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Strathmill 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.50/100
votes
253
Whiskybase ID
WB370
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L19X00087765
Barcode
5000281016115
Added on
03 sep 2007 7:47 pm

Average value

€ 53.76

17 × in wishlist

253 × member ratings

749 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathmill 12-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.50 points

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not a dram to get excited over, but drinkable.
    • Nose
      Quite a dry smell - raisins, lichen.
    • Taste
      Wet, thin with some fruit notes and a splash of spice.
    • Finish
      The alcohol lingers longer than the taste.

  2. zzqfyl scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Strathmill 12 (Flora and Fauna 43%). Consumed Dec 2018 at The Britannia. Aroma is simple, oaky, vanilla, apple pie. Taste is rounded, lots of vanilla and spice, more peat impressions than I had expected, vanilla and oak, lovely apple pie and lingering spiciness (seems lightly peated to me) - yum, this is solid. Tasty. 3.4/81

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      58 58

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      64 64
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      62 62

  8. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Molt is simple, but very pleasant, drinkable, quite rich and dense for its years - a soft oak speaker, something in the spirit of Stratale.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, processed wood, dried fruit, herbaceous shades - dried grass, hay; dried apples and pears, dried leaves in herbarium, tablets in a shell.
    • Taste
      Saturated, sweet-woody, light bitterness of the bark and herbs, light peppercorn, weak oiliness.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, tart oak, creamy sweetness, light fruit sour, dried crust of orange.

  11. ctu scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Slightly thin and oaky, but easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Waxy fruits, citruses, spicy oak, vanilla and honey.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Fruits and vanilla. Pepper, cinnamon and grass.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry, creamy, spicy, oaky.

  12. Hemdl scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant nose, the rest drops significantly.
    • Nose
      Young, floral, minimal oak. A few bright fruits, a bit of honey and vanilla. Not really exotic, but pleasant.
    • Taste
      Soft and mild, creamy mouthfeel. Something spicy oak, from the pleasantly sweet honey, vanilla and fruit flavors from the nose is unfortunately only a slight copy. All in all a bit weak, as if all the aromas had already been "used up" after the nose. Pity
    • Finish
      Rather entertaining and a bit thin. Slightly dry and with a tendency to bitterness, then gone already.

  13. domani scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A pleasantly fresh and soft whisky with alternating acidity and sweetness of citrus fruits. The nose is confirmed in taste - 06.12.2017
    • Nose
      Subtle sweetness, soft, fruity, exotic, carambola, earthy notes, oak, spicy
    • Taste
      Soft and mild, malt, fruit acidity that is replaced by fruit sweetness, citrus, pear, black pepper, slightly dry, slightly spicy with some bitterness from the oak
    • Finish
      medium

  14. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pretty good stuff. It shows Strathmill´s competence of delivering some fresh, crisp fruity spirit that makes it wanted in blends. But on it´s own, it´s worth a try too.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, juicy and fruity. Gooseberries, pear, rhubarb, Later, the fruit gets a tad rounder, with apples and fresh plums. Then, a nice dose of malt and grass pop up too. The oak gives a soft layer of vanilla, and cinnamon. 
    • Taste
      Nice texture, not too thin, with a little kick of spice. It´s still on the juicy, fruity side. Next to that, there is baked bread and pastry, vanilla, mint and still that nice note of cinnamon. As said, some pepper kicks in.
    • Finish
      Rather short, fading, and a bit on the dry side. The fruit has left for the oak to pronunciate. It does this with some butter cream, but especially with ginger and pepper.

  15. vojt466 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    From the beginning, fruity and delicate, later drying out, adding spiciness and, unfortunately, bitterness. A hopeful beginning, a hopeless end ..

  16. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Light sweet. Citrus, Lemon, and a bit of a chalky side. Hint of mint. There is a grassy note. Overall it smell remarkable young. Not very active casks they had for this. 

    Taste:
    A little weak. slightly dry. a bit sour a bit sweet, hint of grass and again the chalky side. But there is not much going on here.

    Body:
    Thin but smooth

    Finish:
    Medium. A tad dry, a bit bitter. Some bitteroranges. Hint of citrus marmalade.  And there are tannines.

    Price:
    Don't pay more than €50,- everything more is pure speculation.

