- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- American Oak Casks, New and Ex-Sherry
- Number of bottles
- 50.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- L0 147 CM000
- Added on
- 03 Nov 2010 11:15 am
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Spey 21-year-old
23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.01 points
- SV Whiskyfun.com:Glen Spey 21 yo 1989/2010 (50.4%, OB, 5844 bottles) Five stars I only tried about twenty Glen Speys until today, my favourite having been Malts of Scotland’s recent 1977 – WF87, and this new official version is most welcome. Great old style label (after some Italians started to do that ten years ago, don’t we detect a new global trend?) Colour: full gold. Nose: ah yes! Superb combination of sweet dried fruits with the softest spices and only hints of precious wood (thuja). Orange jam, figs, dried pears, cooked strawberries, very ripe mirabelle plums and apricots, almond oil, fresh putty, speculoos… Really beautiful. With water: more oak, pencil shavings, sawdust… Before the fruits are back. Whiffs of raw barley. Mouth (neat): rounded, with a little more vanilla from the wood than in the nose but other than that it’s all on soft fruits and honey, overripe apples, a little cough mixture, marzipan… Quite perfect! With water: hints of bananas, very ripe kiwis and mint-flavoured green tea. Finish: not the longest but it’s very clean and pleasantly mentholated. Comments: a very easy, very sexy and eminently drinkable fruity Glen Spey. My new benchmark as far as that little-known distillery’s concerned. SGP:651 - 90 points.
- In the nose you notice the fresh oak barrel. Also the taste has clear wood flavors, almost a bit mixed like Bourbon & Malt. But very fine and spicy. In the mouth then the rather bitter character of Glen Spey. Long finish. Fits pretty well together.
- A very rich and expressive nose, butterscotch, orange, caramel cake.
The palate is full fat, very juicy, creamy, chocolate orange, Jaffa, cake and other types of sponge cake.
And there is a healthy dollop of spices.
The finish is not that long but there is a resurgent spicy kick in the tail
This is a really nice malt, not just sherry driven, the spice makes this much more interesting than a generic sherried whisky.
honey, vanilla, a hint of rubber, almonds, red fruit, apricot
creamy, honey, vanilla, toffee, spicy, oaky, a lot of red fruit
beautiful finish: spicy, fruity. A discovery of scents and flavours!
- Unique whisky with amazing balances, but it's advantage is the "mistake" too: too complex.
Complex. Sherry, apple, banana, raisin, honey, vanilla, spicy oak, grass, herbals and grain.
Powerful, creamy. Great oak with piquant spices. A big exotic fruit basket. Honey and coconut. I agree with spigray, it's very similar to HQ japanese blends.
Long, oaky, fruity, spicy.
- Wow, this is quite a strange one. A bit of a rollercoaster of tastes, what i wrote down: bit of a dirty edge, melange of nuts, green grapes, rubber bands and oranges...
Might try to get a sample or second taste of this one for re-evaluation.
not sure whether i like it, or dislike it... but it is a whisky with a personality