Glen Spey 1985 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Original Collection
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2009 12:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 53.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Spey 1985 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.13 points

  1. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Note from a blind tasting.

    Nice old sherry bottling.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dense and quite intense. Old sherry, nice oak flavor, well integrated alcohol. For a short time I have Christmas flavors, with a little gingerbread, raisins and nuts.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty sweet, but not creamy. bright fruits (apple, peach). Obviously oak and pepper on the tongue over time.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long, with the sweet and fruity notes fading quickly. Take over the pepper and tart oak seasoning.

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Holzwurm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [Blindtasting Notes]

    Somewhat * too * turned out for me.

    Tip: A UA Jura, around 16 years old, from the refill sherry barrel.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Oha. Now it’s getting weird again, for me almost on the missing grade. Cheesy-milky-sour, à la Jura, Edradour, Fettercairn and the like. Naturally cloudy apple juice (or maybe even cider), pear peel, some vinegar. Behind it something "vegetable" and in the distance something floral. The sherry used seems to me to have been of a very high quality and smooths some of the more remote aspects of the fire again, with leather, liquorice, dark grape must and aged balsamic vinegar. On the other hand, the wood looks a bit "over" in places. Phew, I'm having a hard time here in terms of points.
    • Taste
      80 80
      A lot of old wood right at the start. Here the barrel definitely has the say, which is better that way, given the cheesiness mentioned above. I also find this a bit watery and at the same time slightly sharp, like the predecessor. But maybe this is also due to my form on the day. This very peculiar distillery character also shines through again and again. Otherwise well drinkable with refill sherry fruits and spicy wood, although the wood tends to be a bit too old for me.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Old wood, mild red fruitiness.

  5. riegerjonas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      intense sweetness, pear, fruity, fruit, strong raisins, Christmas stollen, powdered sugar, shortbread
    • Taste
      86 86
      earthy, sweet, dried fruit, dried fruit, intense taste
    • Finish
      85 85
      earthy soft


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