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Speyburn 10 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Speyburn 10 Year Old

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Speyburn 10 Bottling Note

This 10 year old single malt was a gold medal winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A classic from the Speyburn distillery.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A fruity nose with hints of orange, mandarin and cooking apple. A touch of oak, peppermint and spice.

Palate: A light, gentle palate with soft malt, sweet, toasty barley with liquorice and dried herbs.

Finish: Just a touch of smoke trails off on the finish.

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Speyburn 10 Year Old Reviews

Delicious and Friendly

This got me into scotch from bourbon. So refreshing poured over a couple rocks! Barley malt esters that harken to a good helles lager.

25th September 2020

Pleasant and fresh

With floral notes and real cloudy lemonade on the nose..continues with a floral taste,nothing harsh,light and fresh with a slight rubbery finish..not much depth but an easy dram.

26th February 2020

Good value for a Ten year old.

I can only presume our American cousins look for different things. ( other comments below) I’d seen a whisky guide book explaining that this was hard to locate in the UK as it was being aggressively sold in the U.S.
So what do I think, as a UK purchaser.!
Well, how you take it affects everything. Just on its own, (who would) it must be a little fierce, with water, it opens and mellows to allow soft and interesting flavours to develope.
With ice, it is very easy going and perhaps doesn’t stand up to the temperature.
At this price, I like it, a touch dryer than I prefer but certainly a change from my usual, so sampling for the first time, good, mellow flavours, I like the light colour, certainly better than paint stripper, presumably, as I’ve never felt the need to try that!

10th January 2020

Unoffensive and easy to drink

Light and honey sweet with a slight alcohol burn on the finish. Good value at under $30.

20th December 2019

good price

At first this Whisky grabbed my attention being 10 years old.However when tasted, it reminded me of paint thinner? Also why the added artificial color.?

15th December 2019

Love it!

Love it! Amazing flavours at this price, incredible value for money!

5th December 2019

nice and easy, suitable for beginneres/women/children

easy sipping, uncomplicated, mild flavoured,perfectly enjoyable after a busy day doing whatever. if youre looking for something to blow steam out of your ears or help you contemplate the meaning of life this isnt it

10th November 2019

Not bad, just above average

You look at the box and you look and the bottle and you know what it tastes like. I drink scotch straight. I’ve had plenty 18yr that burn more. I’ve had undated burn less. It was cheap (and I just spent a small fortune in Scotland buying scotch and didn’t want to drink the good stuff after some guy time beers) and enjoyable. If you want scotch for friends and don’t want to be shelling out coin for it, put it in a crystal for the gang. You shouldn’t thing 30$ scotch will light your life on fire. But this isn’t gasoline. It’s just good enough for more than you should drink on a non-special occasion. It should also be on the shelf. Think Glenmorangie 10. That didn’t light my fire but I’d probably buy it again.

20th June 2019

Not all

I gave this 1 star only because people put effort into making it. This is not a good scotch. The taste is not complex or layered in any way. It is not smooth in anyway. Broken glass is smoother. It starts harsh and finishes harsh. It burned so much on the way down that it actually gave me heartburn, and I drink Jack Daniel's. Speyburn should be required to stop selling their 10 year for anything other than removing paint or degreasing engines. I am blown away that anyone would rate this as a 3 star Scotch so clearly the 4+ star ratings are done by the employees and their families. Do. Not. Buy. This.

31st May 2019

great taste, very smooth!!

just purchased this single malt in the local ABC store in North Carolina! its truly excellent and a real deal at $29.9 US! Just having my second two fingers with a one rock!! very smooth! Will definitely purchase again if the price stays reasonable, so satisfying to buy a single for a good price these days!!!! Great job Speyside!!!!

13th May 2019



3rd April 2019

Speyside version 40 ABV

Apparently there are two types of speyburn 10-year old there is the Highland malt scotch bottles at 43 ABV and the speyside single malt scotch bottles at 40 ABV. I've had both and I'
m currently sipping on the speyside 40% ABV. Both are available at Total Wine for $32. The speyside version has a perfume of lemon and citrus zest. Subtle notes of honey and Orange Blossom as well. The taste of sugary almost like candy corn not very oily no Pete but typical speyside single malt. I find it to be a gentle dram and a very pleasant sipping whiskey and I do recommend that a few drops of water be added in order to bring out the lemon egest and more subtle Citrus flavors. Although the label claims that is aged in Bourbon and Sherry casks I can find no hint of sherry in either the nose or the pallet. All in all an excellent dram and wonderful sipping single malt.

