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Speyburn 1988 BR

Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB72776
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1988
Bottled
09.07.2015
Stated Age
26 years old
Casknumber
2114
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/07029 09.07.15
Added on
06 Oct 2015 5:31 pm by GS1970
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 157.41

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Whisky Reviews for Speyburn 1988 BR

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. SpeyburnClanGermany did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very malty, fresh bread, wheat field, pears.
    • Taste
      for 26 years quite a biting start. Then a very nice vanilla note, oak wood note, very subtle smoke, several types of yellow fruit
      can tolerate some water, the stomach-friendly 52.3% are surprisingly aggressive. A few drops of water bring a note of beeswax and old books, not the musty ones from the box in the basement, but the good ones that you read by candlelight in the living room.
    • Finish
      A short lasting surprise without water for 26 years, with water medium-long and beautiful.

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Bourbon aromas, sweet, vanilla, citrus, apricot jam, apple, light banana flavor, yeast dough, brioche
    • Taste
      88 88
      strong alcohol, tingling, fruity caramel, sweet ripe fruit
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium / long sweet and fruity

  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Speyburn 26 yo 1988/2015 (52.3%, Berry Bros. & Rudd, sherry, cask #2114)  Colour: pale gold. Nose: very same vein as the G&M, with infinitesimal differences. Perhaps a little more bacon this time? Because of a little more sherry? But that was probably re-re-re-refill. Custard, butter, ink, sawdust, cider. With water: strange. Lemon squash, fresh concrete, butter, paper, stewed artichokes. And in artichoke there’s… right, art. Mouth (neat): Speyburn seems to like higher strengths, the difficult parts being kind of counterbalanced. Nice creamy bitter orange liqueur, plus pepper, Gorilka vodka… With water: really unlikely. Imagine some kind of peppered and ‘sawdusted’ lemon juice… But then and once again, it’s funny. Finish: quite long, but a drying oak took control. This feeling of having just drunk a cup of over-infused tea. Some mint in the aftertaste. Comments: intriguing, challenging, amusing… You know what that means when tasters use those words, don’t you. But it’s good whisky, just, yeah, a little challenging. SGP:361 - 79 points.

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