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Hillside 1971

Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
75
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1971
Bottled
09.1997
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
62.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281013350
Added on
27 Aug 2008 4:22 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 897,42

22 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hillside 1971

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. VWWW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    With its abv a really strong dram, high in minerals, some fire stone. Reminds me of some typical Glen Keith expressions... Peppery and long lingering, great!

  2. Landryn scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 629 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016

  4. franpincoffee did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/hillside-25-rare-malts-series/

    This is a true classic from a long-lost distillery. The nose is dry and spicy with notes of cinnamon and black pepper. The taste is spicy but smooth, with hints of cinnamon and smoke with dried fruits underneath. The finish is spicy and nutty with hints of roasted almonds. Amazing!

  5. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malty sweet, grassy, herbs, spicy, smoke, honey, toffee
    • Taste
      Spicy, herbs,sweet, fruity (apricots), mint
    • Finish
      Long, herbs, mint, bitter

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Light bodied. A pre dinner dram.
    • Nose
      Hint of oaky vanilla. Resinous, pine. Hay barn. Sweet , fresh malt grist. Toffee and clover honey.
    • Taste
      Minty. Tropical stone fruits. Dry maltiness.
    • Finish
      Acidic apples. Pine resin. Herbal, minty.

  8. zby0001 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Feusi scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, I could only try once a small sip. With 62v% nose is frightened at first sniff, the second sniff emerge the sweet and fruity notes. Surprisingly fine and easy to drink for the 62v%, almost a walk in the pine or fire forest, refreshing and stuningly easy to drink. I like to have a second sip from that bottle, but at this prices?

  10. Aristocat scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Had a dram of this nectar in the Nobody Inn near Dartmoor. Was very suprised, what a drink! Yes, it`s very very strong but the flavor is magnificent. I`m now looking for a reasonable priced bottle somewhere, but, they are mega expensive unfortunately.
    Can`t understand the low rating really, it`s such a nice dram !

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