17th February 2019

Delicious - outstanding


8th January 2019

Used to be better

This used to be my got-to Scotch. A very nicely done Speyside. It used to bottled at 43% ABV, but is now 40% since Speyburn refreshed their packaging.

6th January 2019

Great for sipping while reading.

Nice easy to drink scotch. Not boring. Just keep it in you mouth long enough. Well worth the money.

28th December 2018

Has something for everybody

Speyburn 10 year. What a great bottle.
Not outstanding in the least but certainly outperforms EVERY other spirit at the price point. Many a drams of Speyburn 10 helped me write my essays in uni and I think it serves as a perfect "first" single malt. I found it in my local supermarket for 17 dollars a bottle and always stocked up while I could.

Is it worth 30, 40, or even 50 dollars? That's up to you to decide when it's pitted against different competition in those different price brackets. But compared to the atrocious rotgut of grain blends, Johnnie Walker red, canadian "whisky", and lord knows what other pig swill you can get for the price, it wins every single time.

The flavor is everything you want in a speyside. Citrus, floral notes, a bit of honey -- all that nonsense. In reality it's simply a great whisky to have on hand for any occasion. Don't waste that Glenlivet 18 on someone who doesn't know single malt from blend from non age statement from cask strength. Give them a Speyburn 10 and see where it goes. You even owe it to yourself to have one if you're not an absolute whisky snob or are trying to get into single malts without breaking the bank.

Lovely stuff...
3.5/5 for flavor
5/5 for price

Highly, highly recommended.

13th August 2018

Good deal

For the price and availability, this is a solid whisky.

12th August 2018

A great single malt - must have

This is a great scotch - not just “for the money” It’s bold and flavorful - amazing nose — I have more then a dozen bottles of scotch at all times and Speyburn 10 is always one of them.

27th April 2018

Crowd pleaser.

This is a long way from my usual peaty/smoky tatse, other end of the scale. I bought it to top off my bulk order and try something was cheap after all.
On opening the nose was like Sherry, straight away thought this is going to be too sweet for me. The palate however although still sweet, not as much as the nose. Almost an oriental taste, interesting, very interesting. Fruity with a spicy after taste. Drop an ice cube in it and it opens a world of spice n sweet flavours with an underlying subtle smoke (don't pick it up without the ice/water)

As say not my usual tatse. However worth every penny at 30 quid, easy drinking and an interesting tatse experience. Mixed reviews on here, but think the ice/water is the key.....transforms it to a totally different drink. Would make good gift as can tempt palates from all ends of the spectrum. A crowd pleaser.

4th April 2018

dont waste your money and taste buds.

This is nothing more than a cheap whisky ,spend a little bit more money and get yourself a good deep and good tasting scotch whisky Buchanan that has a whole lot smother taste and not so wood tasting.....

29th March 2018

Honestly, the alcohol quality is a step below what a single malt should be.

Speyburn has great nose and a good taste, but something is missing. The finish is almost non-existent. Also, a couple shots will cause a mild hangover tomorrow guaranteed. Speyburn is more similar to the blended brands in quality than the prom

1st March 2018

Ambivalent entry level dram

Wood shavings is just right. I couldn’t pinpoint it, but yes. Think skill saw bound in cheap plywood smoke. And even hints at that. Maybe a bit of rubber...but not quite peat. This did not remind me of Bowmore 12 or Bruichladdich Laddie Ten or Islay Barley. Furthermore, this is not sweet at all. None of this is to say it’s not enjoyable, add a tsp of water and floral notes do start to emerge. This dram more insinuates scotch notes than has them up front. I wanted to enjoy it more. This was one of my first single malts 3 years ago. Worth noting, there is no acetone alcohol burn. That means quality processes are evident. I’ve had the NAS Arranta Casks too. That has more discernible flavors for entry level. This is too muddled. Perhaps the 15 or 25 is better.

17th February 2018

Cheapest age-stated single malt where I am! Value.

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.

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.

