Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Spey River Bourbon Cask Finish Single Malt

Today I am reviewing Spey River Bourbon Cask Finish. The product label reads "It has been matured in traditional american white oak casks until it has achieved the perfect balance of flavors. Only then,the whisky is transferred into the first fill American bourbon Casks to allow the secondary maturation which adds to the complex character & refined depth of flavor". 
Cool product story, let SJ revel the what it really tastes like :-). Enjoy my tasting notes!

Vital Stats- Spey River
Price- $29.99 for 750ml($1.99 for 50ml sampler bottle)
Age- N/A
ABV- 40%
Region- Speyside 
Company- The Spey River Company, Bellshill,Scotland
Awards Won-  None

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn whisky glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Light Amber

Aroma- Fruity, citrus, pepper. Nothing special in aroma
Flavor- Faint taste of oak, some pepper
Body- Medium
Finish- Short, non-lingering
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf 
The flavor is not too bad, I actually enjoyed it. The bourbon cask finish gives it a touch of complexity & sweetness. 

Occasions Best Enjoyed- Casual drinking, value for money 
Cocktails- None, have neat or on the rocks
SJ's Pro Tip- Very neutral whiskey so beginners can try it. 

I enjoyed it very well. Check it our for yourself to find out. Cheers & Enjoy Responsibly!
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  1. Sounds good! Hard to find mini bottles of most whiskeys, would be nice to try a sample rather than invest in a full bottle.

    1. You are right, most of them do not make it. I get whatever I can get my hands on :-)

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