Review No.108. Glen Spey 12 Year Old

Whisky: Glen Spey 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 43%

Nose: Spiced mixed fruits, cinnamon, clove

Taste: Forest fruits, candy, vanilla, nuts, vegetal, alcohol

Finish: Vanilla, mixed nuts, alcohol bite

Score: 2.25

Summary: I couldn’t quite pin this one down.  At times I would be picking out sherry type characteristics such as spices and nuts but also bourbon characteristics such as vanilla and cinnamon.  I wouldn’t say it is complex but the two distinct styles were present but not quite together if you know what I mean.  Like with some of the others in the range, there is an alcohol note to this that ruins the experience.  Unlike some others in the range, the finish lingered a little longer and offered warming notes of vanilla and nuts.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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