Glen Spey 21
Added on Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.40 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $180 Availability: Specialty Stores
Limited Edition       Diageo Special Releases 2010       5844 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
Nose:  Big and spicy, almost rye whiskey like.
Palate:  This is crazy stuff.  Tasting blind I would probably have guessed that it was a rye.  It has huge rye spice flavors, lots of oak, pine and other wood.  Very dry.

This is crazy stuff, totally unique and unexpected for a single malt.  Maybe a bit too woody, but otherwise, very good and really fun.
Adam
 

A lot of the guys are loving this malt... I like it, but not to the extent they do.

 

Nose of reduced white wine, citrus. Palate is quite fruity, and really bourbony. Strangely so... a kind of light bourbon... and the type that if it were actually a bourbon, I wouldn't be crazy about it.

But still, really interesting stuff that I'm interested to learn more about, and definitely one to taste.  B/B-

Chris
 
N: Very woody and resinous.
P: What the?  Weird.  Not much up front, but an explosion of spice emerges.   Flowery, dry, great mouth feel.  Wood sap.  
F: This is hella woody but really good too!   Totally unexpected, hats off to Diageo for bottling this, a cool addition to this line-up.
[Later in the night, someone presented me a side-by-side of this and an American rye. The similarities were remarkable.]
Andy
 

n: Light rye on bourbon

 

p: Grainy alcohol, gentle and unoffensive

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