Strathmill

Strathmill 30 Years Old 1977 Old Malt Cask ~ 50% (Douglas Laing)

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

ABV: 50%

Cost: £88.40

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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

Nose:

Sweetly spiced, herbal, barley sugared and nutty

Palate:

Round, mouth-coatingly sweet, with candyfloss and syrup

Finish:

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).

Colour:

Refractive light amber gold (8/20), medium-sized teardrops taper to leave finer legs

Nose:

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.

Taste:

Smooth, peach juice & flesh, melon medley, grape, apple, bubblegum, sandalwood, honeyed fruits, cereal barley, peach hubba bubba

Finish:

Medium, peaches, cereal and dry sandalwood

Overall:

An easy drinker at 50% full of smoothied fruits, very nice.

Score: 88/100

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