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Overall rating
92.01/100
votes
124
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Spirits Shop' Selection
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
240
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Chinese Theater Mask
Added on
22 Mar 2017 5:30 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 433.09

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124 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Malt 1973 Sb

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.01 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the best 7x-Speysider I have ever had in my glass!
    • Nose
      Lots of bright fruits that literally jump into your face, especially lemon, grapefruit, lime, passion fruit, with spices such as cinnamon and cloves and light floral, freshly cut grass
    • Taste
      again lots of citrus fruits, with passion fruit, apricot, banana, vanilla, and fresh green herbs, such as lemon balm, lemongrass, even lavender and licorice, soft, light harmonious acuteness of cloves and cinnamon
    • Finish
      very lemony fresh, with rising eucalyptus, sweet, the finish lasts forever and is still present the next morning as fresh in the nose - a madness flavor!

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    completely funky stuff - the slightly artificial chewing gum bothers me a bit - but that's complaining at the highest level - flavors, aroma density - composting - at its best
    • Nose
      95 95
      extremely horny exotic nose, very ripe banana, passion fruit, pineapple, sweetened lemon, juicy fruit gum, slightly mineral impact, cinnamon, clove, a lot of vanilla, lilac, lavender
    • Taste
      93 93
      very fruity - mint and juicy fruit chewing gum in the foreground - sweet ripe exotic fruits from the nose behind it - it literally pulsates on the tongue, creamy waxy greenwood aromas, tree sap, laurel, thyme - very clean aromas
    • Finish
      93 93
      very fresh - wax, pepper, freshly peeled branches - citrus cascades, dried pineapple, passion fruit - balsam-like

  3. MrMarmelade scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Absolutely lovely, lively, fascinating, fruity and gorgeous - nearly perfect in every way.
    • Nose
      Very fine nose on fruits and herbs
    • Taste
      Wonderfully clear and brillant citric fruitbomb, tangeriny, with smooth spices and herbs like lemon grass and lemon balm; 2-3 drops of water make it perfect
    • Finish
      Extremely long on citric fruits and eucalyptus

  4. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  5. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An excellent and complex whisky that at 43 years old remains vibrant on the mouth and wonderfully sappy and mossy on the nose.

    93(however it misses the je ne sai quoi factor to score it even higher)
    • Nose
      Resinous, herbs, aged olives, sappy trees, mossy forest, old tin boxes, ripe apricots, peaches and mangos, stewed tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Wow! Everything from the nose but vibrant plus some citric notes. More fresh tropical fruits and some spicies as well. Fruity and floral green tea.
    • Finish
      Very long, mellowed,sweet and complex.

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    That's wonderful. Enthusiasm 5/5 Whisky n ° 1331
    • Nose
      Vanilla and varnish, a combination that evokes some old grains, surprisingly. Very fragrant. Melted and honeyed to the extreme. Ah! Here are the spices that put it definitively in the category of malts. With a little water, the vanilla takes the ascendancy. What richness, what complexity. This woody evoking a bourbon.
    • Taste
      Complex fruity, honey, cooked fruit. Juicy and spicy. The addition of water makes it creamier, juicier, more silky and more fluid. Sweet spices.
    • Finish
      The spices again, in the continuity of the mouth in a way trèèèèèèèèè ressée and trèèèes deep but at the same time delicate and silky. With a little water, a hint of coconut and banana.

  7. maltinger scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    whiskynotes.be 92 points

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/page/2/

  8. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol content I have set with an alcohol meter to ~ 47%. Thus, the initially quite disappointing result, however, has developed positively and the bottle contents have increased.
    • Nose
      Smells very delicious after Fino sweetness paired with exotic fruit drops - slightly spiced and rounded by the barrel. With a few drops of water, the aromas are even more beautiful to the fore.
    • Taste
      The high ABV of 52% I find disturbing - it covers the flavors. With water: Much better! Can now easily compete with the other Speyside Fino Cask bottlings. Wonderful fruit mix with Fino sweetness in the foreground and a well-balanced herbal / spice mixture. Balanced - without burning and bitterness.


    • Finish
      The finish is long - sweetness and bitterness alternate. With water the bitterness disappears for the most part and the finish is pleasantly soft and round.

  9. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. Banzai scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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