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Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1995
Bottled
06.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
1 Sherry Butt & 1 Hogshead
Number of bottles
738
Strength
62.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2014 3:37 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 88.00

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34 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 1995 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. Jean-Claude Van Dram scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    On the nose: cherry, rhubarb and red fruits, strawberry candies, spices and a hint of sulphurous smoke.

    In the mouth: hot. Cherries in syrup, leather, pepper, tobacco and spices. A fresh finish with eucalyptus and mint.

  2. edei scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    What a brilliant drop - 94 points from me - Luckily, I could grab another bottle ;-)
    My notes on this: https://www.whisky-circle.info/speyside-glenlivet-1995/

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 65 Euro in March, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 90.  My notes state this is a very strange but beautiful beast, hard to describe...  Surely I will open another bottle and do a full review on it!

  4. Arquebus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    ....apparently the best bottle from the Speyside Distillery Mr JM has ever encountered!!!.... 95.5pts Whisky Bible 2015

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A sherry profile that goes off the beaten track, far from dry woods. A disgusting hair at the end of dram (only one is enough). But very good and very greedy. Beware of alcohol, it beats even if you do not feel it!
    • Nose
      Ha, interesting! Cherry cherry from Biercée (would I be the only one to know?), The liquor of wood (that exists, that?), Fleeting clouds of dust. Alcohol is present, it will have to go on eggs. The cherry fades a little after aeration to make room for candle wax.
    • Taste
      Against all odds, it is particularly sweet; alcohol does not burn. It's candy sugar mixed with cherry jam. Red berries and sugar in abundance.
    • Finish
      Long and hot. A very slight bitterness appears as the dram evolves. Finally the alcohol is felt.

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