25th January 2018

My first single malt

This was my first single malt after drinking blends for quite some time. What an eye opener. I loved it and then started moving up in class to Glenfiddich, Macallan, Glenlivet, Glenfarcas, et. al. But, every few months, I'll go get another bottle of Speyburn just to have on hand. Definitely worth keeping around, even if it isn't the top of the line.

28th December 2017

No thank you

Must had bought a bad batch... or you’re folks describing different scotch. Not much to offer but sweetness & rough

27th November 2017

A true bargain in a world of confusing options.

Love it. Very good quality at a very affordable price.

27th November 2017

A surprising belter!

I picked this up out of a curiosity for exploring less expensive bottles. This one had an unassuming label and a less than welcoming straw color. I was nonetheless very pleasantly surprised at the quality that lie beneath. It's certainly a young whisky, so it's going to sting a bit. No way around that. Unless you sherry bomb the thing. So pour some water in and give it time to open up. It will not disappoint. Many of the reviews are spot on. The only 10 year old I can think of this good would be the Tamdhu. The only single malt I can think of this good for less money would be Glen Moray, but they sherry theirs, which I consider cheating in a head to head. It appears everyone has figured out that trick. I'd like to try a sherry bomb from Speyburn!

2nd November 2017

Judge with your mouth, not your eyes !

I too am a Scot from Scotland and yes, there's no 'E' in whisky !!.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this malt. Add some water, let it sit in the glass, give it at least 30 mins. It's fruity, aromatic, complex and fairly smooth and overall damn tasty. Keep an open mind, forget the price and be patient with it in the glass. It will reveal its self to you. Don;t get snooty about it. This is a fine dram. Note to people not experienced, some whisky has peat, some none and some a little. There is no right or wrong, only different

31st October 2017

Vey good Highland. Greatest scotch value or whiskey value sold.

Excellent Highland scotch. Not too peaty nor too smokey. The right amount of spice and malt. When you factor in price, there is not a better Highland. If this sold for $45 to $60 a 750, it would be highly acclaimed.

When the local high end liqore store had a pricy scotch tasting test, they offered a blind sample of speyburn 10 and it was one of most liked samples against Highland scotches in the $40 to $80 range.

17th February 2017


bought for 22EUR in supermarket in lithuania. bergain. Was only single malt there. So, why not, gave a shot...
its too rough...solid product, just need lot more ageing. For a cocktails fits maybe, but for a true experience, get with extra tenner something else...

1st January 2017

It's not 'Whiskey'...

I'm a Scot. From Scotland. And people who write such things as: "Missing the peatiness I expect in a good single malt. Good beginner whiskey for the price," do not know the first thing about single malts, 'beginners', or whisky. (Note to Americans: Scottish malts are not 'whiskEy' in the singular - they are 'whisky'.) Furthermore, for all you WHISKEY snobs out there, this is a perfectly good single malt WHISKY for the price. In fact, as others have pointed out, it is an _exceptional_ malt for the price! I prefer the A'bunadh, and have several cases of the stuff. After that, I would go with the Balvenie Single Barrel (that's the name, not a descriptor), and then with the Glenfarclas 105, for when I want to launch myself to Mars. But if I were low on cash and away from a decent store where I could buy the above, I would settle for the Speyburn any time. Slainte.

28th November 2016

Best cheap dram on the market

Was gifted this a few holidays back by my in laws who typically buy me a bottle of scotch when I arrive. The usual roster includes laphraoig, lagavulin and the like. So At the time I thought it was a pretty horrible turn especially when I recalled seeing this in the $25 rack at the liquor store. Was pleasantly surprised and it is now a go to scotch when I don't feel like blowing $60-70 for one of my Faves.

27th November 2016

A bit rough

It's very fruity, but its a bit harsh with a good, long burn. I think it needs a bit more aging, still a little rough around the edges.

However, it makes a damn good cocktail. My favorite is making the Penicillin with extra ginger.

29th October 2016

Glenlevit 12 > This but the price sets it apart

I can get this for $20/bottle 750ml at Woodmans. That's cheaper then most places sell Jack which tastes ok but not great and is is headache juice since they cheaped out and started doing 3.5yrs instead of 4. This is the best value in Whiskey period. Glenlevit 12 is my favorite hands down and glenfiddich tastes like turpentine. But for the money... you can get a 1.75 of this for the price of a 750ml of that! This is my night cap, never a hangover, never feeling like crap the next day. The price and quality combo makes this my drink of choice.

