The last of my New Brunswick bottles. Dropped it right on its neck by picking the canister upside down. No breakage so I can say the bottle is very strong. I bought this bottle because I like speyside malts and it’s name is Speyburn. What can I say? I’m a simple man.
What I failed to notice at the store was the picture of a salmon on the container. Now, some months ago a friend brought back a bottle from England with a picture of a squirrel on the bottle. This malt, whose name escapes me, had the distinct flavour of peanuts. So I was very concerned that my salmon labelled malt would follow the same initiative and contain hints of sardines.
Fortunately this is a representative Speyside bottle. A fruity nose, a minor flare of taste to start, and then a clean finish. My only complaint is that the finish is too clean. There’s none of the blooming glow or battling undercurrents that give my favourite Speysides top marks. A solid soldier though a little deficient in character.
Fish-less. 3 shots.