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Overall rating
85.32/100
votes
65
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Vintage
11.2005
Bottled
02.2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DL 11062
Number of bottles
727
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Apr 2016 2:55 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58,58

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65 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 2005 DL

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.32 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The alcohol has that nice ground between an insipid 40 and a too hard to keep in the mouth 60+. Perhaps if you compare it to a pricey bourbon it might suffer but at the price I think it is decent value for money. Shows you wood means all as I would not have picked it as single grain.
    • Nose
      81 81
      oloroso or similar; burnt orange hint of cloves; spicy
    • Taste
      81 81
      tangy but not a complexity of character
    • Finish
      81 81
      so smooth though it just oozes down the throat. Nice linger not a huge finish but keeps in character.

  2. dr.mad scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      76 76
      In the finish the grain is a little too present. It did so well in being a pretender. But it is not a single malt it is a grain. A bloody good one!

  3. Loch Lochy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting and different kind of whiskey that is worth trying.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Extremely herbal fragrance, which is difficult to describe in more detail. Squeezed sap maybe. Add flavors of wine, biscuits, licorice and raisins.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The plants from the bouquet can be found, in a pleasant way, in the taste again. I would say fresh algae. In addition, impressions of raisins, oak and green walnut skin. A pleasant, light sweetness completes.
      With (not too little) water, excellent notes of sweet pastries come to the fore.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long and pleasant, but without further surprises.

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Glue, pear, butter, caramel, coriander, tobacco, licorice, leather, touch of wax, ginger, orange, chili pepper and raisins.
    • Taste
      Butter, butter, orange, chocolate, tobacco, raisins, candied cherries, ginger, hazelnut, little chilli and coffee.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, chocolate, raisins, ginger, hazelnuts, coffee and orange peel.

  5. André scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very surprising drink. Very sweet and rich. He already noticed me in the store, a grain that is already being released so young and for that money. It must be good.

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is an interesting whisky, going far beyond your average grain whisky, especially one as young as this one. This is certainly worth trying if you have the chance.
    • Nose
      There's the glue again, almost unavoidable in a grain whisky. It's not an unpleasant aroma, but can sometimes be a bit too dominant. Letting a grain whisky breath for a while often takes care of this, as is the case here. In this particular Strathclyde there's also room for cherry syrup, some soy, some cigar tobacco, burlap and a burnished note. Very aromatic, even a bit floral at some point, albeit a tad prickly.
    • Taste
      Very oily and mouth-coating, with roasted peanut skins, burnt orange peel and some cardamom, pepper and chili's as well. Finally some milk chocolate and praline.
    • Finish
      Lingering on chocolate and soft spices.

  9. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/mnc-variety-night/

    This cask must be following me around. I know it well. Unlike stronger spirits, sherry doesnt strip as much of the oak away, meaning those refill sherry casks have more to give in the following years than say rum or ex bourbon casks. This would seem to work in the favour of Strathclyde grain which extracts a huge amount of wood info in only 10 years.

    N: A molasses-sugar complex mainly on toffee/butterscotch with a sweet-honeyed cereal base and a touch of rose water. Becomes really syrupy an hour in like an undiluted fruit cordial. 
    T: Sweet-sugary woody toffee complex.
    F: Short but with a similar form to a single malt. A varied & changing profile over time.
    C: My old faithful. Still the best 10yo grain whisky i know.Scores an A-

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