Speyburn 12-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 1074.93

63 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyburn 12-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.27 points.

  1. Imperial scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Nothing special. Except for the price.

  2. SpeyburnClanGermany did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium length.

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Spicy - creamy. Almost buttery. Juniper and Chocolate Cream. In addition, this accompanying, dry, fine smoky note.

  4. Nova did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Even 50€/£/$ for a bottle of liquer seems stupid to most of the worlds population :(

  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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
    Overall: 80/100

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Arguably the rarest of the Flora & Fauna range:


  7. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Flowery,aromatic, malty, with a touch of smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet with a hint of toffee, oaky tones, heathery notes,herbal.
    • Finish
      Fresh,very sweet, lightly syrupy, fruity aftertaste.

  8. Baxi247 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    How much is one of these worth?

  9. wishfullthinking did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    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. 

  10. DrunkenHearted did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Some stupid twat paid over £1600 for this bottle.


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