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Overall rating
92.25/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Good Vibes
Vintage
1975
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Fino Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
389
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2016 5:57 pm by micheluzzo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 391,65

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109 × member ratings

134 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1975 TWA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.25 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Very fruity and balanced - dangerously drinkable and enjoyable - fantastic!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Indeed, plenty of apples and pears, very fresh, some vanilla notes, creme brulee, spices, white pepper, overripe bananas, fine oaky notes - great!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Wow, so creamy, fruity and sirupy - where are the 55% abv? Full of apples, pears, peaches, apricots all preserved in sirup, good sweetness, spices, really very shy notes of oak wood only - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, fruity, sweet - not even any grapefruits around

  2. gango4 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    He has matured wonderfully over the 40 years without the barrel becoming too dominant. The power he has retained and still not too spicy! Very beautiful.
    • Nose
      55% are a decent force. But alcoholic notes in the nose? No, no. At most, each time shortly after panning, but that's logical. Immediately after pouring still fresh with citrus flavors. But after a few seconds, this whisky plays its cards, an old age, a good barrel! Very set aromas, is this leather? No, maybe a bit exaggerated, but it goes in that direction. Add some bananas and other sweet tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Wow this start is then huge. Here, the 55% take their toll, but they provide a wonderful cargo of tropical fruits. A minimal saltiness. Furthermore banana and persimmon comes to it.
    • Finish
      He comes without bitterness, but the influence of the barrel is here (very positively meant) not to be overlooked. Very creamy, so if chocolate, then pure white chocolate. Very cute. Drinkable. Not modern, but fresh, green oak. This lasts wonderfully long, so you still want to let your tongue pass through your mouth later.

  3. whiskygentlemen scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  6. moviemaniac scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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

    Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2017/03/19/tasting-speyside-region-1975-40-yo-by-the-whisky-agency/

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      96 96

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=246 Color: pale gold
    Nose: fruit gum starts in the nose - Haribo Tutti Frutti, provided with a fine, filigree and salty spice. Sweet limes, tangerines, delicately salty lemon, vanilla yoghurt, sweet cream and sliced ​​honey melon with mango. After prolonged breathing, a touch of wet sheepskin is added.
    Taste: Powerful, spicy and full-bodied character. Hot spice of chili and cayenne pepper - with ripe apples, apricots, peaches, lemon, vanilla bars, natural yoghurt with avocados. Absolute class! The pepper sharpness remains until the finish.
    Finish: Long - spicy - peppery and provided with emerging, discreet wood. Fresh, but also dull and very harmonious. Always accompanied by a fantastic spice.
    Note: The taste is certainly 92+, in the finish it's rather the 92-.
    91 points (nose: 90 / taste: 92 / finish: 92)

  9. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

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

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    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.

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