The Clydeside Distillery Stobcross

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Inaugural Release
Stated Age
03 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
CBSC5 09846 xx:xx 12.10.21
Added on
16 oct 2021 11:49 am by drwolfi

Average value

£ 59.17

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Whisky Reviews for The Clydeside Distillery Stobcross

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.78 points

  1. smoked_herring did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Ah yes another case of the top review scores for a new whisky coming from users with closed bottles in their collection.

    Remember to try before buying these younger new distillery spirits everyone!

  2. MaltMusings did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Overall: this is obviously a young dram 3 to 3½ years old, there isn't a lot of cask influence - no vanilla notes from the bourbon and definitely no sherry notes that I can detect anyway. But that's not to say it's a bad whisky - as a young first release it's very drinkable - very reminiscent of a fruit Speysider - very like my Dad's favourite Glenmorangie 10yo - with maybe a touch more spice.

    Clydeside are obviously on to something good here - the whisky just needs some more time in the wood to develop some complexity - I can't wait to see what's it's like in a few more years.
    • Nose
      Nose: orchard fruit notes jump out of the glass to start with - stewed apples, pears, apricots, and drizzled honey. There's some citrus peel here too. A little time and air and these change more tropical with mango, pineapple and maybe a little hint of ginger? It's 100% unpeated spirit but there is a faint smoke or cask char note here.
    • Taste
      Palate: thin spicy arrival, the ginger from the nose is here along with the honey sweetness, some herbal notes, dry grass, tropical fruit and more spice. The fruit from the nose - mango, pineapple, apples and pears are here along with some orange zest notes. The spice changes a little more peppery. Light but tasty.
    • Finish
      Finish: lingering fruit, honey and spice note.

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice discovery.
    The young age is strongly felt, and in the mouth, we are still very close to a schnapps. But in a good way, so it's fine.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose starts with fruits from the orchard. A good flesh of juicy apple, a little pear.
      We continue with granulated sugar, very slightly scented with rose.
      The sweetness is also felt through aromas of malt.
      We finish with a touch of honey, slightly chemical.

      It's simple, with no major flaws.
    • Taste
      86 86
      On the palate, we continue in the fairly sweet line of the nose.
      Cotton candy, candy apple... who said we were at a carnival?

      We have aromas of mirabelle plum schnapps, and good artisanal pear.

      Light coconut butter, barley, almond, crumble and graphite.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fairly short finish on granulated sugar, cotton candy, pear brandy, frangipane.

  4. man2392 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    50x ex Jack Daniels ASBs filled December 2017
    1x oloroso sherry butt filled June 2018
    married together for three months

    Nose: almond meal, lily of the valley, kipferl, stale tobacco, apple blossom, spun sugar, frangipan, piel de sapo
    Palate: green almonds, toasted pine nuts
    Finish: pear eau du vie, sancerre, gooseberry and greengage, coconut jelly

    with water
    Nose: royal icing, tinned lychees, sweeter than before, french vanilla and cream soda
    Palate: pastry and pencil shavings, dahlia yams
    Finish: dragonfruit and steeped green tea

    Tasted blind as part of Coke Float Thursday #22 Glasgow with special guest David Hogg head distiller at Clydeside distillery

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Slightly pungent with an artificial sweetness. Some glue and coconut flakes. Crystal wheat with lemon. White Gummy Bears. Wet wall paint.
    • Taste
      Gummy bears, aquavit, some cumin. Vodka Lemon. Grass.

  6. ChrisE scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. JBKwb scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. kikist scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Young, I guess it will be awesome in few years, best part of whisky is finish
    • Nose
      78 78
      alcohol, slightly herbal, vanilla in the background, smelly socks
    • Taste
      74 74
      alcohol, sweet, pelinkovac (wormwood alcoholic drink), dry
    • Finish
      76 76
      wormwood, pelinkovac, bitter, herbal, chocolate shake

  9. The_Osprey scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Clydeside Stobcross 46%. First Release.

    At Melody, March 2022.

    Pale yellow.

    Aroma is similar to their new-make I tried back in 2019. Peachy. Nectarine. Lemon. Lime. Papery. Lightest pale oak.

    Taste is creamy soft oak, touch of apple flesh, some white pepper. It's very estery spirit and the oak is just supporting that with soft white pepper and biscuit. It works.

    I thought the new make was too estery and pungent to yield a good whisky at this age but I’m pleased to be proved wrong. Look, I’m not saying it’s fantastic, because it’s not. But it is a solid new young whisky showing some promise. The spirit has so much pungency and intense fruity esters that I'd say a couple of extra years will certainly help, and I'm really looking forward to trying those more mature whiskies in the future. 3.3/79

  10. Falang scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Young dram from a new distillery. Promising (like almost all the new distilleries). Not much maturation. Good but nothing special though; a very fruity whisky with sweets, fresh fruits, compote and some grasses. Not bad! Looking forward to try future drams :-)
    • Nose
      75 75
      Great and deep nose! Very strong floral sensation with a lot of fruit; apples, pears, prumes, apricots, spring-compote,... Hint of honey and a hint of ginger.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Balanced taste, young but rich: wet grass, earthy, sharp, fresh fruits (apricot and pear again). Hint of tropical cocos and an undertone of lipstick. Bit waxy. Orange zest at the back and some Mediterranean herbs. Bit spicy (ginger).
    • Finish
      79 79
      Finish is short to medium-short; the herbs seem to come back, with a special touch of nutmeg. Finish leaves the mouth dried out- with a bit of woody aromas.

