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Overall rating
92.60/100
votes
113
Whiskybase ID
WB99244
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Antique Lions of Spirits (ALOS)
Bottling serie
The Butterflies
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
372
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Aug 2017 8:06 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 976.00

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140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region Malt 1973 ALOS

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.60 points

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is simply amazing, immediately after the discovery produces a crazy spectrum. But to reveal the taste you need to give the whisky time. Awesome whisky, one of the best I've tried in this life. So far with only Speyside 45 mba with him on the same level of everything tried before
    24-23-23-23
    • Nose
      First it splashes a wave of fragrant spices and spring field herbs. The second wave is sweet oriental fruit in honey, and nuts, honey melon, banana, raisins and dried apricots, mangoes, sweet tangerines. All this explosive fruit range is seasoned with spices and covers with wave after wave of freshness. Awesome After standing still appear black tea with honey and sherry with cinnamon and cardamom
    • Taste
      Creamy caramel cake, sprinkled with cinnamon and banana, smoked prunes in oil
    • Finish
      Black pepper mixed with oak bark, iodized salt and tangerine peel, hazelnut in chocolate glaze. Long, spicy and pleasantly warming finish with pleasant fruit and nut tingles under the tongue :)

  2. Simon Stood scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Incredible malt, you need to stand for a while and soon discover the widest range in flavor and taste.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet pastries, donuts with white icing, cinnamon, light smell of a cellar with barrels
    • Taste
      94 94
      apricot, cherry plum, orange melon, salt, caramel popcorn
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long finish, the whole range of spices of the oriental bazaar, salt, melon peel

  3. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Balance (24)
    Chic molt, got great pleasure (95)
    • Nose
      The aroma is thick, fatty ... orange oil, grass ... overripe exotic, dried banana ... lime honey, crazy pastry with spices, cardamom, pepper ... cream with orange zest .... dry skin, warm wood. Baked banana with cream and cinnamon (24)
    • Taste
      Explosive taste, dried fruit, citrus, chocolate and hot pepper (24)
    • Finish
      The finish is slightly waxy, spicy, dry ... grass and melon ... fruit puree on a dry board ... mineral water ... walnut and light tobacco and lemon peel ... aspirin tablet with chocolate (23)

  4. Ra_Di scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    For me the best undisclosed 73er / 75er Speysider with a towering nose. A dream.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

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

  6. RoKa scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    One of the best 1973 Speysider - and there are many - impressive !! Nose sensational :-)

  7. Llama_rock did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Incredibly complex and interesting, other reviewers have hit the nail on the head describing the fruit and nose

  8. DannyDram scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Not as vibrant or aromatic as many other 1973 speysiders but the pedigree is obvious -- fruity, sour notes with some lemon meringue and cranberry frosting.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A candied sweetness that borders on the tropical. The sourish notes are very distinguishable for these 1973 speyside, likely ex-fino casks. Creamy, good mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Lovely stuff... but getting a bit boring?!? Impossible!

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Even among the already ingenious Speyside region bottlings one of the best for me.
    • Nose
      Banana Split, wonderful nose as from a noble, exotic perfume, passion fruit and pear, papaya and beautiful light herbal honey with cinnamon in it, lavender, thyme and nutmeg, also some freshly grated almonds and coconut flakes, vanilla
    • Taste
      Full brown sugar, marzipan, camphor, lavender and rosemary, thyme, nutmeg and cinnamon, of course, the tropical fruit salad, papaya, passion fruit, mango, green apple and pear also, beautiful malt is added and herbal honey
    • Finish
      The tropical sweetness remains beautiful with the single pickled fruits, the herbal honey and some nice oldschool malt, long to very long

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