baked apple.

      Find it in the nose woodier, herbal, but also cleaner than its predecessor (WID 171413). However, this also makes it seem a bit more arbitrary.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Already very herbaceous and woody, but just within the limits.

      In the middle it becomes fruity-jammy-sweet, with red berries and orange.

      Towards the end more spices - cinnamon, nutmeg - and light pepperiness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nice and chocolaty. A bit of juicy acidity in the aftertaste, which goes well with the very present wood spiciness.

  6. jazza scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Compared with the last 26yo (2020) of EVWC (WB171413), i would say it come from the same distillery, pretty obvious to me.

    This one is freshly opened, so it will need time, the 2020 is open since almost one year now, so ...

    The nose is not that deep and round, but even if the ABV is really higher, the alcool integration is so nice as always with EVWC.

    The mouth still very tasty like his brother, but this one is not that rounded and complex, but still really enjoyable.

    The finish makes the big difference to me, this one quit the bitterness and the kind of beautiful smoke we had on the 2020.

    A beautiful selection again and again from EVWC, with another really good dram here.

    Need to come back on it after some month opened for sure, and taste how he changed.

  7. MJ84 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A very special dram like I've never had it before, already "very" barrel-heavy, but WOW what a barrel !! First nose: Sherry, yes the sherry drink, better than having a top Oloroso in your glass, maybe not everyone likes that, I think it's a terrific experience, something extraordinary. After 10-20 minutes the sherry binds nicely. Of course not much of the distillate can be seen, but since it's a "secret", it doesn't matter :-)
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92


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