Douglas McGibbon Speyburn Tasting Notes

Posted: March 26, 2013 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Speyburn

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Speyburn 2004 (8 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0969/ Dist: Nov 2004 Btl: Feb 2013/ Tasted: Mar 2013

The buttery oak shows first on the nose followed by lime, grass, malt and a touch of gristy barley. Quite herbal and lightly honeyed with a developing floral note. 

The palate is quite fudgy and buttery with some barley, honey and citrus. Rather pleasant with a fresh if slightly alcoholic finish and a grassy after-taste.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Speyburn 2005 (8 year old) 46%

Sherry Finished/ Code: PRV1118/ Dist: Oct 2005 Btl: Sept 2014/ Tasted: Oct 2014

The nose is fresh, gristy and grassy with plenty of barley, lime and a touch of sherried dried fruit. It becomes quite estery with time – banana and apricot along with a touch of butterscotch. 

The palate opens with more of the light sherried notes but the grassy, citrus character comes through. Quite spicy on the middle with a hint of white fruit. Good length with a barley and spice finish.


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