Speyburn 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
What the Distillery Says:
This perfectly-balanced Scottish single malt whisky was born in the Highlands of Scotland more than a century ago. It’s created using fresh spring water from Speyside. And, it’s this soft water which gives our whisky its distinctive character and unique flavour.
Nose: Fresh, clean and aromatic with a rich lemony fruitiness
Colour: Pale gold with amber highlights
Taste: Medium-bodied with a delicate, fruity character with hints of toffee and butterscotch. A sweet long lasting finish.
What Richard Says:
Nose: This is light on the nose with hints of vanilla and honey. The nose very much foretells the bourbon wood aging.
Palate: Light with fruity sweetness coming from poached pears and pineapple with a hint of ginger.
Finish: The finish is soft and relatively clean with a surprising roasted peanuts note.
Comments: I got a sample of this as part of an online tasting of International Beverage single malts. I was surprised to find out that this is the number five selling single malt in the U.S. I was even more surprised how easily drinkable and enjoyable this is. I’m asking myself why I haven’t spent time with this before. Like Glen Grant 10 Year Old I would say this is a great introductory or sharing single malt. It would be especially good if you aren’t sure the guests or recipient will like single malts.
Rating: Stands Out, Great Value
We would like to thank The Thomas Collective and International Beverage for sending us a sample for review.