- Single Grain
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Batch ST 13 002
- 64.4 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- 2ZEF2902 / 2ZEB2902
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 22 Oct 2014 9:40 pm by holborndrinker
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Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 2001
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 points
Top tasting tip from Boa was to “blow on your dram”, removing surface ethanol away from the nose. It was the first time I heard this. Very effective. Today. a good reminder.
N: Nutty/husky, young barley spirit with notes of butterscotch and vanilla fudge.
T: Salty, hot, dry and spicy with ground pepper and butterscotch.
F: More heat, but not phased by water thankfully.
C: ‘Hot but tasty’, this is the first time I’ve nailed the whisky type, distillery, age and strength in a blind tasting, only because this was so similar to another young Strathclyde from Douglas Laing [WLP90] I’d recently discovered. Provisionally scores 83 points.
I almost never buy young grains, but Strathclyde [in sherry casks] is a sure-fire exception. I’m not sure in hindsight this is even [that] sherried, but the whirlwind romance of visiting the Chivas-owned Strathisla distillery and the joy of guessing the whisky found me taking a bottle home. My subsequent bottle polishing review [albeit with a grammatical tidy-up] read:
N: Not too raw but pokey & evidently column still-distilled resinous coconut-y buttery/oily vanilla-ed spirit, one with promising developing qualities and a good clean pong.
T: Reminds me somewhat of Cooley’s Greenore 8yo, albeit with much more body. It travels with ease and with a malty, vanilla, coconut-y buttery chew, but water management is key.
F: Some bitter-sour accompanies the malty vanilla.
C: This is a straight-ahead young grain showing solid form, though I can’t say I enjoyed it as a sipper all that much. Ideal for a highball I reckon.
- This Strathclyde is a real treat. Cross tasting with the OB Strathclyde from 2013 (Batch 1). Thanks Antony for sharing this with me. Really appreciated!
Lovely nose with lots of fruity sweetness of mango, pineapple and papaya. Butterscotch. Cake mix. Cocoas butter as well. Pencil shavings and sawdust are present at the background.
Quite waxy. Lots of American Bourbon characteristics of treacle, vanilla and honey. Candy floss and custard powder. Like eating sticky toffee pudding in a Scottish pub (which I like a lot...). Very nice.
Medium long. Nutmeg. Resinous. Taninnes. A little pine at the end.