- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Flora & Fauna
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 06 Nov 2008 2:23 pm
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12 × member ratings
50 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 12-year-old
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.30 points
- Some stupid twat paid over £1600 for this bottle.
- I think I'll buy another bottle spontaneously. :-)
The colleague is very similar to the old 10 standard bottlings. But it also shows significantly more wood influence.
Bright, shiny gold
Starts with a little wax, green bananas and a spark of smoke. A fresh pinch blows through the glass. Also has something of a damp meadow. There is some artificial vanilla behind it.
With a little time in the glass, apple, pear, a little dry wood and a light berry aroma will come through.
The empty glass smells fresh, flowery with candle wax and that spark of smoke again.
Spicy start. But somehow also a bit thin. Pepper and ginger mix. Still slightly oily and that spark of smoke again. The pear now looks like a compote. With a little clove and vanilla. Has some hints of tiramisu. Because of espresso cream, soaked spoon bisquit and cocoa powder.
Medium length. Spicy - creamy. Almost buttery. Juniper and Chocolate Cream. In addition, this accompanying, dry, fine smoky note.
- That`s a bit harsh Drunkenhearted. There must be a few more t**ts about as one sold for £1800 at the weekend, oh and that wasn`t boxed either. Each to their own.
- With only 43% it is clearly shown here that no CS is required or a complex barrel extension to give a whisky depth. It takes more than what this dram brings
not. This shows the potential that is in Speyburn and how it works when it is stored in good barrels and bottled at a reasonable age
The F&F is a fine, filigree and at the same time elegant Speyburn. He reveals his qualities while listening. There is no clear relationship to his younger 10s, which was older than his year of construction
deny. A whisky that unites!
Even though this bottle was way too expensive, we had to live our "madness" completely and get it. And we were not disappointed. It is shown here that a very tasty whisky was produced without complex barrel construction and finishes.
Color: the simple, beautiful gold
Nose: hay, a hint of mint, some UHU, freshly sawn oak. A slightly closed fellow. Gentle OBF, soaked oak wood with pear spirit, light vanilla and a touch of herbs. Has something of an old 12er. Somewhat oily and a spark of smoke. Prickly.
Here a heavy wooden door is opened to a long-locked library, dust, old paper, some leather, oak, fine herbs, vanilla and a trace of smoke, some wet tobacco. Green banana and a light berry aroma. Overripe pear.
Pepper - ginger mix and again the spark of smoke. Somewhat more calibrated than the 10s ... But whether these are the 2 years plus? Echoes of tiramisu. Because it has this slightly bitter espresso cream. Soaked spoon bisquit and cocoa powder Dry oak with vanillin, herb candy, for 43% and for the elderly quite peppery, salivating, a lot of mocha ... Pretty tough guy. Dry oak, lots of wood and a bit bitter, then something like a campfire and then getting sweeter and sweeter.
- Even 50€/£/$ for a bottle of liquer seems stupid to most of the worlds population :(
- Eyes: Orange and gold smell. Nose: Cream cake, fermented sour taste, tamarind, jujube cake, fruit vinegar. Palate: more sour, green orange, syrup, wood, lemon slice. Finish: sour, hawthorn cake, wood , Bitter body Body: medium light, a little fat
- Arguably the rarest of the Flora & Fauna range:
Flowery,aromatic, malty, with a touch of smoke.
Sweet with a hint of toffee, oaky tones, heathery notes,herbal.
Fresh,very sweet, lightly syrupy, fruity aftertaste.
- How much is one of these worth?