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Overall rating
85.51/100
votes
47
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
01.09.1987
Bottled
02.11.2017
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
One Year Ex-Rum Barrel Finish
Casknumber
61890
Number of bottles
170
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 350 ml 700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2017 7:20 pm by moviemaniac
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77,78

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Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 1987 WhB

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.51 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pina Colada
    They do not only produce grain whisky at Strathclyde, they also make a gin. And while it is not well-known in my neck of the woods, Seager’s Gin – named after the founder Seager Evans – is a household name in the U.K. for over half a century. I will be trying a single grain from 1987 that after 29 years was re-casked from a bourbon cask into a rum barrel by WhiskyBroker, on which it slept for another year.
    When I put my nose in the glass, I am immediately reminded of a Pina Colada! Truly, this is honeysweet on coconut milk, pineapple juice, mashed banana, raisins, baked apples, vanilla ice-cream and café frappé! And while it smells lovely, I’m not sure how much remains of the distillery character.
    Light body, very sweet and actually quite pleasant on the palate, but the question remains: is this whisky? The rum cask clearly dominates. No problem if, like me, you like this, of course. Rum-raisins, banana and baked apples with some cinnamon. Coconut turns very big. I can already hear the Marimba in the distance…
    In the long finish – that really keeps me on the Caribbean – some cocoa kicks in!
    While I really like this, it’s just a tad too sweet to be called whisky. It is totally dominated by the rum finish. And I love it.

  2. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Deep copper, oily in the glass, fast tear,
    • Nose
      70 70
      nice rum smell, alcohol rum, sugar candy,
    • Taste
      76 76
      sweet, fresh, full, firm taste, creamy,
    • Finish
      67 67
      oak notes, fairly spicy with alcohol, bitter sweet

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light and sweet. Spring meadow, lemons, light honey, a hint of glue. Wheat beer. Vanilla sugar.
    • Taste
      Cornflakes, orange jelly, lavender. Milkshake. Chocolate with coconut flakes. Rather short.

  4. Harvey scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    This is not Whisky :) If you like rum ,then this one is for you, maybe? This is a great example of grain whisky, which only serves one purpose , to be generic and not to have any taste at all. Finishing turned this whisky into rum.

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Extremely dominated by the rum finish, but then old notes of oak and in the whole with a metallic undertone; Great age, solid stuff!
    • Nose
      Rum is full! Cane sugar, vanilla, cereals / grain, bamboo, grassy, ​​oak and wet metal;
    • Taste
      Rum is full! Coconut, more rum, light tropical fruits, cane sugar, "Windringerl", biscuit with sugar, grassy, ​​slightly sour oak, rusty metal;
    • Finish
      Sweet, grassy, ​​rum full! Oak and wet (rusty) metal, medium length;

  7. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It’s a good beverage but to me it’s more a rum than a whisky and I happen to be a whisky lover and not really a rum lover. Hence my lower rating. I would never buy a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. avansele scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The best rum I've ever tasted. Oh, wait...

    Makes me wonder what this one would have tasted like without the finish.
    • Nose
      The rum has had a huge impact. Raisins like in malaga ice cream. Some baked apple and banana as well.
    • Taste
      Rum raisins everywhere. Baked apple. Rather peppery as well. With water that diminishes, and then there's some caramel as well.
    • Finish
      Rum raisin, baked apple and a little cocoa.

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