Glen Spey 12yr old, James Eadie, 2007 Palo Cortado finish, 60% ABV, cask #805411 (blind tasted).

james eadie glenspey 12 yr old

Appearance – Light to mid gold in colour, beads up on the swirl line, thinner legs.

Nose – Linseed oil, old glazing putty, old leather, pontifract cakes, candied lemon slices, cherry drop sweets, dark chocolate, dunnage and earthiness.

Palate – Sweet liquorice, black cherries, Polish, candied lemon slices, nice ABV, a little drying and some oak tannins, chilli spice, high cocoa content dark chocolate, cigar leaves, black pepper.

Finish – quite long, spicy, oaky, a little drying for me, very slightly tannic, black peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger, and lovely and warming. 50-55% ABV?

My thoughts – I really enjoyed this one, it was my favourite of the evening, and I was delighted to find out that it’s an independently bottled Glen Spey, as I’m a bit of Glen Spey fan and this is a bottle I’ve had my eye on.

Would I buy a bottle? – Yes, it’s a no brainer for me tbh, I’d gladly sip on a drop of this whisky any evening.

Notes – I believe this whisky is natural in colour and non chill filtered.

Thanks to – The Blind Tasting consortium and @TheWhiskyNovice (Twitter).

Picture credit – Master of Malt.

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