Speyside

Spey Trutina

Spey Trutina

What they say

“We have a long history with Lord Byron, as he gifted whisky, which is thought to have been SPEY, to King George III on the occasion of his marriage. Byron loved the Latin language, and so these expressions are a tribute to that passion.” Speyside Distillery CEO John Harvey McDonough.

Trutina, in Latin, translates as honest & pure, and this release signifies the natural, simple characteristics of our distillery. 100% maturation in bourbon casks, bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and with no added colour.  Limited release of 18,000 individually numbered bottles.

Tasting Note by Charles MacLean

“Pale gold / white wine appearance. A light nose, with an initial savoury top-note on a fruity base (white grapes, apple blossom, lychees in syrup), developing floral notes, with a hint of boiled sweets.

Light texture, with a sweet start leading to crisp acidity and notes of scented sweets, with a finish of white chocolate.

An elegant malt !”

What I say

Sampled during the #SpeysideDistillery twitter tasting hosted by Steve @TheWhiskyWire and @SpeySingleMalt. This was my first foray into official bottlings of The Speyside distillery’s range.

Second up was the Trutina expression matured solely in ex-Bourbon casks to display the ‘truth’ of Spey’s spirit.

  • ABV 46%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Trutina
  • Cask Bourbon
  • Category Single malt Scotch whisky
  • Cost £42
  • Origin The Speyside Distillery
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage undeclared

My tasting notes

  • Appearance White wine gold (5/20), slow-forming, medium tears and short legs.
  • Nose Quite light, soft sugars, white grape, apple, white flowers. cereal hay, runny honey and some watered down golden syrup, rosy apple sweeties.
  • Taste Light bodied, vanilla cream and apple, lots of juicy and ripe white pears in here too, some sugars, honey, white grapes, jellied white fruits/white wine gums, some cinnamon and ginger and white chocolate cheesecake.
  • Finish Medium-long, sweet & spicy, apple pie and cinnamon.
  • Overall A cleaner expression which is still remarkably fruity with tonnes of apples and pears across the nose and palate.

Score 84/100

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