Overall rating
87.35/100
votes
115
Whiskybase ID
WB169725
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
24.10.2006
Bottled
21.10.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Butts + Fresh Sherry Butt Finish
Casknumber
2
Number of bottles
709
Strength
61.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944110469
Added on
11 nov 2020 6:36 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 114.52

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Whisky reviews for Strathmill 2006 SV

25 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.35 points.

  1. Sirralf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Oak, woody, vanilla, walnut, dense and intense, lemon
    • Taste
      84 84
      Powerful and sweet, the alcohol is well integrated, walnuts, chocolate, red fruits
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long and spirited, slightly sharp and dry mouth

  2. Jamie McDubh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It smells good, but unfortunately the taste isn't that intense. Still a good whisky to try. PLV bit pricey.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Oak, woody, nutty, slight citrus smell
    • Taste
      84 84
      sweet, sherry, spiciness (pepper?), slight dryness at the end.
      Smells better than it tastes (purely objective). Would try it again anytime.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long

  3. Laga93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Jägermeister

    Boy, will you look at the color of this whisky! Signatory gave this Strathmill, which matured on refill butts, a finish in a fresh sherry butt. They bottled it at 61.1% ABV in their famous Cask Strength Collection in those beautiful-but-impossible-to-pour-from decanter. Looks great, though.

    Relatively sweet, but at the same time quite umami nose on caramelized fruit like oranges, raisins and strawberries, but also sundried tomatoes, balsamico and even some nougat. Becomes creamy if you leave it to breath. The prickle is doable. The alcohol seems to be well integrated, on the nose at least.

    On the palate as well. There is no bite at all! It is a lot sweeter than the nose announced and I like that. All kinds of red fruit, origin chocolate, nougat, quince, notes of sugared black coffee, blueberry jam and apricots. Then some Jägermeister liqueur kicks in, followed by triple sec and walnuts. Becomes quite spicy and mildly bitter from the oak. But everything balances out.

    The finish is long and feisty, with mostly nuts returning, but it dies quite an astringent death.

    Well, if you are looking for a malt as a digestive, look no further. Around 110 EUR. It seems that the Germans are quite fond of this profile. Thanks for Marcel for the sample.

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A good degree, especially if you are on Mars. Apparently it was an experiment.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Thick velvet heavy and dusty theater curtains. What else was left there? Yes, dried plums, burgundy nail polish.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, very, very dusty with a damp visit, in which the fireplace burned out and plums, apples and a couple of cigarette butts were thrown into it.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Ash, oak, dryness with sweetness. Some grit on my teeth.

  6. PRV scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Strong and sharp, it is very difficult to make out something ... a little water makes little difference.
    20/21/20/20

  7. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    ... geourgeous stuff, reminiscent of ... SMELL complex, fruity of sherry, vanilla and oak. TASTE lush with dried dates, oak, fat milk chocolate, leather, raisins, mocha. In the FINISH medium length, with blackberries, chocolate pudding with chocolate sprinkles bitter. Then spicy tannins from the oak with some dried straw and porter beer.

  8. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rich sherry malt. Not bad, but the barrels seem to have completely overshadowed the profile of the malt itself. Balance 22.Total 87
    • Nose
      88 88
      The aroma is pronounced sherry, at the same time it feels like a little sherry has been added to the whisky)
      Sun-dried fruits, a little vanilla and astringency. 22
    • Taste
      87 87
      The high percentage of alcohol is felt immediately. Dried candied fruits, dried apricots, raisins sprinkled with salt, quince and blackberry jam. A bit oily. Tasty, but boring. 21.5
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is of medium duration, despite the high percentage of alcohol, not very sharp. Wet skin, cinnamon, blackthorn astringency. 21.5

  9. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    So the ten-month finish in the "fresh" sherry barrel has done a remarkable job. The guy is already an experience. I'm rather skeptical about these wet finishing projects that are currently in vogue. But the Strathmill passed the test very well. I like it both on its own and with a little water dilution. However, it does not immediately collapse with water.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The color is similar to that of a self-made nut schnapps, very dark. Very thin, oily on the edge of the glass, little formation of streaks.
      The first association in the nose is the smell of dark chocolate when you take it fresh out of the packaging, those nice tart, full aromas of cocoa. Followed by deep sherry notes with old leather armchairs and dried tobacco leaves, up to the smell of balsamic vinegar. However, the latter is not as intense as I, for example. at Kavalan Sherry Soloists, he is not so pushy and intense. With a little time and warmth, the aromas become fruity, the classic plums / plums push ahead. You can also smell sour cherries boiled down as compote. You now have an appealing combination of sweetness and a slight acidity all the time. The alcohol can hardly be felt despite its over 61%. All in all, the nose is dense and intense, which of course can hardly be expected from malt with this color. The barrel was certainly not dust-dry when the spirit came in, but despite all of this, the smell is homogeneous and does not look superimposed.
      With the addition of water, the aromas may decrease in intensity a little, but the nose as a whole becomes rounder, not more boring. The fruits even get a little lighter. You can see the maturation in 2nd refill barrels.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Tried the first sip undiluted. Sweet start with a great note of rum raisins. Then the alcohol tingles it with a pleasant sharpness on the tongue, but remains sweet. The balsamic vinegar from the nose shows up again with its light, sweet-sour, dark-grape aromas. The dark fruits like plum and sour cherries and berries are also present. Cinnamon and nutmeg support the fruit component.
      The mouthfeel becomes more creamy with water. The sharpness on the tongue decreases noticeably. The balsamic cream is still there, including the fruits. Interestingly, there is now a touch of eucalyptus.
    • Finish
      86 86
      When trying undiluted, the taste potpourri is now underlined by a little oak towards the finish. However, the malt is not really bitter. Leather and tobacco aromas can be felt in the mouth for longer. The alcohol makes it slightly astringent at the front of the mouth. Otherwise, the finish is rather short to medium-long.

