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Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

Glenfairn Speyside
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

40% ABV
Chill Filtered (Assumed)
Colour Adjusted (Assumed)
£17.50 (Tesco)
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Value Score

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  • Distilled at a single distillery in Speyside, North-East Scotland using malted barley, and matured in oak casks. The Glenfairn Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky truly reflects the heritage and pride of Speyside.
  • Tasting Notes
  • Light and elegant with aromas of creamy toffee, honey, vanilla and white chocolate; these aromas are reflected on the palate with enticing flavours of sultanas, lemon drizzle cake and lime marmalade.
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Review 119 10th April 2021

Continuing with Speyside Month for April, we are reviewing a sample kindly sent to us by Lee of Budget Drams, please visit his socials and his YouTube channel, he has conveniently created a Link Tree to access all his socials from one place.

Todays dram is Glenfairn Speyside Single Malt Whisky, which is a Tesco exlusive, for those of you not familiar with Tesco, it is a UK Superstore.

The identity of the distillery producing this single malt is unknown, however, some investigating based on the post code displayed on the bottle shows it is shared with Whyte and Mackay, this points to this malt possibly being a Tamnavulin whisky, but this is speculation.

It is bottled at 40% ABV, we suspect it is therefore chill filtered and coloured with caramel E150, as you would expect for a low price whisky, as this retails for £17.50.
It achieves a value score of 81.18 out of 100. Its a budget price with budget specifications but does it have a budget taste?

On the nose it is sweet, with toffee and vanilla. There is also some sherry character and spice. The alcohol isn't at all hot, however you do get a sense of youthfulness on the nose.

On the palate, again it is sweet and fruity, there is a disctint sherry characteristic of some drunken fruit. The sweetness is between a medium level and a desert sweetness. There is a little alchohol nip and a slight appearance of raw spirit showing its youthfulness, but this is quite well masked by the cask maturation of the wood which does also give off a decent level of spice. There is enough oily texture to give this a pleasant experience. It is a competent and tasty whisky.

We would buy this whisky, for the price it is a much better option than a lot of blended scotch whiskies. For an overall score we give it 83 out of 100.
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Additional Info

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Highland (Speyside)
  • Age Statement: Non Age Statement
  • Chill Filtered: Chill Filtered (CF)
  • Colour Status: Colour Adjusted
  • ABV: 40%
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Finish / Maturation: Unknown
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Barley
  • Bottle Sizes: 700ml
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • Whisky Experience Level: Beginner
  • Average Price (or RRP): 17.50
  • Value Score: 81.18
  • Our Score: 83
  • Ownership: Unknown
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Brand: Glenfairn
  • Packaging: Box
  • Category: Single Malt
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