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Overall rating
93.07/100
votes
84
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

€ 640,67

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84 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region Malt 1973 ALOS

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.07 points

  1. 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

  2. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    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)

  3. 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

  4. DannyDram scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

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

  5. 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 :)

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

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

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Another great Speysider from 1973 - it's really hard to say which one is the best but anyhow they are on a very high level - excellent!
    • Nose
      Fresh fruits, intense, honey comb, mango pineapples, truck loads of tropical fruits - fantastic!
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, fresh fruits again, also apples, pears, a whole fruit salad and a good citric level, finest oak wood, subtle sweetness, just hints of vanilla - great!
    • Finish
      Long, warm, a little bit peppery and zesty but still mostly sweet and fruity

  8. Llama_rock scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

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

  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. BlueFire scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Complex with vanilla, lovely fruit bowl - I picked out pears, floral, herbs, an array of sweet spices and a lovely creamy/buttery feel, just lovely.

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