Speyburn 25 Year
Speyburn // Highlands, Scotland
The Speyburn distillery, located in a glen in the northern edge of the town of Rothes, has gone through several owners since 1897 when it was founded by John Hopkins, and is now under the ownership of Inver House Distillers. However, much of the old equipment is still used in its production. The casks used to age it are a combination of ex-bourbon and Fino sherry casks, which were selected by distillery manager Robert Anderson. It's packaged in an impressive wooden box presentation.
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.
"For something with considerable age on it, this Scotch drinks like something younger. In a good way, since it's neither too hot nor musty as some older whiskies can be. Vibrant orchard pear and apple mix with apricot, dried fruits, toffee and cashew. Soft fudge rounds it out into the finish."