SPEY Tenné

Overall rating
79.69/100
votes
220
Whiskybase ID
WB57272
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Selected Edition
Casktype
Tawny Port Finish
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5022069011082
Added on
18 aug 2014 4:22 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.90

14 × in wishlist

220 × member ratings

436 × in collection

Whisky reviews for SPEY Tenné

49 users have left 52 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.69 points.

  1. dan_o_b scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Tried this at a tasting at The Snug in Aviemore. Strong cask influence here. Lots of colour from the port. Fruity notes on the nose and palette. Opens up and gets better with a tiny drop of water. Lacks complexity but a good dram.

  2. WhiskeyMaster scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. Dutchdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Loads of red fruits! Fresh strawberries and freshly picked cranberries. A lovely scent of raspberries complemented by plums. Also a hint of cherries. There is a clear scent of rosé wine. Grenadine syrup next up. At the end there is cinnamon and sweet flower honey.
    • Taste
      89 89
      It starts with strawberries and raspberries again. Really complement each other so good! A hint of tawny port. Honey and milky chocolate. Some drier, but sweet notes like cinnamon and dried wood. At the end an earth hint.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long and a bit dry. Hints of, yes again strawberries and raspberries, and the dryness of cinnamon.

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Spey Tenne 46%. Consumed Oct 2020. There's an interesting hue to this. Might just be the glass but it's generally a slightly red-hued amber. Aroma is raspberry milkshake, pink mice sweets, soft vanilla, plasticine. For me a bit too cask-led. Taste is warming and rich with a lovely weight. I mean the Spey spirit is great. The cask leads too much but it's juicy delicate, dried raspberries, warm, slightly cognac-like. Lingering red wine acidity. Blind I may not even have it down as a whisky. Beautiful weight. There's so much to like about the spirit and yet WHY THIS CASK FINISH? Okay, at least it's not red wine. Port sometimes works with bigger, peated spirits. But it just clashes and ruins this one. Increasingly I see Spey as up there with my favourite distilleries - the quality of their spirit is great. I think this cask choice is just not playing to its strengths though. I'm not in love with this dram but I'm growing in love with the distillery. 3.4/81

  5. Island scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Over all i rate this one one 7,4 out of 10 as a balance between the taste & the price.

    On the nose it's quit sweet, even a little too much for my taste. My first associatyion was raspberry sweets. Through the sweetness comes fruitiness, like the smells that came from fresh made jam/marmelade. While nosing the alcohol came trough in a strong way , until i added a drop of water. For the taste it did the same thing: more balance.

    Tasting: there's a little bite of alcohol at first but the fruitiness takes over soon. The sweetness is also there but less than i expected. To me that's a plus. It's raspberry and jam again. Some metallic hints arrive, some dryness and light bitters and before the finish someting tickled my throat that made me think of menthol or even a very light smokiness.

    The finish is short, with some dryness that can come from wood or nuts.

    This is an easy drinkable whisky, some fine fruitiness, maybe a little too much alcohol. But you can balance that with a drop of water or you can let it breathe for some time before you'll enjoy it!

  6. peej84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/spotlight-on-speyside-distillery-2020/

    Initially aged in bourbon casks, this bottling has been finished for 6 months in tawny port casks from the family-run winery, Quinto de Filoco. As a batch of 18000 bottles, that’s a serious commitment to a finish.

    Tasting note by Charles MacLean: ‘Copper / rose wine appearance, with notes of faint raspberry jam and rose wine, pot-pourri and pale fruits on the nose. Light in texture, sweet & faintly fruity, before drying slightly, leaving a trace of almonds in the finish. A light aroma & taste, very easy to drink. A quaffing malt‘

    N: Charles’s notes are, typically, resplendent. Without repeating or stepping on his shoes – though in total agreement – we’ve a pleasing light-fruity-jammy and floral potpourri nose with a dry hessian and coppery note. This is young chatty whisky, much like the Trutina to come.

    T: Fruity floral coppery and lightly malty, the tawny influence takes over the baton where the underlying spirit may well have already run its course.

    F: Pleasingly, it doesn’t come across as overly engineered. Remaining fruity and coppery [with a chocolate-y liqueur-like touch], it’s slightly more malty savoury > bitter by the tail.

