Single malt whisky - tasting notes

08 Nov 2011

Strathmill 1974 (Daily Dram)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Strathmill

Daily DramStrathmill, the slightly obscure Speyside distillery operated by Diageo. We don’t see too many bottlings yet a lot of people thought this was the highlight of the Spirits in the Sky festival!

Released under the Daily Dram label in cooperation with The Whisky Agency.

 

Strathmill 1974 Daily DramStrathmill 37 yo 1974 (44,4%, Daily Dram 2011, joint bottling with The Whisky Agency)

Nose: excellent start – sweet and buttery (fresh croissant, vanilla) with huge beehive notes (honey, mead, beeswax). Very fruity as well – first ripe banana, melon and apricot, then moving to crispier oranges. Hints of praline, coconut and dried flowers. Great nose, very thick and honeyed. Mouth: gentle and elegant. Almost completely on honey and oranges (fresh and liqueur). Backbone of malt, medium oak and spices (soft pepper, cinnamon). Nice vanilla, apricot and coconut. Finish: slightly drier, with some tannins and spices, dried oranges and faint nutty notes.

What an excellent, luscious nose! The palate is less unique but certainly high quality. Soon in stores. Around € 150 if I’m not mistaken. Recommended.

Score: 92/100

Strathmill 1974 (Daily Dram) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-11-08

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  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
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