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Overall rating
82.83/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Riegger's Selection (RS)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
02.2007
Bottled
24.03.2015
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Amarone Cask Finish
Number of bottles
208
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
08 Jun 2015 12:03 pm by [2stoned] aKu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59,95

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 2007 RS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.83 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    No, absolutely nothing for me, these are for me almost all false notes, more than any sulfur ...
    • Nose
      Acid-tingling in the nose, which of sparkling wine or as the review mentioned below me, rosé wine, a little artificial or like perfume (with too high alcohol content in the nose), dark chocolate, licorice, rose water, grapefruit, a little minty
    • Taste
      Also directly the very sour notes, rosé spritzer, bitter liquorice and young oak, mint, sour cherries, grapefruit with peel, all rather unpleasant for my taste, white pepper, paprika, wasabi
    • Finish
      Continue the acidity ... Grapefruit, young oak, pepper, short to medium through the bitterness

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great, my first from Riegger's Selection, I really like it. Very intense, idiosyncratic, tolerates water and very mature for 8 years.
    • Nose
      fresh, slightly spicy (peppermint, salt), fruity-dry wine (rose), rose water, very subtle dark chocolate note, slightly nut
    • Taste
      intense, creamy, dark chocolate, walnut, then dark-sour fruit notes, plum juice, sugar beet syrup, pepper
    • Finish
      long and bittersweet, dark chocolate, molasses and again neat oak / pepper

  3. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It's different. And somehow I like it. Yet I might not need a hole bottle. 
    • Nose
      interesting nose. winey. red wine definitely but it also smells a bit like oloroso - and the red wine is not pure: there is something of the serious wine drinkers no-go: dense red wine plus coke. Or some Haribo "Cola-Fläschchen" swimming in red wine. funny perfume! there is also some of the more regular things like toffee, oranges, boscoop. 
    • Taste
      Initially surprisingly soft on oloroso, then sour cherry-fruits, gets quickly spicy on all-spice, pepper, ginger, some aperol bitterness, and, guess what, the wine-cola-thing   
    • Finish
      rather short mainly on ginger and wine gum.  

  5. kraeftigen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The nose is world class! I can sign that with the bitterness in my mouth! You have to like that and probably come from the Amarone barrel. Not a simple whisky and he does not lose that bitter touch even with water. Since I like that, I'm 87 points. Not for sweet wine drinkers!

  6. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Great nose, not so great (after)taste. Not my style. But I´m not that big of a wine finish fan anyway.
    • Nose
      Initially sweet. Very fruity. Somehow artificial. Like wine gum or jelly beans. Then again a quite spicy, dusty dry touch with quite some fresh oak that remotely reminds me of bourbon. In the back also a (sour) touch of wine.
    • Taste
      Very aggressive start. Sour from the beginning. No sweetness at all. Becoming more and more bitter. A mixture of fresh, bitter oak and sour, dry wine. 
    • Finish
      Fades away pretty quickly. The sour taste lingers on pretty long.

  7. [2stoned] aKu did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Amarone-Cask finish since 20.11.2011

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