Glen Spey 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2010
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 363.48

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Spey 21-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.95 points

  1. Theo-Jan scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Sublime whisky. Was the very first on my list of wishes. Really a topper.
    Encountered this at a tasting and was immediately in love.
    Nice sherry tones and a rich taste.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sherry, caramel vanilla.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Full of sherry. Spicy. Orange.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long tasteful finish.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Aged in American oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sweet, honey, vanilla, crème brûlée, baked fruit (apples, pineapples, bananas, apricots), cinnamon, almonds, figs, plums
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet, fresh, honey, vanilla, ripe fruits (pears, apples, strawberries, oranges, bananas), coconut, mint, marzipan, green tea
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, clean, sweet, fruity, mint

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    this is a wonderful dram, the softest stuff you can find and at the same time a flavour and fruit bomb.
    really like it, perhaps a bit too perfect!
    • Nose
      my goodness, this is superb! I had sworn there was some sherry influence because of these ultrasoft dried fruits like golden raisins and apricots. orange jam and apples, ripe bananas. vanilla. some honey.
      very soft oak.
    • Taste
      we´re in japan! this tatstes like these oh-so-round japanese blends and I mean this as a compliment, mind you!
      apricots, oranges, a little bubblegum and wine gums. gentle spices, soft honey.
      very creamy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      long, very fruity, very soft

  6. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    various honeys, strawberry jam ,some pepper, some leathery notes, oranges

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great dram! Slight caramel, cappucino and tickling fresh fruit...milkchocolate in the end..thanks Bass!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. AlecM scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: icing sugar, baked or stewed apples and pastry.

    Taste: smooth with honey and warm spices (cinnamon and clove).

    Finish: butterscotch and lemon curd and pastry.

  9. Feusi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfull dram, one of the best in the last time
    • Nose
      Wow, sweet fruity notes, some barley (grassy) and a sweet wood in the background
    • Taste
      With it's 50v% really nice to drink, sweet marzipan, dried fruits a little wood and some spicy herbs in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish with sweet and even fruity (dried fruits) notes, vanilla and wood.

  10. Feusi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One of the most exciting of 2010`s Special Releases, this 1989 Glen Spey is the first mainstream bottling of note from this distillery, and is comfortably the oldest OB Glen Spey ever released. A vatting of new American oak casks `that had also held sherry`.


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