SPEY 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Selected Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Virgin Oak Finish
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Aug 2014 4:36 pm by DramTimeNL

Average value

€ 48,83

3 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for SPEY 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.08 points

  1. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    let it breathe to get rid of the
    initial heavy e150 and cheap grain influence, after that it’s very similar to
    the dalmore
    this is very heavily influenced by wood, so rich in fact that it’s like whisky
    • Nose
      molasses/sugarcane sweetness and
      sour, heavy red oak, light bread, rich malt
    • Taste
      red wine, tree sap, bread, christmas
      cake, nuts, grass
    • Finish
      medium, red wine bitter, wood
      tannins, bitter nuts and grass at the back with hints of bread

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The expectations were not very
    high and maybe that is why they were still fulfilled. A very middle of the road
    malt, but other than that, not much is wrong with it. Around 50 EUR for a
    bottle, which I find a bit much.
    • Nose
      The nose is very malty. You can
      actually smell the barley and even some yeast. Smells quite immature. Some
      dried grasses, heather and a hint of gingerbread. Some vanilla kicks in. Fruitwise,
      I am left searching. Hints of baked apples and the skin of a coconut.
    • Taste
      The body is light, but luckily
      not watery. Again baked apples, but also some nuts. Ginger, vanilla and a pinch
      of pepper. Midpalate it becomes a bit bitter. Luckily it remains sweet enough.
      Vanilla biscuits. Not much else going on, though.
    • Finish
      In the medium long finish the oak
      turns very loud. At the death it gets a sudden chemical edge. That is a pity.

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    not really good 
    • Nose
      leicht Birnen oder Marillenschnaps..
      die Nase wirkt schlapp und schwach
      Vanille auch und wieder Pottasche und leichte Würze
      die Nase ist ganz okay, aber nicht unbedingt Whisky mäßig
    • Taste
      Antritt sehr weich...
      Birne Vanille
      etwas Schokolade
      am Gaumen wieder Seife
    • Finish
      etwas Schokolade
      helle Frucht
      parfümiertes Duschgel
      zum Ende hin angenehm süß und würzig fast etwas wie Karotte ...
      das seifige ist fast weg

  6. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a "typical" whisky
    for me the best of the new Spey range
    the aromas from the nose are also reflected in the taste
    however, it is too expensive; but this runs through the whole new Spey range
    • Nose
      a typical Speyside whisky, so very clichéd
      Malt, grass, bright yellow fruits
      subtle honey
    • Taste
      mild, slightly oily mouthfeel
      floral and malty, the fruit is weaker than in the nose
      the oak takes over at the end
    • Finish
      medium, oak
      creamy mouthfeel

  7. Ciro scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Noface83 scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    Nose: sometimes a really typical whisky nose. Malty, grassy, ​​lemon and bright fruit of the Brennereicharakter, some vanilla and caramel from the wood. Except for a small wet cereal miss a typical whisky without ups and downs.
    Taste: very sweet and creamy, again very malty, caramel sweet, nut-nougat chocolate - the whole continues with a slight oak bitterness supported in the medium-long finish.
    Good typical beginner whisky but too expensive. Since you get the same price completely different caliber.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  9. rottendon scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    So the 12er I like much better, for 80's but not enough. He gets 79 points because nothing really bothers him. Unfortunately, nothing really convinces. - Notes from an online chat comparison of the entire Spey range
    • Nose
      Apricot, immediately and exclusively. After a short time a spice note. Hard to describe, my grandma once had such a wooden spoon, which was in the salt, but it was also for spices. That's exactly how it smells ...
      Cooked pears, pear cake. Warm it is flatter, but gets so nice fruit candy notes. The spice cupboard is also back.
    • Taste
      The taste is a bit thin, but quite delicious, somehow. the herbs are still there and honey is added.
    • Finish
      The finish then moves towards nougat chocolate. The oak is noticeable, but not unpleasant for me.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The nose can be a rather boring and flat 10/12 supermarket Speysider fear, in the taste but he is much better and beautiful creamy and soft, there has probably saved the Virgin Oak still a lot, but just under 50 € are violent.
    • Nose
      fresh and clear, citrus, some vegetal-green notes, fresh, sawn wood ... after a while a little sweeter, caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate are added
    • Taste
      Much sweeter and fuller than the smell can expect: warm, malty-grainy, cotton candy, caramel ... later nougat, cocoa, slightly spicy sharpness
    • Finish
      medium, creamy-chocolaty


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