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Overall rating
90.81/100
votes
86
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
Anniversary Edition - Volume 12
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
43 years old
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
10 years The Nectar
Added on
17 Sep 2016 2:07 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 582,00

36 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1973 DD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.81 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I’ve had the pleasure to try a few of these old Speysiders and they are all knockouts. It’s full of mint, menthol, watermelon, but also waxy, honeyed and luxurious. Very cohesive start to finish.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Starts off with loads of beeswax and fresh honey. A touch of Pinesap, crushed mint, rosewater, a little menthol, almond, lemongrass, very thick and fat. Some great tropical notes there - honeydew melon, cantaloupe, dried mango, watermelon. All drizzled with Manuka honey.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Fresh honey, pinesap, mint (cooling menthol), watermelon, kiwi, white chocolate, rich and elegant. Juicy - waxy - fruity- minty
    • Finish
      93 93
      A great sappy finish. Beeswax, honey, starfruit, lemongrass, menthol. Long and minty with watermelon and white chocolate. Wow. Start to finish it’s pure luxury.

  2. Mighty Slipper scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    A hallucinating coherence between the nose, the mouth, and the finale. Very precise notes, very subtle: all the spices pass, sweet, and beautifully balanced, sprinkled with a beautiful flower honey. The wood is there, but despite the 43 years spent in casks, it does not crush everything. On the contrary, it emphasizes and elegantly supports other flavors.
    • Nose
      A great sweetness, on a syrupy side with sweet floral notes. I was waiting for tons of fruit: I have tons of flowers on wax and a very light wood. There is also a side gingerbread that emerges more and more with aeration: honey, cinnamon and ginger are the pride and eventually dominate this dram. It's very thin, very subtle: we would stay immersed for hours so it's complex and it evolves.
    • Taste
      It does not look like anything I've ever drunk as whisky. Honey and gingerbread dominate floral notes and a very pretty woody: it's fabulous, a great balance.
    • Finish
      but not enough: we want more. Always this very precise gingerbread, with the sweet side of a polyfloral honey (I looked in the dictionary, it exists).

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A striking nose. Very fade - a sign of age, but also super-floral! In the mouth, melted, well spiced, fruity, delicate, there is frangipane there too. superb

    Enthusiasm 5/5

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=246 Color: light gold
    Nose: Similar fruit gum flavors, but with a dominating pineapple. But also banana, mango and a little lemon juice. In addition a lot of leather, toffee and softened cardboard box. The wort goes to zero, so that the Fruchtgumminoten can fully develop. Elegant and soft.
    Taste: The fruit gum from the nose is also present here at the beginning, but is replaced immediately by a sharp, salty spice in combination with tart herbs and wood. Cinnamon, a little clove and cocoa are subordinate to.
    Finish: Medium to long - spicy-dry and now with no discernible fruit notes. After a while, a sweetness of honey, sugar, melon and slightly smoky malt sets in again - the wood steps discreetly into the background
    Note: The combination of the extreme fruit gum and the tart splint takes a bit of getting used to our taste!
    87 points (nose: 90 / taste: 86 / finish: 85)

  5. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Exciting. Drier and not quite as full as many other 70s undisclosed Speysiders, but beautifully complex and always revealing new notes. A great dram, with the best undisclosed speeches.
    • Nose
      Behavior for a short time needs something
      Time to open up.
      Then comes the typical exotic
      Fruitiness high (gooseberries, oranges, passion fruit, mango, apricot jam). In addition, there are pollen, honeycombs and some pastries. Warm. Later a little spik and mint. Elegant.
      Wonderfully complex, fine, constantly changing and is
      dense and very deep. Great nose, but takes time and
      Employment so that all the nuances are revealed.
    • Taste
      Velvety approach, fine sweetness. Fast
      becoming spicy and drier. Cardamom, cinnamon, oak, intense, full. Dark chocolate and Christmas spices, gingerbread. Then the fruitiness comes through again: apricot jam, mango, passion fruit. Concentrated, harmonious.
    • Finish
      Dry, cocoa, a little
      Christmas spices. Intensive. In a second wave the fruitiness comes up and in a third wave the pollen and honeycomb. Long and harmonious.

  6. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The synthetic side on the nose prevents me from going higher but my non-appreciation of it might come from my inexperience with such old malts. So take that with a grain of salt : most more experienced friends thought the nose was the best part. And, still, it is too complex to give it anything below 90.
    • Nose
      Wasn't expecting that ! Tons of beeswax, shea butter, sandal oil, almond milk, even suntan lotion … In a posh cosmetics shop ! But there's also a wee synthetic feel, like a new pair of sneakers, and I'm not totally fond of it. With time, the expected fruitiness appears, and it's very delicate : apricots and quince jelly. Lacquered wood, a nice lactic side (fresh butter). Keeps evolving on earthy touches and various dried flowers, lavender mostly. Now we're talking ! Very complex, high subtlety.
    • Taste
      Just very very good. The waxy-woody-fruity trio does wonders, in a very refined and old-school style. You can feel that "antique" side (I've been looking for a translation of "patiné" in French, in vain) that a youngster could never display. It has no immediacy, feels well-mannered. On various and complex tiny aromas : passion fruit, mint leaf, cherries, yoghurt … Doesn't feel over-oaked to me, the wood just gives a certain "nervosity". Great complexity again.
    • Finish
      Not uber-long but super clean and focused. Lacquered wood and exotic touches linger, along with a welcome acidity on raspberries and currants. Drying, but not overly so (to me).

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