  10. RichardMayston scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, lovely nose like Birch Beer, and beautiful taste. I normally disparage sherry finished whisky as a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, but in this case it is a job well done. The refill cask has added complexity the the sweet finish has not swamped. Really excellent.

  11. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  12. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not really sympathetic in terms of key data, but somehow the aroma and taste prove it to be right.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Caramelized red fruits, strawberry chocolate, raspberry tart, lemon cake, raisins and mint. For over 60% ABV, the alcohol is excellently integrated. Then add soft, creamy strawberry jam with water.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Raisins, nougat balls, jam, grapefruit, herbs, orange peel, spices, milk chocolate, tangerines. Strong, voluminous and massive.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Clear oak spice, red fruits, sweet notes and espresso beans.

  14. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  15. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. Derufus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Lcluy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Ninofdram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  19. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet chocolate, nuts, sherry, fruity, the alcohol is well integrated, raisins, caramel, light spiciness
    • Taste
      Sweet, light heat, chocolate, sherry, cinnamon, cloves, Christmas spices
      With water:
      Mild chocolate, nutty, nougat, the spiciness is decreasing, creamy
    • Finish
      The sweetness remains, light spice, dark chocolate, spices, cloves, Christmas spices, quite long

  20. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  21. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite interesting. Very chocolatey in the mouth.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Carnations, very pronounced (like at the dentist).
      With a little distance from the cola glass then crushed cardamom, fresh wood shavings and roasted almonds.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Chocolate, lots of chocolate. More chocolate with a little water.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Well, after the alcoholic numbness of the senses, there is not so much left ...

  22. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  23. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  24. thatfamousgrouse scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    In a nutshell (SMWS-style name): “Root beer Oloroso Float”

    Nose: Cold butter, raspberry, root beer, lavender, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, candied orange, fresh ginger, and a hint of fresh grapes. Cinnamon and fig come after a while. Quite a lot going on here in a very enjoyable way.

    Taste: Rich, creamy, and supple. More fruits than the nose indicates—led by strawberry, plus some orange, raisin, prune, root beer, lemon, and a slightly floral backdrop.

    Really loving this. I love sherry bombs that bring the fruit and root beer (reminds me of that Binny’s pick Signatory Bunnahabhain from a few years ago that many of us loved). I’m irrationally distrusting of finishes but this doesn’t feel like a malt with a band-aid on it. The notes read a bit schizophrenic, particularly on the nose, but it feels well-crafted, cohesive, and mature. Wish I’d bought 2. I’ve seen a couple sister casks around the shops.

  25. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Very tasty nose, milk chocolate, nougat, more sweet than fruity, a subtle acidity in the background, balsamic. The alcohol does not sting, which is not a matter of course given the 61% vol. Before I have it in my mouth, I'm going for a rather creamy malt, so at least the nose and that raisin-nougat note let me expect that.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The journeyman pokes a little in the mouth. Tongue, mouth and throat become warm, the malt noticeably seeks its way. But I already had things with over 60 volts in the glass that were not drinkable pure; this one is it. Despite everything, I think water suits him well, so a small break (...)

      So diluted to what feels like 55% vol:
      The malt immediately engages the palate. Strong, raisins, rather syrupy sweet, Mozart balls and like in the nose, that nougat note. Subtle coffee in the background or on the palate, without really being bitter, but rather chocolatey.

      Sherry monster?

      Yes and no - of course the whisky is barrel driven. I mean, 13 years and 10 months of that finish, with this color, at least the last barrel was probably not dust dry. Still, it's not like the malt had no other facets, like just sherry and a lot of oomph. It has a certain complexity, and you can play with water with it. The alcohol percentages on offer also allow it.

      I also diluted a little more oak seasoning, or herbs, peppermint on the palate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Spicy, long enough. Cinnamon, raisins, a little nutty (hazelnut), milk coffee / mocha. Hardly any new momentum now. But it fits like this ...

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