Speyburn 25 Year Old Tasting Note

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We don’t hear much news about the Speyburn Distillery. They have a pretty small range (three whiskies in total) and probably because of this, bloggers are not filling the web with news from ‘The Gibbet’ as compared to other brands who are constantly producing special bottlings.

So when I saw that whisky lover Mike Mckeand snapped up some 25 year old Speyburn for less than three and sixpence at a recent auction, I though it would be a good idea to pass on his tasing note of the whisky.

Speyburn 25 Year Old 46% ABV

Speyburn 25yo for less than three and sixpence at a recent auction – See more at: http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/2013/07/08/speyburn-25yo/#sthash.froegewA.dpuf

Nose: Sweet and pleasant. A lot of vanilla and oak. Floral, honey with a slight lemon zest in the background too. Water brings out the lemon even more.

Palate: Very creamy and incredibly smooth. Vanilla fudge and honey develops into citrusy notes towards the end.

Finish: Long and dry with the lemon lingering.

Overall: Where’s the prickle? It would be ideal for sharing on a special occasion with friends who might not be whisky drinkers but with whom you deem deserving of something special as there’s barely any sharpness to it at all. Very enjoyable but not blown away. Its issue is that if you’re looking to spend around £200 on something special, then there are some much more special things out there. Still, I’m not going to complain seeing as I certainly did not spend £200 on it and have no qualms about having to drink the rest.

speyburn 25 year old whisky

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Nose: Sweet and pleasant. A lot of vanilla and oak. Floral, honey with a slight lemon zest in the background too. Water brings out the lemon even more.

Palate: Very creamy and incredibly smooth. Vanilla fudge and honey develops into citrusy notes towards the end.

Finish: Long and dry with the lemon lingering.

Overall: Where’s the prickle? It would be ideal for sharing on a special occasion with friends who might not be whisky drinkers but with whom you deem deserving of something special as there’s barely any sharpness to it at all. Very enjoyable but not blown away. Its issue is that if you’re looking to spend around £200 on something special, then there are some much more special things out there. Still, I’m not going to complain seeing as I certainly did not spend £200 on it and have no qualms about having to drink the rest.

– See more at: http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/2013/07/08/speyburn-25yo/#sthash.froegewA.dpuf

Nose: Sweet and pleasant. A lot of vanilla and oak. Floral, honey with a slight lemon zest in the background too. Water brings out the lemon even more.

Palate: Very creamy and incredibly smooth. Vanilla fudge and honey develops into citrusy notes towards the end.

Finish: Long and dry with the lemon lingering.

Overall: Where’s the prickle? It would be ideal for sharing on a special occasion with friends who might not be whisky drinkers but with whom you deem deserving of something special as there’s barely any sharpness to it at all. Very enjoyable but not blown away. Its issue is that if you’re looking to spend around £200 on something special, then there are some much more special things out there. Still, I’m not going to complain seeing as I certainly did not spend £200 on it and have no qualms about having to drink the rest.

– See more at: http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/2013/07/08/speyburn-25yo/#sthash.froegewA.dpuf

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