SPEY Tenné

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Selected Edition
Tawny Port Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Aug 2014 4:22 pm by DramTimeNL

Average value

€ 42.54

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200 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for SPEY Tenné

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.66 points

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. 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
      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
      Soap on the palate

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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 of 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!

  7. peej84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur


    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.

  10. YosemiteSam 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.


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