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Speyburn 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.87/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
American Oak & Spanish Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/253 R17/5323 IB 08 54
Barcode
5010509881173
Added on
13 Sep 2017 3:44 pm by Nidan
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 64,01

5 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 15-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.87 points

  1. Sandman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Time and a drop of water make this whisky good.
    • Nose
      Raisins, chocolate, stewed apple, orange, lemon, grass, nuts, breakfast cereals, a hint of red wine, mango and pineapple.
    • Taste
      Currants, chocolate, nutmeg, toasted bread, breakfast cereals, nuts, tolerated grass and with water lemon zest, tropical fruit and baked apple.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, dry, nuts, lemon zest, currants, dark chocolate, hint of grapefruit, mix of tropical fruit and baked apple.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good-quality nose but no big hit on the palate. A bit peppery and pedestrian.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Initially unsweetened, dark cocoa powder and something dry and dusty. Then a sweet-and-sour fruitiness appears: kiwi and pineapple. Buttermilk and bananas. Malty, with porridge and cookie dough. Displays a real roasted, slightly bitter aspect as well - coffee grounds? After the first sip, oodles of golden syrup join in. All in all, a pleasant and multifaceted nose that allows for some permutation. Perhaps a bit boring, but apparently the result of careful and thoughtful blending.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Without water, at first all I get is a sourness and a sharpness (that being said, it's the first dram of the day, so the latter might be my fault entirely). Gets sweeter and more approachable with water. Now there's marshmellows, custard, syrup, banana bread. Goes from sour to sweet to bitter at the death with no surprises, and basically repeats the aromas from the nose.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Pepper, ginger, lemon and apple juice, some soft coffee notes. No huge staying power but also nothing that disturbs.

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N- Vanilla and milky sweet upfront, with sherry notes underlay. Calm, balanced, farm-y and zesty. Not with much depth, all comes at superficial level. (85/19)

    P- Better delivery on palate, orange bitter, chewy peel and toasted oak sphere. Mashed dark fruit, nutty and waxy. (85/19)

    F- Medium, interestingly burnt smoky citrus oil coat, like a burnt orange peel, camphor, dry. (86/20)

    B/B- 86/20

    Cereal- 1, Fruity- 2, Floral- 2, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 0, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 2

    Weighted Rate- 78pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Vanilla and milky sweet upfront, with sherry notes underlay. Calm, balanced, farm-y and zesty. Not with much depth, all comes at superficial level. (85/19)
    • Taste
      P- Better delivery on palate, orange bitter, chewy peel and toasted oak sphere. Mashed dark fruit, nutty and waxy. (85/19)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, interestingly burnt smoky citrus oil coat, like a burnt orange peel, camphor, dry. (86/20)

      B/B- 86/20

      Cereal- 1, Fruity- 2, Floral- 2, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 0, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 2

      Weighted Rate- 78pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/inverhouse-at-the-fringe

    N: Much like the 10yo but with more roundness, less candy fruits and more malty & citrus depth. The nose is rather fine.
    T: This is far better than the 10yo, having shaken off those fermented & floury issues. Stays malty with varied fruity action and a far better body by comparison.
    F: It’s still a bit ‘funny’ [almost butyric & resinous], but there are improvements over the 10yo in all departments.
    C: Scores a few marks more than its younger sibling, much of that down the nose alone.

    Scores a C[-]

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very tasty Speyburn, with the proper kick seasoning. Nice thing!
    • Nose
      Some glue to the beginning. Full, syrupy nose with honey. The typical malt and vanilla game for me. Very juicy pear and peach push forward. Light wood tones. Some licorice. I find that more often in Speyburn. With some time in the glass, the fruit goes back a step and a floral note pushes forward. Followed by a sourish fruit. Reminds me a lot of Ringlomarmelade. The alcohol is almost unnoticeable.
    • Taste
      Something spicy honey kick. The seasoning gets a little sharper. Softens but immediately the juicy, sweet pear and mirabelle and apricots. Vanilla, malt and a good portion of caramel. At the second sip, the sour becomes slightly stronger. In the form of grapes.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Only spicy then getting fuller and creamy sweet.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Speyburn, not a sherry bomb, but quite complex with an affordable price.
    • Nose
      Sherry. Spicy oak. Honey, dried fruits, citruses and green apple.
    • Taste
      Oily. Ginger orange marmalede. Pepper and chilli. Cocoa.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy and fruity.

  9. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rHVSJGf67I
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. tavish mcwhisky scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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