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Overall rating
90.75/100
votes
126
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Vintage
06.1983
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
DL 10912
Number of bottles
258
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2015 7:36 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 336.17

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Whisky Reviews for Strathmill 1983 DL

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.75 points

  1. simonbee1987 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    WOW, what a performance.
    probably the most complex and probably the best malt I have ever tasted.
    • Nose
      old sherry, tobacco and some leather are immediately in the nose.
      Then come dried fruits (raisins, plums).
      Alcohol well integrated ... not "sprittig"
    • Taste
      here, too, the dried fruit and the tobacco are immediately present again! Then comes leather and dark chocolate and for the age quite discreet wood notes!
    • Finish
      Laaaang finish! The sherry and now quite strong oak notes and raisins flow down the neck and leave a pleasant warmth and a feeling to have drunk the hitherto best whisky of his life.

      MADNESS!!!

  2. Schlumpf84 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Barbone scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A Strathmill that can be put in the Sherry Bomb category because it's a real one. Rather good as a whole, it will be criticized for its strong drought and its tannic profile.
    • Nose
      A gourmet nose with fruits such as plum and cherry. There is also coffee, wood and vanilla.
      A touch of freshness twirls above with its mentholated tip.
    • Taste
      Alcohol well integrated, very unctuous first on cherry, coffee and spicy woody ... then everything dries gradually to my regret.
    • Finish
      Very nice length on the vegetal woodland, fresh with strong tannins. All in an immeasurable drought.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose 4/5 Mouth 4/5 Final 3/5
    • Nose
      Coffee with milk and anise, an original duo to start!
    • Taste
      Super supple on the palate, with a juicy heart, some sulfur notes.
    • Finish
      Prune, grapes. Drought very supported (a little too tannic for me) and great length.

  6. Gris scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I've opened another bottle and... i had to come back here just to say: Whoooa, still one of the best whiskies i've ever bought... With this one: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/669/

    Just amazing.

  7. greg_0277 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      I don't really like the nose on a menthol coffee blend. it smells strongly of sherry and it's amazing for a refill (besides it is black and thick like a PX).
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth it is in line. Thick, tannic, coffee, not so much my cam but menthol comes to give a little welcome freshness. slightly sulfur, nothing annoying for me but it can mark.
    • Finish
      86 86
      the finish remains on the tongue ... Tannic and nothing else stands out.

  8. Soderberg scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. laurensl scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very good dram. Especially the nose and palate are top notch, in the finish I have the feeling that this may have been in the cask a bit too long. Nevertheless, it's one of the better I've tasted.
    • Nose
      Immediately from the nose, this is a top league whisky. It's luscious, fruity, both fresh and syrupy, and also earthy. Red and dark fruits (brambles, blackberries, and Dutch appelstroop). Then there is also dried fruit (prune and raisin), leather, and creamy milk chocolate. 
    • Taste
      Full bodied, oily and syrupy, but not too sweet. Lots of jammy and dried fruit. Treacle, raisin, prunes, blackcurrant jam. Further, leather, moist wood, dunnage, tobacco. Then there is a nice layer of clove.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly woody/drying but overall still very fruity and syrupy. The clove is more present now, just as some earthy notes of tobacco and dunnage. 

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