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Overall rating
91.77/100
votes
205
Whiskybase ID
WB94857
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Art Nouveau Ladies
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
46.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Apr 2017 1:34 pm by ElmoHC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 429.00

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1973 TWA

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.77 points

  1. Vince' scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: incredibly complex. I have a little déjà-vu to the whisky-Fässle 1973. Again, here is a package of undefinable exotic fruits with wonderful pleasant fragrant vanilla and jasmine tea to find. That's really beguilingly good! With a bit deeper breaths, the proud age but clearer: old, slightly musty oak, tart and sour tart. This layer of aromas, however, is wonderfully carried by the still amazingly sweet fruit / blossom / vanilla note of the drop. The complexity is fascinating and after a while in the glass I associate something like cherry jam, sweet mint with candied apples, cinnamon, caramel and honey. I also hear some roasted aromas. All flavors are wonderfully intertwined and pick each other up. Another flavor that I find similar to the Fässle. Sweet-fruity with yet wonderfully fragrant oak flavors with perfectly integrated alcohol. Taste: Sweet, supple and slightly tingling. The aromas of the nose are to be found in full on the palate and so rich in fats and intense, that I can hardly formulate it in words and rather smile to myself. At first wonderfully creamy, flowery, sweet with vanilla and jasmine / orange blossom aromas and tropical fruits without being overly sweet. Everything fits. After a short time in the mouth, another facet of age comes to light: oak flavors of 43 years of storage! Herbere oak flavors as the barrel are heard. Distinct roasted, almost burnt nuts / almonds, leather couch, tobacco and something that makes me imagine that it might taste like biting into an oak cabinet wall. Furthermore, this spectrum of flavors is accompanied by a cooling association with mint. The alcohol is also perfectly integrated in the taste and pleasantly warms the throat and throat region. The sweet sweetness stretches to the finish and fades away gradually. The finish is a certain jasmine and mint note and also the oak cabinet wall with a hint of vanilla remain discreetly preserved. Conclusion: short break in the glass. Clear and without ifs and buts. Wonderful complex and complex in aroma. A flavor concert that delivers completely in both the nose and the palate. This combination of creamy vanilla combined with the basket of tropical fruits as well as the complex oak flavors are an absolute highlight for me.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. Segens scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    It is an outstanding Speyside dram! Not much else to say!
    • Nose
      the fruity nose is simply outstanding 

      banana, passion fruit, plums! Very exotic, very yummy
    • Taste
      very balanced and very loughly too drink. 
    • Finish
      Great finish nevertheless I have a decent bitterness on the tongue which is no catastrophe but at least I now have a winner if I compare it to the former Speyside 1973/2016 TWA Good Vibes as this was better in the end.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  I had a tasting sip at the Limburg Whisky Fair and scored it with preliminary 92 points.  It is an extremely fruity and complex dram with no signs of over-aging.  Very quaffable for sure, and another great old Glenfarclas (what else?)...

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Of all the sampled 7x-er-Speysidern my personal tail light because of the bitterness at the end, with the "tail light" at the highest level plays.
    • Nose
      very fruity, with apples, pears, mirabelles, bananas, vanilla, milk chocolate, mint, leather, licorice, malt
    • Taste
      oily-sweet-spicy, brilliant sparkling start with lots of tangerine, grapefruit, espresso and bitter tangerine peel, apples, apricots, bitter almonds, leather, dark chocolate, malt, nutmeg, ginger, Grand Marnier, Campari touch, very well balanced
    • Finish
      long, sweet-bitter like Campari, menthol, licorice, banana, with lots of nutmeg and ginger

  7. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    High quality - maturing in fino casks gives a special refinement that is rarely found.
    Recently, some fino-cask bottlings (whose distillery is hidden) have appeared on the market with excellent quality.
    This bottling is a little spicier and unspectacular and is not quite as fruity, such as the '75s Asia label from Zanzibar.
    What distillery may it be? : There are few distilleries that are able to access a large warehouse. Tomintoul and Linkwood have launched numerous good quality bottlings over the past 15 years. Most of them, however, came from the Bourbon barrel. If at all, only a few Fino barrels were used. At distilleries like Longmorn and Glenfarclas it looks different. They have a large stock and there are also Fino-Casks use.

    My top three of this series:

    1: 1975 40Y Zanzibar 50.6%
    2: 1975 41Y Whisky Doris
    3: 1973 Chinese Theater Mask, Zanzibar
    • Nose
      Beautiful fruity - exotic fruits (bananas / mirabelles / figs) but also garden fruits (apple / plum) with a very small (optimal) shot acid. This fruity sweetness is combined with cereal notes (malt). It adds white chocolate and a little vanilla - rounded off with a subtle spiciness.
    • Taste
      Medium body. Fruity, grainy and spicy alike. Super balanced and pleasant drinkable. No dominating wood, no burning, no bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long and soft; mild-fruity, sweet and malty with some menthol (mint)

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasty and intense 73er, I like better on the palate than in the nose, I find it not particularly complex in comparison to other 73er and of the ones for me even better, distinguishes him especially on the sweet side tipping Süßsauerbalance and slightly restrained nose (compared to other 73ers)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very dense - almost thick on the nose, sweet and fruity note (sweet yellow fruit - honeydew melon, cooked pineapple, passion fruit, finest lemon) yoghurt with honey, a hint of sourdough, slightly salty, wax, black tea, furniture polish - very nice balance of fruit and Oak - 43yo and almost no bitter substances perceptible - very pleasant
    • Taste
      93 93
      the fruit from the nose in yogurt with honey, oiled oak, candied lemon peel, geranium leaves, delicate licorice, mint, ginger, pepper, birch water, green bark
    • Finish
      91 91
      green bark, fading remnants of fruitiness, beautiful creamy oak notes - the accumulate from sip to sip to an impressive finish, peppery, fresh with mint, ginger and a lot of beeswax

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  10. helmutgw scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The best is the nose! 92 - 26.08.2017
    • Nose
      fresh, fruity, OBF - wow!
      Getting better, wine gum
    • Taste
      creamy, fruity, bitter, some alcohol
    • Finish
      long, a bit too bitter and alcoholic

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