Overall rating
86.02/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB85099
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
The Nose Art
Vintage
05.1995
Bottled
12.2015
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
230
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 jul 2016 4:44 pm by tsumcor
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky reviews for A Speyside Distillery 1995 WD

8 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.02 points.

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not my thing the malt - too dirty - citrusy sherry - reminds me very much of a 18yo Glenrothes from the SV NCF series - I bought about 50 € (83631) - the mouthfeel is a little better and he is very cute, but that does not justify the absurdly high price for me - a pity, the bottle is so pretty.
    • Nose
      some match, very dirty, some sulfur, sour lemon, mineral, dusty, light grapes, yellow raisins, vanilla, unami, guano, dry fish food
    • Taste
      unexpectedly sweet, honey, mint, candied lemon peel, lemon, ginger, alcoholic stinging on the tongue, creamy at the same time,
    • Finish
      Pepper, oak, spices, matches again, slightly bitter - rather short to medium long

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  3. rampah scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Too much sulphur for me.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Immediately after pouring I thought of a Deanston 20 (WID: 75098) in the light version. So a little sip of my Deanston large bottle poured and a few drops of water.
    OK. Granted the Speyside is compared to the Deanston then quite light. The Speyside also has these sulfur and fireclore body notes. In addition, red, but not quite ripe fruits. In addition, citrus fruits that make the whole thing relatively fresh. Interestingly, I also have some kohlrabinoten in the mouth.
    The Deanston is in all respects more intense, fuller and creamier / butterier.
    The comparison could not withstand the Speyside so. He did not convince me so much.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty OK but unfortunately the butterscotch on the nose is not my favorite
    • Nose
      84 84
      Butterscotch, burned sugar, honey, xmas spice, some green fruits, pepper, peanut butter
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, lemony, minerals, hints of flowery notes and really little soapy, more spices, zesty
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium short, warm, hints of leather and probably a bit sulphur in the aftertaste

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Gunpowder, burned matches, malt, prunes, honey, somehow filthy, lemon, hay, nutmeg
    • Taste
      85 85
      Somewhat spicy, some licorice, nutmeg, quite dry, tobacco and dark chocolate, honey, some ginger, citrus,
    • Finish
      85 85
      Ginger, pepper, getting drier, the dark chocolate remains and is complemented by espresso and a few walnuts

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Gunpowder, burned matches, malt, prunes, honey, somehow filthy, lemon, hay, nutmeg
    • Taste
      85 85
      Somewhat spicy, some licorice, nutmeg, quite dry, tobacco and dark chocolate, honey, some ginger, citrus,
    • Finish
      85 85
      Ginger, pepper, getting drier, the dark chocolate remains and is complemented by espresso and a few walnuts

  8. MrRancho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, dry sherry whisky with alternating flavors and tastes
    • Nose
      Butter caramel, apples, flint, raspberries, horse
    • Taste
      First sweet, then lemon, iodine, iron, dry sherry
    • Finish
      Iron and wood stay in the mouth for a long time

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Again, a beautifully selected barrel of a secret Speyside distillery would tap on a Glenrothes. Like pronounced, especially smell. 88 points.
    • Nose
      yes, the refill sherry keg jumps right into your nose, gentle sherry tones, lots of light grapes, almost merging into the white wine. Gewürztramineresk. Some hay, almost like the animal feed in the zoo. Great sweetie. Overall, a really nice smell composition.
    • Taste
      Less fruit and acid than the nose suggest, but still really nice. Lots of dry notes, tobacco and oak. Light honey.
    • Finish
      Chocolate-creamy, getting drier and more bitter.

  11. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whisky-doris.de writes: This delicious single malt comes from a Speyside distillery, whose name can not be mentioned. The barrel inspired us with its dirty-complex flavors.

    After more than 20 years in (refill-) Sherry Hogshead, this filling on the nose initially shows dirty aromas of gunpowder, then wonderful dark fruits (plum, blackberry), dark chocolate and gentle spices. The onset in the mouth is stronger than the alcohol content suggests and the flavors clearly on the fruity-chocolaty side with a very pleasant sweetness. The finish has a beautiful length with complex development, the dirty flavors envelop the flattering aromas - exciting, unusual and warming - a fascinating Speysider in its best age! Tip: this 1995 Speyside should give you plenty of time to breathe, so that all flavors can show - it's worth it! The label is by Ralf Berger and shows a motif by Alberto Vargas.

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