Three bottlings of Strathmill single malt
| 22 May 2012 |
Strathmill 12 y.o. (Flora & Fauna, 43%):
Fragrant nose with oak shavings, honey, orange and apricot. Nice but a bit heavy on the oak.
Sweet, fruity palate with honey and oak. A note of eucalyptus. Spicy and fairly hot but mellows with
a drop of water. The finish is quite oaky yet nice. All in all nice and complex but a little too oaky.
Strathmill 1996, bottled 2009 (Manager's Choice, 60.1%):
Fresh, fragrant, fruity nose with notes of eucalyptus, apples and pears. Unusual but wonderful! Light, clean,
balanced palate with green fruits. Develops oak. Very nice finish: Oaky yet fresh, with notes of butter and sage.
All in all light and fresh, balanced and more-ish. A wonderful apéritif (but ridiculously overpriced).
Strathmill 1974, 37 y.o. (The Whisky Agency for Whisky Ship, 44.4%):
Unusual but very nice nose with notes of tropical fruits, coconut, fried butter, oak and wet cardboard. Light, sweet,
fruity palate, develops oak. Nice, but not as nice as the nose. Oak, vanilla and traces of the fruits on the finish.
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