SPEY 18 Years Old

Tasty Tastings Episode 98

OK, one more for today. The SPEY 18 Years Old is currently the oldest expression in the Speyside distillery’s line up and is “carefully selected from some of the oldest SPEY whisky stocks”. To put it short, I am not the biggest fan of the distillery’s NAS like the Chairman’s Choice and the Tanné, so let’s find out if this one is any better.


Name: SPEY 18 Years Old
Bottling Series: Selected Edition
Age: 18 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Speyside
Cask Type: Fresh Sherry Casks
Number of bottles: 1,500
Strength: 46.0% Vol.
Colored: Yes
Chill Filtered: No


Fruity but not overly sweet. Kiwis, gooseberries and red apples, balanced by orange peels and lemons. Hints of vanilla and toffee. Some waxy undertones of strawberry candles.


Light with a creamy sweetness. Apricotes, peaches, vanilla and orange slices in caramel sauce, followed by a slight spiciness of rose pepper and cloves. A whiff of oak in the back. Gets pretty watery after a while.


Medium. Cafe Latte, milk chocolate and honeyed oranges.


A good solid Speyside whisky, but nothing amazingly special.

Score: good but not exceptional (81 / 100)

Sample provided by Caminneci – Wine & Spirit Partner


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