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GreatDrams

Strathclyde 15 Years Old Single Cask

ABV 48.2%

I’m here for this. There are twists and turns galore, complexity, balance, and the ABV doesn’t rule the roost. Could certainly sit and sip this.

Phoebe Calver

Specification

GreatDrams Ventures Limited

Brand

GreatDrams Ventures Limited

Bottler

Strathclyde 15 Years Old Single Cask

Expression

Grain

Type

15

Age (Years)

48.2%

ABV

Lowland

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Phoebe Calver

Taster

Nose: Freshly whipped cream, elderflower cordial, papaya and mango conditioner, fruit pastille, candle wax, and a hint of nail-polish remover.

Palate: A hint of sweet peaty earth that I didn’t see coming. Syrupy papaya with a little yoghurt and pine cone. Amber and sandalwood candle and heather.

Finish: Medium to long with plenty of that candle wax lingering.

Comment: I’m here for this. There are twists and turns galore, complexity, balance, and the ABV doesn’t rule the roost. Could certainly sit and sip this.

Score: 8.6

Christopher Coates

Taster

Nose: Bison grass. Cereal-driven aromas of malt storage. Rather vodka-esque; reminds me of Krupnik. Tarragon, icing sugar, pear drop and vanilla.

Palate: Light bodied. Honey and fromage frais. Underripe pear and banana. Delicately chalky and somewhat minerally, like San Pellegrino sparkling water. A subtle tobacco note (not smoky, like drawing on an unlit cig), with a herbal edge.

Finish: Short, with vanilla and pear drop. Delicately drying.

Comment: Will be polarising. A candidate for a whisky Martini.

Score: 7.4

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Overall Score

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