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Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
3
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
James Buchanan & Co. (JB&C)
Bottling serie
Pure Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
01 Jul 2015 11:02 am by z-imaging

Average value

€ 399,30

4 × in wishlist

3 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathconon 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2018]  This is old stuff and I like old stuff (usually).  So I am very keen to explore this sample.

    The colour is pale gold and the texture shows medium tears with fast legs.  The nose offers tons of these adorable OBFs that I really like, together with fruits, herbs and spices in a fine mix.  This is an old-stylish nose to my liking!  The whisky arrives warming but not really coating (see the thin oiliness) in the mouth, too bad.  The taste cannot keep the promises of the nose and is weaker and thinner but nevertheless enjoyable.  The finish is of medium length and grows very spicy-hot after some time (but that is not bad, I rather like this).  Water is not recommended because it increases the unwanted flavours (lavender) and the cardboadyness of the finish.

    Like so often with very old drams the nose is the best part but it is still a fine dram to drink and enjoy.  Recommended to all that want to explore the "old style" of malt whisky making without spending loads of bucks...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is an older offering of Strathconon 12 year, the nose is light at first but then you smell the malt, like putting your head in mash tun , that sort of thing.

    The palate has a goo balance and is sweet on lemon, custard creams and madeira cake with a good medium finish.

    This will not set your world on fire but as a blended malt it does the job and is worth looking out for at auctions.

    Not sure if the current stuff is of the same quality, I keep meaning to try it in one of my locals to compare?
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘A huge suprise’

    N: This profile changes by the second, such fun. Sweetish lemons, Gala melon, Mejool dates, dried, aromatic flower petals, pineapple, sand-heather-clay, toffee, vanilla fudge, ripe pears, light, yeasty mash. Rather fine and far-reaching nose with an ever changing profile.

    T: A soft yet confident ‘Speysider’ surely. Soft, soured lemons mix with a ruddy clay-like caramel, spearmint, lime leaves and dandelion leaf tea for a mild sweet<sour affair. Add water and the arrival is more sugary with a hint of smoke offering itself before flowing into the finish. The mouthfeel is consequently improved with subtle fruit oils and a [sherried?] saltiness appearing also.

    F: Sweet-barley-mash, garden peas, S&P, soft-fresh-soured lemons, dark mint, cooked greens, nettle tea with a little honey,….. a chalky finish. There’s more of a heathery, waxy, almost buttery finish with water. At the death, Persian tahdig alongside that soft, fresh, sour, waxy, grainy lemony,………… grassy, heathery,……..hmmm, yum stuff….

    C: Rather accomplished indeed. A huge surprise, i can hardly fault it - and adding water notches it up more than a mark further. Every mouthful highlights a different layer/facet of this malts’ versatility, depth and panache..

    Scores a B+

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