Overall rating
Single Grain
Cadenhead (CA)
Stated Age
29 years old
Bourbon Barrel
54.2 % Vol.
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

19 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 1989 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.53 points

  1. bredstrup scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    I can appreciate it for its age and profile, but not my taste at all
    • Nose
      85 85
      Like entering a perfumery! Flowers, fresh fruits. Vanilla in the back. Has to sit in the glas a while to really show its profile
    • Taste
      70 70
      Oily texture. Leathery taste, fruits not as dominant as in the nose. Old wood, motor oil(!). Complex, but not really a whisky for me
    • Finish
      65 65
      Lengthy, bitterness from the cask. A faint hint of smoke. Motor oil lingers

  2. rampah scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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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