    Presentation:
    Decent as all F&F bottles

    Comments:
    Rather a weak whisky in a recommended series. I think there are quite old and exhausted casks been used here.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  17. Daan Tje scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  18. mer1973 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  19. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mild. Green pears, honey. Spring meadow. Fresh potting soil, light wood.
    • Taste
      Soft and clear with a slight spiciness. Malt, cereals, some honey. Medium.

  20. squaadgras scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      74 74

  21. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/on-location-dalwhinnie/

    N: Murky wash with a fudge maltiness. I like this porridgy style.

    T: A little peppery,…. and then some! It’s better behaved with water but still feels somewhat wayward. Despite this, it also stays porridgy and becomes a tad chocolatey.

    F: Returns dry then with more Caramac=carob notes. With water, I get a little heathery bitter-forest note with a woody mouldiness at the tail.

    C: Not many Strathmill’s around, official bottling or otherwise so these F&F bottlings appear more desirable year on year. Currently £44 [2016]

  23. Wolv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  24. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very well balanced dram that needs some time to open up. It’s soft spoken and on the sweet side. although the finish has a peppery kick to it.

    All in all a nice enough whisky that will not offend anyone.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-379-strathmill-12-year/
    • Nose
      A subtile, sweet, fresh and balanced whisky with aromas of barley, cereals, malt, grass, cardboard, caramel, honey, roasted peanuts, milk chocolate, pear, red apples, pear drops, caramelized pineapple, raspberries, hint to laurel, buttermilk, hint to cedar wood, hay, subtle oak and mocha.
    • Taste
      A sweet, spicy, balanced and soft whisky with aromas of honey, macarons, icing sugar, cereals, malt, pepper, candied ginger, white chocolate, vanille, soft tannins, cedar wood, floral tones, bitter orange peels, green apple, per, elderberry juice and subtle oak.
    • Finish
      A medium long and sweet finish with aromas of icing sugar, honey, apple, grapes, pepper, citrus, ginger, subtle chocolate and creamy oak.

  25. Allandale scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light and delicate. Creamy, honey, orange.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied. Vanilla, toffee, orange, heather and honey.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, chocolate orange.

  26. Archer scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  27. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Georges scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  29. Georges scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry, malty, nutty
    • Taste
      Rich, sherry, vanilla, caramel
    • Finish
      Medium long, soft

  30. Malthus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Dear, I own a 0.7 bottle Flora & Fauna with bottle code L8294LS000 Which bottling year is this? Fri. gr. Malthus

  31. karloff scored this whisky 65 points Specialist

    As the Flora and Fauna range go this is a nice one, as I say it took me a while to get into it as some do but it pulled It self round and became one of those quite pleasant every day drams we all know.
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      60 60

  32. karloff scored this whisky 65 points Specialist

    This was a slow starter but it picked up pace as I went down the bottle. This was a birthday gift off my wife Clare.
    • Nose
      Mixed summer fruits, tinned peaches and prunes with toffee caramel chocolate orange.
    • Taste
      A medium bodied, well balanced smooth dram with strawberry jam and green apples.
    • Finish
      A medium sweet fruity finish with Liquorice stick on the death.

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

    • Nose
      What
      sourishness and influences of barley, slightly fruity and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Fruity
      (sweet), slightly bitter (wood tones) and some
      sour.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, spicy and some wood tones.

  34. Willie JJ scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Some good points to this dram but its not very coherent.
    • Nose
      Peaches and custard in the sun while sitting on a fresh cut lawn. Oranges creeping in now with a less attractive hot metal note. Water gives oak, cedar and the humidor.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruity and malty with a bitter spiciness coming through. Water turns it into watery fruit juice.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly woody for its age, spicy and drying. Water lightens and freshens it.

  35. HunterRomario scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pleasant with malt, honey and at the same time soaked by sea salty. It is easy to say that she smells good.
    • Taste
      Classic malt, wood, a bit of smell and watch, oiliness, I like it.
    • Finish
      In the flavor without any negative, but it does not even get lost in memory.

  36. Feusi scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Fresh corn and a little salty fresh notes in the nose. Little character, malty sweet and slightly bitter and much wood. Short finish.

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