Speyburn is the biggest distillery and the best selling brand in the Inver House range of single malts.
The recent expansion doubled its capacity to over four million liters of spirit per annum. The Speyburn brand sales have recently grown by 44% to over 500 000 bottles annually but the major part of the distillery output goes into company blends such as Hankey Bannister, Catto’s and Inver House Green Plaid. Speyburn 21 years old is a very rare, single cask expression from the previous Century. The whisky distilled in 1978 was aged in refill sherry cask no. 1922 and bottled at natural strength of 62.5% in 1999.
Nose: pretty sweet, vanilla, caramel, hints of marzipan, raisins, banana bread, baked apples, cinnamon, touch of cloves and aniseed and delicate oaky notes.
Palate: fruity sweetness balanced with oaky bitterness, pears, green apples, quince jelly, grapefruits, caramel, lemon pepper and hints of cocoa.
Finish: fairly long, oaky and peppery with hints of caramel, bitter orange marmalade and licorice.