Edition Spirits Glen Spey Tasting Notes

Posted: November 27, 2016 in Glen Spey, Scotch Whisky A-G

Edition Spirits ‘The First Editions’ Glen Spey 1990 (25 year old) 53.9%

Bourbon/ Dark Sherry Finish

Code: EDI0184/ Dist: Oct 1990 Btl: Sept 2016?/ Tasted: Oct 2016

A lovely, light and citric nose, which is a bit odd considering it’s been finished in Dark Sherry (whatever that is?). Plenty of lemon zest, malt biscuits and vanilla along with a touch of menthol, grass and mint choc-chip cookies! Aromatic and surprisingly malty with a late hint of roasted hazelnuts, but no sherry that I can see!

Full and elegant with sweet barley, granulated sugar, grass and citrus. It does darken on the middle as the malt and roasted hazelnut notes arrive, but again I would say these darker notes were sherry derived? Anyway it has a good citrus finish with a real lime tartness and lingering grass and pure barley. A stunning, breath-taking finish.

Edition Spirits ‘The First Editions’ Glen Spey 1992? (25 year old) 50.7%

Refill Sherry Butt?/ Code: EDI0212/ Dist: 1992? Btl: 2017/ Tasted: Mar 2017

Aromas of earthy and edgy dried fruit and barley. Quite herbal with a subtle balsamic note along with some almost manurey notes. Freshens a little as the citrus appears and with time hints of toffee’d oak and damp earth.

The palate is shows plenty of dark, mature, malty baked fruit and coffee. The malt really develops on the middle along with a touch of vanilla, barley and straw. Good, grippy finish with subtle citrus and mineral notes joined by some dark honey and coffee. A little drying but impressively mature.

 

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