Speyburn Bradan Orach

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Highland Single Malt
Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Dec 2009 11:53 am

Average value

€ 21.55

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Whisky Reviews for Speyburn Bradan Orach

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.43 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. bull10298 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    The Bradan Orach expression of single malt from Inver House Distillers?
    picturesque distillery on the outskirts of Rothes on Speyside has been around
    for a while in the USA but is a relative newcomer to the mainstream UK market.
    Bradan Orach is Gaelic for ?golden salmon,? and is so named in tribute to the
    River Spey, renowned as one of Scotland?s finest salmon rivers. This version of
    Speyburn carries no age statement. Uncooked oats, mashtuns, ripe bananas and
    honey on the nose. Malty on the palate, with brittle toffee, vanilla and spice
    on the palate. Hazelnut when water is added. Ginger and vanilla in the
    medium-length finish. In most of the major supermarkets.



  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Not a very inspiring
    malt. Around 20 EUR, which is dirt cheap. But I would rather spend that on a
    nice blend.
    • Nose
      The nose is very
      malty and you can actually smell the yeast. It also has something bubblegummy,
      which reveals the fact that it is a vatting of young malts (probably younger
      than ten years). A hint of vanilla and pears. Peach? And then there is an aroma
      that I can only describe as sun tan oil. Not bad, but far from entertaining.
    • Taste
      It is very light and
      rather sharp. Now I get apples and pears, but also loads of sugared nuts. Some
      banana. Quite spirity, I must say. And it is a little too dry to my taste. Midpalate
      it turns a tad bitter.
    • Finish
      The finish is short,
      sweet and sour and sharp.

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      55 55

  5. hsmithjr scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    Go for a blend; this is really rough.
    • Nose
      Sweet fruit (pears, peaches).  Juicy Fruit gum.  Sweet grains and malted barley.  Bananas.  Sun tan lotion.  Touches of citrus.
    • Taste
      Not a lot going on here.  Ripe yellow and green fruits.  Vanilla. More banana.  Very spirity.  Still sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium, and more of the same.  Fruity and grainy.

  6. Feusi scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    I know no one does it, but really pour some ice in and you`ll have a wonderful drink. Sweet malt with some refreshing citrus notes, a spicy sharpness stays in the mouth.

  7. Petra_Brno scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Lemon peel, raspberries, pears, orange marmalade
    • Taste
      Sweet. The same as nose. Vanilla, oak, hints of herbs (star anise)


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