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Overall rating 67 votes 92.38
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Good Vibes
Stated Age
40 years old
Fino Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2016 5:58 pm by micheluzzo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

WB Value

€ 449,00

111 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings


Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 24
Taste 23
Finish 24
Balance 24


9 Notes

Expert Junior moviemaniac Note
19 Mar 2017 1:09 pm
moviemaniac gave this whisky 91 points

Mmmmhhh.... what a dram! My preferred style of whisky, if I was forced to name one! Good distillate (can you say Glenf....as?), good wood, and time. Loads of it. Decades! The result is a thick, syrupy, complex, dram with not too much wood (hooray!) and an intense tropical fruitiness. Very good indeed, with the only downside being an ever so slightly weaker finish.

Rating: 91/100

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Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
12 Mar 2017 5:39 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 93 points

N- Start off with boiled sour berries with citrus peels, big and penetrating strength evolved around green apple and cinnamon orange. As it breath overtimes, the floral notes come fore with whiff of fine aged tobacco leaf, a good RyJ or Cohiba,. Mossy, earthy and intensity build up, waves of liquorice orange candy, chocolate and banana with doses of crushed white peppers.

P- Some spiky oak lurking in a good way, powerful and solid as anticipated. Much complex with depth compared to the older 43YO sibling. Well integrated of banana, compote of berries, citrus, some chocolate, with peppery that hold up so well and elegantly that you just can't stop sipping it.

F- Long, velvet with excellent strength, warming with fine spiciness and lovely banana. Ya, a dram that will make you go banana indeed.

— at Home.

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Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
10 Feb 2017 8:09 am
checkpointuk gave this whisky 91 points


Farbe: Blasses Gold
Nase: Frucht­gummi startet in der Nase – Haribo Tutti Frutti, mit einer feinen, fili­granen und salzigen Würze versehen. Süße Limonen, Manda­rinen, zart salzige Zitrone, Vanil­le­jo­ghurt, süße Sahne und aufge­schnit­tene Honig­me­lone mit Mango. Nach längerem Atmen gesellt sich noch ein Hauch von nassem Schafs­fell hinzu.
Geschmack: Wuch­tiger, würziger und auf voller Frucht aufbau­ender Charakter. Scharfe Würze von Chili und Cayenne­pfeffer – dazu reife Äpfel, Apri­kosen, Pfir­sich, Zitrone, Vanil­lestangen, Natur­jo­ghurt mit Avocados. Abso­lute Klasse! Die Pfef­fer­schärfe bleibt bis ins Finish.
Finish: Lang – würzig-pfeffrig und mit aufkom­mendem, dezentem Holz versehen. Frisch, aber auch dumpf und sehr harmo­nisch ausge­prägt. Immer begleitet von einer fantas­ti­schen Würze.
Bemer­kung: Der Geschmack geht sicher­lich mit 92+ daher, im Finish sind es eher die 92-.
91 Punkte (Nase: 90 / Geschmack: 92 / Finish: 92)

Member Senior Th3WhiskyColl3ctor Review note
18 Jan 2017 4:48 am
Th3WhiskyColl3ctor gave this whisky 93 points
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Initial taste
Connoisseur dram-drinker Note
25 Sep 2016 10:54 pm

If you are not sure if you want to buy this whisky you should probably try first the Domfrontais calvados that was mentioned by Serge. The secret of the Domfrontais calvados is that there is a bigger percentage of pears in there too (not just apples). Thus it tastes more similar like a williams pears spirit. I tried it and it is good but for me it would probably not be worth the money to spend for this whisky.

Expert Senior mawean Note
15 Sep 2016 11:59 am

This Whisky is referenced by whiskyfun in a newer tasting note:

"Careful, these bottlings can be totally flabbergasting! We had one by The Whisky Agency just a few weeks ago that I thought was worth 93/100 but on second thought, I could have gone even higher.[...]"

See here: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/84938/speyside-region-malt-1975-sb

Expert Senior Ragazzo Note
12 Sep 2016 9:57 pm
Ragazzo gave this whisky 94 points

Reminds me strongly to Glenglassaugh Malts at the same age. GREAT STUFF!!!

Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
24 Aug 2016 8:10 am


Speyside Region 40 yo 1975/2016 (55%, The Whisky Agency, fino butt, 389 bottles) Five stars TWA and affiliated sub-bottlers often have great old undisclosed Speysiders, this should be no exception. Colour: gold. Nose: awesome. Mandarins and citrons at first, with a funny metallic side (tin box), then some fantastic notes of angelica and rhubarb, as well as very vivid whiffs of a great kirsch. Really very cherry and almond-like. And beyond that, some perfect notes of earthy tea, pu-erh style. An amazing nose, really. With water: extraordinarily mossy and ‘foresty’. Lime and moss, fern, mushrooms… And the subtlest pipe tobacco ever. Stunned. Mouth (neat): malt whisky, seriously? This is some superb old Domfrontais calvados that’s been either mis-stenciled or mislabelled, I’m dead sure about that. Can we see the papers? Fabulous notes of apples and pears of the highest grades. With water: exactly, Domfrontais. Probably pre-war. Please call the anti-calvadosporn brigade! Finish: as often with these old spirits, the finishes are a little less entrancing because the oak is finding its way. But still, it’s excellent, on… old apples! Comments: I find this one totally exceptional. It’s also true that I love a good fino – and a great old calvados. Very well done, Whisky Agency! SGP:551 - 93 points.
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Member Junior Hansl Note
13 Jul 2016 4:50 pm

from whiskynotes.be

Speyside Region 40 yo 1975 (55%, The Whisky Agency ‘Good Vibes’ 2016, Fino sherry butt, 389 btl.)

Nose: starts on tobacco notes – the blond Virginia variety this time – with a beautiful waxy side. Sweet oils, moving towards apricot jam and honeycomb. Compared to the 1973, more on yellow berries than red berries. Hints of banana and guava. Some cedar wood. Also a little eucalyptus and mint, which is quite natural at this age / strength. A tad warmer than the other 1975s I’ve tried. Water highlights wax candles. Mouth: oaky, true, but in a peppery way rather than a tannic way. Sweet orange juice and yellow plums underneath. Spearmint notes, some cinnamon. Waxy / resinous notes. Not the widest palate but a rare and beautiful profile. Takes a few drops of water well. Finish: long, still with a surprising candy sweetness, and lemony notes, with fruit tea and a subtle salty touch.

A delicious Speyside dram, reminding us of some of the glorious 1968 Glenfarclas bottled at a similar age some time ago. If you don’t require certainty about the distillery, even the price is more or less the same. Around € 355.

Score: 92/100


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