For many years, Speyburn 10 year old has been one of the cheapest single malt whiskys in Finnish liquor stores. And compared to the low price, many people might call this one a “cost efficient whisky”. If you may use that kind of term about the king of alcohol – single malt whisky.
For me Speyburn didn’t become cost efficient. I didn’t consider it even decent, when compared to other single malts. Speyburn 10YO had dried fruits and lemon written all over it. That’s where the title The Lemon Drop Kid came.
This dram also suits for Bob Hope’s character, Sidney Milburn aka The Lemon Drop Kid, who is in a financial inconvenience. Because this whisky is almost always affordable.
Nose: Very clean scents – sweet and fruity with minty notes.
Taste: Not as light as fruity whiskys usually tend to be. Medium and dry body, with lemon dominating and soft hints of smoke on the background.
Finish: Bitterness takes over while the fruits fade away very fast.
Balance: Not a light one, which is usually a plus for me. But too dry for my taste. Or should I say too dry and fruity for me.
Nose: 18 | Taste: 19 | Finish: 16 | Balance: 18
Overall score: 71