Berrys' Own Selection

Strathclyde

2005, 8 Years Old, Cask #106491

ABV 58.7%
REVIEWED Issue 136
Specifications
Brand: Strathclyde, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 2005, 8 Years Old, Cask #106491
Type: Scotland Whisky / Grain
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 58.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: High toned, young and herbal. Quite grainy with nose prickling alcohol. With time a semblance of dried fruit and background oak appears.
Palate: Broader with a touch of fleshy fruit and a little more noticeable oak. Overly alcoholic with hints of dried fruit and spice. Water flattens it.
Finish: Short and hot but some sweet dried fruit tries to offset.
Comment: No need to add water to this one.
7.3
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A mineral note rises from the glass, which is backed by gooseberry, light vanilla and manilla envelope. Fairly neutral and water doesn’t add a great deal.
Palate: The closest I’ve had to a vodka in a long time. Think bison-grass infused vodka with a spoonful of sugar syrup in and you won’t be far off.
Finish: Gone. Nothing there. Very thin and fleeting.
Comment: Use as a wash in a martini, maybe? Or as a martini.
7.0
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