Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Bottling serie
Vol. III
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Cask
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Aug 2015 12:21 pm by Whisky-Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 144.73

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Mysteria 1995 BD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points

  1. bennythemonster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Speyside Mysteria Vol III, Best Dram, 1995-2015, 20 years, 52.6% alc. Speyside Mysteria Vol III, 1995-2015, 20 years, 52.6% alc.
    Bottlers. Best Dram
    Removal: sherry barrel
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Special feature: distillery is not mentioned

    Nose: Fruity and very aromatic. Butterscotch, caramel and a lot of toffee. Dried apricots, blackberries and honeydew melon behind. With some time, the sherry is drier and a hint of wood smoke can be guessed, the sweetness reminds of sugar syrup.

    Palate: Fruity and syrupy, orange zest, grapefruit and currants, also sultanas are included, sweetness of dates and honeydew melon. Fruit and sweetness are complemented by light spicy flavors.

    Finish: Very long, slightly alcoholic. For winter sweetness comes winter spices, including nutmeg and cloves. In addition, a lot of oak wood is present, which is therefore slightly bitter and dry.

    Conclusion: A wonderfully fruity single malt . The sherry is present but not determinative.

    88/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 120 €)

    Thanks to Peat Head for the rehearsal
    Original article under: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Speyside...,6-BD/index.php

  2. Fahrradfahrer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    According to secret source a Macallan.

  3. WLUO scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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    • Finish
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  4. ValStern scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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  5. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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  6. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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  7. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Complex, well balanced whisky from Speyside. Because the sherry character I guess (too) it's a Macallan.
    • Nose
      Phosphorous sherry, milk caramel, vanilla and yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      Creamy, oily, complex. Great sherry, well balanced by a massive, spicy oak. Sweet fruits, wax and lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky, fruity.

  8. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Speyside dram is a real mystery. Quite reserved on the nose it
    requires definitely time to develop its full character. Then there is an
    exciting explosion of sweetness, fruit, vanilla and spice on the
    palate. Complex, full of character with less strong sherry influence. A
    superbly balanced whisky with no need for dilution.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whisky-Connaisseur/550443305109776

    I thank the German independent bottler Best Dram for sample and photo.
    • Nose
      Starts quite fresh with toffee and dry sherry. A touch of buttery
      vanilla lies beneath, followed by hints of butterscotch and syrup coated
      melon with time.
    • Taste
      Oh yes! Now there is creamy and fruity sweetness with yellow melon and
      vanilla. Intense sherry flavours on the middle with the oak showing a
      mouth-watering spicy character. Optimally integrated alcohol and
      pleasingly drinkable.
    • Finish
      Mouth-filling, warm and long with lingering fruity sweetness and dried oak. WITH WATER: The spiciness now dominates as the sweetness almost
      completely disappears. Finish with lingering yellow dried fruits.


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