Douglas McGibbon Glen Spey Tasting Notes

Posted: August 26, 2011 in Glen Spey, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glen Spey 2002 (11 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV1090/ Dist: Aug 2002 Btl: Apr 2014/ Tasted: May 2014

A very neutral, almost vodka-like nose with hints of barley and oak.

The palate is very much like the nose – neutral with a touch of creamy/ toffee’d oak and lightly oiled spirit notes. Reasonable length with a lightly spiced finish.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glen Spey 1999 (12 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0707/ Dist: Apr 1999 Btl: June 2011/ Tasted: June 2011

Quiite a dense and malty nose with some oily vanilla, which in time becomes rather burnt and heavy on the butterscotch/ caramel.

The palate is like the nose, dense! Slightly musky with the burnt caramel oak notes up first. On the middle it shows it’s relative youth with an abundance of peppery marc. The oak flavours kind of run out fast and leaves the young spirit exposed on the finish and it’s rather spirity at the end.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glen Spey 2002 (9 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0772/ Dist: Aug 2002 Btl: Jan 2012/ Tasted: Jan 2012

A nose of turpentine along with grassy notes. Pure fusel oil to be honest. The palate is very much the same, maybe there is a touch of citrus fruit but that’s academic really I guess. You would have thought that the oak would have removed these impurities by now. Unfortunately not.

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