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Overall rating
83.57/100
votes
16
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Vintage
1989
Bottled
11.2018
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Cadenhead's Whisky Shop, Milan
Added on
27 Nov 2018 8:56 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 136,50

2 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 1989 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.57 points

  1. Cask Is King scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This one tasted like a Caroni rum... Solvent, paint, engine oil - I liked it a lot!!
    I suspect the flavour profile isn't for everybody, but in general I think a majority of whisky drinkers would pass on buying a bottle of grain whisky even if they like it. Simply because it is grain...

  2. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet with slight bitterness
    • Taste
      89 89
      very strong, creamy after caramel; a very intense bourbon note
    • Finish
      89 89
      very long aftertaste

  3. Suevia scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    As a side note, I often have problems with grain whiskies. Grain-lovers (and considering the other ratings, there seem to be quite some) should take the score with a pinch of salt.
    • Nose
      Glue, solvent, some maple syrup, oak. Not much happening at all.
    • Taste
      Burning alcohol, completely unbalanced. Some kind of synthetic mixture of paint and varnish. Yuk.
    • Finish
      Frustratingly lingering industrial alcohol even if you drink lots of water afterwards

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    For me, a disappointment and a testament to why Grain Whiskey still has a hard time.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Glue, sawmill, vanilla, pepper, nutmeg carnation
    • Taste
      65 65
      Sprittig, paint, turpentine, echoes of a bourbon

      Unfortunately even more unpleasant with water ...
    • Finish
      65 65
      Just inharmonious and sprittig.

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