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Overall rating
88.36/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB194220
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Mancarella (Ma)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1993
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
153
Number of bottles
220
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
24 Oct 2021 9:22 am by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 319.90

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153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Islay Distillery 1993 Ma

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.36 points

  1. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First impression from the freshly opened bottle:

    First association right after pouring: A Laphroaig 10CS in old and venerable.

    Really delicious stuff that Dino had bottled here. I like the mouthfeel even better than the nose. Overall evaluation approx. 90 to 91 points. (89 / 90-91 / 91)
    • Nose
      89 89
      Maritime nose, fresh and slightly salty, very subtle smoke that has clearly broken down in the barrel over the years. Fruits in the form of citrus, orange, after a while they become sweeter and a little more tropical: tangerine, apricot, papaya, also a little vanilla emerges. And again and again the light smoke aromas, combined with pleasant oak flavor.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is surprisingly sweet and fruity, and pleasingly powerful. Alcohol and tannins slowly occupy the tongue, tropical fruit, vanilla, oak, the smoke is again very reserved.
      Comparatively long and intense finish, without anything new, but also without bitterness. Very nice.
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. rampah scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Rumored to be a Laphroaig.

  3. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. SteveW110 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Yesterday in good company there was another "Secret". This time a Secret Islay with a full old age.
    Without indulging in notes for a long time, for me it is a rough and very alcoholic whisky. Even with a little water, you can tickle little or no aromas here.
    No matter which distillery this whisky came from, I find it quite exhausting to drink.

  5. kringo86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice floral and somewhat fruity nose. The spicy edge in the mouth reminds me of another secret speyside bottling of mancarella that i am really not a big fan of. First i thought of laphroaig but the slightly floral nose and the blood oranges reminded me of bowmore. Anyhow overall quite good but maybe not my favourite type of old islay...

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

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

  8. Killswitch scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. daverdaz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Meanwhile the second time in the glass. The first impression is unfortunately confirmed. The malt is really nice from the nosing point of view and I am 100% with Laphroaig, but in the taste the concise spice and the alcoholic character prevail. Unfortunately one of those whiskys that promise a lot in nosing and disappoint in taste. Overall, the malt unfortunately seems unbalanced and inconsistent.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    More shy (on the nose) and sharper (on the palate) than hoped.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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