Whisky Review: Secret Speyside Distillery 2007 Berry Bros & Rudd 14 Year Old
The bottle and labels are recently redesigned for BB&R and quite tasteful. I like the bottom of the bottle is squared off into flat-facets, and the cork is large and solid. These should store very well for the collectors out there.
Secret Speyside Distillery 2007 Berry Bros & Rudd 14 Year Old / 64%
Tasted neat, then with a bit of bottled water
We don’t know too much about Secret Speyside aside from it a single cask sherry butt #13907, distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2021, one of just 304 bottles. It is cask strength and non-chill-filtered.
- Color: tawny (1.4)
- Nose: oloroso sherry, pipe tobacco, blueberries, grape peels; brown sugar
- Taste: sherry, vanilla ice cream, sulphur, toffee, lime; bubblegum, black pepper
- Finish: medium, and sweet; butter, some hot elements
I was expecting a little bit more, there’s a slight off-note and hotness to this that detracts a wee bit from total enjoyment. However, it’s still a reasonable exemplar of what I think is a Craigellachie.