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Speyburn 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.26/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB100859
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

€ 60.48

10 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 15-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.26 points

  1. ishi scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Wow effect, toffee, sweet citruses, milk chocolate with nuts, apples in alcohol. Concentrated, sweet, peppery. Very nice, eyes roll

  2. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Myke scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    (Disclaimer: is my first whisky on the day for tasting - I have to test it again)
    light fruits on the nose, but does not look like a 15-year-old, more like a boisterous 8-year-old;
    which is not bad as such, but you expect even more sedate aromas at 15 years of age.
    Nothing new in the taste, fruit, malt, slight bitterness. Then it's gone very quickly,
    [77 - 75 = above average -> goes like this]
    • Nose
      78 78
      fresh light fruits, apricots, (still unripe) pears, citrus-sour nuances that are reminiscent of lychee;
      grassy aroma, vanilla and a little honey.
      Light spice far in the background.
      Over time, the icing sugar sweetness decreases somewhat, but a beer-yeast-malt aroma comes through quite strongly; I personally find it somehow out of place for a 15.
    • Taste
      77 77
      very soft start, very light spice, light fruits. Peppery spice presses on the tongue, it becomes slightly tart at the back, but is more of a malt-tart note than dark chocolate moments.
      Becoming / staying malty.
      Second sip: sweeter, fruity, a little more vanilla, still very soft, slightly viscous / creamy. It then loses from 2/3 in the mouth and the fruits no longer harmonize so well.
      Overall quite spicy on the palate ...
      Third sip: sweet, spicy, vanilla, fruit, malt note; with imagination also toffee / caramel.
    • Finish
      75 75
      some spice, slightly tart notes, malty, fruit aromas fade away.
      The alcohol is still burning down the throat.

  4. Expraesi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      apples, malt, light and pleasant
    • Taste
      84 84
      apples, a little honey, spices
    • Finish
      81 81
      apples, malt, light and pleasant

  6. Willum scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Highlander65 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Definitely better than 10yo, "darker" and more demanding. Not memorable but good
    • Nose
      Fuller and more rounded than 10yo, scent of sherry, ripe berries, light citrus note, coconut? A touch of wood, trifle
    • Taste
      Light body (less than 10yo), sweet without exaggerating, dark fruit, creamy cake, bitter almond note
    • Finish
      Long enough, sweet, brown sugar

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      pine wood, orange, honey, cinnamon, gorse, biscuit, vanilla, citrus, toffee, butterscotch
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

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