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Strathclyde 2001

Overall rating
84.86/100
votes
26
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Vintage
20.02.2001
Bottled
05.08.2014
Stated Age
13 years old
Casknumber
Batch ST 13 002
Strength
64.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
2ZEF2902 / 2ZEB2902
Bottle code
LPNH1116
Barcode
5000299603628
Added on
22 Oct 2014 9:40 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 110,00

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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

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/05/26/on-location-strathisla-2016/

    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.

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/bottle-polishing-three-3s-part-1-3/

    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.

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Nutmeg. Resinous. Taninnes. A little pine at the end.

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