|Flora & Fauna
Nestled in the heart of Speyside, the Glen Spey Distillery has long been a hidden gem appreciated by enthusiasts seeking the quintessential Speyside experience. The Glen Spey 12 Years Flora & Fauna 2021 edition stands as a testament to the distillery's commitment to tradition and craftsmanship. Released at a gentle 43% ABV, this expression is a harmonious blend of age, character, and the renowned Flora & Fauna collection, offering a tranquil journey through Speyside's rolling hills and pristine landscapes.
The Heritage of Flora & Fauna:
The Flora & Fauna series, curated by Diageo, pays homage to the diverse ecosystems surrounding Scotland's distilleries. The Glen Spey 12 Years Flora & Fauna 2021 edition embodies this tradition, celebrating the flora and fauna that thrive in the Speyside region. As a 2021 release, it introduces a new chapter in the legacy of Glen Spey, a distillery known for producing spirit primarily for blending.
As the liquid gold fills the glass, it reveals a tapestry of aromas and flavors that capture the essence of Glen Spey's tranquil surroundings.
The first inhalation invites you into a garden of orchard blossoms and ripe fruits. A bouquet of green apples, pears, and a hint of citrus greets the senses. Delicate floral notes, reminiscent of heather in bloom, intertwine with a subtle honeyed sweetness. The nose is an invitation to explore the nuanced and gentle side of Speyside.
On the palate, the Glen Spey 12 Years Flora & Fauna 2021 unfolds with grace. The orchard fruits take center stage, accompanied by a touch of vanilla and a whisper of oak. A soft maltiness adds depth, creating a well-balanced and approachable profile. The 43% ABV contributes to the smoothness of the experience, allowing the spirit's character to shine through.
The grand finale is a lingering and satisfying conclusion. The finish is serene, with a gentle warmth that caresses the palate. Oak tannins and a hint of spiciness provide a subtle complexity, leaving a lasting impression of the tranquility that defines Speyside. Each sip is a testament to the distillery's dedication to producing a refined and elegant single malt.
The Glen Spey 12 Years Flora & Fauna 2021 edition is a tranquil expression that invites whisky enthusiasts to explore the serene beauty of Speyside. With its balanced and approachable profile, it serves as a delightful introduction to the character of Glen Spey. As collectors and connoisseurs savor this release, they are transported to the heart of Speyside's natural beauty, where the flora and fauna coalesce in a harmonious dance that defines the spirit of this distinguished distillery.