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Monday, January 29, 2018

Strathisla 11 yo (2006/2017), SMWS 58.20, 58,8%

Review #603
This whisky is named ”Seriously Scrumptious”. It states on the bottle it is from a Virgin Oak Hogshead, but on the text on the bottle, it also says ex Bourbon hogshead, so who knows? Maybe a finish in Virgin Oak. 262 bottles were made. Sweet vanilla and over ripe plums in the smell. Oak and sweet raisins in the background.

Very powerful with oak spices coming through at first in the taste. Then the oak comes forward with burned caramel. The finish is sweet, with vanilla mixing in with the caramel, oak and oak spices. Some light fruits lies in the background all the way.

It’s a very lovely dram, but I miss a bit of complexity. It is the same things that pops up from start to finish, and the oak is quite dominant. But hey, it’s single cask, cask strength, and as I said, very lovely. I will give this 86/100 (22/21/22/21).

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