Speyside Region 1973
70cl / 47.4%
43 Year Old Whisky Agency for TWE
- Speyside Blended Malt Whisky
- The Whisky Agency
An elegant old Speyside bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange by German independent The Whisky Agency. This was bottled from a butt of blended malt with components from across the Speyside region, and has the old and elegant character you'd expect from a whisky that brings together the best of the area.
Speyside Region 1973 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Spiced brioche, brown sugar and rich lardy cake. Cinnamon buns and iced Danish pastries with a cherry on the top. Fruit jelly notes develop – lemon, lime and pineapple – with a background of old, wax-polished oak tables. Meatier notes slowly emerge, balanced by sugar flowers, candied lemon and sweet whipped cream.
Palate: Creamily textured, with lightly spiced egg-custard tarts leading into old Chartreuse, spiced sponge cake and butter cream – the herbal notes float around on top, while underneath sit piles of cakes and oaty biscuits. In between are fruity boiled sweets, barley sugar and herbal throat sweets. Tarte tatin notes develop, softly spiced and drenched with butter.
Finish: Apple sauce and buttered toast. Toasted, spiced, fruit loaf develops. Apple sweets and cream remain.
Comment: Old and dignified. Floral and fruity notes dance around on top, with weightier notes of spice and cake supporting from below. Complex and elegant, rewarding long exploration.
5 Customer Reviews
Fantastic dram, elegant and complex – a real stunner.
Stunning – another Speyside that hits every mark.
Really great stuff, as good or better than most of the other 73s I have tasted and this one is actually more reasonably priced than most. Get it while you can.
Truly great stuff, had a few of these Speyside and this one is up there with the better ones. And honestly I think this is lower cost than lost have been. Get it while you can!
Shocked no one has reviewed this yet. Opened at a tasting recently that included known reviewers. The nose is superb: warm, juicy fruit compote with peach, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, pear, apricot... Similar to other releases by various bottlers over past few years. The palate and finish are similar to nose but perhaps not as mind-boggling; drier and a tad woody. 94 nose, 91 palate. One to buy and share liberally with friends at a gathering. Would be nice to know distillery(s). Some say 'farclas but have doubts on that assertion.