Banff 1975 MoS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Calculated age
37 years old
Bourbon Barrel
MoS 13023
Number of bottles
42.9 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
28 Apr 2013 4:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 485.00

22 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Banff 1975 MoS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.29 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Highly complex, but still (dangerously) drinkable. I found it fantastic and it is a pity that Banff closed down. If you have the chance, you should try it, because this is something special! Full review (in German): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/01/06/weihnachtstasting-im-turm/

  2. Ganga scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: waxy berries, wood glue, light wood spices
    Palate: polished oak, tropical fruits
    Finish: short but continues the palate to a satisfying end
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great nose: it's amazing what tropical fruits there are. Might smell forever.
    Unfortunately, there is not enough strength and complexity in the mouth.

  4. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 357,-€ at Whiskyauction 11/2015

  5. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 385,-€ and for 405,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  6. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. UsquebaughNL scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Banff 1975/2013 (42.9%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon barrel, cask #MoS 13023, 201 bottles)  MoS already had a rather superb 1975 last year (WF 90). Colour: white wine, so very pale for a 37/38yo malt. Nose: hell, yes! Which distillery was the queen of fruit+mustard? That's right, Banff. Granted, this is sweet mustard (maybe blueberry flavoured?) and the fruits are all sour, in a way, but that is superb in the very context. Chinese plum sauce for Peking duck? Other than that, we have herbal teas (lime blossom, orange blossom) and apples, tinned pineapples and quite some white chocolate. Spectacularly different so far. Mouth: for just a fraction of a second, I had thought the oak had taken over, but then the fruits kicked in, together with an unexpected saltiness (coz yeah, there's no salt in whisky, only a saltiness). Fantastic passion fruits, bananas, raspberries, oranges, peaches... The oak's spices remain delicate and pleasantly cinnamony, I'd say. Very good body at barely 43% vol. Finish: okay, the oak got a little louder in the finish, but it's still of the cinnamony kind, not too drying. And, above, all, it's still wonderfully fruity. Comments: old glories never die (try harder next time, S.) I could have gone one or two points higher with just a little less oak in the finish/aftertaste. SGP:651 - 90 points.


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