Glen Spey 1986 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
27 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 mar 2014 3:46 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.18

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18 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Spey 1986 DR

3 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.55 points.

  1. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    gets better and better while opened.
    my recent bottle is open for 2 years now.

    it get fruitier every day, smoother and the one slightly irritation off note is gone by now.

    benefits from water and is still quite peppery under 50% abv
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      oily at first, rich lemon typical of the bourbon barrel - heavy but more like 20yo. With more time in the glass, it is fruity, there are pink grapefruit with peel, lime, mango, pineapple, passion fruit and ripe sweet tangerines. Add to that This is a mint note, which is indeed strong, but always remains behind the fruitiness. Freshly scented (freshly cut wood), slightly resinous, slightly ethereal oak with delicate, coconut, coffee, glue, furniture politics notes is always a little in the foreground - but then overshadowed by the exotic fruits again - a fine undulating interplay - the longer he is in the glass - the better I like the nose (covered)
    • Taste
      tender, soft, canned pineapple, soft herbal oak spice tingles on the palate, orange, mint, some pepper, lemon zest, old damp wood with a bit of mushroom (not unpleasant)

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Very fruity, despite the age still fresh, as I know it from Glen Spey. Various bright fruits, a hint of honey and after a few minutes, a beautiful unobtrusive oak note is added. Nice.
    Mouth: Refreshing, sparkling, dry, straightforward, a little alcoholic, fruity, licorice and a bit of harsh oak.
    Departure: At first, the austere oak dominates, the mouth is still a little occupied, then add a few light fruit flavors and a little vanilla. Everything very straightforward.

    Bottom line : I had a couple of Glen Spey and for me it's one of the driest, straightforward Speysider ever. He does not lose that even in old age. The nose is great, the aroma is a bit too tart for my taste. Nevertheless, an exciting old Speysider.


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