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SPEY Fūmāre

Overall rating
80.31/100
votes
73
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

€ 54.17

5 × in wishlist

73 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for SPEY Fūmāre

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.31 points

  1. 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.

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. CST1986 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  5. KDD scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. Titan2015 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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