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Overall rating
82.63/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
12.1988
Bottled
10.2010
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Added on
22 Mar 2012 9:20 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 221,12

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Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 1988 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.63 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      When opening the sample, came neat peach. I'm curious …

      Colour:
      Shiny, bright gold hits it very well

      Immediately is peach, oak and vanilla at the start. Very beautiful. Wax, cereals and honey. A slightly cooling mint hides behind the dense body. Grapes and the colleague has something liqueur-like. With some time in the glass, comes a subtle, sour fruit note and brings a pinch of pepper. The longer I smell it, I think more and more of cider.
    • Taste
      Woody, slightly bitter onset. The spiciness is in the taste, more pronounced than in the nose. Creamy, honey-like mouthfeel. A varnish-like taste. As in lacquering, inhale through the mouth. The peach actually also in the taste. Just like sour apple. Toasted aromas and cereals come after.
    • Finish
      Medium long and creamy. Some seasoning, sweet honey. In the finish, the roasted aromas are more effective. A little bitter walnut.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Pity, but this is a
    very medicore dram with a strange twist. Nevertheless thank you, Jan!
    • Nose
      The nose is fresh,
      mildly sour and sweet, very floral and a tad bitter. I am reminded of rotting
      oranges, which usually is not an offnote for me, but does not seem to work in
      this case. Apple? Nuts and some mint try to save the day, but I cannot say that
      this nose is nice.
    • Taste
      It is fairly creamy
      on the palate. Again that sweet and sour. Apple and oranges, immediately
      upholstered with a sweetness that tastes somewhat chemical. Kiwi? Apricots? Cherries,
      for sure. Boy, this is hard work. Softly spiced with a touch of oak, without
      becoming oaky.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather
      short.

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