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Overall rating
92.09/100
votes
116
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Art Nouveau Ladies
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
320
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with Three Rivers
Added on
25 Jul 2017 2:11 pm by Forrest
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 549.90

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1973 TWA

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.09 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    I have to admit it's in the line of all the great speysider released recently but probbaly a tick more austere and solid which mean a bit less fruity and sweet - nevertheless fantastic!
    • Nose
      Hints of sherry wood, tropical fruits, honey - actually pretty reluctant but letting you guess a great potential
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, fruity, very good balance between sherry wood and subtle sweetness - very good
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, still fruity and woody

  2. MarcoWe65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It is a dream of a whisky. 

    Almost perfect. Best stuff you can get for this money.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    The best of the 1973/1975 undisclosed speysides I've tried so far! I haven't opened the 1975 Sansibar 40yo (I heard that's pretty remarkable as well), but I am glad I have a bottle of this unopened. Tasting from a 50ml sample.
    • Nose
      Mandarin oranges, peach, white grapes, ripe pears. 
    • Taste
      Wow.. great balance right away... a truckload of tropical fruits, burst in your mouth, with all of the above fruits, plus rambutan, a bit of lychee, vanilla/coconut, sugarcane -- I can open a fruit market right about now. A fruity explosion. There's also a bit of oak and tannins but definitely nothing egregious... in fact, the oak is like a table, a wonderful backbone, to display all your fruits. It's also got a creamy pina colada mouthfeel. Yummy! A bit of grass came out when water is added.
    • Finish
      Long and wonderful.

  4. MarcoWe65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
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      97 97

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

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

  6. JL1207 scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    This is a notch above many of the other nice recent 1970's undisclosed Speysides, with a better nose and longer finish.
    • Nose
      Nose is rich. A little sharp at first, with that great rich buttery resin behind it. Tropical rummy fruit salad.  
    • Taste
      On the palate, this is quality stuff. Tremendous balance. In a similar vein to that Sansibar 1975, with those hints of apples, pears, etc.  Fruity with just a hint of peat in the far background. Clearly both from the same source (farclas). You don't really notice the proof much at all. Not because it's not there (there's a little bit of a bite) but because the flavors overwhelm
      you so you aren't even thinking about it. It's really amazing how well balanced this one is - nothing is out of place. 
    • Finish
      Finish is medium with a really nice honey sweetness that fades slowly. It doesn't last forever, but that works on this one.   

  7. Bravo122 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant ratio between oak, sherry and fruits.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry, exotic fruits, honey, lacquered wood, lemon sorb and pine resin.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Oily. Sherry, matured oak and tropical fruits. Pina Colada. Pepper and chili chocolate.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, fruity, spicy, oaky.

  9. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    As expected, this is another one of those excellent undisclosed Speysiders. Yes, they cost a lot of money, but are relatively cheap if you're looking to add a quality, well-matured whisky from a bygone era to your collection.
    • Nose
      Hello fruit bowl! Orchard fruits such as apples and pears, accompanied by mango, mandarine and peach. There's also apricot marmalade and lemon yoghurt. Plenty of varnish and resin too, as well as wax and honey.
    • Taste
      Soft tannins and mild chocolate flavours, but also a whole array of fruit. Pear skin and red apples at first, before going down a more tropical road. Actually, this pretty much mirrors the nose, which, I should not have to explain, is a very good thing.
    • Finish
      Very subtle spices, before reverting to fruitier territories.

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