Strathmill 1991 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
27 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Jun 2019 3:07 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 184.60

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Whisky Reviews for Strathmill 1991 CA

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2019] Strathmill is one of the most underrated of all the traditional big distilleries, mostly because of a series of rather underwhelming bottlings during the eighties and nineties that established a somewhat bad image of this fine distillery. But a lot of the early ninety Strathmill distillations were excellent and with a little luck this is one of them...

    ...yep, it is! This is a fine old-style Traditional Scotch that is mostly spirit-driven with delicate fruity, nutty and bready impressions. Very quaffable and interesting to explore with a profile that is hard to find at other distilleries...

    [May, 2020] I re-tasted this dram tonight and I fully confirm my old review. In terms of the score I am tempted to raise it to 90 points (one point up both on nose and finish) but I leave it as it was with the first impression. The best is the chocolatey finish, truly superb - and without any drying moments tonight.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers a delicate and surprisingly rich spirit-driven profile that is centered around fruits, summer floral and bready aromas. This is actually pretty nice, provided you like such old-style profiles. After some breathing additional nutty (almonds), caramel and earthy aromas join in to create an interesting nosing experience. There is a touch of quinces too like you can find in excellent quince schnapps distillations (which are rather hard to find, most quince schnapps are usually too harsh and unbalanced).
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is of a nutty-toffee profile with lots of different fruits and spices. It is quite tasty without any off-note or imbalance. After some chewing bitter orange flavours pop up as do oily and waxy impressions. Water releases more bready and mineral aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother with more fruits while the nuttiness vanishes somewhat. I like to nose this dram neat and prefer to drink it a little reduced to about 43% abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and turns more to the spicy-bready side with some bitter dark chocolatey notes. There is a minor drying moment towards the very end which is not distracting.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rich and leathery, jammy and farmy, chocolaty, reminiscent of old-style Brora, Ledaig and Garioch, quite interesting!
    • Taste
      Farmy, big and chocolaty, old-style, thick and minty, very smooth.
    • Finish
      Short, farmy chocolates.

  3. DimiIkon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting: February 2021
    • Nose
      Floral, with heather and summer grass. Mild citrus, some yeast and a very characteristic bread scent. Some nuts and toffee appears after a while.
    • Taste
      Again very floral, but in balance with caramel, light honey and citrus peel. Then some vanilla and the bread from the nose appears again. Mild and summery.
    • Finish
      Medium to short and balanced. Spices appear with some bitter almonds and mild citrus.

  4. Highlander65 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, very elegant and balanced, without excess but very pleasant, to be savored slowly
    • Nose
      ripe and juicy fruit (pears, peaches), furniture wax, dusty drawer, dried herbs, mint tea, pinch of cinnamon and cloves, faint hint of tangerine peel, all well integrated and balanced
    • Taste
      light body, fresh taste with notes of cedar, not very sweet, very light vanilla, tea and a slight peppery note, lemon honey, fruit candy
    • Finish
      the cedar remains in the mouth for a long time and leaves a beautiful sensation of cleanliness and freshness

  5. maurisso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    So simple but so complex ... as Morgan says, out of time. [edit] A contemporary whisky with the patina of old whiskys. [/ edit]

  6. -sAxo- scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Hirschhof scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Had a sample of the official 21yo Rosebank, which was VERY similar to this Strathmill. Just as good. For way less money.

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85


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