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Speyburn 1975

Overall rating
91.14/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
41085
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Clan Cask
Vintage
1975
Bottled
2012
Calculated age
37 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask
Casknumber
3413
Number of bottles
320
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010509800495
Added on
27 Mar 2013 7:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 567.06

49 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 1975

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.14 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2017]  After The Imp was flabbergasted by this stuff (see his notes below) I certainly have to try it by myself.  This trades above my reasonable price limit right now but if it is really that good than this actual high price might be justified.  So let us see...

    ...an unusual and really interesting great dram that I like very much but to be honest:  As a drinker I would not spend more than 300 Euro on such a bottle (I bought this one for 360 Euro a couple of days ago)...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is mahogany and the texture shows slow legs and tears. The nose is all about a rich and complex sherry profile with leathery, chocolatey and nutty aromas. A typical old PX sherry nose that is rather herbal than sweet (like the Oloroso ones).
    • Taste
      93 93
      The taste offers a complex multi-layered PX sherry profile without any single flaw (that I can find). Very delicious and very interesting to explore, too. The sherry is not that dominant and leaves enough room for the barley and wooden flavours to enfold what is great. And it is perfectly balanced.
    • Finish
      93 93
      It instantly coats the whole of the mouth with no distracting feeling at all, one of the best arrivals on the palate for months. The finish is very long and more spicy with additional menthol and liquorice flavours. Some water releases more sweeter aromas both in the nose and on the palate, I like it that way better. More water increases the wooden flavours and turns the dram more bourbon-ish. As I am not a fan of bourbon-style whisky at all I prefer the only slightly reduced version.

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    very nice old school sherry bomb for the wing chair, longer ventilation in the glass pleases him - Outstanding - Long live the Paxarette!
    • Nose
      Leather, furniture polish, chocolate raisins, pickled plums, thickened plum jam, spicy wood notes (like wood in the hot sauna), beeswax, red grape juice, maple syrup
    • Taste
      red grape syrup, extremely thick and dense, intense sherry, plums in armagnac
    • Finish
      dry, sweet and very long with lots of wood, a bit bitter

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This is my second bottle of this, if you hold it neat in your mouth for around 30 seconds, it has in my view one of the best taste experiences out there.

    This review was as soon as bottle was opened.

    A great bottle, if it was labelled Glenfarclas for the same quality it would cost you £800+

    My rating of 95 on price is down to the fact that this cost me around £250 from the distillery, sadly they are all gone now so glad I managed to get one of the last available.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    re taste for a sherried h2h.
    After 2 bottles this whisky still impresses me, I never get sick of it.
    Great whisky, better with a little water

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Actually a pretty perfect sherry whisky without any off-notes (means no rubber, leather, sulphur whatsoever) - good complexity and enough power - fantastic!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Chocolaty notes, dried fruits, spices, fine sherry wood, little nutmeg, some acacia honey, little brown sugar and molasses, toffee - very good!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, little liquorice, more dried fruits, milk chocolate, toffee, more fine sherry wood, cooked oranges, jam, spices - great!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, spicy, more woody, still good sweetness, not drying

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is indeed great sherry, tobacco, chocolate, orange peel, candied fruits, sweet spices, excellent balance, very good but I agree that the current prices are not justified

  8. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    very nice old sherry bomb without being overcharged. The PX does not press too much with its sweetness (was that a finish?). Very balanced, very complex and wonderfully tasty with some water. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      Pure: instantly exudes the magic of a magnificently matured, old sherry barrel whisky. The PX makes it all very sweet and fruity. Green bananas, cherries, plum jam. Over white chocolate and some white pepper. The alcohol pinches easily in the nose, but does not disturb the overall picture at any time. Later fall foliage, slightly musty, almost smoky and slightly salty notes. I must inevitably think of Springbank. With water and time: becomes more complex and "noble". Has more ripe fruit notes of blood orange. Black Forest Cherry! Otherwise I only know about Glendronach. In fact, the chocolate is suddenly very dark.
    • Taste
      Pure: nice sweet, and liqueur-like creamy beginning, then a nice, slightly tart oak wood note, as expected after 37 years. It also follows a slightly phenolic note, beef roulade with red wine sauce. Delicious! With some water: the oak is going back, it is now smarter, but still complex. The slight peat note is barely noticeable. Even more chocolate notes now.
    • Finish
      long, dark chocolate with salt and cherry filling.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    With water :-

    The palate is slightly less fragrant, still full bodied and more rounded now.

    Lovely.
    • Nose
      Powerful sherry and hard to describe but what I would call earthy. There is some cigar smoke, chocolate , blackberry, plum pudding, figs, and treacle toffee.
    • Taste
      A massive and intensive dark fruit blast, almost like a smoothie. Very creamy one of the most full fat type of palates you can get. Its all on dark fruits  black cherry, blackberry, blackcurrants, dark red plum skins, hints of almonds, slightly nutty and it is crisp but with an oily profile also.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, luscious

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 20th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    *20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

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