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Speyburn 2004

Overall rating
89.53/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
121126
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2018
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
250
Number of bottles
678
Strength
52.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509881760
Bottled for
Nordic Travel Retail
Added on
15 Nov 2018 2:54 pm by pierre.pecheur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 175.97

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Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 2004

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Ultra clean Oloroso bomb with a high-enough age to make it genuinely interesting. Certainly doesn't display many distinguishable distillate characteristics, but who needs that when everything else works so well? The nose alone comes close to the 90-point-mark, though in direct comparison, WIDs 112536 and 119429 still seem a tiny bit better to me personally.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. 11insomnium scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A bit cautious at the beginning, but with a little water and oxygen comes the intensity. Without a direct comparison, a bit weaker than the comparable barrel no. 218.
    • Nose
      Flowery and sweet syrup with a lot of fruitiness, red berries, spicy, dark dried fruits, oak
    • Taste
      Lots of sweet, intense, dark dried fruit, mulled wine, very spicy and slightly dry oak
    • Finish
      Brown sugar and oak

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An intense sherry malt that is overall without any missing notes. Very clear, modern sherry profile, which also makes it interchangeable and limitedly exciting. From that a delicious bottling anyway. Easy to drink even without water.
    • Nose
      88 88
      intense sherry; sweet and spicy; Dried fruits; Raisins; Plums; caramelized brown sugar; some vanilla; dark chocolate; noticeably woody oak spice in the background
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet and spicy; dark fruits; Plums; a hint of orange; Brown sugar; dark chocolate; slightly nutty; woody oak spice - slightly peppery
    • Finish
      87 87
      becoming dry; Dried fruits; tart, spicy oak without becoming noticeably bitter

  5. Joint86 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky with a steep profile and excellent balance. Possibly one of the best in its price range
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very cool classic slightly dry sherry nose. Dried fruits, tobacco, leather, a pinch of cocoa, light sourness
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, dense. Bitter chocolate, coffee, astringent berries, caramel.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, astringent. Wood, spices

  6. robain scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
      Chocolate, vanilla, sweet
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very intense dryness, sherry, full bodied, peppery, oaky
    • Finish
      90 90
      Chocolate, Oaky

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Colour:
      Dark amber

      Nose:
      Begins with dates and sweet figs. Then follows moist leather, liquorice and some furniture polish. Elderberry syrup, cherries and a very pleasant tobacco note. With some time in the glass, sour, dark berries get through nicely. The colleague has now got but also a cheesy touch. But somehow great fits. In the background is always a flag smoke, which makes this great nose very complex and complete.
    • Taste
      Earthy entrance. Something mineral even. But full, intense and creamy. A pleasant pinch of pepper dries immediately. Followed by plum jam, tart tobacco and dark chocolate with marzipan. Juicy sour cherries and some elderberry taste.
    • Finish
      Long, full and simply syrupy. Gorgeous! A touch of paint, something fresh and slightly cool. Before it runs out with espresso.

  8. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sherry, marzipan, red fruit compote with sweet vanilla sauce
    • Taste
      mulled wine, strawberry punch, orange, subtle oak
    • Finish
      mulled wine sweets, dark-baked vanilla kipferl, oak, (medium) long.

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