Strathmill 1990 ANHA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Stated Age
21 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 may 2012 1:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.00

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Whisky Reviews for Strathmill 1990 ANHA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.49 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    For me the taste is slightly better than the nose. Not a cracker though.
    • Nose
      Flowery (jasmine, heather), but also rubber and
      cardboard. Later on some hints of sherry. Not really exciting.
    • Taste
      Malty, bitter and spicy, hints of green apple, nutiness. Becomes more smoothy in the end.
    • Finish
      Herbal, round.

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a hard to reach whisky, there are probably no 2cl. Not unbelievable, but also nobody who will really stick in my memory.
    • Nose
      quite grassy, closed, the fine sherry sweetness comes through slowly, a touch of oak, a few raisins, but rather grassy notes
    • Taste
      strong, oak, some sherrytypische dry fruits (Rosien etc.), actually little sweetness, but very dry
    • Finish
      a bit dusty and brittle, the older sherry barrel spreads its notes of dark chocolate, a hint of wood smoke. Not unpleasant.

  4. malthead-sven scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    initially alcoholic, but when properly diluted, it is beautifully complex and delicious. My first Strathmill and certainly not last.
    • Nose
      first a bit pungent alcoholic, potting soil, floral, subtle sweet, a hint of pine resin, opens well with time, rose water, perfume, scone, shortbread, pickled peaches
    • Taste
      slow onset, then becomes stronger, dense and slightly creamy, with water sweet and round
    • Finish
      Woody, warm on the cheeks and neck, also unexpectedly long

  5. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Volanne scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This malt will stimulate each of your taste buds in a very pleasant way. A spectacular lemony and zesty middle-aged bourbon Speysider.Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      I like this! Straightforward. Sharp and lemony. Candied oranges. Icing sugar and a little vanilla. Enjoyable.
    • Taste
      Starts slightly fizzy. Lots of lemon drops. Zesty, and a little liquorice. Gingery. Nice sweet and sour fruitiness. Big body. Crisp and luscious at the same time, like a nice 20 yo Cask Strength (~50%) Speysider.
    • Finish
      Long. Gets drier, with a slight grassy and unexpected ashy aftertaste.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Without water, I find
    it hard to appreciate, but luckily it is a swimmer. So add a spoonful of water.
    The bitterness does cost this one a great amount of point (on the nose alone,
    this is easily worth 5 points more).
    • Nose
      The nose if very
      fruity, but also dusty. Lime and dried pineapple up front with a basket full of
      nuts in the background. Primarily cashew, but also pistachio. Mildly spiced on
      pepper and cinnamon. Silver
      polish. Some dried flowers too. Potpourri. Not bad at all. Adding water makes
      it wonderfully sweet and fresh.
    • Taste
      On the palate,
      though, it goes downhill very fast. A tremendous bitterness and way too many spices (ginger, pepper)
      overpower the fruit immediately. This
      is just too feisty. Let me add water. Yes, much better. Sweeter, softer and not
      so bitter anymore. At least not so
      much that it becomes an off note.
    • Finish
      The medium long
      finish is spicy and fruity, but still rather bitter.

  8. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant. I liked even if a little classic.

    Tasted in blind under the WDTS: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/2012-06/Bottle5.shtml#strathmillanam%20na%20h%20alba%2021
    • Nose
      Nose: A classic nose of the Highlands? In any case, it looks like a lot! Some yellow fruits, a lot of spices and vanilla. Honey and beeswax. A pastry side also revealed by the presence of cinnamon
    • Taste
      She is concentrated. Right and mineral. In the continuity of the nose.
    • Finish
      Long on malt and mineral side

  9. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Notes after a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Immediately pleasant...Warm, spicy and very nice tones of sherry. After a while, clear wood tones and what scents of cherry chocolates.
    • Taste
      Spicy, but also rapidly bitterness (probably by the influence of the wood).
    • Finish
      Medium, spicy and bitter afterwards.

  10. Anam Cara scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: The sherry is immediately present and brings with it woody notes and nuts.
    The "dark" notes are dominating here at first: with coffee-roast aromas, espresso, latte macchiato ... everything is very round and velvety. There is not this typical sherry gravy, this comes a bit steamed and slightly dry therefore.
    The alcohol is noticeable, but not disturbing. The sweetness is becoming more and more weighty and also has slight hints of fruit (citrus notes - lime?). However, acid hardly plays a role. It probably hides behind the ginger, which pulls easily in the nose ... Any fruit: if fruits play a role, then maybe apple.
    Light smoke hangs over it, which becomes more and more obvious with time ... Here plays something burnt (onions ???) with ... And bacon. Amazing! - That's ... yes. This is the Strathmill ... Gorgeous! After a long time in the glass, this note is very praesent (and sometimes even dominant!) - This smoke is charcoal smoke ... (Especially in empty glass clearly noticeable!). And it comes (after a long time!) Even a very light, slightly sour breath of cow shed on ... Wow! Incredible.
    Somehow, this malt is divided between, both before, as well as after the transformation (and in between!) - And: he commutes again and again.
    Every nosing reveals something new: pleasant wood ... hints of Old Bottle Flavor ... dark chocolate ... coffee ...
    Taste: the malt begins with some sweetness (oelig-sueß) in the direction of pumpkin-core oil ... If you keep it in your mouth and chew it, this impression changes towards raisin syrup (is there anything like that at all?). But with (!) The little Pippussen who sometimes still hang on the raisins ... Hmmm. Raisin juice with alcohol and: not much alcohol ...
    Heat builds in the mouth and slowly pulls through the entire upper body. At the back the taste becomes bitter, but not disturbing.

    Departure: The departure starts strong, but let it down quickly. A comparison with Metaxa (?) Can not be completely dismissed.

    Conclusion: If you enjoy the smell of a whisky (or who has explorer-joy in it), who will have fun here ... The part is a Chamaeleon! Incredibly changeable ... Pleasant. Nice.


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