Speyburn 2006 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 19/042
Added on
04 jul 2019 7:23 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.46

6 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyburn 2006 GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.94 points.

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very nice, not superimposed sherry whisky. The aromas are pretty clear here. I liked it. The 59.2% are really holding back. Did not take water for the 10cl.
    • Nose
      Dark gold

      Starts directly with chocolate. Then comes plum jam and dark grapes. A chemical touch peels out and blends in with the flavors. Some leather and fennel. A dry, nutty note is included. Add rape oil and vanilla. I'll leave it ...
      With some time in the glass, pear comes into play. Here again the memory of noble drops in nut with pear spirit. In addition a little cold filter coffee.
    • Taste
      Nutty, oily onset. Has something of walnut oil. In addition, subtle roasted aromas and slightly bitter almond pieces. Chocolate and cherry. In addition, nutmeg and subtle herbal flavors. The second sip is also the pear. Has something of slightly sweetened pear liqueur.
      The 59.2% can be easily enjoyed without water. The taste is still a rusty aftertaste. In addition a little fennel tea.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. First dry with pepper wort. Then sweetish and oily. In addition, subtle bitterness from the wood.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Here you can see what consequences the sulfur treatment of sherry casks can also have on the refilled casks. The fire, which is beautiful in itself, with its quite appealing moments, is permanently damaged. If someone likes the aroma of lit matches, they may well enjoy this. These influences are not very dominant either, but they prevent me from having a pleasant drinking experience and ensure that the rest is muddy almost beyond recognition. And this bland, unclean aftertaste in the finish is also a real drag. It's a shame, with a better barrel something really nice could have come out of this.
    • Nose
      A rather alcoholic first impression creeps up on the nose, some furniture polish and glass cleaner, beyond that a few fruity moments await their discovery, plums and citrus fruits, but the remnants of a sulfur treatment clouds the picture and prevent a more precise differentiation of the fruit aromas that the barley attempts itself to defend themselves are nipped in the bud by the lit match heads, brittle preserving gum, a hint of roasted coffee tries to reconcile, when you take a deeper breath everything seems quite stinging and quite inharmonious at the beginning, after a little air access the unpleasant moments evaporate a bit and it comes a subtle note of vanilla and a few unripe pears come into play
    • Taste
      Some honey and lemon zest enter, then the brittle rubber band and the smoke of the match heads immediately appear and take over the rudder, bitter sulfur influence spreads, the plums shimmer through again and again and try to straighten things out with the upright barley, on A little roasted coffee, apples and pears, tart herbal notes are added, a little sage and maybe a hint of marjoram
    • Finish
      Relatively short, slightly malty and provided with some roasted coffee, the oak seems a bit used and a bit unclean, but the unpleasant sulfur influence is noticeable here too and whirls the few pleasant aromas, slightly earthy dry and somewhat bitter with an impure wood note and a Ending with a rather unpleasant mouthfeel, baked banana with honey as an aftertaste soothes the mood, hints of plum and vanilla linger a little longer

  4. SpeyburnClanGermany did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very fine and very good whisky. Fine touch from Gordon & MacPhail. Hats off.
    Happy who still has a bottle.
    • Nose
      First on the nose are lovage, glue, spices.
    • Taste
      Astonishingly soft in taste for 59.2%. Nice hints of sherry, plums, very light pear and the obligatory pepper in the finish. Wood and vanilla join in with some time. Very dry, the comrade.
    • Finish
      Medium to long.

  5. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Youngone scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Begins fruity with many dark, sour berries and pomegranate. Then follow raisins and dried figs before a spicy and tenderly salty note breaks in. Gradually follow Lübeck marzipan, freshly cracked walnuts and a trace of orange. Again and again smoky hints.
      With water: menthol, smoky notes, chestnut honey, dried fruit and violent brioche.
    • Taste
      Strong spicy onion with pepper, chili chocolate, many fresh (especially pomegranate, orange) and dried fruits (especially apple and fig), nuts, milk chocolate and a hint of mint.
      With water: fresh, beautiful acidic fruitiness of pomegranate, redcurrant and orange as well as sponge cake flavors, a hint of chocolate and menthol.
    • Finish
      Long, sherry-toned and delicate floral.


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