Overall rating
Single Malt
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Stated Age
41 years old
Fino Sherry Butt
47.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Mar 2016 8:09 pm by P.A.O.K.you_are
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 359.00

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54 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1975 W-F

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.27 points

  1. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Quote Whiskynotes.be (Ruben) - November 30, 2016

    Speyside Region Malt 41 yo 1975 (47,4%, Whisky-Fässle 2016, Fino sherry butt)Nose: waxed papers, with subtle fruits (apricots, tangerines, Williams pears) and orange blossom. Not as warm and juicy as a Caperdonich 1972 but in the same league. Hints of moist cedar, a soft tobacco note as well. Eucalyptus. Mouth: ah, great. Full of juicy pears and apple cider (or Calvados indeed), then also oranges and grapefruit. Again a slight mustiness (reminds me of pre-war malts) that works so well. Less tropical fruits than some of the siblings I scored high in the nineties. Minty notes, resinous touches, herbal teas. And classic waxy notes of course. Finish: not too long, but nicely balancing on zesty fruits, mint and oak spices.From a parcel of excellent casks, no doubt. All great and this is no exception. Around € 330 but I believe it’s sold out.Score: 92/100

  2. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Another sumptuous 40+ fino speysider.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Floral. Waxy fruits, honey, citruses, paraffin, spicy oak and rum raisin.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Waxy fruits, malt, honey, citruses, orange peel and herbals.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, fruity, spicy, oaky.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Classic, great, old-style whisky from the 70s. What's not to like? Well, the fact that it's out of my price range. But still, great whisky!
    • Nose
      Honey, beeswax and furniture polish! Plenty of subtle fruits with mango, nectarine, peach, but also ripe apples and pears.
    • Taste
      Delicious explosion of fruit with grapefruit, passion fruit, kumquats, limes and lemons. A whiff of oak, and again ripe apples and pears. Don't forget about the honey and the candle wax. A subtle acidity, cloves and a pinch of white pepper too.
    • Finish
      Pears, coconut shavings, smoked salmon. Medium in length.

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Speyside Region 41 yo 1975/2016 (47.4%, Whisky-Fässle, fino sherry butt)
    Ah, those casks! Watch this… Colour: gold. Nose: orange blossom honey!
    Beeswax! Cherry liqueur! Amaretti! Candied tangerines and quince! Camel
    cigarettes! I remember so well the first pack of Camels I had bought
    forty years ago. I do not smoke anymore, but I’d gladly buy a new pack
    of Camels just to nose them. Stunning smells (and terrible tastes!)
    Mouth: oranges and Calvados plus manuka honey and Grand-Marnier. Mouth
    feel is perfect. Love the wee touches of earth and cracked pepper in the
    background, and the citrons that are slowly taking over. Finish: medium
    but fabulous. Back on oranges and honey – nothing wrong with that!
    Comments: no surprises here, these casks are/were magical. I remember I
    had thought one of them tasted like the greatest old Calvados. That’s
    more or less the case again here. SGP:551 - 92 points.


  5. Sphexish scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Utterly excellent stuff, and with a profile that's pretty rare to come by these days, short of the better Littlemills.
    • Nose
      Unmistakable fruit-bomb right off the bat. Pretty intense, too, particularly for its (relatively speaking!) lower strength as far as cask-strength whiskies go. In fact, this is one of those whiskies where you can still distinctly smell every note hours after emptying your glass. Immediately reminiscent of my beloved Lochside 1981, albeit perhaps with less waxy notes than that legendary vintage, and less honeyed than a 1972 Caperdonich. It has the same tingling warmth and wonderfully zesty fruitiness to it though. A dash of water brings more delicate, fresh tropical fruits to the fore. In short, an absolute delight to nose.
    • Taste
      Its 40+ years of aging shows here; there's some acridity to be found, although it never gets oaky. But in a whisky with this kind of profile, this kind of tartness actually ends up working in its favor, complementing the payload of lemons, grape- and passion fruits that explodes onto your palate. (What, you thought the 'bomb' metaphor was just for show?) Water mellows out the acridity some, but in my experience it's better to just let it breathe for a while instead.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long. The freshness and zestiness linger on, nearly fizzing in your mouth by this point, and by this point there's also plenty of mint to go around.

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Sidney87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92


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