Insider knowledge: Speyburn Bradan Orach whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Speyburn Bradan Orach whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Fruity, malty. Orchard fruits, blossom, hints of light citrus, creamy.
Palate: Fruity and balanced. Lots of creamy vanilla, hints of spice. Oak.
Finish: Quite long, oak, spice.
Having only just begun to savour the delights of various single malts, my wife bought a bottle of Speyburn, and I was surprised at this no age example. The smooth taste and the fresh after tastes that gave me the enjoyment I experienced, without any harshness on the tongue, will be a private pleasure for some time.
Not the finest of malts, but given the cost and its decievingly subtle flavour it makes for a good 'session' malt.
Quite pleasing on the palate, initially appearing a little mild, there is a nice smooth creamy flavour to be had once aired a little, what it lacks in absolute complexity makes it a nice dram for grazing along with through the evening, enjoying the subtle flavours without the 'burn' of a more intense malt.
The more I drink the nicer it gets, and doesn't suffer so much from the issue of a bottle opened months previous losing its edge.
For the price is reccomended.
If you like this then you must try Strathisla, glengoyne 10yo, or macallan fine oak 10yo, and vice versa.
forgot to do the stars...
Dreadful stuff. Ended up with a litre of this rubbish because of these positive internet reviews.
Shame on Speyburn for selling this stuff and calling it whisky.
Flavourless and depressing to drink. I'm not an alcoholic so I'm not particularly interested in downing white-spirit so I might use it one the drains.
Somewhat like I imagine distilled cardboard must taste like.
Not even cheap at 20 quid! Any cheap blended whisky has more going for it than this.
Very harsh on the palate. I mix this with club soda and enjoy as a blend type of scotch.
Tasteless and with a very astringent finish.
Who on earth would give this five stars? Employees from the Speyburn marketing department that's who. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
The nose is an interesting one with honey, green apples, citrus and vanilla. On the palate, it is bright, spicy, with honey, a hint of cereal, light oak and proto-coconut. If this whisky is 'matured' in a second fill bourbon cask, the cask's influence is underdeveloped producing a loudness in spirit with a very short finish This will be the first pour on a whisky flight for visitors who don't know Scotch.