SPEY Fūmāre

Overall rating
80.18/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB88666
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
2016
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5022069011457
Added on
01 nov 2016 3:09 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54.08

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Whisky reviews for SPEY Fūmāre

21 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.18 points.

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This first peaty expression of the Speyside distillery is a young but
    quite drinkable and pleasant dram. Nice balance of medicinal, tangy,
    sweet and fruity flavours. Elegant and smoky with a lively minerality. A
    light and fresh every day dram!

    I thank Caminneci - Wine & Spirit Partner for sample!

    https://www.facebook.com/whisky.connaisseur/
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with smoke and peaty flavours, gauze bandage and a
      nice maritime edge. Behind that, sweet notes of barley sugar and a hint
      of citric fruits arrive, followed by a touch of iodine and seaweed in
      the back. Quite fresh and appealing.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet and fruity start on the palate with barley sugar,
      lemons and tangerines. This is accompanied by a significant amount of
      peat and subtle smoke. Slightly warming spiciness of pepper, oak,
      cloves, allspice and tender nutmeg. The peppery notes increase with
      every sip. Nicely mouthfilling.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, sweet and warm with malted barley, smoke and
      medicinal flavours, followed by a hint of cloves and a briny edge on the
      tail.

      WITH WATER: Water brings more barley sugar and cereal notes
      to the fore. Still peaty and tangy with medicinal flavours while the
      smokiness is significantly tamed. Intense and warming spices dominate on
      the palate with cracked black pepper, cloves, and oak. Still peaty with
      a medicinal touch of gauze bandage and iodine. Behind that fruity notes
      of lemons and tangerines show up. The finish stays long, warm and
      subtle sweet with drying spices dominating on the tail.

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  3. Xnyl scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    A bit short despite a nice balance between peat and spices.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Apple pie, vanilla, exotic fruits, peat
    • Taste
      70 70
      Slightly smoky, pineapple and pear, orange blossom and a little spice.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Quite short, note of vanilla, apples and pear, a little earthy

  4. notesofmalt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Fumare, 46% alc. Original bottling
    Region: Speyside, Scotland
    Nose: sweetly elegant, if a little thin. The peat smoke rises in the nose, as well as light citrus aromas, vanilla and white chocolate. Next to it a whiff of cream. In the foreground, however, is the smoke, which is reminiscent of a campfire made of damp hardwood.
    Palate: Silky and gentle in the mouth, here too the peat smoke comes first. With cream caramel, light herbal aromas and a little celery.
    Finish: Medium-long and salty dry, the elegance has been lost. There is also quite a bit of malt.
    Conclusion: Not a bad whisky, but definitely bottled too young.
    82/100 points (tasted in 2016) www.notesofmalt.com

  5. The_Osprey scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Spey Fumare 46%. Very pale yellow. Aroma is very sniffable, custard over banana, some pale wood, cleanly distilled and nicely matured, maybe a touch simple but it's very pleasant. Taste is as clean as water up front, rising peat, unique character, absolutely crystal, the drinkability is really akin to water, it's so soft up front, so soft, then a little salt rises up with faint smoke, light oak character. In terms of the cleanness of the distilling all I can say is 'wow'. I don't know if I've ever had a malt this soft. Not even Brackla produces spirit this clean. Faint lemon comes through. The lightness and refinement is outstanding but the complexity and body might be lacking. For me, this is impressive. I mean I'm always going to favour the complex rich stuff but sometimes there's a little bit of magic in restraint and poise too. 3.7/88

  6. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. CST1986 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A perfectly fine and clean peated smoky whisky with a fruity barley-ish background. On the nose opening up very nicely after a while on smoked tangerines and pineapple, a nice silky mouthfeel with wormwood, peat and sweet barley and a medium finish with honey, peat smoke and vanilla. Clean spirit, good bourbon casks and peat contributed to this enjoyable malt (my first Spey as others didn't seem to be serious enough efforts for my taste), and the fine presentation without colour and chillfiltration makes this a very nice and recommendable surprise.

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. KDD scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Smoke

    The Speyside Distillery is something of an unknown. Most of the production goes into blends in Asia. Apart from that they also produced Beinn Dhu, Black Burn, Cu Dubh, Drumguish and Glentromie whisky as well as the Speyside single malt. That was recently rechristened to simply Spey and appears to be very popular in Taiwan. Today I will the Spey Fumare, which means smoky. As far as I am aware, this is the first and only official release of the peated version of this light Speysider.

    The nose is a pleasant surprise. White fruit (apples, pears), some grapefruit, hazelnuts and marzipan, wrapped in a mildly smoky blanket. There is also a mild sour note that I am not that fond off, but all in all this is a good nose.

    It is somewhat creamy upon arrival, immediately nicely sweet on honey and vanilla with again the white fruit – grapefruit takes the lead – and then allows for a big development of smoke that reminds me somewhat of Ledaig or even Caol Ila! Soft ginger and a bit of white pepper show themselves with the second sip.

    Some nutmeg appears in the finish and the peat does what it can to linger pretty long. A medicinal and very salty note lead this to its final resting place.

    Darn, whodathunk? This peated Spey is simply good.

  11. gaboruso scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. Gris scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes also available in french on the whisky blog ;) http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/spey-fumare-2.html
    • Nose
      Peat! Phew, so it wasn’t water in my glass! Very light smoke, it is rather on something maritime and iodized. A touch of fresh herbs.
    • Taste
      Peat! Bis repetita (hey, they were the first using Latin). Some light smoke, as for the nose, a woody touch and maybe a little lemony tip. And… Nothing else unfortunately. Really nothing else… So sad.
    • Finish
      Peat! For a while… As used with peat… Still nothing else.

  13. Titan2015 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      smoke
    • Taste
      80 80
      smoke, sweet
    • Finish
      82 82
      more sweetness

  14. fgg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoke and peat first. Then some wax, citrus, pineapple, an apple.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The peat disappears into the background fairly quickly, which means citrus remains. Furthermore, not much happens.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short, flat and boring.

  15. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Young. Spirity. Smokey. Not much body and/or character. I don't really understand why good distilleries try to hop the peatwagon. Do what you do best (yeah I'm looking at you too Glendronach). This one is not bad but utterly uninteresting.

  16. dRambo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  17. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75

  18. rpvdwel scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  19. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017 and later again at  a "The Art of Excellence" tasting by Whisky Import Nederland in June 2017 in Zoetermeer.

    moderately peaty, but not Islay peaty. 
    quite subtle and a bit fatty

    finish is pleasant and lingering.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  21. Zoltavar scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  22. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

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