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Friday, January 8, 2016

SPEY, Chairman’s Choice, 40 %

Review #228
The name ”Chairman’s Choice”, comes from a tradition where the chairman would choose the finest casks at Christmas to share with the family. The smell is young and malty. Just a hint of citrusy notes and a dash of fresh fruits.

It is very light and the malt is also coming through in the taste. Some peach and lighter dried fruits like apricots with a hint of oak in the background. Extremely light finish. Considering the low ABV and the lightness, it is actually staying for quite some time in the mouth. Just not very heavy…

There might have been a time where the finest casks were used, but I don´t think it is the case anymore. At least I don´t hope so! I think there is too much young whisky in it. It gives it a slightly bitter taste, and it just lacks complexity and flavors. I will give this 80/100 (20/20/20/20).

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