Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Master of Malt (MoM)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Stated Age
24 years old
ex-bourbon casks
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 aug 2022 9:13 am by HKWhiskyExplorer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 79.95

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Whisky Reviews for A Secret Speyside Distillery 1994 MoM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Initially rather closed and subtle nose, with some faint unripe fruits and oak. A drop of water and some gentle hand warming worked wonders though, realising a rich bouquet of fruits (orchard and tropical varieties), alongside vanilla, icing sugar, creamy fudge and well-integrated oak. It’s like a totally different dram! Incredibly similar profile on the palate, with sweet and creamy honey and oak alongside malty toast, hazelnuts and a dusting of icing sugar again. The faintest hint of smoke emerges from somewhere and leads into a vanilla cream finish. Lovely dram that absolutely needs water and time. 80-81 neat, but 87-88 with a drop of water. Great value for money. No idea about the distillery though!

  2. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    Very light legs. Delicate and refreshing, what a summer dram. I personally welcome more non-sherried Speysiders like this, though they're often not as popular. I’m guessing it’s Glen Moray / Glenfiddich / Tomintoul.

    [83-85] I'll get a bottle unless my bank account says otherwise.

    N 25
    Fresh fruits (Red apples, green banana skin). Vanilla wood. Heather honey. Zingy lemon zest. Subtle baking spices. A whiff of floral essence.

    P 25
    Summer fruits. oaky, and mildly oily. A touch sour at first sip but in a good way. Mouth-warming peppery spices. Breakfast cereal. Malty. Filtered honey.

    F 25
    Mid finish. Warming spices. Oaky and malty. A touch nutty. Mildly citrusy. A hint of smoke, however more like charred wood smoke than peat smoke.

  3. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    MoM tasting notes
    • Nose
      Honeyed oak and baking spices mingle with delicate whispers of peat smoke and toasted teacakes.
    • Taste
      A touch of floral honeysuckle surfaces between robust, oily malt and grilled almonds. Tangy marmalade creeps at the edges, with a prickle of spice.
    • Finish
      Nutty cacao and a reappearance of that delicate peat smoke linger, alongside sweet spices, and a touch of peppery oak.


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