Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 227 bottles from cask no. 1126
Apart from two butts of 25YO in 1992, and a 12YO in the Flora & Fauna series, Strathmill has never been bottled by its proprietor, and is uncommon in independent bottlings. This is a treat! It comes from a refill hogshead and is the colour of old Sauternes. The nose is immediately ‘elderly’ - sandalwood and sawdust – but this is soon replaced by scents of Eve’s Pudding (apple sponge) then Madeira cake, with glacé cherries, decorated with glacé Angelica root. Complex aromas, constantly changing. The taste at full strength is sweet, with a long finish, like coffee beans dipped in bitter chocolate. Water brings out sugared almonds, and memories of Italian weddings. It has a soft mouthfeel, is sweet overall, with a centre-palate engagement, and a long finish with chocolate and almonds. One to linger over.