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Overall rating
91.33/100
votes
94
Whiskybase ID
WB81511
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Spirits Shop' Selection
Vintage
1975
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Fino Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
425
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Apr 2016 12:45 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 464.35

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94 × member ratings

123 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Malt 1975 Sb

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.33 points

  1. cavalier66 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great Review by Ruben:

    Speyside single malt 40 yo 1975 (51,3%, Sansibar 2015, Samurai label, Fino sherry butt, 425 btl.)Nose: fruit bomb alert. Imagine a Littlemill kind of fruitiness, with a dash of Lochside and Caperdonich 1972. It’s got the apricots, guava, tangerines, banana jellybeans… A little maracuya sherbet. Both warm and sparkling fresh at the same time. Also wax and pollen, with lovely polished woods. A little eucalyptus tea. Subtle floral notes. Love it. Mouth: same style, with überfruity notes. More grapefruits, more tangerines, passion fruits. Very subtle grassy notes as well now, light sherry notes, with a little mint and eucalyptus tea again. Finish: long, clean, slightly zesty, and a great minty aftertaste.Who needs distillery names anyway, as long as we have the age, right? It’s simply an excellent, utterly fruity single malt. This should be on your list for the festival. Around € 390.Score: 93/100

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Not especially complex but a real fruit juice.
    One more point than the 75 sb at 50.6% for me because not astringency at all here.
    We are more on the exotic mouth there unlike the red fruit. Less honeyed too. 91/100

    Tasting 2: 92/100
    • Nose
      The nose has a frank attack on the wax.
      The orange quickly reveals itself, and the rest of the basket of fruit.
      Apricot, peach, banana, currant.
      A little toffee appears at times, for some times to disappear completely.
      It's really very fresh (mint tip) and engaging.

      Tasting 2: Passion, pineapple, butter, milk, berries. Fir, fresh cereals.
    • Taste
      From exotic fruit to candy. We are almost drinking a fruit juice.
      A little side gourmet and jammy.
      It is melted as possible, not aggressive.

      Tasting 2: A camphor roll. A little blackcurrant. Always caramel.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet, orange, minty. A hint of liquorice.
      It's a delight. We finish on a slight note of guava.

      Tasting 2: Long finish on the fruit, camphor, a touch of coffee. It's silky.

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. LordShadow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This bottle was sold for 500€ at whiskyauctions.com in August 2019

  6. SAND scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    (Tasted blind)
    NOSE: Beeswax, a sour note, a hint of smoke, light honey, some minerality. With air more sweet wine and fruit notes. From the empty glass: tobacco, leather, black cardamom. (91p)
    TASTE: Almost effervescent, fresh acidity, mineral white wine, strict but very nice. With water; just more of the same minerality, citrus, a little sweeter but still a lot of citrus acidity. Lovely stuff! (91-92p)
    EXIT: Green notes; mint, eucalyptus, white pepper (89-90p)
    SCORE: 91 points.

  7. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Preis: ca. 380 Euro
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Not the most complex, but with very nice fruit flavors.
    Of all the bottlings that have appeared recently in this category on the market, I liked the nose of this bottling the best.
    • Nose
      Extremely sweet and fruity - fig, gooseberry, agave, candied ginger, overripe fruit, yeast and herbal sweets. Wood and spices are only discreetly noticeable. These aromas are accompanied by a light citrus note. Immediately after opening the bottle, I was greeted by an incredibly beautiful barrage of flavors. In Nosingglas, however, the flavors were more restrained. This is usually the case, but here the difference was very clear.
    • Taste
      It presents a medium-weight body. The flavors of the nose are reflected here and it adds flavors of pineapple and apple juice. Only the flavors here are not quite as sweet and accompanied by a malty note. The alcohol content I feel as too strong. It gets better with a few drops of water. Wood and spices are pleasant in the background.
    • Finish
      The medium-long finish is fruity, slightly metallic and citrus-sour.

  9. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Bottler's grade

    Color: gold

    Nose: fudge, toffee, lilac and wood polish, with melon, pear and ice candy
    Taste: Spicy, peppery, with ginger, coconut, honey, vanilla and multivitamin
    Finish: Spicy and fruity at the same time, with honey and pepper

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