20th October 2016

10/10 with price in mind, 8/10 with age in mind

This is my hands down favorite find at Safeway Grocery. It's usually on sale for about $22 a bottle and at that price it's almost impossible to beat. $22 is competing with Dewar's white label or Johnny red, and although I enjoy both those, I much prefer a Dram of Speyburn. I enjoy this just as much as Glenfiddich or Glenlivet 12, maybe more so, or at least as a change up for daily drams . If you like Speyside scotch, I think you'll find this to be a hidden gem that if blind taste tested, you'd likely rate alongside the famous Glenn's. If you prefer Highlands with a wisp of smoke, you might find the Speyburn a bit sweet. If you prefer Islay peat.....what are you doing looking at whiskey from the highlands?

30th July 2016

Good value, nice novice taste.

Fruity (apples & pears) vanilla, lightly woody. Nothing overpowering or overly impressive, but its a nice, mellow Speyside. Could also serve to bring wine drinkers to the Scotch side. Great price.

6th July 2016

burn at first, too young, needs aging

The initial burn is a dead giveaway that it hasn't been properly aged. 10 years isn't enough? Why is this?
It must be something to do with either ingredients, or quality control. Either way, Speyburn are sloppy.

10th June 2016

Best value

A light gold color, not much coloring in this juice. Taste is floral, honey, cream , fruity, a whiff of peatiness at the end. Finish is long and malty. A very well balanced dram for a reasonable price, a rare thing in scotch unfortunately. Some of these low scores are either because of bad bottles or people who dont know good whisky. I've made this my go to drink.

16th May 2016

Nasty crap.

I nearly gagged on this swill. Its just horrible.

14th May 2016

Nicely surprised

I tasted that dram for the first time yesterday. My girlfriend got me a bottle of this and a bottle of Highland Park 12 to celebrate the end of my bachelor degree. This scotch is really smooth and lovely. I get a hint of pears towards the end. Really like it.

23rd April 2016

Extremely Good value

I cannot give this whisky less than full score. For this price its a darn Good value. And besides that it is also way better than Glenfiddich 12 and Glenlivet 12 Even if IT was at The same prøve.

Speyburn 10 is firstfilled in quality casks.

21st April 2016

Hidden gem

Starting to explore the realm of cheaper single malts because I have tried virtually all the mid level stuff and cannot afford anything over 18 years old at the rate I drink the stuff so figured I'd give this a try and for $23 I'm very impressed. First of all it's actually bottled at 43% Abv which gives it points in my book as well as a little more depth and flavor. M.o.m got the tasting notes right tho some orchard fruit , pine needles, mint, very light smoke ,touch of honey and a floral/herbal finish. Surprisingly good for the money I will definitely buy more of this great alternative to glenlivet 12 as a cheap go to whisky. The sugarbear

16th April 2016

I like scotch. Scotchie scotch scotch

Damn good booze. Got that raisin taste I like in a good scotch. Will pick up another bottle when it's on sale.

12th March 2016

Amazing find

This is the very best value with the highest quality taste in a single malt. Just wanted to try something new and I am now glad I did.

11th March 2016

Mellow vanilla

A mellow whisky- dusty vanilla notes and an oaky additional toasted vanilla and honey nose. It's very nice. Not like any other 10 yr I've tried.

18th February 2016

Crisp and nice flavor

Crisp and refreshing. Very unique flavor. Nice finish. Would definitely recommend it.

3rd February 2016

Pure Gold

I don't equate money with value in whisky. Big dollars do not always equate to big flavor. Whatever its current market price, Speyburn 10 is a satisfying dram. Though younger than Glenfiddich 12, its increased ABV makes it not only comparable but in many ways superior. The noses and tastes are remarkably similar, and if that G12 lingers on the tongue longer, the delivery of the S10 more than compensates. And though it doesn't linger as long as G12, its added heat and youth are playfully and present after the swallow. Speyburn 10 is a clean, cut grass, best-of-Speyside sipper. Don't mix this one, folks, and don't add too much water. A wee spoonful will do, even a wee part of a spoonful. Too much water mutes its best qualities. And to the official reviewer above, sip again, my friend--there's no smoke here, not even a hint.

