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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  1. Great review! I'm currently drinking a bottle now and definitely agree with your review.

  2. Hi Daniel thank you for you comment. I am glad you are enjoying it! Yes it is a value for money scotch, just what is expected and does the job. Also, my goal with this blog is to match the best whisky for your occasion and will continue to do so for valuable readers like yourself.


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