Speyside scotches are some of my favorite. I had the pleasure of visiting a few of the distilleries in Scotland's Strathspey region last year. Sadly, one of them wasn't Speyburn but that won't stop me from checking out their latest release.
The single malt scotch whisky brand has added a new limited release expression – the 15 Years Old. The scotch has the aroma of subtle dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, raisins and spice. The taste features notes of citrus and has a warm and long-lasting finish.
"We're excited to release the 15 Years Old expression, with its distinctive rich taste and aroma, we're sure this spirit will satisfy whisky enthusiasts looking to extend their collection," explained Gillian Gibson, Speyburn Brand Manager, said via a statement.
"Since 1897, Speyburn has had a long history of working with the natural sources of Speyside, dating back to when our founder John Hopkins first established the distillery after discovering the Granty Burn," continued Gibson. "An insistence on using the most traditional methods of production, combined with an innovative and intuitive approach to distilling has resulted in a whisky portfolio packed with taste. This rich heritage is now, more than ever, reflected in the premium packaging and new website, bringing to life a history we are very proud of."
3,500 cases of the Speyburn 15 Years Old will be made available from the distillery annually and will be offered as a limited release in the U.S. from New York's 375 Park Avenue Spirits in November at a suggested retail price of $65.
Speyburn currently has four core expressions available in the United States – Bradan Orach, Arranta Casks, Speyburn 10 Years Old and the soon to be released Speyburn 15 Years Old.