Speyburn 2004 LsD

Overall rating
78.50/100
votes
6
Whiskybase ID
WB53415
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Langside Distillers (LsD)
Bottling serie
Hepburn's Choice
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
753
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 mar 2014 9:37 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 49.90

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Whisky reviews for Speyburn 2004 LsD

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.50 points.

  1. Peatpilgrim did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Not much to add really. Not your typical nose. Very interesting, but nothing special!
    • Nose
      Cream, pears, toffee, marshmellows, turkish delight, sugar, pistaccio, creamy-sweet, grapes, orangat, citronat, amarena cherries, young oranges, sugar cane, hint of smoke?
    • Taste
      Very oily, alcohol, dust, new book, bitter-soft, old apple, potatoes ( the cooked kind), fresh, freshly moved grass, paper, fresh wood
    • Finish
      Again grass, fresh (green) wood, very sweet, aplles, pears, pears, pears, a bit toffee

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  3. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Terrible first impression.

    The nose came across as shy and young for quite a while.

    There were some slowly surfacing clues, hinting at hidden depths, but it was a worrying start.

    The youthful, spirity grist eventually developed more and more vanilla along with pear and savoury-edged apple that opened up further into sweetshop licorice and eventually creamy, mild coffee.

    I took a long time before tasting this and I'm pretty sure that was a good call.

    It was ultimately, very straightforward and pleasant to drink, with a rich mouthfeel and sweet approach that flipped from whipped vanilla-cream to milk chocolate mousse.

    Midway, it dried out with wood influenced leather and ginger-spices which carried on far into the tail, gradually fading , leaving the very end buttery.

    Not bad at all, but also not particularly special. Very little fruity sherry from that butt.
    • Nose
      74 74
      Cooked Pear, apple skins left to brown, black licorice straws, vodka, faint vanilla, carnation milk, instant coffee.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Vanilla-honey-cream, chocolate liqueurs, pepper, fresh ginger
    • Finish
      76 76
      New leather, powdered ginger, cinnamon, butter

  4. SpeyburnClanGermany did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not a world's best whisky ever ... but a whisky that is fun and tastes good, is affordable, and bobs around undetected, far from what you generally drink.
    • Nose
      Color: The sherrybutt must have been through a lot ... or it was just a very light sherry.

      Nose: vanilla and gentle sherry, sweetish, pleasant. Slightly fruity, pear, apple.
    • Taste
      This is really strange, it doesn't look like sherry, but it also tastes like sherry in addition to a distinct fruity note. Now I only know a little about the lighter types of sherry, but I have to confirm this clearly good taste. The sweetness is countered by a bitter sherry note. The 46% look good and strong. Honey, mango, pear, vanilla. Give it some time in the glass and it will come out really well.
    • Finish
      Long and beautiful aftertaste, very pleasant.

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    This single cask treatment did not really add something special to the scotch. It must have been a refill cask. The color is a very good indicator...

  6. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. LiquidThoughts did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Official tasting notes from Hepburn's Choice
    • Nose
      Great interlude of pear and tropical fruits. Then comes an overwhelming combination of honey, citrus, applesauce, cheesecake and wet hay. Every now and then a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Sparkling and tangy, fruit basket, applesauce, almonds and Williams Christ pear. Another soft smoke in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, clear pear and a warming honey sweetness.

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