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Speyside Region Very Old Selection Sb

Overall rating
84.03/100
votes
33
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
554
Strength
45.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Asia Girl
Barcode
4260274391310
Bottled for
Whiskyklubben Slainte
Added on
24 Apr 2017 5:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region Very Old Selection Sb

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.03 points

  1. wbarchive_630772 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    A mixture of very old malts makes this bottle fly! A distinct tone of leather and deep caramel together with fruit and vanilla.

  2. robain scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. robain scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      when it sits in the glass for a while, same as eclectic, i get peat, leather but then i think it takes of to hints of green leafes, oak
    • Taste
      kind of sweet at first, like a refill sherry cask, but somewhat peaty taking over, its not bad at all.

      i think i appreaciate the taste now more then first time.
    • Finish
      peat, vanilla

  4. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Zanzibar Tasting Notes

    Color: honey
    Nose: Sweet, with maple syrup, cider and caramel, as well as lime blossom, milk chocolate and a little chili
    Taste: Sweet start, with honey, caramel, maple syrup, then drier, with tart herbs and a delicate citrus note
    Finish : Dry, herbal king, with some caraway

  5. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Rather light-bodied. A quite decent dram, but it's not very complex or exciting - there are, however, some really nice flavour combinations going on.
    • Nose
      A bit closed to begin with (needs some extra time in the glass for me), a bit of smoke, fresh peat, fruity and nutty at the same time, vanilla, oak, redcurrants and leather.
    • Taste
      Some smoke, almond extract or perhaps rather marzipan, caramel, dried fruity tea, leather, just a tad of ash, some spices and recurrent hints of honey.
    • Finish
      Medium - some smoke, mellow toasted oak, cream, unburnt peat, vanilla and there's some fruitiness going on in the background throughout.

  7. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A rather complex nose and it takes a moment before you can separate the different ingredients. I find Honey, Vanilla, Canned plums, Christmas cake, a hint of wood and toffee
    • Taste
      Enters with honey sweetness, then increasing pepper and spices, as they fade away it is replaced with a increasing "dry" feeling before taken over by bitter almonds
    • Finish
      Medium long finish fading out in mild spices, old oak and bitter almonds

  8. robain scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. robain scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      Its defenitly not smelling young.

      Peppers, sweet maybe some honey, some light fruityness.

      with water: Less peppers, more fruit.
    • Taste
      Fruity and somewhat dry at first, grows in your mouth.

      With water: Not dry anymore, smooth and silky. Fruity and sweet - honey tones.
    • Finish
      Somewhat vanilla tones at the finish, the finish is medium long and very pleasent.

      with water: Medium short. Finish is dying to much with water.

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