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Speyside Very Old Vatted Malt Sb

Overall rating
88.93/100
votes
62
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Spirits Shop' Selection
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
579
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Samurai Label
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with Sansibar
Market
tw Taiwan
Added on
16 Oct 2015 4:38 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 151,14

19 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Very Old Vatted Malt Sb

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.93 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Remko scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Slightly meaty / Gravy-ish / light taste of "rookworst"

  4. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, really.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Very good for the price
    • Nose
      Rich, complex, ripe bananas, little peat and smoke, little honey and vanilla and wood notes, tobacco, nice leather notes
    • Taste
      Punchy, peppery, touch of oak wood, subtle sweetness, citrus fruits, very little leather (the good one)
    • Finish
      Long and burning, zesty

  8. Liquid_Gold did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bij serge Valentin (Whiskyfun)

    Speyside Malt Whisky (46.1%, Sansibar for S Spirit Shop, 579 bottles, 2015)
    This one’s a ‘very old vatted malt’. Well, the older you get, the more
    you feel that ‘very old’ ought to be ‘really very old’. Colour: dark
    gold. Nose: it does nose old. Tobacco, embrocations, old liqueurs,
    chocolate, cedar wood, old roses in an old vase, mushrooms… What’s not
    to like? Mouth: oh, earth, roots, gentian, turnips, smoke, grapefruits…
    Speyside, really? It’s really unusual, and really excellent. Wonderful
    notes of humus, mushrooms, citrons, grapefruit marmalade, pickled ginger
    (sushi, anyone?), old Champagne, mint liqueur, yellow chartreuse…
    Finish: only medium, but wonderfully earthy, with softer raisiny tones
    in the aftertaste. Lime. Comments: I-wanna-know-what-this-is! Speyside?
    Seriously? SGP:462 - 90 points.

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