3rd February 2016

great value

I paid 23 dollars. For the price it's damned good. It's no Macallum but's great for the price and im no connoisseur....

1st February 2016


Didn't care much for the blended Speyburn, but this. This is outstanding - esp for the money. Typically drink Laphroaig 10 and Glenlivet 12. This reminds me of Glenlivet 12 a bit. Intense at first but smooth and pleasant aftertaste.

20th January 2016

Good stuff

Good value for quality

18th January 2016

Too much anise

Hope this isn't a duplicate - I posted earlier and it seems to have disappeared. Anyway, the bottle I bought is dominated by the flavor of anise. Never had a malt like this before. Thankfully, it subsided some after the bottle had been open for a while, but it is still overly-influenced by that flavor. Disappointing.

2nd January 2016


Delicious. Caramel, orange and tobacco notes.. Great stuff, and at around $40 a bottle it can't be beat.

30th December 2015



21st December 2015

Great Value

I was stocking up my holiday bar and realized I needed a single malt Scotch, yet I had a limited budget as I had other liquors and wines to buy. I consulted the proprietor of the liquor store who helped me narrow down to a Highland, but then left me on my own to choose. I went back and forth between known brands, but finally chose Speyburn. Of course I tried it as soon as I got home and, WOW, what a great surprise...I felt like the 1%.

15th December 2015

On my fourth bottle in two months

Taste is a preference. It's about individual sensitivity and tolerance. I like my alcohols smooth but with a kick. I don't drink much whiskey but of late I got addicted to certain Scotch ones. Glenfiddich 12 and Speyburn 10 are two of them.

At $32 in Kentucky with two fine crystal whiskey glasses, it's cheap. So cheap that I didn't have much expectations. I bought it for a friend of mine who just wanted to try out a cheap one. I instantly liked the sweet smell that was soft on my nostrils. In the mouth it didn't burn at all. Tasted like honeyed orange peels with some light roasted hastel nuts. Lingering after taste that prompts you for a second one soon after.

Not paired well with spicy food, but if you should have whiskey with your South Indian spicy chicken, this would be your best bet.

Today, I was passing through New Hampshire and got this for $22 with no taxes. I bought 2. I regret it already. I must have bought the whole box!!!

28th August 2015

Secret Getting Out

An exceptional single Malt for such a great price. I am finding it Sold out way to often guess the secret is out. Worth a taste!!!

16th July 2015

Well surprised

Good, nice taste, for a Friday after work refresh and think about the weekend!! Rating 4

2nd May 2015

Top notch

So good. I hope the price doesn't go up 25 is under priced. A lot better than a lot of your 40 dollar bottles.

22nd April 2015

very good

As someone said here, notes of barley, honey and fruit(s) predominate, but the oak influence is also very well managed. This is a seriously good and charming single malt from Speyside, carrying off the feat of being both dry yet extremely refreshing!

13th March 2015

Good one

This was my second single malt and it is very decent. It isn't very punchy but that's its strength. It's very smooth and subtle. Would I buy another bottle? Absolutely

8th January 2015

Good whisky!

This is a good bottle of whisky! a must try

5th January 2015

Speyburn heaven

All I can say is for the money you get a rich fruity single malt with bags of bite and a warming honey flavoured after glow - simply superb

2nd January 2015

quite a nice value

just got a bottle for 28USD and quite a nice taste and value for a bottom shelf brand...and to Mr YUCH below? go back to don't have a clue...I come here for reviews all the time and they are always spot on...go ahead be leery...or maybe just go away...Merry Christmas to all my fellow Scotch drinkers

20th December 2014

Pleasure and surprise

Just picked up a bottle of this at Gelsons supermarket in LA for $19.99 dollars which in my British money is just around £14. So I'm giving it 4* on that alone. This is a £40.00 Whiskey in the UK. However it's subtle, sweet, airy taste deserves that extra half star. If you know whiskey then you know that it's the individuality of taste that deserves credit and this has it.

8th December 2014

A pleasant surprise

love it, love it!

