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Overall rating
86.22/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
2x Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
630
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2016 9:24 am by clay_shaper
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Average value

€ 129,78

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Distillery 1991 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.22 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Adaptable, turns well on the tongue. With its just over 50%, it is well equipped, water is not necessary. Friends of a wood-stressed Speysiders from the Bourbon barrel should not be unhappy with this.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Starts fresh and floral with daisies and fresh grass clippings. Now, just before Easter, you could also find the smell of daffodils ... :-)
      Custard, toffee, caramel, honey. The nose does not crowd up, but manages very well not to slip into the boring, insignificant.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the tongue, then makes the age very quickly noticeable. Dry onset with well seasoned wood, no trace bitter or just dry. Orange peel and pineapple juice, milk chocolate and toffee sweets. Cafe au lait. Over time, then attracts the wood share and puts pleasantly dry on the tongue. Small chopped almonds, marzipan bread. Changes on the tongue. From initially fruity and pleasing to spicy and slightly woody. A hint of black pepper, basil, thyme.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, dry (it is thought that it removes the water from the palate), slightly dry, tidy wood.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting whisky with herbals, peanut and sweetness.
    • Nose
      Floral. Herbals, peanut, lacquered wood and caramel.
    • Taste
      Spicy oak, herbals, peanut butter, citruses, honey and salted caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, sweet.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] It is quite funny that the Speyside distillery is the one that is situated in the most remote location of the Speyside area (near Kingussie) and hence far away from all other Speyside distilleries...

    ...and its profile is somewhat different too. It shows significantly less fruity-sweet but much more bitter-herbal flavours what creates a quite unique tasting profile. Some might like this and other will turn it down - I am in-between...
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is amber and the nose offers a herbal-nutty profile with autumn floral, barley sugary and spicy aromas. I find almost no fruits which is rather unusual for a Speyside dram. The herbal aromas grow stronger the longer this whisky breathes - this turns the nose a little unbalanced (but lovers of herbal whisky styles will adore it, for sure)...
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is less herbal-driven and more balanced on different sugars and honeys, some fruits (now they are there), liquorice and - herbs and spices, of course. The woods are just about right to provide a sound structure without dominating the taste. Some water releases (even) more herbal aromas in the nose and more herbal flavours on the palate and during the finish (among them a bitter Aspirin-alike) - so if you are a herbalist add water, otherwise stay with the neat dram (what I prefer).
    • Finish
      85 85
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and nicely coating with a minor drying moment (plastics). The finish is medium to long and gets sweeter, mainly on barley sugars what again is a little unbalanced. This slightly drying (plastic) feeling pops up towards the end again but it is not really annoying.

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