Overall rating
Single Grain
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Stated Age
11 years old
Sherry Butt
DL 11484
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Feb 2017 10:51 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66.08

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32 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathclyde 2005 DL

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. wako93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  2. wako93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great sherry butt with a surprisingly low outturn of bottles. Maybe this explains the concentrated flavours.

    Bang for your buck.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Dramned! did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is not too long, but a few herbal notes and a little dark malt linger a bit longer.

  7. Jaydee scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is an excellent , well balanced single grain whisky. Rating 90.
    • Nose
      Sherry and oak, fruit, spices.
    • Taste
      Sweet, strong vanilla taste, spices and pepper, hints of chocolate and oak.
    • Finish
      Medium to long with lots of sweetness at the end.

  8. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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!

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • 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.


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