    C: The ‘Hebes’ of whisky, on the nose at least, this works well enough overall. With 18000 bottles, and currently at around €30, it’s a whisky that’s going to be available to try and enjoyed.

  9. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An affordable whisky on port vat. After two bottles it is enough.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, raspberries, cherries, strawberries and apples.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, fruity, honey, spicy, red fruit slightly sweet.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium fruity finish, spicy, oak.

  10. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    it's not for me
    simple, solid but somehow too young, too sweet to slightly artificial
    • Nose
      what is that? :-(, red berries (a mix with elderberries), red grapes, slightly artificial, slightly dark caramel, slightly raisins, sweetness, slightly vanilla
    • Taste
      full, oily and sticky on the palate
      the alcohol tingles a bit, clearly port influence, colorfully mixed red notes, red grapes, something funny / artificial, nutty, bitter honey, dark malt, sweet!
    • Finish
      rather short
      sweet, spicy, becomes tart, a strange note, astringent

  11. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. Falang scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Berries and something sweet in the taste. Young but gentle finish. Great combination of aromas. Nice summer whisky with the intensity of the sun :-)
    • Nose
      81 81
      Port nose with a hint of candy, some berries and a little solvents.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet but very nice. Joyful bouquet with candy and citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Young, aggressive, fresh. Deep flavour. Something nutty and a little bitter at the back of the mouth…

  13. Wolfbat85 scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting Dec 2018
    Nose: Naturally cloudy apple juice and rose wine
    Mouth: Jalapeno - something must have gone wrong in batch - most cask strengths are more accessible
    Conclusion: An absolute flop for me in taste

  15. Abadon05 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very many roses and very tasty.
    Can not keep up with the barrel strength of Batch 1 but in all areas by far.

  16. Quercus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. M134481 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Port, spicy, green apple, honey
    • Taste
      84 84
      Port, strawberry, honey, green apple, red fruit
    • Finish
      84 84
      Spicy, port, green apple, red fruit

  18. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Initially great nose that is promising much but
    drawn back by slightly alcoholic notes and one of the worst palates in recent years
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nose surprisingly good, very promising. Typical sweet port wine notes, lots of plums, elderberries and ripe grapes then an impression of a rosé wine. Very good. But what a pity that these nice impressions are finalized by a short whiff of unpleasant bitter alcohol.
    • Taste
      63 63
      What a shock. This is the expression with the most severe difference between the nose and the palate for years. The very first impressions that came to my mind were "pleasant but somewhat cheap and unripe". After the good nose I was badly disappointed.
      Artificial notes like plastic wrap combined with a little bit of soap and nutrasweet followed by better impressions like again roséwine. Some vanilla and a little bit of nice spices follow, rather unable to wash away the bad notes from the beginning. Before the second sip I felt disgust, sad to say but that was it.

      A very young (3years and two days maybe) NAS whisky out of a bad production run filled in a mediocre refill bourbon cask that later was dumped over to finish it in a fresh port cask in an attempt to keep it saleable as a whisky. Still there are some quite good notes, fighting the plastic and the artificial sweetness that makes it hard to put this one down all the way.
    • Finish
      68 68
      Nice plums together with a little salt, fine spices, lots of artificial sweetness and the impressions of curd soap and plastic. I wished, the aftertaste had been much shorter and the soap and the plastic would have faded. Strangely, you get the feeling that this could have been a much better whisky than it actually is.

  19. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  20. craide scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Actually a very nice, average malt. Tastes slightly artificial now and then. The nose is nice and balanced. All in all, not very complex. But at the price completely OK.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Fruity of ripe berries, plum compote, ripe bananas, raisins. Rose and red wine flavors.
      Slight alcoholic note in the nose
    • Taste
      78 78
      Light sweetness with a little vanilla and a slight spiciness.
      Somehow something "over it", slightly artificial. What was pleasant in the smell, the taste is rather bland and
      uninteresting. Light alk. Sharpness.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Sweet and fruity in the beginning, but also an artificial sweetener, turns into a light, fine spice.
      Is becoming increasingly dry

  21. Titan2015 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
      sweet
    • Taste
      72 72
      sweet
    • Finish
      68 68
      gentle

