Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 78
Stated Age
44 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
48.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Shinanoya Exclusive
Added on
17 Aug 2017 3:26 pm by whiskas
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 504.00

74 × in wishlist

124 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1973 MBa

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.10 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    And again a great 1973 Speysider ... never stops! ;-)
    • Nose
      super tropical-fruity, super nectar-sweet, mango, papaya, pineapple, white lilac, jasmine, elderflower, honey, bananas, custard, oregano flowers, icing lemon, coconut cream, light cress, olive oil, sweet apples - beguiling nose
    • Taste
      creamy, oily, while brilliant, mango, papaya, candied elderflower, bananas in coconut cream, subtle pepper, light cinnamon and nutmeg, a touch of kumquat and lime, dark chocolate, green tea with jasmine, olive oil, wonderful interaction, never too dominant ... mint, anise
    • Finish
      medium long, nectar sweet, flattering spicy, always the sweet flowers are present, plus the tropical fruits and some eucalyptus - beautiful

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Another great old speysider in the series of the 1973s and 1975s around 40yo. This one is very fruity on the nose and a little bit more dry and less fruity on the palate - kind of more serious drinking. Anyway this is great value for the price!
    • Nose
      Intense, fruity, mostly tropical, ripe bananas, mango, honey, spices, creme brulee, whiffs of citrus, hints of oak wood - great as expected!
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, creamy, pepper, spices, subtle sweetness, fine oak wood, not loud at all, fruits coming from the back - very good!
    • Finish
      Medium long, little zesty, more oak but not drying

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Another very nice Speyside 70s, which stands only in the finest nuances for me behind a few others.
    • Nose
      Coconut, soft fennel and nutmeg, already very similar to the other Speyside regions, just a little more elegant and slightly more restrained, cinnamon, mango, lychee, papaya and honeydew melon, red apple glazed with brown sugar, honey and bananas
    • Taste
      Creamy fine, but always getting drier, pear full, pineapple, grapefruit peel and some light tobacco, cinnamon and papaya, bananas, the coconut and then some tea and mint in between, that is meant by drier
    • Finish
      A lot of sweetness from nectar, coconut, floral and banana, tea and light malt with honey, medium to long

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Creamy tropical fruits, definitely one of the best of these speysiders series

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky, quite diverse in its components with a rather modest palette of derivatives, is not rich in shades, but on the whole it looks very decent, there is some kind of self-sufficiency, dignity, a sense of age in it.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, larch wood, dry medicinal herbs, stone dust, Revit vitamins, some elusive medical notes - antiseptic, bandage;
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, a combination of strong sweetness and tart oak, creamy notes, vanilla, nuts, grain, camphor, tobacco, herbal notes.
    • Finish
      Soft, warming, oak, sweet honey-floral notes, lemon peel, bergamot, camphor, potion shades.

  8. Bretorianer scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Malinois scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 2cl at The Whisky Fair 21/04/18 

    Didn't seem to be a very active cask, just how we like it with this older ones ;)

  10. Ra_Di scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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


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