Spey River Double Cask Single Malt
Spey River // Speyside, Scotland
The Spey River brand is a collection of Speyside single malts, though the bottle does not disclose from which distillery they come from. The whisky is first aged in American oak and then transferred to first-fill bourbon barrels. The bottle does not disclose any age statement.
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 oak, bourbon cask finish
"This whisky does a nice job of encapsulating the hallmarks of Speyside while the use of American oak barrels give it a modern flair. A textbook nose of orchard fruits, vanilla, light smoke, and notable salinity. The palate starts off light and creamy while providing fresh green apples and bananas cut up by sharp wood spices. The spices fade fast on the finish but are complimented by a touch of dry peat."