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Speyburn 10

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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.

50 Year Old Macallan FTW!

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Strange coincidence considering my previous post, but a 50 year old Macallan has sold at auction for £11,750 to become (possibly) the most expensive bottle of single malt in the world.

I say possibly, because it's never clear whether past sale prices should be adjusted for inflation, or different bottles of different volumes compared, and then there's always some asshole who packs scotch into a diamond studded crystal bottle...

In any case, this Macallan seems to have as good a claim as any on the "most expensive" label. It's composed of whisky from three casks all laid down around 80 years ago, and bottled in 1978.

Courtesy of The Sun


Recent Comments

  • Isabelle Gurble commented on The Famous Jubilee, Special Edition Reserve:

    This looks amazing, something my husband would love. His birth is coming up soon as well.

  • Ryan commented on Forty Creek Heart of Gold:

    Hi Sherry, I think you might be outta luck on this one. Only 9000 bottles of this delicious whisky were produced and I'd wager most - if not all - purveyors have been sold out for quite some time now. If you're looking to sample it, I'd recommend visiting your local whisky bar and checking their list of Canadian whisky offerings. Your only other option would be to try and track down someone willing to give up their bottle? I've got one 2oz sample tucked away and, sorry, I'm keeping it all to myself! :) Good luck! Let us know if you find a bottle!

  • Sherry commented on Forty Creek Heart of Gold:

    Do you know where I can purchase this item?

    Sherry Boutilier

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