  22. MacMartini scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    sweet port scent, tasty sweet taste you taste honey and fruit flavor with and little vanila, and a fine aftertaste of chocolate and vanila

    sweet port scent, tasty sweet taste and taste with and little vanila, and a good aftertaste of chocolate and vanila

  23. nhuber scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Hits the right spots...theoretically. Non chill filtered, 46%, tawny port (finish), very nice nose, but nothing great in the mouth... Unfortunately. Expected more :(

  24. jeoff scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  25. Erwin 1971Y scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. fgg scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  27. Simo scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  28. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  29. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  30. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017 and at Whisky in Leiden 2018

    Big thick sweet port body. Misses a bit complexity to make it really special.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  31. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  32. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  33. Cast Olila scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  34. ZwiJo scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      75 75

  35. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Spey Tenne (Speyside distillery), 46% alc. original bottling Spey Tenne (Speyside distillery), 46% alc. original bottling
    Aging: 8 years in bourbon barrels, maturing for 6 months in port wine barrel
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Nose: Fruity sweet, with slightly fermenting fruit. Much overripe banana, banana porridge with honey, yogurt and ripe pears, apple compote and various melons. But also a slight grassiness.

    Palate: Sweet, blackberries, banana and apricots, a little apple and a lot of pear. Supported by sugar beet and vanilla as well as a light spiciness.

    Finish: Medium long, with lots of sweetness, some spice and an impression of sultanas.

    Conclusion: sweet, harmonious and fruity, a really good representative of its class!

    85/100 points (tasted 2016, approx. 40 €)
    I thank the importer for sample and photo
    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Speyside...y-Tenne,-46-OA/

  36. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  37. Dramlicious scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The SPEY Tenné is finished in “freshly emptied” Tawny Port casks for 6 months after an initial maturation in ex-Bourbon barrels...

    Full Review:

    http://dramlicious.com/tasty-tastings-episode-97/

  38. JohannesB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A very young malt, which was impressed by a 6-month finish in port wine barrels an intensely vinous stamp. Very nice fruitiness and a great rosé tone are the result. In taste and finish, however, very dry, you have to like that.
    • Nose
      Very fresh and fruity. Strawberries, cherries, red apples. The port has a light acidity, reminiscent of gooseberries and kiwi. After a few minutes in the glass, the acid recedes and makes room for an intense sweetness, which is slightly perfumed.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the Tenné immediately reveals two faces. On the one hand very soft and sweet, on the other hand intense, almost bitter oak tones and a somewhat youthful-looking sharpness. The sweet side brings honey, gummi bears, cherries and hail sugar. In the end, for me the intense spice and a slightly sharp feeling on the tongue, which I ascribe to the youth of the whisky, outweighs me.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length and characterized by very intense oak and bitter espresso. In between, vanilla and caramel and various fruits emerge.

  39. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a lovely and very savoury dram! The 6-month port finish adds
    pleasant and vibrant aromas of red fruits giving this young malt
    richness, depth and a remarkable character. The sweetness and fruitiness
    is well balanced with the spiciness of the oak. Nothing's dominant
    here. A superb choice as an aperitif for a good meal, and, by the way, a
    good value for the money!

    I thank Caminneci - Wine & Spirit Partner for the sample!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776/
    • Nose
      Fresh on the nose with luscious red fruit, cherries, red berries, baked
      apples, and juicy red currants. Delicate aromas of port wine mingle with
      pear and vanilla cream in the back. Fruity, sweet, fresh and very
      appealing!
    • Taste
      Smooth and discreet on the palate. Sweet red fruit, cherries, and
      candy-like aromas nicely intermingle with an intense spiciness of oak,
      cinnamon, ginger and pepper. Lovely warm and fruity with tender honey.
      Slightly drying towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and deliciously sweet with sticky honey and
      stewed red fruit. Becomes very dry on the tail with oak and subtle
      cloves.

      WITH WATER: Clean and fresh on the nose with water bringing
      more flavours of red fruit salad to the fore. Ripe banana and custard in
      the back. Lots of luscious fruit on the palate with cherry, orange,
      banana and pear, followed by a slightly tamed spiciness of oak, cloves
      and pepper. The finish is medium long, sweet with sticky fruit. Slightly
      drying aftertaste with oak and cinnamon.

