Although not one of the better-known Speyside whiskies, Speyburn is actually over a century old and is one of the most photographed distilleries in Scotland. It is situated just outside the town of Rothes.
There are few official expressions of Speyburn (and evidently even fewer independent bottlings), but what official expressions there are are excellent quality and even better value.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Very heavy, gloopy and sweet. Poached pear. Orange chews. Slightly vegetal (carrot and celery juice?). Distant whiff of burnt fruit cake.
Palate: Spicy at first, smoothing off and becoming malty and sweet but with a lighter vanilla core. Creamy. Coconut ice cream and white chocolate.
Retails for around £30