A celebratory release
14. 11. 2018
We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of a new permanent aged expression to our range – Speyburn 18 Years Old.
To celebrate the addition of our first annual release of this special expression, we have dedicated it to our Distillery Manager, Bobby Anderson, to coincide with 2018 being his 18th year at the forefront of the Speyburn distillery.
Speyburn 18 Years Old boasts a full-bodied flavour, brimming with dark chocolate, toffee and a gentle oak spiciness. Its exceptional depth and vibrant character embody the dedication of Bobby and the team to their craft.
Crafted in the stunning natural environment of Speyside, this edition has been made using fresh water from the Granty Burn, a stream which flows with soft and clear water and a major tributary of the River Spey in stunning Speyside, Scotland.
Bobby joined the distillery in the summer of 2000 and has been pivotal in our successful renovation and rebranding. Over the course of the past 18 years, Bobby’s committed contribution to the distillery has helped to increase yearly production from 1 million litres of alcohol to 4.5 million and extend the Speyburn portfolio from two malts within the core range to seven (including the 18 Years Old), with further limited editions regularly being released.
18 Years Old Anniversary Edition
Speyburn 18 Years Old has been matured in hand-selected American and Spanish oak casks, giving it its distinctive and rich taste.
Dark golden in colour, this expression is brimming with aromas of sweet toffee, sugared almonds and chunky, tropical fruit. Hints of caramelised apples give way to a very slight honeyed smokiness, making this expression a real treat on the nose.
On the palate, the 18 Years Old excludes creamy dark chocolate, toffee and a gentle oak spiciness. Followed by a touch of citrus which gives way to a slightly smoky finish with an enticing bittersweet edge. Full bodied, this whisky oozes indulgence with a charming, long finish.
Limited to only 1,500 cases (9,000 bottles) globally per annum, Speyburn 18 Years Old Anniversary Edition retails at £85 per bottle and is available to buy from December 2018 from Independent and Specialist Retailers.
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