Speyburn 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Highland Single Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Label with Distillery
Added on
13 Nov 2011 4:57 pm

Average value

€ 30,57

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166 × member ratings

332 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 10-year-old

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.40 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 78 points Administrator

    As one of Scotland's invisible distilleries without a big reputation, Speyburn offers this 10-year-old Single Malt at a very affordable price. Obviously young, light and typical Speyside, the nose features honey, tinned fruits and mild spices with discreet floral notes in the background. Green apples, malty sweetness and hints of ginger please the palate, interrupted by refill cask bitterness and a little bit of heat in the development. The aromatic and rather short finish is easy and forgettable. Although not overly complex or inspiring, this malt still beats most blends.

    RATING: 2.9/5.0 stars ≙ 78 pts → AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Fresh, fruity, floral and malty. Some citrus. Very tasty.

  3. Querky scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Well, well, well.... good things first: you realize immediately that it's a single malt scotch.
    Speaking frankly I have to say that it's not really a big pleasure, rather dull and boring.
    • Nose
      76 76
      First impression: yeasty. Then quite sweet with cheap perfumed hand cream, after a while apple cider and caramel, malty.
    • Taste
      68 68
      Sweet apple juice, some rather unpleasant waxiness - all in all very soft, but also thin with alcoholic heat.
    • Finish
      64 64
      Slightly bitter with a medium length. Vanilla and somewhere from the off a distant earthiness, like wet potting soil.

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      50 50

  5. namnug scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Good as a daily drink. But not sure if I can get something better at this price.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, apple and other fresh fruits. Hint of dried fruit. Hint of honey appears with a drop of water
    • Taste
      Dry, thin, and smooth body. A bit oily. Vanilla with some pepper spice. 
    • Finish
      With a hint of sweet fruit, reminds me of apple juice and fruit candies. Rather short finishing at mouth and throat but smell lasts.

  6. Danny1968 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    This Highland Single Malt whisky has water from the Speyside and therefore the taste of this whisky is a classic Speyside single malt whisky, with a fruity taste and a dry aftertaste.

  7. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quaffable stuff at a phantastic price and a very honest malt and I praise the distillery for that even if they could make it a bit stronger. but this is only the opinion of the 3% of customers that call themselves maltheads as I have been told at Balvenie. (Hi Charley;-))

    • Nose
      immediately reminds me of these green-labelled Bladnochs at a relatively young age. this one has more fruit but I get the same yeasty and bready aromas together with malted barley. as for fruit we have apples and tinned pears as well as hints of lemon tart and hints of vanilla. a little floral too and the longer I have it in my glass the more it changes towards...Glenmorangie original. surely not a big nose but inviting, clean and somehow honest.
    • Taste
      confirms the nose and it´s not weak or so despite the low ABV. Ok, the body could be a little fatter.   malt, bread, yeast, and it´s not as fruity on my palate as most reviewers describe it but rather grassy. again, no big whisky but I like it.
    • Finish
      not very long, not very short. simple and clean

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Achany scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    sweet, fruity, candy, a lot of caramel, hints of oak. not much complexity.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      73 73


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