Speyside Very Old Vatted Sb

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Sansibar (Sb)
Number of bottles
45.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Dec 2015 6:51 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 132.00

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65 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Very Old Vatted Sb

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The initially musty and musty aromas which I immediately associated with Kuhstall but a little getting used to, as well as the partially obtrusive sulfur. As I know, I'm having a hard time with sulfur, although for this malt in combination with Kuhstall it was not so unpleasant for me. The nose is worn by dark and old aromas and seems rather a little closed. The sweet and the harsh elements of the nose and the taste are a nice contrast and harmonize very well with each other. Here and there I show old sherry elements, especially the partly emerging leather and tobacco aroma, I find impressive. the fine peppermint note which lies subtly in the background all the time gives this malt a certain freshness. For me a very successful bottling, albeit a little monotonous and one-dimensional. I still like it and was worth an experience.

    22/23/22/22 (89P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber shines in the glass, the malt shimmers mysterious and syrupy drops pull their long tracks back into the glass. From the optical alone, I'm looking forward to this malt. Slightly musty cowshed and decayed wood lifts clumsily from the premium snifter, a subtle hint of sulfur rises up. Initially dominated almost only the musty Kuhstallaroma, after some time, the moldy and musty aroma retreats a little and dried berries and oranges appear. Dark and old caramel mixes with a touch of milk chocolate, honey and a touch of fresh mint are added. The oily and long drops are still sticking to the glass wall, just nice to look at. Sweetness rises from the dark and still slightly musty nose, a deciduous rough note shows, the chocolate becomes more intense and hazelnuts spread slowly in the nose. Here and there old and dry wood comes to light, in general, the nose is quite closed.
    • Taste
      Creamy, the first sip flows over the tongue. Powerful old and slightly burnt pieces of wood are distributed in the palate, again sweetness rises from the creamy wood note. Sweet chocolate and hazelnuts mix, slightly bitter and tart wood tones are in the background. The second sip then releases again slightly musty and rotten wood flavors, slowly black pepper creeps from behind over the tongue and finally distributes a pleasant sharpness in the entire mouth. A touch of chili and tart oranges follow, from the creamy and oily aroma rises to an old walnut note. Again and again, sweet and fruity notes, above all lies a subtle and slightly fresh peppermint note. At the end of the taste a slight leather and tobacco note comes into its own.
    • Finish
      With this leather and tobacco note, the taste goes into the aftertaste. Dark and dry wood tones stick to the palate, the muff and moder also shows up a few times. Powerful and dignified, the creamy and oily flavors rest in the mouth, in the background is again this fine yet always present mint note. Spicy, the aftertaste exudes its chubby warmth for a long time. Wet leaves and dried wood elements let the aftertaste slowly fade away.

  2. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Tasty (88)
    • Nose
      Dry, wine ... varnish and leather, dry malt ... nuts and dust (22)
    • Taste
      Dry, spicy, creamy, tobacco, very much in my taste ... raisins and candle (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, orange and cinnamon, cream and tobacco ... wood and vanilla ... grass (22)

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    a beautiful whiskey in the old style with elegance ... something has already been lost over the years there are deduction points, unfortunately 89 out of 100 points close to heaven
    • Nose
      old furniture polish of mega
      some cucumber water with herbs (also dill)
      old cow leather
      peaty creek water
      candied almonds
      orange oil
      shoe polish
    • Taste
      interesting start with old age;)
      on the palate unfolds its subtle notes
      Bitter almond oil, cherry, juniper, soft wood, cloves, cardamom, on the palate it is slightly bitter with dark chocolate alternating with malic acid
    • Finish
      Chocolate with furniture polish
      all notes from the mouth and nose play tenderly
      Barrel flavors are good

  4. lucero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Interesting Blend, but I had better ones in that price range.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light and fruity with a fresh hint of red fruits, good balance, but nothing‘s overwhelming you. Deeper in the glass it becomes thicker, on top is a lightly smokey woody note. But the wood note is not to my favorites, it is quite old out.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Quite flawless, but concentrating on the middle of the mouth and quite some bitterness from the y on. Fruits from the nose are gone, it makes me finishing the glass, nothing really good for me
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fades out slowly, the bitterness becomes weaker, tickling your tongue

  6. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked that very much!
    • Nose
      Towards copper

      Uiiihhhh ... first comes to me against a rich leather note. Then light roasted aromas and orange slices. Like at Christmas. From the background comes a nice, sweet berry flavor. Still warm blueberry jam and some herbs. Raisins and moist tobacco. Some menthol and slightly rancid oil. Let stand ...
      With some time in the glass, the colleague sits down and looks drier. More dried fruits. In the form of cherry and plum. Now also block chocolate. Smells dry and firm with chocolate. The alcohol stands out discreetly from the background.
    • Taste
      Very soft start. First a bit watery. But then comes pleasant spiciness and appropriate bitterness of filter coffee. In the taste again the toasted orange slices and clove spice. In addition figs and sweetish wood. The berry flavor is lighter in taste. Is more for me in the direction of red currants. There is still a dry note, which has something of red wine. Grapes and again this dry chocolate note. I find this cooling menthol note in the taste as well.
    • Finish
      He stays longer. Nice spicy and again the roasted aromas. Still has something of hazelnut oil with ripe berry sweetener.

  8. André scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    These are 2 different bottles
    The vatted and the single malt are not the same.

  9. Dottore scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior


    N: Cowshed, manure, bark mulch, subtle smoke. Behind it sherry fruit, overripe banana and mint
    G: first mild in the start, then surprisingly voluminous, slightly peppery but also good oak. Feathery in the mouth and yet with power. Class balance. The nose is still a little better.
    A: peppery-bitter. Tobacco. Wood. Dry. minimal smoke remains in the mouth

    Conclusion: nice whiskey. Many old notes, should therefore be a bit older, as there is hardly any smoke. 22 years, Ardmore?

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful old-fashioned sherry whiskey, with a small slope to too much oak bitterness.
    • Nose
      The nose is a mixture of very old oak flavors, slightly musty and leather accompanied by a subtle sherry. Despite the rather bitter aroma components, a slight sweetness is spreading.
    • Taste
      Bitter-sweet, slightly salty onset. Lots of oak, some sherry, but the harsh oak notes take the book in hand
    • Finish
      These are still dominant in the finish. Oak, cocoa, tobacco, many bitter, rather bitter aromas dominate the finish. The sweetness is discreetly perceptible.


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