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Strathearn 2014

Overall rating
85.14/100
votes
26
Whiskybase ID
WB118377
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask Club
Vintage
31.07.2014
Bottled
12.09.2018
Calculated age
04 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry
Casknumber
075
Number of bottles
64
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Dutch Whisky Festival 2018
Added on
29 Sep 2018 5:47 pm by Betty Boob
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.00

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Whisky Reviews for Strathearn 2014

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.14 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, but maybe a little too young, acohol isn't completely integrated yet. Besides that, it's already very tasteful, sweet- and fruitiness with a spicy touch.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediately a very rich nose, fruity, citrus, floral, aor actually more vegetal. Raisins, some candy-like, Haribo. Strawberry jelly. Alcohol is present, but not too much.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty strong, pepper, intense actually. Sweet and fruity, orange, honey, some raisins, and pretty spicy now, clearly some cinnamon. Also a slight alcohol bitterness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Surprisingly smooth now, with again sweet fruitiness. Peach, honey, some haribo candy again, and a little cinnamon. Middle long finish, with some bitter alcohol at the end.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    my first meeting with a Strathearn, still somewhat young, but a pleasant first meeting. Looking forward to get to know more of them.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very fruity and spirit-like. Some of these youngsters have something hard in the nose, but this is quite delicate! freshly cut flowers, sultanas, candy shop sweetness, i can see where Markjedi1 gets his gummybears! cough cyrup and fennel
    • Taste
      81 81
      initially the first second bit flat, but then it arrives. sweet with raisins, but also spirit, which makes me think of the Italian Grappa. With some time in the mouth some dark chocolate comes up, with some tones of glue.
    • Finish
      82 82
      when swallowing you can really taste the youngness of this whisky, but the spirit is good, so it is no punishment. Next to some malty notes and dark chocolate the fennel comes up again, with nutmeg and cloves.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Haribo Bears

    Last september, the first edition of the Dutch Whisky Festival took place in Arnhem, where both new stuff but also (very) old stuff could be tasted. And obviously they also had a festival bottling. It was a very young whisky by the very young distillery Strathearn. The boys of DWF shared an ex-sherry cask with the Dutch Whisky Society it seems. The spirit is non-peated. The whisky was bottled at cask strength.

    The nose reveals the young age, but that doesn’t mean it does not smell good. I get sweet malt, raisins and apricot marmalade, but also something candy-like is if from sour Haribo bears. Some herbal notes in the background of ferns and roots and even a note of cow pat. That last note evaporates after some five minutes of breathing.

    The arrival is quite sturdy. Sweet and sour on raisins and grapefruit (with pith), very spicy on cinnamon, cloves and pepper, reminding me somewhat of ginger bread candy, a typical Dutch treat associated with Sinterklaas (not Santa). Becomes more fruity with the second and third sip, but also somewhat drying.

    The finish is medium long, dark & sweet and spicy, but leaves the mouth parched.

    A lovely whisky from this new kid on the block. I do not think all these new projects will survive in the long run, but Strathearn gives me a good feeling with this young malt. I wonder how their whisky will evolve. Thanks to Jeroen for scoring me two bottles of this.

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