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Overall rating
82.63/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB106463
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
13.09.2007
Bottled
03.11.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
805452
Number of bottles
398
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jan 2018 3:17 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 37.99

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Whisky Reviews for Strathmill 2007 vW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.63 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Boring

    Did you know that Strathmill only got that name in 1994? Before that, she was called Glenisla-Glenlivet named after the Isla river nearby. But two decades ago she was renamed Strathmill in honor of the mill that was built there in 1823. There are hardly any official releases, because the lion’s share of production goes to the blenders with Justerini & Brooks as biggest customer. There is only a 12 Year Old in the Fauna & Flora series and Manager’s Choice and a 15 Year Old Manager’s Dram. And if you collected the Diageo Special Releases in 2014, than you might have come across the 25 Year Old Strathmill from 1988. I, however, try a very young independent Strathmill 2007 from the Dutch company Van Wees in their series ‘The Ultimate’.

    The nose is very light, on cashew nuts, freshly cut grass, some apples and stale lager beer. Some vanilla, but absolutely nothing else. What a boring malt indeed!

    On the palate I get sweet malt, some freshly sawed wood, apples and vanilla, but little else. On the palate as well, this is quite meagre. A touch spicy (pepper, liquorice), though. Again: boring.

    The finish offers nothing more, is rather short and again emphasizes the boring character of this malt.

    It is not a surprise that there are hardly any single malt releases. This is a typical packer for blends, nothing more. Only 35 EUR, but still a waste of money. Thanks, Manny.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In the nose very fruity and fresh, with a lot of citrus and grass. But surprisingly in taste a lot of licorice pops up, like really chewing on a licorice root. Again some fruits, more orange. Pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, fruity, citrus to the lemon side. Grassy, green apples, Granny Smith. Some floral notes, some alcohol noticeable as well.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Hm, some clear licorice now, quite some power, oily. Some citrus fruitiness, but licorice is still very prominent. Later on some more orange, grassy, vanilla and honey.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still some power, and again it's licorice coming up, besides the fruity notes, orange. Middle long.

  7. JungleDram scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    As good as spirit. Lacks any cask influence.

  8. goosebumps scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    First off, I'm not an experienced rater. I'm giving it my best shot :)
    Good value for money whisky. I'm enjoying this one!
    • Nose
      81 81
      Dry, grass, fresh fruit, spices
    • Taste
      83 83
      Touch of sweetness, spices. I guess I taste the malt.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long

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