7th December 2014

great value

nice Speyside malt - honey, fruit & barley notes dominate

2nd December 2014


This is a perfectly solid whisky for, at least, in my area, a very good price. I got it for about $25 after tax, and it tastes as good as something in the typical $40+ entry-level malt range. The tasting notes on this page are accurate, if slightly exaggerated, but overall it's good stuff and good value.

20th November 2014

Come on Man

this is probably one of the worst scotch whiskey I have ever had it lacks a lot of complexity band over all flavor. if this scotch whiskey was 50 bucks it would be a rip off but at 27 (va) it is ok but still a pallet killer if you ask me .

19th November 2014

Great for the price

For those that prefer peat..stick to the Islay malts. For those that can appreciate a true Highland Dram, this is for you! Soft and subtle, it drinks like an expensive Highland malt. Just what you'd expect, fruity with an outdoorsy aftertaste that lingers on the palate without being bitter. A 'must have' for those we cool nights to warm the insides.

16th November 2014


Was just as surprised as anyone else to find that this whiskey far surpassed anything else on the middle shelf at my local grocer. Was staring longingly at the Glenmorangie, but didn't have the cash for it so settled on this. Little did I know it would be pretty comparable for less than a bottle of Jameson's. Barely any smokiness to be tasted here, but super drinkable nonetheless. Don't listen to the few snobbish reviews here expecting Lagavulin's for less the half the price. A solid purchase.

31st October 2014

Patience is a virtue,....

Bought this one on a whim whilst perusing my local grocer liquor stock. Got home and before knocking the horns off this bottle I checked what had to say. This was cheap compared to most single malts, $24 plus the governor, and I was, of course, a little trepid about what to expect of this modestly priced whisky. To my surprise,ralfy thought it was, for the price, pretty decent. I thought the citrus nose with vanilla, sugar, and fresh cut grass was ok, but the taste did not impress me much. I got called away by a phone call, and whilst I was away 15 minutes, that gave this scotch a chance to open up. Consequently, the finish got very smooth with a definite red apple note, which I did enjoy. I wouldn't proudly serve this to close friends, but will have no problem taking this bottle down whilst watching football this fall. Not a bad purchase at all, and easy on the wallet to be sure.

11th September 2014


I tried to be open-minded about this Speyburn, but it was awful. it smelled like cheap bourbon and had a horribly uneven, burning aftertaste that not even a glass full of ice could hide. I'm now very leery of reviews I read on here as many of the reviews were quite glowing. spend $8 more and get Glenmorangie

8th September 2014

Shockingly good...

If Speyburn 10 cost $75 per bottle -- it would not be a disappointment. That it cost $27 (in Virginia) is absolutely amazing.

Complex and entirely agreeable. The only problem with it is that it's way too easy to drink a lot of it.

So -- yes -- this is the best "cheap" single malt Scotch whiskey I've ever encountered.

4th May 2014


Lots of citrus on the nose and a delightful variety of banana, toffee, and hazelnut on the palate. Smooth finish. Like most highland malts this one features fruit and nut aspects with no smoke or peat that just turn me off of many products from Islay. Take it neat and enjoy! This is a mighty tasty whisky, and I got it for less than $25--I'm in love!

13th March 2014


Well first of all what is on the outside. This whiskey seems to have an identity crisis. It proudly declares 'highland single malt' both on the front & on the rear label, however on the blurb it declares 'This classic Speyside Malt' so which is it highland or speyside?, however this isn't my main quibble. I read further down... now my Danish isn't great but german is ok, and they declare in somewhat smaller print (& not in english at all)that the whisky has an artificial colour. Feeling already a little betrayed already I opened the bottle, only to find the contents very drinkable Manufacturers note: I would have quite enjoyed this without the colour so leave it alone, the product would taste as good without and I dare say look as attractive! A reasonable for the price malt. Keep it in for passing aquaintances!

27th February 2014

Best Deal in Single Malt Scotch

This is a great buy. I know I have passed this bottle up in the past because I fell into the logic of low price, low quality. After doing some research (like what you are doing right now!) I came to realize how much of a hidden gem this 10 year Scotch truly is at $23 in Chicago. If you are a beginner or like the smoothness of Highland/Speyside Scotches like Glenmorangie or Glenlivet, you will enjoy it. I prefer Glenmorangie, but if I just want a casual drink, Speyburn is my go to drink. If anything, you'll enjoy the extra cash in your wallet by passing up the other expensive options.

