Yes, I'm here, all the way up here - in the boardroom above the G&M shop in Elgin, for a bespoke tasting. After a simple yet welcomed lunch, expectations were high for five drams to follow [starting with a Glen Spey WB]. Hopefully it'll be a high five.
N: Creamy wetsuits with some tamarind and mild [no heat] cholula.
T: Orange-chocolatey sherry - many woods [trees/casks] and many alcohols. There's lots of sherry [types] that seem to disguise the situation.
F: Sweet-bitter-sour,... all-sorts. Undesirable burnt news at the end.
C: What is the Speymalt remit? Could be a way of using up what's left over in various warehouses. Feels like the sherry is masking a lot as so often it does, and very nicely too. Certainly a masterclass in blending and I like the result, but I'm not sure it's all that great a malt - although the best so far today :/ Last chance for something memorable,…. with a young, peated Bunna :/ WB.
Scores a C[-]
Further reading WF