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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB114109
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
HAH Whisky Ltd. (HAH)
Bottling serie
The Higginbottom
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
110036
Number of bottles
233
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
24 Jun 2018 5:20 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.48

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Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 1990 HAH

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. UnmarkedDoor scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I don't get to taste that many single grain whiskies but based on my limited experience, I think either I've been very lucky, or that they aren't given nearly enough credit.

    This one has aged admirably, managing to layer a (near) entirely sweet set of components into an experience that isn't oversweet.

    It's one of those whiskies where I really appreciate the cask strength, as the ambient and punctuating spice is the perfect foil, stealing occasional focus away from the otherwise very dessert like palate.

    Apart from all that vanilla, the years in the barrel have left a seam of oak that adds just bit more depth and I reckon that's where the citrus is coming from too. Again, both very nicely diffusing the sweetness.

    The mouthfeel is rich and textured.

    The tail is lengthy.

    I guess there could theoretically have been more happening in that last section but it was still all a joy to imbibe.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla ice cream cola float with a fine grating of milk chocolate. Ever so slightly sharp oak, floral apple blossom and orange oil ghosts.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Velvety poached pears in some kind of potent ginger syrup, served alongside vanilla-sponge lady fingers, dusted in confectionary sugar and a little lemon zest. Improbably, this is delivered in an unvarnished wooden bowl.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Ripe white nectarine, white chocolate, white pepper, bird's eye chillies. Long like a Kevin Costner movie.

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