Whisky Review: Strathmill 30 Years Old 1977 Old Malt Cask
Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Strathmill Distillery
Bottler: Douglas Laing; Old Malt Cask; Cask 4070
What they say:
Distilled April 1977
Bottled December 2007
This bottle is one of only 302 bottles filled from one refill hogshead DL ref 4070
Sweetly spiced, herbal, barley sugared and nutty
Round, mouth-coatingly sweet, with candyfloss and syrup
Lightly smoked, still spiced, now dry
What I say:
Not a distillery I am hugely accustomed too, I had to go back and remind myself what to expect and our Strathmill Flora and Fauna review suggested mildly spiced, sweet and dry – which fits almost exactly with Fred’s notes above on this Old Malt Cask bottling (bottled when this series was still produced by Douglas Laing).
Refractive light amber gold (8/20), medium-sized teardrops taper to leave finer legs
Fragrant, fresh and fruity, peach skin, pear, apple, banana, crisp green apples, white grape, tropical mango and pineapple, Turkish Delight – lemon and rose flavoured, bubblegum, vanilla, coconut, strawberry, peach and apricot.
Smooth, peach juice & flesh, melon medley, grape, apple, bubblegum, sandalwood, honeyed fruits, cereal barley, peach hubba bubba
Medium, peaches, cereal and dry sandalwood
An easy drinker at 50% full of smoothied fruits, very nice.
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