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Overall rating
87.41/100
votes
29
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
1970
Bottled
06.2014
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 14032
Number of bottles
212
Strength
43.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
08 Jul 2014 6:23 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 699,99

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35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathmore 1970 MoS

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.41 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very lovable rare Strathmore. It's soft, velvety and simply delicious. 
    • Nose
      Direct after pouring: already very smooth. It starts off with glue, pine resin, pastry dough, vanilla, and rum-soaked raisins. After a while, it only gets better: less glue, more of the dough and raisins, plus dates, gooseberry, berry cheesecake, vanilla and pine resin. 
    • Taste
      Oily and sweet, on juicy and sour gooseberries, berries, sherry, vanilla, juniper, pine resin and a lot of dough. Very pleasant, soft and velvety. Doesn't get acrid or bitter at all.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, on dough, vanilla custard, sour berries, sherry and raisins. There is hardly any pepper.

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Initial rating: N: 89 D: 83 A: 82 I did not like this grain in the beginning. The more opener I tried it, the more beautiful and interesting I found it. A very complex Grain! Cost point in 2015: about 280 euros
    • Nose
      Very opulent: Plakalack, salt dough, gooseberries, cow candy (Fudges), wild mushrooms, grapes, nougat chocolate, malt, ripe fruit, vanilla ......... also the wood is here clearly felt, but holds with the other flavors the balance. This Grain needs a lot of time in the glass to develop properly.
    • Taste
      Begins sour and astringent. Something unusual for a grain. This impression disappears after 20-30 minutes in the glass. Due to the low ABV, this grain is watery and not very complex. A larger sip can help here. There are aromas of varnish, berries, plums, sweet malt, pineapple and some Rumkugel.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and sweet and sour with malt and very light bitterness.

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Always a real treat these old grains.
    • Nose
      Very nice and elegant nose. Starts sweet on demera rum. Complex
      old dry notes like vanilla, antique furniture, dusty grains and coconut
    • Taste
      Syrup and
      caramel and also a slight sweet/ sour balsamic vinegar, apples and cinnamon
      with pepper, becomes more chocolate with almonds
    • Finish
      A little short
      but nice and dry. Reminds me of the coating of a peanut  

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A brilliant North of Scotland aka Strathmore (aka Alloa). More rare than several Single Malt Whisky's from closed distilleries in the 1980's.
    • Nose
      Delicate sweetness of vanilla intermingled with fresh pencil shavings and sawdust. Lots of aniseed. Nougat and coconut. A real pleasure.
    • Taste
      Butterscotch. Caramel fudge. Treacle. Turkish delight, Polished oak and roasted almonds as well. Cacao-butter. It's all very sweet, but also multi-layered and complex.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. Dried bananas. Toffee. Mint at the background.

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