Speyburn Arranta, 46%

Price: $61 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Poor old Speyburn. An unfairly overlooked malt simply because of its (too low) price. The use of more active casks here gives an almost waxed crayon nose, along with some sweet depth. In time, there are fresh green fruits, raspberry mousse, and beautiful floral intensity. Water produces lemon. The palate is clean and quite light, but there's a pool of fruits in the center giving a focal point. As water makes things (lemon) soapy, I'd have it neat.£40