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SPEY Chairman's Choice

Overall rating
80.47/100
votes
32

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Tastingtags

13 Notes

Whisky-Connaisseur
Expert Senior Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
05 Mar 2016 2:12 pm
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Sweet and fruity on the nose. Ripe peaches, mixed with dried apricots and overripe oranges. Subtle malty flavours emerge with breakfast cereals, a whiff of vanilla, slightly floral and waxy notes. Very appealing!

Taste

The sherry is more prevalent on the palate. Sweet with sticky fruity flavours of ripe peaches, apricots and mango. This is immediately followed by a warming load of delicate spices - oak, ginger, cinnamon and white pepper. A touch of slightly bitter walnut flavours arrives with subtle earthy and spicy notes towards the finish.

Finish

The finish is medium long and sweet with apricot jam and stewed apples. Becomes dry and slightly bitter on the tail with oak and walnuts.

WITH WATER: Water significantly tames the delicate fruitiness on the nose which releases only a whiff of vanilla and malty flavours. The fruitiness' almost gone on the palate with a remaining part of slightly warm spices and subtle vanilla. The finish is quite short, subtle warm with a hint of oak.

Comments

A clean and well crafted single malt with a gorgeous nose and a delicate sweet and fruity palate. Easy to drink, not really complex with a relatively one-dimensional finish. A delicate all-day dram, however, not at this inflated price. Be very careful with the add of water as the whisky is almost masked by a few drops.

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

https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776/

Dramlicious
Expert Senior Dramlicious Note
04 Mar 2016 3:30 pm
Dramlicious gave this whisky 78 points

The SPEY Chairman's Choice comes from a tradition started by John & Robert Harvey, where the chairman of the company would choose the finest casks of whisky on Christmas Day to share with the family.


Full Review:
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JohannesB
Expert Senior JohannesB Tasting note
14 Feb 2016 4:56 pm
JohannesB gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Leicht, fruchtig, floral und süß. Vanille, Karamell, überreife Orangen und Malzbonbons. Später erscheint eine bunte Blumenwiese und etwas Heu. In weiter Ferne ist etwas Zimt auszumachen.

Taste

Im Gegensatz zur Nase hier jetzt deutlich dunkler. Viele gemischte Nüsse, darunter auch die deutliche Bitterkeit von Walnusschalen. Eine erdige-Würze belegt die Zunge. Insgesamt bleibt ein etwas dünnes Mundgefühl, diesem Whisky fehlt es an Kraft. Hier kommt diese weder vom Alkoholgehalt, noch von intensiven Fässern.

Finish

Cremig und und weich mit Vanillepudding und zarter Fruchtigkeit von reifen Äpfeln, Aprikosen und Eichenwürze. Leider tendiert die Würze nach einigen Momenten deutlich zur Bitterkeit.

Comments

Ein anständiger Whisky, der aber keine wirkliche Komplexität zu entwickeln vermag. Ihm fehlt es an Nachdruck auf der Zunge und im Abgang. Dennoch insgesamt wohlschmeckend und wunderschön aufgemacht. Preislich aus meiner Sicht aber dann doch um einiges überzogen.

Blog: www.thewhiskylog.de || Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWhiskyLog/
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
26 Aug 2015 8:27 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

The nose is sweet and floral. Malty with a touch of rotting oranges (which can in fact smell quite good, despite the description). Vanilla and caramel are loud. Some breakfast cereals and dried apricots. Not bad, but not earth shattering either.

Taste

The body is okay. Not too light, luckily (I was a bit worried because of the low strength). Now the sherry is prevalent with dried fruit in the shape of apricots and peach, but also some spices like nutmeg, cloves and even some cinnamon. A handful of nuts appears. But the floral edge returns in full galore, which I find a bit off-putting. The rotting oranges linger and stick to the palate a bit.

Finish

I get some first hints of oak and some cinnamon in the medium long finish.