25th February 2014


If you want Peat buy Islay ardbeg 10 superior than most.I'm from Scotland I know.

9th January 2014

Big Surprise!!

I am a big fan of The Glenlivet and also like Glenmorangie. I bought this as it was the cheapest single malt Scotch in the store and I just figured I would suffer through it if it was bad. I tasted it and was completely blown away. I actually feel that it is smoother than the aforementioned brands. I will be purchasing this from now on.

9th January 2014

A single malt for this's heaven

got this on sale for 20$ and I didn't have much hope for it due to the price. Was I ever wrong!!!!! The taste is of a bottle of something double the price. it's incredibly smooth, easy to drink and has a refined taste that will delight any single malt fan. not the best single malt I've ever had but certainly the best for a single malt for under $35

29th December 2013

WOW! $19.99 here in Maine

wow this stuff is way better than anything in its price range. drinks more like a 45+$ dollar bottle.

28th December 2013

One of my favorites

You just cannot go wrong with this one.mfor $23 in Hawaii, it is awesome!

27th December 2013

Surprising gem from my local liquor store

My guy Ramon sold me this today and I'm glad he did. I'm Scottish and I was shocked to get this lovely bottle of Jock for less than $30. It's a handsome drop, well balanced with great flavours. Aside from the "bargain price" I'd buy this any time because it's very good. Forget the "peaty" comments - it's not meant to be peaty.
I would definitely buy this whisky again, I'm thrilled to have found it.

12th December 2013

Scotch fan in Hawaii

you're spot on - if you want campfire the get Lapphroig - but it's an Islay and wyill cost you 3X as much. this is a very good highland for less than 1/2 the cost of most highlands

30th September 2013


For the price and age, this cannot be beat. To anyone expecting peatiness, it is a Highland single malt, not an Islay. For someone that is looking for something Glenmorangie but half the price, this is the ticket.

15th June 2013

Tipsy Hiker

For a friend of scotch single malt whiskeys this misses the feel of "sitting on a campfire". When I first tasted this whiskey the first thing that came to my head was: Tequila. Citrus/lemon dominates this whikey. A good price for a kind-of-...OK -whiskey. A bit of disappointment for me though..

25th April 2013

Dangerously Good Dram!

I am shocked on how good this 10yr single malt is for the price! I would recommend to anybody, you won't be dissapointed.

13th April 2013

The mymic

Tasting notes from the chaps at master of malt are spot on, its a wonderful dram, for a really good price. You could spend 5-10 pounds more and not get something as good.

5th February 2013

A Tad Light

Missing the peatiness I expect in a good single malt. Good beginner whiskey for the price

24th January 2013

Yes Indeed

This whisky drinks a lot better than the $20 that I paid for it. It's rich, smooth and velvet texture made me check my receipt several times. I gave a bottle to a friend, who said "I really enjoyed that mate."

13th January 2013

It is amazing!

Everyone loves this whiskey! It flies off the shelves here in Hawaii!

7th January 2013

Pleasant tipple

Really enjoyed this whisky. I preferred it to most low-end single malts. Would defiantly buy again.

4th April 2012

Worth it!

welcome to all things Scottish-if its Not scottish its CR**P!"
aye its still true

25th October 2011

why is this so great yet so cheap?

Every weekend a my father and i buy 2 bottles of single malt.
The first is usually whatever we hear good things about,which we then add to an evergrowing collection of single malts put together; the second is a Speyburn 10 year which we usually drink rather quickly.

My family has been in the liquor selling business for generations, and all i can say is that its a shame this isnt sold by a distributor, its better than most blended and cheap single malts for sale in the states,

really an amazing whisky for the price.

25th October 2011

Speyside 10 yr.

I've had Dalmore 12, dalmore malt, glenlivet, glenfiddich 12 and macallan 10. The speysside 10 tastes better, at least tonite. Buttery, mild and strong finish. Lots of flavors in between.

15th January 2011

For a mere $26. US - amazing!

Nose is lemony, not over sweet or harsh, nice lasting finish. Watch out it's quite drinkable! You'll wonder why you've paid 3 times as much for half as good.

9th December 2010

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