Strathmill

Strathmill 22 Years Old 1991 Berrys’ (51.2%, Berry Bros & Rudd, #2451, 2014)

Strathmill 22 Years Old 1991 Berrys’

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 51.2%
  • Age: 22 Years Old
  • Bottling: Berry Bros & Rudd, Berrys’
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £75
  • Origin: Strathmill distillery
  • Vintage: 1991

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What they say

Distilled at Strathmill distillery in 1991 and matured for 22 years before bottling by Berry Bros & Rudd in 2014.

What I say

The second in our Speyside trio hails from Strathmill distillery. Another single cask, this time distilled back in 1991 and matured for 22 years before bottling by Berry Bros & Rudd at 51.2% ABV.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark yellow gold (9/20), numerous fine droplets and thin legs.
  • Nose: Fresh cereal initially, green barley, grassy, hay, creme anglais, vanilla, set custard or creme patissiere, a hint of apple, pear, banana all pureed together, fresh red apples and treacle toffee.
  • Taste: Honey, zesty, set apple compote, a hint of liqourice root and aniseed balls precede the faintest peat and medicinal iodine, milled barley and golden syrup.
  • Finish: Medium-long, syrupy liqourice, mouth coating with a faint iodine.

Overall

Showing its age with subtle signs of overipe and bordering on tropical fruit influences and also that trace of Highland/Speyside peat that seems to have dropped out of use/favour over the next couple of decades at least apart from now novelty “peat weeks” of distilling before the silent season and necessary equipment cleaning.

Score 85/100

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