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Glen Spey 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.37/100
votes
155
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L19T00172388
Barcode
5000281016108
Added on
28 Jul 2008 5:43 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 53,21

17 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

412 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Spey 12-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.37 points

  1. The Macallan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and estery on the nose.
    Round, warm and spicy on the palate.
    Spicy, medium on the finish.
    Not bad with some fenegriek cheese.

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Xstream scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Cream, butter, butterscotch, malts, honeycomb candy, toffee, ripe banana.

    Body: medium thick, bit young, sweet, smooth, but also a bitter.

    Finish: spices, dry, some sweetness than a grapefruit & spices bitter with salty licorice.

    Delightful. Nose is the star. The somewhat bitter finish the weaker part.

  4. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. horstpedia scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    I'm glad it's just a rehearsal. If I had to drink the entire bottle ...
    • Nose
      Apple, light, only a little alcohol. Very pleasant
    • Taste
      Soapy bitter. Not nice. After a while the taste of apple seeds, which I did not like as a kid.
    • Finish
      Due to unpleasant taste too long.

  6. domani scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    He is out of round and the alcohol is not very well integrated; first watery then oily. You will not get the fresh citrus flavors here but rather the artificial or perfumed version. The bitterness also works - 15.12.2017
    • Nose
      Newsprint, cardboard, lemon, cereals, liquid wax, ethereal, mint, vanilla
    • Taste
      Malt sweetness, watery texture, spicy, short sweet and sour interplay then oak already sets in, earthy, herbs, bitterness à la walnut, rye bread, the bitterness lingers a little longer but towards the end again sweet and oily, wild honey
    • Finish
      medium

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    has a sauté note for me - could be a very dry sherry keg I find him a bit weak and immature for his price - blindly I would classify him in the 30 € class.
    • Nose
      old cardboard box, sweet and sour with lots of vanilla, some wood, marzipan, some lemon
    • Taste
      Cardboard again, slightly alcoholic, slightly bitter, mineral, slightly waxy, fruity sweet with a hint of white wine, elegant acidity, cinnamon, nuts, oily and viscous
    • Finish
      quite short, sweet, slightly watery

  9. vojt466 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    At first glance, the taste is very straightforward and quite alcoholic. Nothing worth remembering

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Although the palate reveals it's youth, this is a solid dram. It's creamy, a little fruity and in the finish also spicy. A nice combination of youth and wood.
    • Nose
      fresh, juicy and waxy, with a bit of minerality. There is plenty of malt in the nose, together with beeswax and a bit of vanilla. There is ample fruit too, with pear, apple and sweet lemon. The nose is complemented by a solid backbone of grass. 
    • Taste
      A bit young still. Malty, a bit on iron, bread, cake dough, pastry, green apples and gooseberries. Behind that, some vanilla and grass.
    • Finish
      Moderate, malty, creamy and a tad spicy. Ginger bread, danish pastry, peach, vanilla, and cinnamon.

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