  11. Squinugie scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  12. WhiskyShared scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Fresh, sweet and a little vegetal. Noticeable lack of the underlying new make but it is simple.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Vegetal, icing sugar, fizzy sherbert, apples
    • Taste
      75 75
      Nice mouthfeel, vegetal, sweet, icing sugar, new wood, baking spices, a hint of window putty
    • Finish
      70 70
      pepper, charred oak, vanilla

  13. Fight65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Young whisky that is not on my buy list.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Honey sweet but not complex enough.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Diluted spirit with grass and vanilla notes.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short finish with bitter notes.

  14. HrvojeV scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior


  15. Sporx scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Light fruity, sweet (in the direction of artificial sweetness), sparkling with alcohol, young and simple

    Simple, some alcoholic sharpness, light fruity, sweet, nice

    Medium length, sweet

    From 80 to 82 on 08/27/2022

  16. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a simple and flat malt
    I couldn't see any potential
    too bitter (too young), something is still missing
    • Nose
      fresh, light fruity, young malt (gets older over time), minimal waffle (this hard one), light green herbs, light (unripe) berries, vanilla and banana come stronger, a little pineapple later

      from 1920s: very malty !!, mini chemical note (so solvent), wood decreases, banana becomes more, light biscuits (biscuits), vanilla
    • Taste
      strong and almost harsh on the palate
      Freshly sawn oak, spicy, leaves from the tree, a little sharpness from the alcohol, milk chocolate with a slight note of marzipan, turns tart, brown banana comes late
    • Finish
      rather short
      flat, warm, oak, spicy, tart, late malt
      almost sticks to the tongue

      astringent on the gums

  17. craide scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, not good, something in the middle. For me, alcohol is more of a nuisance than it promotes aromas and the sometimes uneven interplay of the individual aromas does not make it any more personable.
    Although it gets a little better with more time in the glass.
    • Nose
      83 83
      At the beginning, light fruits emerge after apples, pears, grapes. in addition there are floral notes like hay and some fresh yeast dough. A certain freshness is added by a slightly sour note of lemon and the floral aromas. Every now and then I have a slight stinging sensation in my nose. I can't say whether it comes from the alcohol or the sour component. But it seems slightly uncomfortable. Everything surrounded by an artificial sweetness, gummy bears, chewing gum comes to mind.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The beginning is fresher, more peppery and more oak-spiced on the palate. The artificial sweetness of gummy bears can be felt earlier here. For me, the alcohol content makes it even more so. Something like a fruit schnapps. There are also ziron grass, sweet fruits like pears and apples. The wood aromas seem slightly bitter to me here.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium-long finish, wood, bitterness is more in the finish, plus some white chocolate and citrus fruits.

  18. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Juicy pear, some honey, apricot, peach, slightly floral, light grapes, some caramel, lemon, green gummy bears, minimal herbs
    • Taste
      Lemon, caramel, herb candy

  19. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Here you are clearly dealing with a Lowlander. The character is very fruity and slightly floral. The barrel influence is a bit weak, the sherry barrels can only be guessed at. However, this puts the distillery character in the foreground, which should definitely be desired for a first bottling of the distillery. In terms of craftsmanship, everything fits here. I'm looking forward to older bottlings.

    • Nose
      A real cloud of fruit immediately rises into the nose. The aroma reminds me a bit of a fruit brandy. Specifically, I have to think of dried apples and canned peaches, as well as citrus fruits, which make the nose feel fresh. The basic character is sweet and slightly floral, like a summer meadow of flowers. These floral notes give the fruits a slightly tropical touch. Behind it is some grain and caramel. After a while, subtle spicy notes of oak come through.
    • Taste
      It has a very soft texture in the mouth. Sweet fruits (pears and ripe apples) are dominant again. It brings a peppery tingling sensation to the tip of the tongue. After a few seconds the taste becomes a bit spicier with a hint of bitter oak.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and marzipan and white chocolate come out. The bitter oak notes intensify. The sweet fruits and the floral notes remain present, but step back a little and give way to other impressions. The white chocolate comes to the fore towards the end.

  20. JoshNRW scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Very sweet after thin, liquid honey, young, but still round, grassy, green, but also a bit bubbly after a schnapps like aquavit or tequila.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Thin, grassy, but again not scratchy or stinging. Here, too, something like clear schnapps.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The alcohol stays tingly, but not stinging.


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