Stronachie 1976 DR

Overall rating
88.35/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB16362
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
1976
Bottled
05.07.2008
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
850
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 jun 2010 10:29 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 263.31

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45 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Stronachie 1976 DR

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.35 points.

  1. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fascinating dram. Review based on a second small pour of the remainder of my sample. Less fruit in the nose than yesterday during the blind tasting, but more interesting in development and finish now.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, light and fruity, vanilla, tropical, some canned peach, sultanas, sweet citrus, icing sugar, merengue, foam sweets, a hint of grass, the faintest of smoked electrics way at the back.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Much more juicy fruitiness than the nose has to offer, still peach, sultanas, slight pineapple, sweet lemon, grapefruit, honey, sweet red liquorice, spicy with dry peppery notes and mild clove.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long finish of sweet and bitter fruits, grapefruit, more of a melon note here, sparkling, chalky, darker notes of liquorice, drying on old wood spice.

  3. Jimbeau scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Koning scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting: Amazing nose, which immediately reminded me of other tropical fruit loaded Benrinneses I enjoyed before. But these where from the 1990s, what a nice surprise this was a Benrinnes from the 1970s! Don't know by the way why Dewar Rattray bottles some of its Benrinnes as Stronachie. They are the only one who use this brand. According to my taste buds, the dram unfortuntely didn't entirely follow up on the gorgeous nose. Still a very good one, though.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Lush sweet tropical fruits: peach, pineapple. Sweet vanilla, coconut biscuits and a faint dirty background. Gorgeous nose, ticks all my boxes!
    • Taste
      88 88
      A fat and intense palate, rather boisterous. Sweet fruits dominate with a mineral depth, but it also has a 'chemical' side: nail polish, jawbreakers lemon, salmiac.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet finish with white chocolate, melons, raspberry and a mineral side. Not very long.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. RobbievdB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well this Benrinnes was quite a surprise. Stunning whisky that really took us on a rollercoaster of aromas and flavours. Tropical fruits, multi fruit syrup, wood smoke, Dutch drop, tea, slight rubber’ish. Highly recommended.

  7. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of Home Festival edition 6!
    • Nose
      What an amazing nose!! Wow what depth, layering and finesse. Dusty, old leather, ripe fruit, charcoal, caramel, minerals like lime, salmiak,
    • Taste
      insane! Really excites the whole mouth. Full, ripe, sweet and with a small bite. Greasy, full of sweet fruit, melon, yellow raisins, earl gray tea!
    • Finish
      Long and silky smooth. Subtle spices such as licorice and mild cloves, fruit peels, dry wood and some nuts.

      What a crazy old dram! You won't get them like this anymore! A joy to have in the glass! Great complex and beautifully layered.

  8. Steven79 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Sander79 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  12. rb854 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent old Benrinnes, the base is fairly flattened and polished over decades of aging, but clearly tangible, whisky is whole, perfectly balanced, deep, with a wide palette of derivatives, 30 years have passed for a good reason, ideal for long leisurely tasting.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, spicy wood - a box for cigars, old furniture; roasted nuts, carpentry workshop, thinner, wood glue, wood stain, dried herbs, dusty dried fruits, burnt caramel, burnt jam, cotton candy, mineral and sulfur notes break through in development, radishes, Bengal lights, gunpowder, very deep, semi-tone .
    • Taste
      Rich, calm, sweet, dried fruits, prunes, kvass wort, spicy oak, red oranges, caramel, cola, a little ginger candied fruits, oriental sweets, sharp sulfur and mineral-metal notes in the background, burnt matches.
    • Finish
      Soft, slightly spicy, cinnamon, cardamom, sweet pastry notes, baklava, prunes, metallic sourness, black coffee, cola, exploding candies, light sulfur-mineral shades, velvet beer, licorice candies.

  14. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby and MaltMartin

    tasted with Aby and J J
    • Nose
      liquorice, soft spices, polish, citrus, mint, fruity, creamy, pine apple, figs and cake baking mix
    • Taste
      honey liquorice, syrup, orange, dusty, floral and meaty
    • Finish
      spices and coffee

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