Review #1412 – Spey Royal Dusty Blended Scotch Whiskey

The Schtick: This dram was tasted blind. I took down my notes, and formulated a guess over my usual tasting sessions. Let’s see how I did!

Review #1412 | Scotch Review #489

Distiller: Various

Bottler: Spey Royal

Brand: Spey Royal

Selection: N/A

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 8 Years

Nose: Bright and sweet, with some must and maltiness. Really reminds me of a single malt. Pears, apples, fresh bread. Sweet caramel. Hint of oak.

Taste: Thin and boring. No real heat, but there’s an artificial oak note here with some toffee and splenda. Faint must, tannic on the back of the tongue. Weird how young and oaky it feels without much mouth feel.

Finish: Short, not offensive. No heat but not much character either.

Overall: This is alright. Feels young and generally unexciting, and the splenda/fake oak note is weird. I’ll take Buffalo Trace.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

10 Most Recent Various Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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