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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
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.
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.
Long syrupy and oak-toned.
- 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.
- 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/
- [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!
- ....apparently the best bottle from the Speyside Distillery Mr JM has ever encountered!!!.... 95.5pts Whisky Bible 2015
- 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!
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.
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.
Long and hot. A very slight bitterness appears as the dram evolves. Finally the alcohol is felt.