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Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 2005 DL
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.12 points
- A great sherry butt with a surprisingly low outturn of bottles. Maybe this explains the concentrated flavours.
Bang for your buck.
- You have to be a sweet tooth to make this whiskey ...
Detailed review with photos: https://dramned.blog/2017/06/07/strathclyde-11-old-particular-dl-556/
First of all not typical grain - very spicy-herbaceous aromas strike out of the glass, in addition a beautiful strong forest honey and dark caramel, sweet vanilla, einkochtes berry compote, candied orange peel, dark chocolate and something like strawberry flowers - and very delicate oak notes. The strong alcohol is noticeable the whole time and stings from time to time in the nose.
In the mouth a sharp warm start, then a sweet strong herbal candy à la Swiss herbal sugar, strong dark malt, vanilla and caramel, rich honey with many meadow flowers, sweet orange juice. The oak is significantly stronger than in the nose and combines with its tart notes wonderfully with the herbaceous sweetness. Everything is extremely full-bodied and the longer it stays in the mouth, the sweeter and sugier it becomes.
The finish is not too long, but a few herbal notes and a little dark malt linger a bit longer.
- This is an excellent , well balanced single grain whisky. Rating 90.
Sherry and oak, fruit, spices.
Sweet, strong vanilla taste, spices and pepper, hints of chocolate and oak.
Medium to long with lots of sweetness at the end.
- This is quite an impressive example that single grain whisky doesn't
need to be very old before being savoured. This just 11 years old
Strathclyde is definitely on
the sweet side with lovely layers of vanilla, toffee, and dried
fruits, balanced with oak, spice and pleasant notes of pine needles.
Good balance and good character - a delicate and rich
whisky. No need to add water to this one.
I thank Jan Beckers from Douglas Laing for the sample!
The nose starts off with gentle caramel, vanilla and a fresh hint of
lemon zest. With time dried fruit - gooseberry and strawberry - arrives,
nicely mixed with
background oak, acacia honey and a herbal touch of pine needles.
Sweet and creamy on the palate with lots of vanilla and toffee. This is
followed by dried fruits, more darker ones than those on the nose, and a
touch of milk
chocolate. Slightly warming with oak spice, pepper, and subtle
nutmeg. Stimulates salivation with spicy notes of acacia honey and hints
of pine needles towards the finish.
The finish is medium long and rich. Lovely warming with some additional
dried fruits - oranges and lemon, followed by sweet biscuits. Slightly
spiced oak with a
pleasant hint of acacia honey on the tail.
With water: There's almost no change on the
nose with a splash of water. Slightly spicy notes are added to the
pleasant fruity and vanilla sweetness. On the palate, however,
water enhances the spiciness getting fizzy and tickling on the
tongue while the sweetness of creamy vanilla and the fruity elements are
still present. The finish is short with an increased
astringency of oak.