Glen Spey 21 Year
Glen Spey // Speyside, Scotland
Released as a special, limited edition in 2010 along with the Auchroisk 20 year bottling, this too is cask strength and un-chill filtered. Glen Spey is a little known single malt as there are few distillery bottlings made available; it is primarily used as a malt for J & B and Johnnie Walker. This 21 year is aged in American ex bourbon and ex sherry casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican ex-bourbon & American ex-sherry
"There are lush honey notes, coconut, and red fruits found with this whisky. On the mid-palate, you'll find some maple vanilla and mint. There is a slight amount of smoke, but more so from the charred barrels than peat. A touch of water really opens up this whisky quite nicely for a great after dinner treat."