Speyside Region 06-year-old - Chinese Zodiac j-w

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
just-whisky.de (j-w)
Bottling serie
Year of the Pig
Stated Age
06 years old
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
49.4 % Vol.
500 ml
Germany Germany
Added on
23 nov 2016 2:19 pm by 001
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 49.90

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7 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside Region 06-year-old - Chinese Zodiac j-w

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.80 points.

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Quite delicious, it's easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Malty-sweet, almost caramel-like. The Sherrynoten very discreet, yet nice sweet and creamy-fruity nose. Quite "pig" can not hide his youth, some alcohol is still there, which is not perfectly integrated. In view of the young age but quite neat.
      Unfortunately, the intensity of the creamy flavors decreases over time and the alcohol comes to bear stronger.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly strong start, also here the youth noticeable. Slightly floral, some oak. The sweet sherry is initially very subtle, but the slightly caramel sweetness from the nose is still omnipresent.
    • Finish
      Medium long, strong. At first fruity-floral, then slightly merging into noticeable oak. Slightly astringent.

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  3. Bowmore2k did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    By Serge Valentin (Whiskyfun.com)

    Chinese Zodiac 6 yo ‘Year of the Pig’ (49.5%, Just-Whisky, Speyside, Chinese Zodiac, sherry cask) Four stars and a half Some unknown Scotch single malt from Germany. A micro-bottling, rather for fun indeed, or so it seems. Colour: gold. Nose: all is well and all is right in this malty, medium-bodied (so it seems) malt whisky that’s got just the right amount of sherry, and that cannot not make me think of that family-owned distillery in Ballindalloch. Amber beer, roasted nuts, chestnut purée, some rancio, some cigars, some oranges, some quality. Mouth: super-good. Strawberry jam, marmalade, golden raisins, malted barley, a pinhead of Marmite, and some marmalade again. Nice peppery and slightly clove-y background. Finish: long, spicier. Pepper, nutmeg, puréed chestnuts, bitter oranges, white pepper. Comments: certainly not one bottling ‘for the pigs’! I find this old-style sherried Speysider very good, this session starts well. SGP:561 - 88 points.


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