Glen Spey 14 year old Pedro Ximinez Sherry ask Finish Murray McDavid Benchmark Range
Glen Spey 14 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask Finish is a captivating expression from the esteemed Murray McDavid Benchmark Range. This single malt whisky showcases the expertise and dedication of the distillers in creating a truly exceptional and memorable drinking experience.
The whisky begins its maturation journey in traditional oak casks, where it develops its initial character and depth. After this initial aging period, it is carefully transferred to Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks for an additional finishing period, allowing the whisky to absorb the distinct flavors and nuances of this exquisite sherry.
With 14 years of aging, the Glen Spey expression has achieved a remarkable balance and complexity. On the nose, it offers enticing aromas of rich, dark fruits, including raisins and figs, accompanied by hints of toffee and warm spices. The palate delivers a harmonious fusion of sweet and savory notes, with luscious flavors of dark chocolate, caramelized oranges, and dried fruits dancing on the taste buds
Glen Spey Distillery
The Glen Spey Distillery, nestled in the heart of Speyside, Scotland, is a hidden gem within the whisky industry. Located in the town of Rothes, Moray, Glen Spey has been producing single malt Scotch whisky since its establishment in 1878.
Originally known as Mill of Rothes, the distillery was founded by James Stuart and Co., who converted an old corn mill into a distillery. In 1887, it was purchased by the famous blending house, James & George Stodart Ltd., and was subsequently renovated and renamed as Glen Spey Distillery.
Glen Spey is renowned for its commitment to traditional production methods and attention to detail. The distillery uses copper pot stills, which contribute to the unique character and quality of their whisky. The water for production is sourced from the nearby Ben Rinnes mountain, known for its pristine water supply, which adds to the purity and smoothness of the spirit.
One notable aspect of Glen Spey is its relatively low profile in the single malt market. Most of its production is destined for blended whiskies, particularly Diageo's J&B Rare blend. As a result, official bottlings of Glen Spey single malt are relatively rare, making them highly sought-after by whisky enthusiasts and collectors.