A frequent pastime of the scotch enthusiast is to indoctrinate the inexperienced into the world of fine whiskey. Speyburn 10's mild and salty nose, sweet, citrus palette and dull finish could be forgiven for its uncanny ability not to intimidate those new to the Beautiful Beverage.
Don't take a drink, for you'll lose the scent. A vinegary citrus with hints of pepper and butter cream waft from this siren of Scotch. Gently enticing the apprentice, Speyburn doesn't aim to overpower or abuse.
Smooth, light tastes of toffee with mild heat and a quick finish grace the palette. The casual scotch glutton may find Speyburn 10 forgettable and uninspiring, but in 30-degree August smog, the bottle's light refreshing nature is appealing.
Is $57 CAD worth the experience for weathered boozers? I say not. But this "scotch-light" may be worth the price to bring another into the fold.