A completely ex-bourbon cask expression from Speyburn also brings an American exclusive. Speyburn has somewhat built their portfolio on the inclusion of sherry casks in some part of their age stated releases, but this US only, 46% single malt features hand selected bourbon casks only for the components here. Let's dive in.
Sweet cream, honey, melon and cantaloupe. It's sweet, melon forward fruitiness and tons of malt character.
Light on the palate at first. Slate, pepper, honey, light cream, some faint salinity and honeydew. Interesting blend of lighter, sweeter, lightly mineral forward notes. No heat, no tannin; light, fruity and sweet.
Medium to long finish, supple and sweet, silky and smooth with plenty of peach, maple, honey, a touch of pepper and this big melon note. Wildly unique for a Scotch.
This is wildly interesting, fruity, fun, exceptionally intriguing. It's not the oakiest, most cask influenced pour but it makes for an easier sipper that will leave no one disappointed.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.