Speyburn 2004

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
52.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
18 May 2018 12:28 pm by svenske2015
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100,56

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98 × member ratings

151 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 2004

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.04 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very complex, round whisky. Goes very well without water. Blind, I would have appreciated the much older, with no stuffy to find here at all. Everything is very balanced, neither too much sherry nor a superimposing barrel. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Nutty, malty, dark dried fruit, plums, raisins, nutmeg, mint, black pepper, dark chocolate, strawberries
    • Taste
      91 91
      sweet, dark fruit, very pleasant barrel, sherry, a lot of dark chocolate, peppermint, oranges, pepper, nutty, nutmeg, honey, pleasant sharpness
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, peppermint tea with honey, prunes and tannins, but not bitter at all

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    In the style of the older A'Bunadh batches.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cherry, plum, orange, mocha and rhubarb.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Cherry, mocha, hazelnut paste, plum and orange. Water adds some marzipan.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hazelnut paste, cherry, mocha and plum.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Dark sherry spicy, spicy, with black bread, raisins, a few matches, dark chocolate, pepper and oak. Delicious!

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful price/ratio dram! Very pleasant Oloroso notes, powerful, spicy, with a pleasant woodspice on the palate and cinnamon on the tongue. Overall, very sticky and at this price (85 euros) just delicious. Very good drinkable without water.

    Is it comparable to a Macallan 12 or a Glendronach Allardice as mentioned in previous tastings? For me, you can put this one in the same box. It's a sherry influenced non smoker. But you can't really compare this ones; and hey - i dont give a damn, this herb is just delicious...

  5. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Chocolaty rich oloroso sherry monster of very high quality.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    do not really share the hype, that's good - but not bomb - I can not deny him high quality - but somehow it's totally boring for me
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nutty, malty, dust, dark dried fruits, strawberry jam, plums, raisins, nutmeg, mint, dark chocolate, leathery, dry tannins
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet, dark fruit, mild, very round sherry - without ups and downs, very dark dark chocolate, peppermint, orange peel, pepper, roasted hazelnuts, nutmeg, honey, slightly alcoholic
    • Finish
      87 87
      Woody dry figs, orange, tannins, autumn leaves, bark, licorice

  7. DramTimeNI scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    If there was a tongue orgasm, Then I would certainly have had that with this dram. Sherry Bomb. Fruit, old wood. Amazing nose.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Young but complex, powerful, lavish Speyburn. Highly recommended!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, vanilla, caramel, roasted apple and candy-floss. Calvados, gerbeaud, herbals and kerosene.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful and oily. Honey sweeted fruit syrups, sherry, pepper, citruses and oak in perfect marriage.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, sweet, fruity.

  9. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really horny, dirty part!
    • Nose
      Common notes from the tasting evening:
      a sherry sow! In the nose: herbs, leather, raisins, nuts. Frying ... maybe Some turpentine still, yes, he has something filthy. What dirty geiles.Jahrmarkt! Sticky sweetness, cotton candy, love apples, baked Almond (especially the sweet caramel coating). The effect on the nose sharper than the Bourbon daughters
    • Taste
      He has a nice punch, that's a dream fabric. Deckig, you can already see that in the glass. Rough. Herbs and raspberry syrup. Pepper chips. No water needed, that's cool as it is. Palate: Fresh Sherry meets White Oak
    • Finish
      Has a nice finish to dry, old leather. Brachial yes and still somehow solid. Very confident! Blackberry jelly, honey, dried fruit

      Toasted aromas that suddenly appear in the nose when drinking. Not a cheap finish, this one too was a really good barrel.

  10. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Oeh this is good stuff! I agree with Kay’s note, it does indeed remind me of the older style a’bunadh. Class A cask.
    • Nose
      Sweet, clear and some sour notes. Oranges and cherries, alcohol is still quite noticable so I prefer to add some water. A lot more is revealed with water. Chocolatecookies, marzepin and even some minty flavors.
    • Taste
      Without water it’s beautifully sweet, full bodied and silky. There is a real nicely balanced sherry influence. Alcohol is not that dominant as it is with the nose. With water it becomes even more silky and oily. Red fruits appear as well as some pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, Soft, smooth and beautifully balanced. Sherrywood and oranges. This is older style sherry matured whisky. I believe they had a very good quality cask here. With water more of the wood comes through. Also some baked bread. At the end spices make their entrance. Sweet and slightly salty spices.


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