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Overall rating
90.97/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Beacon Spirits (BcS)
Vintage
1975
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
54
Strength
46.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Jun 2016 9:14 am by BertDX
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 295,00

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40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Finest 1975 BcS

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.97 points

  1. cavalier66 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    small outturn - shared cask with this one? https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/95372/a-speyside-distillery-1975-wd

    and/or this one? https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/93293/speyside-region-malt-1975-alos

  2. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This malt has a very fine-fruity nose, the initial mustiness flies quickly, on the palate it is pleasantly strong and sweet, characterized on the finish by intense oak-spice. An elegant-intense senior.
    • Nose
      Fine-fruity nose with initially slight mustiness, which quickly dissipates and also goes into sweetness, where it is not unlike other old Speysider of this time (especially the Mancarella 44y).
    • Taste
      Prickles very pleasant, ripe fruit, dark berries, cheese rind. "'A tad spritzig' like Schweppes" - this quote from Serge Valentin fits very well.
    • Finish
      On the finish intense oak, again the cheese rind and the sweetness of ripe berries. Overall spicy and oak-accented.

  3. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whiskyfun in 2017:

    Speyside Finest Whisky 1975/2016 (46.9%, Beacon Spirits) We‘ve tried many from these batches, and many have been just superb. Colour: light gold. Nose: a wee touch of artichoke and plasticine at very first sniffings, and then it would just unfold on many many fruity and herbal notes, all rather beautiful. Malt, steamed rice (which is close), then honey cake, stewed tropical fruits (bananas first, then wacky guavas), golden raisins, and more and more wax polish. And myriads of tinier touches. Mouth: exceptionally honeyed, perhaps a tad spritzig for a few seconds (Schweppes), then we have oranges kept in spicy oak, cigarette tobacco, and tiny camphory/leafy touches. A tiny wee touch of chilli, perhaps, or even horseradish. You couldn’t fall asleep while sipping this. Finish: long, with a perfect balance between the tart fruits and a green spicy bitterness. Comments: perfect, one could spend a whole evening with a glass of this in the hands. Who said a bottle? SGP:561 - 91 points.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Delightful

    When I say Speyside’s Finest, you will probably think Glenfarclas first. While there is a good chance, this does not have to be the case. Beacon Spirits succeeded in securing 54 bottles of this undisclosed malt. At the time of writing, their stock was depleted, despite the price tag of 295 EUR per bottle.

    The is a veritable fruit bomb! The nose offers apricots, juicy mango, kumquats, oranges, guava, … very tropical and very inviting. Bergamot oil, beeswax and a hint of eucalyptus. The nose reveals the age with hints of a dusty attic. Nice. Round and rich. Delightful!

    Wonderfully oily on the palate and immediately fruity and spicy. The oranges arrive first, sweet and powerful, before the rest of the fruit kicks in. The oak speaks as well, but never does the palate turn bitter, dry or oaky. Nope, this one remains smooth and round. Tobacco leaves? The eucalyptus evolves towards fresh mint. Hint of chocolate. After Eight candy.

    The oak rears its head once more in the wonderfully long finish.

    Glenfarclas? Very likely. But this could just as well be Linkwood or Caperdonich for all I know. A big thank you to Bert for the sample of this magnificent Speysider!

  5. sindbad888 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whiskynotes.be:

    Speyside Finest 1975 (46,9%, Beacon Spirits 2016, 54 btl.)Nose: a tad lighter and shier than its Good Vibes sister. However it shares the same beautiful elements: Caperdonich-like apricot jams, tropical hints and plenty of oily notes. In this case there’s also a more dusty / garage-like edge, even a slight chalky touch, nice. Mouth: fairly forthcoming and round, with sweet oranges, kumquat and guava pairing well with sappy oak and a little chlorophyll. Hints of fruit tea but hardly any tannins, wonderful. Waxy notes, a touch of mustard and pepper. Still tobacco and beeswax. Finish: long, on oaky notes but also hints of chocolate and mint.Excellent whisky, well done for a start-up bottler. In case you didn’t know: these undisclosed 1970’s Speysiders will be the highlights of 2016. Take my word. Around € 295 from their website.Score: 92/100

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