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Overall rating
77.97/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060056921495
Added on
14 Jul 2014 7:45 pm by very_bad_day

Average value

€ 37,90

2 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Stronachie 10-year-old DR

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.97 points

  1. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Soft honey, earthy, malt biscuit, little pear
    • Taste
      Same as nose which is good. And some pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium short, with malt sweetness

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Nice and tasty. Very good dram for every day.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Sweet honey, citruses, zest, green fresh fruits, earthy. After tasting comes sweet barley malt.
    • Taste
      67 67
      Honey, zest, citrus, roasted barley malt. Light notes of pepper, fresh fruits.
    • Finish
      63 63
      Barley malt, with warming zesty cut.

  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Aroma: open, first malts-citrus, further everything on light tones - light notes of peel, nuts, honey, coffee with milk (lots and lots of milk and a little coffee), oak bark, distantly trapped notes of metal, rubber, raw earth. All these half-tones are framed by a brighter malt component, bread crumb.

    Taste: quite bright, spices, ginger, woody tannins, sweet malt tones, caramel, brown bread, citrus zest.

    Finish: spices, zest, ginger, cumin, grapefruit, rye bread crust, wood, slightly mineral and peaty, average duration.

    Rating: 83

    Bottom line: surprisingly successful dozen, very complex for this age, with a bit unusual profile for Spey. Behaves nicely at 43%, nothing fails.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2015] Together with friends I finished this bottle that I bought for 33 Euro in March, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5. My notes state an old style blend profile with an anti-boring profile.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Just an average step-in whisky. For inexperienced drinkers this can be an interesting experience, for more experienced whisky lovers this isn't any interesting at all.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very sweet and light, floral, some light citrus and vanilla.
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweet, very smooth and soft, a little thin, very easy to drink. Only a far hint of pepper, some caramel sweetness and some milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Some short actually, sweet and easy, but taste is gone pretty soon.

  6. ulfb scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      70 70
      Pfeffrig Tee
    • Finish
      65 65
      Will be sharp

  7. BeatF scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    One of the few official tasting notes on the packaging, which does not completely miss the true content ... And then JM comes in his Bible with an incredible 94 points for this guy !!!! Flight tasted again: No, the not yet failed complex nose and then especially the less sustainable finish in my opinion do not justify the Punkteschwemme. I'm always ready to correct myself upwards, but not here: my 81 points still make me fair.
    • Nose
      sweet honey, malt a gogo, apples, strawberries, very light mint
    • Taste
      soft and pleasant with the previous essences
    • Finish
      Bitterness, but not of bad parents, ergo almost marzipan; Vanilla, sea of ​​flowers ... and whoops, then the magic is over pretty fast

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sweet, Marzipan, woodsap, freshly cutted tree branches. The smell is nice, but immature. Loads of honey in here too. Are they sure they haven't put sugar in here?

    Taste:
    Sweet, honeyed, sugar-syrup, Molasses,

    Body:
    Weak and thin

    Finish:
    Short-medium length. Sweet, sweet, honey, hint of vanilla, sugar and gone in 20 seconds.

    Price:
    Don't know this was a given sample

    Presentation:
    Don't know this was a given sample

    Comments:
    This is very much a sweet whisky made for people who just stepped of whisky and coke or so. Or this is meant for the American whisky lovers as an alternative. Not my cup of tea though.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  9. GJR scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted as a starter in a 7 whisky tasting at World of Drinks Zierikzee.

    Easy drinking, honey sweetness and fruits. Maybe a bit too easy drinkable....
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Prunes and chocolate with masculine oak in the middle. Light honey and
    floral arise to give it a complex and well integrate of aromas.

    P- Grassy and spicy, oily texture with vanillin from the wood. Chocolate is there with trace of coffee.

    F- Medium, good strength to carry the oily liquid well. Fruity flavour to last.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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