Comments

The nose left a bit to be desired, but the palate was okay. Nevertheless, this Spey is a bit of a disappointment. More so if you realize that a bottle will set you back around 90 EUR.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
ASWhisky
Connoisseur ASWhisky Tasting note
18 Aug 2015 8:49 pm
ASWhisky gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Cognac (Bratapfel und Alkoholnote)
wieder die Spey Würze (scharfer Zimt)
künstliche Süße von Jahrmarkt Süßigkeiten
etwas Waldmeister
Vanille
Stachelbeeren

Taste

sofort seifiger Antritt
Schokolade
Eiche
Würze
die Seife rutscht nach hinten
es kommen süße Nüsse, Pilze und Würze
Eiche am Gaumen mit etwas süßer Seife
der Mund ist trinkbar und wäre ohne Seife gut
nach hinten hin etwas Alkohol

Finish

lang
seifig
Eiche
Schokolade
Würze
die Seife ist wieder voll da

Comments

not a bad whisky but not really good either

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
Cicero
Expert Senior Cicero Tasting note
16 Aug 2015 12:23 pm
Color
Amontillad
Nose

saftige Frucht, hellrot, fast weinartig
floral, malzig und Honig
mit der Zeit wird es staubiger und kräuteriger

Taste

cremig-mildes Mundgefühl
Frucht, leicht Gewürze...aber dann...nichts mehr
kein Körper, keine Tiefe
ein dünnes Wässerchen

Finish

kurz

Comments

ein tolles Aroma in der Nase
aber im Geschmack kommt dann Nichts mehr
enttäuschend

Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
09 Aug 2015 9:59 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
76
Nose
81
Initial taste
74
Body
75
Finish
70
Price
75
Presentation
85
Noface83
Connoisseur Noface83 Review note
09 Aug 2015 9:40 pm
Noface83 gave this whisky 75 points

Nase: sehr ähnlich dem 12. Grasig (hier etwas würziger - mehr Heidekräuter), Zitrone, viel Malz und Getreide, Karamell, weinfruchtig und ein Hauch würziger Eiche.


Geschmack: sehr fruchtig und süß, Honig, auch hier wieder viel Malz aber sonst ist da wenig ??? Wo sind die Kräuter und die Eiche aus  der Nase hin. Völlig langweiliger Abgang der nichts neues dazu bringt.

Ein Witz für den Preis. Nase war noch ganz gut aber dann kommt fast gar nichts mehr !

Weighted Rate
74.6
Nose
80
Initial taste
76
Body
78
Finish
64
Price
64
Presentation
86
rottendon
Connoisseur rottendon Tasting note
02 Aug 2015 11:36 pm
rottendon gave this whisky 76 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Gewürze, Heu, Blumenwiese, etwas fruchtiges, kann ich nicht definieren, ja, ein Haufen Kräuter.

Taste

Fruchtig mit Honig, schwächelt etwas, wieder diese starke Industriealkoholnote, Wodka-like.

Finish

Honig mit leichter, dafür bitterer Eiche. Unspektakulär, schnell weg.

Comments

Zu teuer, 76 Punkte, den 12er fand ich besser.

- Notes aus einem Online Chatvergleich der gesamten Spey-Range.

Gruß von hier...
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
02 Aug 2015 9:06 pm
Color
Amontillad
Nose

etwas blumig, Vanille, lauwarmes, süßes Fruchtkompott (Apfel, Birne, Pfirsich), ein Anflug Getreide/Nuss/Marzipan, sehr mild

Taste

mild, weich, süß, süffig, sehr ausgewogen, wenig klar definierte Noten: Malz, Toffee, Karamell, etwas Nuss/Nougat, ein Hauch Eiche

Finish

mittellang, sanft, rund, etwas Toffee - geht runter wie Öl

Comments

Hm. Sehr angenehm, süffig, wunderbarer Einsteigerwhisky, easy drinking, für 35-40 wäre der Spitze, aber für das Doppelte (bei nur 40%)? Angeber-Holzkisten-Abfüllung!

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15

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