Glen Spey 1991 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Stated Age
25 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 dec 2017 3:01 pm by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 176.57

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Whisky reviews for Glen Spey 1991 DR

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.20 points.

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's more of a middle class whisky. With enough time, it becomes sufficiently complex. The cabbage note is a little ... unusual. The alcohol is not optimally integrated. No relevant peculiarities in taste and finish
    • Nose
      86 86
      At the beginning malt, herbs, (rose) cabbage, stinging alcohol. Then light honey, vanilla and dust, after a long time becoming fruity with pear and peach.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and light at the beginning, later increasingly intrusive alcohol. Fruit tea, malt and honey appear, then it becomes increasingly bitter.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-length finish with some bitter oak, malt and walnut. Stimulates salivation.

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  3. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    I am enjoying malts that offer something unusual or intriguing, which the nose of this Gley Spey certainly does. Light citrus notes go hand in hand with cauliflower, potatoes and celery. I'd call this vegetarian style. On the palate, honey, lemon and mild spices compete with eucalyptus, dry oak and ginger. The medium to long finish is herbal, fresh and zesty. Classic ex-boubon cask flavors after 25 years of maturation, an honest and solid dram.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]

  4. Merl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Grassy, fresh fruity (mainly apples), further malt and hay. The smell is relatively "ordinary" due to the age of this whisky. (84 pts)
    Taste: But the taste is much better. Extremely soft, pleasant. Apple juice, grape juice. The mild percentages also testify to her. Superb drinkable and relaxing whisky. (89 pts)
    Points: 87
    Summary: A shot number 10 at the Whisky Festival in Radebeul 2019. And another tasted, still missing, distillery.

  6. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh: Green apple, wet grass, vanilla
    • Taste
      88 88
      Herbal amd light: daisy, mint, chamomile.
      Perfect for a mid summer drink
    • Finish
      86 86
      Not a long one, nice but tiny

  7. Gere scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The first impression like wet grass or cooked cabbage peppered with citrus. Not unpleasant but very special, especially fine.
      The whole thing is very fine, nothing is excessive but nicely balanced
    • Taste
      Again first the wet grass then fruity notes come to it I would type on white grapes.
      Beautifully balanced, especially different.
    • Finish
      The finish is short, grass and fruit are quickly gone. For a tenderly bitter oak note remains because the previously was not recognizable

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Okay, now that's different! Chalk, limestone, gravel - all things mineralic, really - next to curious vegetal notes of fresh asparagus, raw peeled potatos and cooked cabbage. It's better than it sounds, though; for some reason, this really works, and I could definitely imagine this as a nice, mouthwatering apéritif whisky. It has an interesting austerity, like a bone-dry white wine. Faint citrus and tonic water.

    Good attack, silky and zingy in the mouth, spreading across the palate swiftly like a hurriedly thrown velvet blanket. Undiluted, it's simultaneously sweet in an amorphous, generalized way, and refreshingly dry, but it's hard to pinpoint specific taste markers. At this point, I can only say that it's dangerously drinkable and more-ish. Perhaps with some water?

    Water unleashes the oak in the aroma, this becomes much more warm and inviting now. Not sure if I like it better though, it becomes more like regular old whisky and less like the confusing unicorn I encountered upon the first approach. With water, the attack is mellowed, but the mid-palate suddenly gains heat it didn't have before. Still hard to single out specific aromas/tastes; it's all very tightly bundled together. This is the best I can do: Warming, with a great balance between sweet and tart and restrained wood influence.

    Finishes with substantial warmth, but no vulgar oak. Again, a sense of mineralic white wine persists. Boy, this is an afternoon delight, if I ever came across one. The perfect whisky for an early evening or late afternoon. Lovely, if weird stuff.


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