Overall rating
87.23/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB193064
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Adventures in Flavour - Captain Congener
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
20 years old
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
2000000131764
Bottled for
The Whisky Show London 2021
Added on
05 oct 2021 9:55 pm by YorkshaPud2

Average value

£ 135.00

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Whisky reviews for A Speyside Distillery 2001 ElD

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.23 points.

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Confirmed to be a Glenfarclas, but that's neither here nor there. A younger modern Glenfarclas is never that great any more (don't bother proving me wrong, taste is personal), but on another note, there's not many whiskies better than a well-aged Glenfarclas either. This is a 20yo, so definitely on the younger side as far as Glenfarclas is concerned.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Metallic tinge to this sherry cask on the nose. Very average.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A sherry bomb on the palate. Not my cup of tea since I'm not a huge fan of modern sherry bombs, but it does its thing well. No off-notes, well-balanced. It's still available on the TWE website, which means something.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Moderate length. No further development beyond the aforementioned sherry bomb.

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  3. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Izzino scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    very shery, raisins, marzipan

  5. sakis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Hlektrion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. MD76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    We can’t say any more about where this is from, which in turn might help you guess which family-owned producer it is who has asked that we don’t tell anyone its provenance. This one came from a sherry butt, the type this distiller is well-known for, is bottled at 57.6% ABV and priced at £135.

    Nose: A balance of raisin fruitiness and savoury leafy bracken notes. Fruity cherries, and buttery an almondy Cherry Bakewells build. Green and leafy notes hide beneath, joined by runny caramel, stewed apple and white-wine-poached pears.

    Palate: Buttered sponge cake, candied orange, butter cream and baking spice. Rich and creamy notes build, followed by sweet apple and pear jam, a touch of blackcurrant and some barrel char. Buttered malt loaf, mincemeat and more spice bring up the rear.

    Finish: Blackcurrant on spiced fruit loaf. Damp oak and lingering leafiness.

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at whisky show 2021, very nice sherry

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