Strathclyde 2001

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
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 84.82 points

  1. 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.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur


    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.


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