Welcome back to The Cask! This is the eighth edition of The Cask and I welcome you back for a special edition, to review a Scotch Whisky for the first time! If you missed the previous editions of The Cask, check it out here with a link to the past editions (there’s a couple other posts mixed in too, you’ll notice my consistent lead image):
Earlier this week I got a bunch of requests for Scotch and some more Bourbons. Well, the people have spoken and I’ve answered. Up for our special Friday afternoon edition we have a nice and affordable Single Malt Scotch - Speyburn 10 year.
Along with trying to review some of the coolest Whisky’s I can find, I’m also trying to do it on a budget. This is important, not only so my wife doesn’t cut the budget for delicious new Whisky, but because there are review sites all over the internet for expensive Single Malts. The Cask is here to show you guys how to have a great glass of Whisky without breaking the bank.
So let’s talk Speyburn 10 then. This is a traditional Highlands Single Malt Scotch. It’s unique in one sense that it uses a source of water that no other Scotch is made from - The Granty Burn. I have also heard from another source that they are now using water from the Birchfield Burn instead, either way a tributary to Spey. Their website still talks about the Granty Burn though, it may be because of their heritage though.
I have to say, not being a huge Scotch drinker, if I stick to the Speyside region and go with a Single Malt, I tend to really enjoy them. Which I did with Speyburn 10!
Price: $30.32 - Mid-Level
I think it’s perfectly priced. It allows you to get into a quality Single Malt Speyside without having to drop $50 on a bottle of Glenlivet.
Quality: Rocks Sipper - 2
- Rocks Sipper
- Ice Sipper
So our overall review here is that we have a sincerely good Whisky on our hands and at about $30 you’re getting some serious bang for your buck. Sure, Glenlivet is a better, but not by leaps and bounds - and it costs $20 more!! So if you’re in the mood for a nice quality Scotch this weekend, I will give my full recommendation to Speyburn 10.
Alright guys, let me know if you what you’d like to see on The Cask! As always, have a great weekend and drink some good Whisky! Let me know if you find something good!