Overall rating
90.09/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB192567
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
Twj-Gl-1990
Number of bottles
159
Strength
46.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 sep 2021 10:41 pm by thewhiskyjury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 482.48

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Whisky reviews for Secret Speyside 1990 TWJ

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.09 points.

  1. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The highlight is the nose but the palate benefited from a week of aeration and turned more fruity.
    • Nose
      Fragrant. Waxy and fruity. Floral honey, beeswax, yellow fruits (apricots, nectarines, peaches). A touch of leather, mint, citrusy notes.
    • Taste
      Waxy, oily, spicy (cloves, pepper), candied oranges, lemons, apricots, a pinch of salt.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering cloves, tannins and fruity notes.

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  3. Foamy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ture scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  5. Marx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. TomP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. VISION_CHEN did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose: No matter what I search, my head still tells me that this flavor is brand new and can only be imagined (actually, most of the time). The oily part of Xinjiang kebabs, yes, a bit sheepish, sulphur, wax, earth, stew, very complicated, but you can rest assured that what he hands you is comfortable. I started to smell what Ruben was talking about, but it felt more like post-workout skin to me. Pink, sweet, salty, dirty, reminds me of that bottle of Craigallachie that gene has hidden deep in the cupboard, is another very wonderful trip.

    Drink: The wine is decadent, languid, firm, and the taste is a bit extreme, while giving you the feeling of death, rotten wood, furniture varnish, sharp and corrupt smell. The other side gives you a fresh feeling, sweet cherry juice, juicy lemon, fruit cake. The end rhyme is long and still complex.

    Overall: Wonderful experience, curiosity is greater than pleasure, you come and come to this taste often.

  9. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Forest fruits, burnt charcoal, dark chocolate, cedar, pinecones and peppermint candy on the nose. An oily but spicy palate, with quite a loud peppery influence from the wood. Dry and short finish, but with an enjoyable burst of cloves and roasted nuts.

  10. kcloo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  11. daevid scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  12. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Well very "secret" Glenfarclas. Honey-fruit, cream, spicy, trees in the finish a little more. Delicious and easy to drink.
    23-22.5-22-22.5
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. gunnie76 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tastes like a good Caperdonich 1972.....

  14. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Lots of honey and wax, slightly mineral touches, unripe fruits (pineapple, ..), furniture glaze, vanilla
    • Taste
      91 91
      Creamy start, alcohol perfectly integrated, warm, red-fruity, oranges and even some mango and passion fruit
    • Finish
      91 91
      short, somewhat peppery start, more on the spicy side with pleasant notes of freshly felled and older wood

  15. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Bend The Knee

    Joeri of The Whisky Jury recently launched no less than 7 new bottles, but one of them is exclusive to Singapore (a 30-year-old Islay) and one to Japan (a 10-year-old Ledaig). So I can only discuss the five that are available in my neck of the woods. Let's start with this 30-year-old Secret Speyside. Well, 'secret'. But what an excellent whisky again!

    The nose is aromatic, waxy and complex and that's the least you can say about it. Subtly scented with chamomile tea, heather flowers, autumn leaves and bark of an old oak tree. Salted caramel, jute and cough candy. Pencil shavings. Tunisian fig jam and apricots.

    Oily, almost creamy on the palate with a lot of spiciness in the guise of cloves, cinnamon, camphor and some black pepper. Becomes syrupy sweet on raisins, figs, apricots, mango and again that touch of salted caramel. Great, despite the rather modest ABV.

    Wonderfully long, warm finish that makes you reach for a second glass. On the deathbed a sigh of tannins and a hint of cough syrup.

    I will bend the knee for this one.

  16. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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