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.
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;-))
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.
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.