Overall rating
Blended Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
Anniversary Edition - Volume 7
Stated Age
40 years old
Fino Sherry Butt
47.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with The Whisky Agency
Added on
25 Apr 2016 10:48 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 353.33

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58 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Finest 1975 DD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.11 points

  1. Bastafari scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    What a delicious whiskey, This is in terms of complexity quite in line with the other undisclosed speysiders (read: Glenfarclas) from 1975. Here the focus is more on dark fruit, dried fruits and tobacco and less on the tropical fruit.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent, multifaceted, perfectly balanced and deep whiskey, a symphony of shades and half-tones, age-related, but very bright and lively, giving the feeling of a festive summer evening.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, delicate and airy, woody and floral shades, cognac, a little minerality - heated stones, brickwork; cut grass, light fruit motifs, leather goods, a little cilantro, apricots.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, bright, but soft oak notes, leather goods, a riot of floral and cognac shades (in the style of dry, light cognacs), sweet fruity and creamy tones interspersed with pepper-mineral waves.
    • Finish
      Soft, airy, refreshing, woody-floral notes with light mineral and tobacco splashes, a little fruit, camphor and white wine like Riesling;

  3. Demasy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    In the nose i immediately get a varnishy scent, or nail polish coated in sweet sherry notes. Not very thick but very pleasant. Also alcoholic notes but not unpleasant. For some reason it seems a little bit young in the nose??but it's only a feint perception.. Some roasted nuts and vanilla as well. Not as fruity for me as i would expect. But very interesting, not boring at all.
    Young fruit on the palate guided by the varnishy scent. A bit light, summer whisky for me.. Sugary after taste. 88 points for me.. The nose is the most interesting of this beautiful dram

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasting a '75 for the first time after quite some number of '73s. Let's see how this tastes.

    Nose starts with tropical fruits and marshmallow. A hint of oak arrives with a sweet aroma of paint thinner.

    The palate continues on with the tropical fruits and marshmallow, then a generous portion of honey and followed by a hint of smoke.

    Finish is tropical fruits and spice with a touch of honey but short for what this is.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Henry2703 scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Light and Fruity.

    Not a very complex drink to be honest

    Aftertaste has a bit of camphor taste in a nice way.

    Overall value is good for the price range.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Slightly woody. Fruity smell.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Light, flowery taste. On the sweeter side.
    • Finish
      95 95
      As smooth as a 40 years should be. Aftertaste of camphor. Quite interesting and not a complex drink

  6. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In my honest opinion, this one is less good than most other recently released undisclosed Speysiders with 70’s distillates. The abundance of tropical fruits is what I like so much about them and this one lacks that. The first sip was more fruity than the next sips in which the tobacco note becomes more prominent on the palate and especially in the finish. Considering the high price, this one scores 88 points in my book. Would not buy a full bottle of this.


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