Speyburn 10 Year Old Sample

3cl / 40%
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Speyburn 10 Year Old Sample
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Speyburn 10 Year Old is a cult whisky from Speyside. Light and fresh with notes of honey, toffee and a hint of smoke.
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10 Year Old

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Speyburn 10 Year Old


Speyburn 10 Year Old Reviews

40 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    20 July

    I bought this because it was an unbelievable deal. I have read all the reviews and for the life of me don't understand where all the straight alcohol overpowering people are coming from. It is incredibly smooth and complex. I will be buying many more bottles in the future love it.

  • 5
    11 July

    Here in the US it's 43%. And under $25 before tax. I first heard about it (and also Old Pulteney) from a certain Youtube personality/institution who tends to wear a plaid jacket and a Scotch bonnet, who said that it is "everything Glenlivet should be". And I like Glenlivet 12, but only buy it on sale. When basic "glens" aren't on sale I'd rather spend more and try a premium malt. I won't get into tasting notes, but I've given this as gift to malt newbies and it's a great budget intro (it costs way more in other states). I tend to keep one in my cabinet for those occasions when I don't want to deplete other bottles. Sure, I love my Islays as well as Craigellachie, Aberlour, Highland Park, Macallan, and I like 46% and no chill filtration and no colorant, but I also like value. This and Old Pulteney 12 are well-kept secrets, I almost fear talking about it :) My rating of 5 stars is based on value. It's not the most complex or unique malt, but it's full-bodied. Don't spend on it more than on Glenmorangie 10 or Old Pulteney 12.

  • 2
    5 July

    Like one of the previous reviewers, I just could not get past the heavy alcohol taste that just obliterated anything subtle. This was actually an impulse buy that was on sale, now I think I know why. Cannot recommend this, spend a bit more and get something better.

  • 4
    3 June

    Very smooth and goes down easy with a balanced light fruity flavor. Not a bold flavor that some seek but then again I like light beer and can't stand IPAs. Great for sipping with or without a cube of ice.

  • 5
    17 April

    It's my go-to for my scotch fix. It's smooth, clean, not hot. I like the highlands as an evening sipper. Glad it's so good, the price is equally nice. I have turned many scotch drinkers on to Speyburn 10.

  • 1
    3 December 2017

    The straight alcohol taste overpowers all other tastes advertised. I struggled to get through this bottle. I may only be a scotch whiskey drink for a few years and may not have experienced all, but... try something else or spend $10 more and get some Glenlivet 12.

  • 5
    2 December 2017

    Much better than the price would suggest.

  • 5
    20 November 2017

    After drinking this I can't believe the price easily could be an everyday after work drink.

  • 3
    13 November 2017

    I pretty much agree word for word with the anonymous reviewer prior to my review I wanted to buy this because in my specialist book this whisky was written up as sweet although its score wasn't so high and I am glad I got to taste this for free recently. I would have been very dissapointed if I had bought it Pretty much a dissapointing whisky!

  • 2
    3 November 2017

    Ok the good reviews convinced me to try to save 20 bucks and try this. I’m sorry, it’s just not very good. I will agree that it has some pleasant notes, but there’s just no body. It just tastes thinned. And it does lack the aroma as well. I think it’s prices appropriately.

  • 4
    12 May 2017

    Can't judge this bottle by the nose up front. But it has a very balanced flavor between sweet and smoky. I agree with JJR, it seams to develop with a little sitting. A touch of warm caramel on the nose and good malty smoky finish. Their seems to be a flavor I can't identify but I like it. Can't beat the price and quality. I can't wait to smell the bottom of my glass when the last of the dram evaporates in the morning.

  • 4
    8 April 2017

    Nice flavor. I just bought a bottle this evening. I'll be honest, I didn't like the nose right off the bat (thus 4, as opposed to 5 stars), however I'm a little biased regarding the nose of the less peaty drams, such as this one, so one may want to take that bias into account. I poured a dram and let it breathe for 10 minutes or so. I must say that I am pleasantly surprised. A very pleasant and interesting flavor indeed. I plan to have another dram with a cigar tomorrow evening. I think it will be a perfect complement to a smooth, yet strong stogie, like a La Gloria Cubans Serie N. Looking forward to it. Cant' beat the price on a single malt of this caliber either!

  • 5
    25 January 2017

    It has a smooth and sweet start and a wee bit of smoke on the finish for a perfect combination - excellent!

  • 5
    19 December 2016

    Balanced, full notes on first sip & swirling & finish.

  • 5
    19 December 2016

    Excellent value

  • 4
    21 November 2016

    An affordable, smooth, single malt.

  • 5
    30 September 2016

    Smooth, tasty, affordable.

  • 4
    10 September 2016

    Nice sipping malt. Goes well with a good cigar.

  • 5
    21 August 2016

    I can't afford Lagavulin and this is an excellent, affordable compromise, with nice depth to the flavor. Very smooth.

  • 3
    17 May 2016

    Nose (undiluted) Yes, Some vague, soft red fruits and...prunes? Citrus waves at you after a few minutes of airing out. Quite a very restrained nose, but very pleasing to my senses, none the less. Hints of vanilla behind all of the fruity, honeyed goodness. Speyside to a "T". Palate (undiluted) The notes on the box are accurate for a change, this is fairly honeyed. A light bodied offering of vanilla, pretty sweet initially (don't worry, not like a cloying low-quality blend or anything like that), lots of caramel, does some decent drying with a bit of oak, a small puff of smoke, very shy peat, and maybe some white pepper, if that's not my imagination. This isn't the least subtle of malts. Finish (undiluted) A pretty small puff of smoke and faint, dank wood. It lingers long enough that I do not call it a low-quality affair that ends just about abruptly, but it is on the short side for a malt.

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