Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Spey River Speyside Sherry Cask Finish

Today I am reviewing Spey River Sherry Cask Finish. I intend to provide the following information. 

- History behind this single malt
- Tasting notes
- Food Pairings
-SJ's Rating
-SJ's Pro tip

It's website states "Spey River is a collection of the finest single malt scotch whiskies from the renowned Speyside region of Scotland known for its combination of refined flavor , aroma and excellence. 
Spey River Sherry Cask finish is first matured in American white oak casks with secondary finishing in used sherry casks.

Vital Stats- Spey River Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Finish
Price- $31.57 for 750ml ($1.99 for 50ml pictured sampler)
Age-  NAS
ABV- 40%
Country of Origin- Scotland
Region- Speyside
Company- The Spey River Company, Bellshill, Scotland
Awards won- 2017 Silver, International Wine & Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Glass 
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Medium Gold

Aroma- Light whiff of floral goodness, definitely some sherry. Hint of vanilla, honey, spices, caramel, light chocolate. 
Flavor- Slight hint of sherry but not robust, slightly sweet , fruity with spices
Body- Medium
Finish- Neither smooth nor lingering, short finish
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf 
It is just as expected of a cheap single malt with no distillery name. Everyday budget whisky. 
Occasions- Casual drinking, whisky flight with other finishes like Spey River Rum cask
Food Pairing- Pork Choila

SJ's Pro tip- For those who want single malt but are on a tight budget, this is perfect for you. The oak and sherry taste and aroma is very weak. 

It was a pleasure tasting this whisky & presenting the findings. Hope this is helpful to all my readers. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly 🥃🥃
I have in my previous blogs already reviewed Spey River Bourbon Cask Finish, feel free to take a look if you would like. 
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