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Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
117
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Inaugural Release
Vintage
06.1974
Bottled
06.2011
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1231
Number of bottles
180
Strength
44.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Sep 2011 12:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 169.95

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Whisky Reviews for Strathmill 1974 Arc

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It may be less stellar than its sister cask by The Nectar of the Daily Drams, but on its own it's still a great dram from an otherwise underrated distillery.
    • Nose
      Very fruity and honeyed, although maybe a tad less thick and buttery than the Daily Dram version. Big hints of sweet orange juice. A little pineapple, less banana this time. Some vanilla cake. Over time it also shows some softly herbal, "green" notes and mint.
    • Taste
      Still fruity but again it's less warm with more sourish and slightly bitter fruits (oranges, tangerine). Hints of green tea. More oak spices as well (especially ginger).
    • Finish
      Medium long on oranges and lemons. Hints of tea with some warming oak.

       

  2. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good whisky. Would be clearly above 90 points, if taste and finish would be as good as the nose.
    • Nose
      Wow !!! Warming and intensively fruity at the beginning with tons of vanilla fudge - a superb nose, changing a lot. Sweet, aromatic, honey, orange juice ("Capri Sonne"), sandal wood and cream pie. After some minutes some herbal notes are coming up (green tea).
    • Taste
      Smooth - lighter, dryer and less fruity than expected. A little dispppointing after the nose. More on notes of green tea plus orange blossoms, vanilla and white rum on the top with some ginger and old wood below.
    • Finish
      Light and quite short but totally pleasant.

  3. BeatF scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    More or less exotic fruits (bananas, apricots, mango, etc.), some menthol, then vanilla from the bourbon barrel, some oak. After a bit tart and furry on the palate, but always a wonderful balance between fruit and a bitterness of barrel. Very complex.

  4. Ciro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ThS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The different strata (fruits, aromatic plants, roasted notes) are perfectly layered. The whole is clear and expressive. Very good and very fresh and lively for an old whisky.
    • Nose
      Fruity, tangy and fresh: kiwi, pomegranate, banana still a little green. Vanilla Frangipane, coffee and praline ice creams. Menthol puffs, which extend on notes of sage, laurel.
    • Taste
      The same thing. The herbaceous notes encase the acidulous fruity on a more greedy, creamy and pastry bottom. A little white pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium length, on the same cocktail. Persistence on coffee with milk.

  6. Thriest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Friendly.
    • Nose
      Complex, tropical fruits, oak, herbs, some spices.

      With water: becomes a little confectioner
    • Taste
      More bitter than expected, fruits (mostly orange), spices (ginger, pepper), woody notes, some fresh herbs.

      With water: softer.
    • Finish
      Medium, on the orange and the wood.

  8. ricallende scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Rossi99 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    nosing and the palate shown the tropical fruity flavor are all good...Only one thing to complain is the finish is a little too short. Or it will become an excellent old bourbon whisky!

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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