Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
18 years old
1 Sherry Butt & 1 Hogshead
Number of bottles
62.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2014 3:25 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 93.60

5 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 1995 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.24 points

  1. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Begins fruity and syrupy. In addition, cheese sticks, caramel, Apricotbrandy, strawberry sauce, cocktail cherries and Thuja wood or better Häckselplatz, charred oak and furniture polish. With water: topping cherries, caramel, apricot brandy and Jaffacake with cherry filling.
    • Taste
      Full, very dry start accompanied by pepper, oak, syrupy fruitiness and lots of Amarena cherries.
      With water: dense and very syrupy. Jaffacake with cherry filling and a little allspice.
    • Finish
      Long syrupy and oak-toned.

  3. 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.

  4. 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/

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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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