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Speyburn 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.29/100
votes
84
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

84 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 15-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.29 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose has an influence of both casks with notes of burnt sugar, raisins, toffee, cinnamon and chocolate.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is spicy and intense with a profile of nice sherriness and notes of chocolate, figs, peppery wood and caramel.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium lenght, spicy and neat with hints of chocolate, raisins, citrus fruits and apple jam.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Expraesi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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

  7. Willum scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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