2006 Infrequent Flyers Glen Spey Single Cask No.4828 13 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$199. 00 Bottle
Considered by several whisky writers as "one of the most 'obscure' distilleries in Scotland", Glen Spey would have continued to slip under the radar of malt chasers, had it not been for a handful of favorable releases. Formerly known as the "Mill of Rothes", it was built in 1878 by James Stuart & Co (who later went on to buy the Macallan distillery). Always intended as a filler for blends, the particularity of the distillery style resides in its production method. As with its neighbour, Glen Grant, pot stills are equipped with "purifiers", redirecting some vapour to reflux within the still to produce a less feinty and lighter spirit. This expression should up the ante having being matured in a Pedro Ximenez puncheon then finished in another PX cask that yielded 613 bottles. 57.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. Notes from the bottlers... Colour - Rich mahogany. Nose - Burnt treacle toffee and molten molasses. Taste - Unctuous. Intense and fantastically viscous. Chewy. Sultanas, Morello cherries and dark chocolate - Black Forest gateau. Sweet and syrupy - huge sherry cask influence here. Finish - Velvety, long and super intense.