Speyburn 1975 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
19 years old
59.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 oct 2011 7:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249.00

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Whisky reviews for Speyburn 1975 CA

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.00 points.

  1. SpeyburnClanGermany did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a Speyburn that only reveals its class when you crack it. One of the few of whom I say "THIS is how it is there, THIS is how the distillery tastes"
    • Nose
      Color: bright sunshine, golden in the glass.

      Nose: Holla! It takes time in the glass! The 59.9% seem quite aggressive at first. Even after 15 minutes it is still stinging. But then there are oak and vanilla notes, also some fruit. The oak barrel slowly but clearly unfolds its effect. The fruit develops like green apples, fragrant. A little pear, but the "green apple" scent dominates. At this point it is already clear: water will have to be poured in! Despite being in the air for 20 minutes, it does not lose its strength and looks closed. 30 minutes. No trace of weakness. There is also a light roasted aroma. I don't need to wait any longer ... time to drink it.
    • Taste
      ok ..... ok ..... that's a clean, powerful start. Not as alcoholic as the first nose suggested. Clearly warming, light, fresh, sweet. On the palate and in the air I breathe, I find the Speyburn character again, the scent that I perceived in the distillery. That comes pretty close. Still, just like in the nose ... it looks closed. Pure water. A few drops do exactly ... nothing. A few more drops and here, too, as at the beginning: let stand for now. Thor, he's exhausting! Ok ... for the price you shouldn't just tip it down, that's okay. There is now more malt on the nose, the roasted aroma mixes more with the oak and the green apples become sweeter.
      The taste is now much better. THAT is Speyburn. Pure and untreated, from a very good oak barrel. Spicy oak, malt, toast, a subtle mix of sweet and tart. It can take a lot of water, really, really much. Seldom do I say "the more water, the more delicious"
    • Finish
      The aftertaste without water: short and sweet. Nice and warm for a long time with water

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  3. tribe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    a little littlemill ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      floral and grassy and tea made from them. light lemon. I like it. there is also something sweet and malty.
    • Taste
      86 86
      the taste starts again exactly with the smell and wood is added. very nice part. can some water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      here comes something peppery, the alcohol can also be felt all the time. not particularly complex but pleasant.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very herbal, spicy and a hint of sweetness not an outstanding one but very drinkable nonetheless

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is a creamy one, almost too creamy for me but a nice melon and apple note emerges.
    No need for water, this is a brief initial view but nice stuff.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  After the rather low rating at WF I retasted it today to check my old review.  Still I like this dram very much but I confess this is really austere.  If you love this profile (grassy, floral and very, very malty sweet) you score it high - if you go for a different taste it is certainly rather low.  But this is the great thing about malt whisky:  There is no accounting for taste...

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2017]  ...continuing my CGBP-project (The "Cadenhead Green Bottle Period" lasted from late-1990 until mid-1998 and is characterised by its small size white labels).  I bought this bottle for 59 Euro in August, 2003.

    When I saw the extraordinary high rating (94 from 2 members) here at WB I was so curious that I decided to open a bottle immediately.  Due to the high abv, this dram certainly needs water to open up (nevertheless it is quite nice to sip neat too: sweet and mellow.  But the nose is blocked by the high alcohol).  After adding some water a nice movie starts both in the nose and on the palate.  It is all about barley sweetness, flowery meadows and homegrown fruits (apples, pears and even hints of quinces).  All rounded up with some spices, quite a very nice complex profile.  The finish is long and of comparable beauty...

    In my system this is not a 94 but nevertheless a very high rating...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90


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