Strathmill 1974 Arc

Overall rating
88.91/100
votes
116
Whiskybase ID
WB25064
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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116 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Strathmill 1974 Arc

20 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.91 points.

  1. John87 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. BeatF scored this whisky 87 points Photo 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.

  3. Ciro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

  5. Thriest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. ricallende scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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!

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tastes like sweet lemonade, so dangerously drinkable. Good cask selection by the boys of Whiskybase.
    • Nose
      What a lovely nose! Lots of tropical fruit. Thinned peaches, pineapples and apricots. Vanilla. Some oaky notes as well.
    • Taste
      Oranges and tangerines. Papaya and kiwi. Did I forget any other fruit? Very juicy and smooth. Sweet barley and cinnamon. Slightly spiced at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Gingery. Bitter-sweetness.

  11. DramWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Balance:  Impeccable ( 24/25)

    Wow this is a very nice whisky, I can smell it all day, while the taste is nice but somewhat simple.
    • Nose
      Carpenters shop, wow that is a lot of wood and sawdust notes.  Malt works its way through too, a little more air brings out citrus, and strong vanilla. Wow this is interesting... are those strawberries?  I could go on, but lets just say this: ( 25/25).
    • Taste
      Vanilla, and lots of malt.  A lot of cereal grains with a touch of honey.  Incredibly delicious, while it feels complex, I honestly think all the tastes boil down to those main tastes. (21/25)
    • Finish
      A touch of wood tannins, an almost velvety like feeling coats the mouth and throat, still very very sweet, like a slightly watered down honey, and a nice touch of wild flowers again bringing up honey. ( 23/25)

  12. Dutchmill scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The nose starts with lots of honey and fruit and then you have orange and cream. But the weirdest comes later ... Blue cheese, such as Roquefort. The taste is in balance with the nose, but I also taste red apples, vanilla, oak. And then there is the blue cheese again. Very strong. But there is a nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. After a time a little freshness of mint. A very strange but very tasty whisky.

  13. Sonett scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    All in all a whisky worth the money
    • Nose
      A slightly oily nose with tendencies of fruit cocktail in syrup, honey, hay , herbs, a light touch of cinnamon and oak
    • Taste
      The age really comes to the taste with a rather dominant oak, Behind the oak also vanilla, white pepper, white fruits, almonds ad fresh acorns.
    • Finish
      Medium long starting with fading oak moving over to bitter almonds and then finally a sweet vanilla ending

  14. Willie JJ scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I tried a sister cask to this one recently and this is the better of the two, especially on the nose. Still, you have to like your whisky woody to fully appreciate this.
    • Nose
      The nose reveals the age. Lots of linseed oil, paint, tropical fruits and thick caramel toffee. Leafy trees in the summer. Absolutely wonderful. A couple of drops of water brings out some stewed white fruit.
    • Taste
      Very oaky on the palate. Most of the fruit and sweetness is submerged into the oak. Still there is an initial sweetness before it turns into a musty bung cloth affair. The sweetness lasts a bit longer with a couple of drops of water.
    • Finish
      It's hard to escape from the over-oaking at this end of the dram. Musty, dusty and dry. Water releases some menthol and eucalyptus.

  15. aby scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great nose and nice mango in taste. Finish too short

  16. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful Strathmill, to say the least, but with a cost of about 170
    EUR somewhat expensive.
    • Nose
      Yep, the nose is bulls eye! Very fruity and creamy on oranges and honey.
      A touch of cinnamon. Pineapple on the grill, baked banana, sprinkled with some
      orange juice. A couple of mint twigs. This is very good indeed!
    • Taste
      On the palate, unfortunately I might add, it turns slightly bitter. Not
      from the wood. Rather grapefruit or a lime tea bag that has been left in the
      cup too long. A lot of ginger and a whiff of white pepper. Slightly creamy, but
      less than on the nose. Having said that, it remains very good with a round
      mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long on the same aromas. A lot of citrus and
      spices. Bittersweet death.

  17. 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.

       

  18. BenNevis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    After trying this again i have to rate this higher, Smooth and very moorish.

    An very good whisky

  19. 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.

  20. I_SPEY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely very nice whisky with a bitterish bite, then getting sweeter with a soft finish. Thanks CJ and MB

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