A 13-year-old single cask from the Glen Spey distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 20 September 2006 and bottled March 2020 as a 13-year-old.
Drawn from Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #4828 used for a finish, there were 613 bottles at 57.5%.
Glen Spey is a Diageo-owned distillery that is rarely released as a single malt. One of the smallest, in terms of capacity, in Diageo's portfolio, Glen Spey is a key ingredient in a number of blends and has a new make spirit that is nutty and oily.
In this case the PX finish has been a loud one.
Nose: Burnt treacle toffee and molten molasses.
Palate: Unctuous. Intense and fantastically viscous. Chewy. Sultanas, Morello cherries and dark chocolate - Black Forest gateau. Sweet and syrupy - huge sherry cask influence here.
Finish: Velvety, long and super intense.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
The first batch of whiskies from Infrequent Flyers to make it to Australia arrived on shelves in June 2020, with further selections arriving late December from subsequent batches.
- Single Malt
- Glen Spey