- 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 85.35 points
I never buy young grains, but Strathclyde [in sherry] is an exception. I’m not sure in hindsight this is that sherried, but the whirlwind romance of a visit to the Chivas-owned Strathisla distillery found me buying a bottle back in 2016.
N: Not too raw but pokey & evidently column still/rum-like. This is assured and resinous coconut buttery/oily vanilled 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, vanilled, coconut 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.Scores a C[+]
- 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.