  40. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    a nice dram to try, but I won't rebuy it
    • Nose
      peaches, cinnamon, dried red apples, toffee, caramel
    • Taste
      cinnamon, peaches, bitter almonds, strong alcohol
    • Finish
      seems short at first but it is actually medium long and hot

  41. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  42. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  43. markjedi1 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    This might be something nice to
    mix and serve at a party, but I would not dare put this on the table as a
    single malt. Around 40 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is young, honeysweet and
      candy-like. I get hints of banana, milk chocolate and strawberries, but also
      Pink Lady apples and sweet, juicy pears. It smells so sweet that I am reminded
      more of candy than of fruit.
    • Taste
      The body is very light,
      unfortunately. Again honeysweet and candy-like, giving me the impression that I
      am not tasting a whisky, but more something of a strawberry liqueur. With some
      spices in the mix. Think a soft pepper and some cloves.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and…
      still very sweet.

  44. squaadgras scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  45. ASWhisky scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    the nose was great
    in the mouth still notes like rose wine, fruit, spices
    but then alcohol marks and artificial flavors in the mouth
    and on the palate soap, too bad

    maybe for whisky-cola?
    • Nose
      smells good
      sweet port with rainwater
      Seasoning: nutmeg
      a bit of salt
      potash
      red plum
      it smells delicious, you would like to drink it
    • Taste
      uiih alcoholic start
      slightly artificial waxy aromas
      then seasoning and fruit
      gets soapy on the palate
      not good
      then something delicious
      then again not good bbrrrr
      the mouth has failed altogether, too bad for the great nose
    • Finish
      the missing notes are particularly prominent in the finish
      alcohol
      künstl.Noten
      Soap on the palate

  46. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    great aroma
    in the taste then almost sticky sweet and a little oak
    and then nothing comes
    • Nose
      fruity-spicy aroma
      Berries, chocolate, spices and malt
      the port keg is clearly felt
      successful
    • Taste
      very sweet, followed by seasoning
      the sweetness stays, syrup
      but also a certain youth
      that's it
      rather only moderately successful
    • Finish
      sweet, almost sticky

  47. Ciro scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      59 59

  48. Noface83 scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    Nose: looks very young at first, alcoholic and malty. Once you get used to it, the influences of the port are very clear. Spicy-sweet pickled dark fruits (especially raspberry), vanilla and a slightly sourish wine note. Nevertheless, a certain youth disturbs again and again the beautiful port.
    Taste: very sweet and malty, slightly tingling but more balanced than the nose suggests, raspberry candy, but also a bit bitterness. In the short finish, the port flashes again briefly but now it is back - the youth. Short, bitter and without profile is the finish.
    Nice malt and the price is just fine. For me but one of the NAS where you taste the most obvious immaturity out. The influence of the porch could only save something in the nose
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      64 64

  49. rottendon scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    From me there's 73 points, an average blend gets me mostly 75, but does not bother the alcohol so. Too bad the nose got 85, but he could not deliver. - Notes from an online chat comparison of the entire Spey range
    • Nose
      Significant influence of the pores, plums immediately, sweet, malty, slightly vinous, more malt, mmh, yummy, red Campino candies. I still find raspberries, slightly sour.
    • Taste
      Strangely strange, strong alcohol, honey, but also a bit spicy kräutriges. The alcohol is really modestly involved.
    • Finish
      In the finish only honey sweet with associations of milk chocolate, then it becomes metallic and bitter. Finish rather short. So on the palate something bothers me, too, but the soap is rather metallic bitter for me. Too bad for the nose.

  50. rottendon scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      69 69

  51. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    He succeeded. Taste fits the price, because you can do without the age.
    • Nose
      fruity-sweet-spicy: fresh dark berries, raisins, some gingerbread spice, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, first fresh rosé notes, then juicy, vinous, then heavy portnotes and chocolate, some oak (tobacco?)
    • Finish
      pleasant, sweet, medium long

  52. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SPEY Tenné Bottling Note:

    The SPEY Tenné is a single malt from the Speyside Distillery, owned by Harvey's of Edinburgh. It is initially aged in bourbon casks before enjoying a 6 month finishing period in Tawny Port casks, giving a subtle ruby hue and vibrant, fruit-filled flavour profile.

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