Monday 27 March 2017

Glen Spey 12 Flora & Fauna Review

Hi everyone,

For today, I’ve got an obscure Glen Spey. Maybe one of the most unknown Speyside distilleries. It’s Diageo owned and creating their whisky almost exclusively for blends like J&B.

However, the Flora & Fauna series is still going (I think), some having been discontinued, some continue to continue. Think this one is still available.

The only previous F&F bottling that’s really impressed me was Benrinnes 15 (Link) with its lovely chocolate mousse flavours.
Glen Spey 12 Flora & Fauna 43%
Colour: Gold
Body: Light/Medium
Nose: Clean and malty. Crisp fruit, green apple, pear, malt, grass, caramel, honey, some chocolate. Chalky and green after a bit.
Taste: Very gentle. Malty, grassy, crisp green apple and pear, then some caramel developing with a little chocolate and some bitter oak. More green and watery after a bit.
Finish: Medium length. Bitter tannic hit then soft chocolate.
Some unpleasant notes here, maybe they’re focussed a bit more on quantity rather than quality. You can see why we don't see much of this.

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