- Single Malt
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- 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
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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
- let it breathe to get rid of the
initial heavy e150 and cheap grain influence, after that it’s very similar to
this is very heavily influenced by wood, so rich in fact that it’s like whisky
molasses/sugarcane sweetness and
sour, heavy red oak, light bread, rich malt
red wine, tree sap, bread, christmas
cake, nuts, grass
medium, red wine bitter, wood
tannins, bitter nuts and grass at the back with hints of bread
- 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.
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.
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.
In the medium long finish the oak
turns very loud. At the death it gets a sudden chemical edge. That is a pity.
- not really good
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
Antritt sehr weich...
am Gaumen wieder Seife
zum Ende hin angenehm süß und würzig fast etwas wie Karotte ...
das seifige ist fast weg
- 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
a typical Speyside whisky, so very clichéd
Malt, grass, bright yellow fruits
mild, slightly oily mouthfeel
floral and malty, the fruit is weaker than in the nose
the oak takes over at the end
- 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.
- 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
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.
The taste is a bit thin, but quite delicious, somehow. the herbs are still there and honey is added.
The finish then moves towards nougat chocolate. The oak is noticeable, but not unpleasant for me.
- 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.
fresh and clear, citrus, some vegetal-green notes, fresh, sawn wood ... after a while a little sweeter, caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate are added
Much sweeter and fuller than the smell can expect: warm, malty-grainy, cotton candy, caramel ... later nougat, cocoa, slightly spicy sharpness