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24 Jan 2012

Strathmill 1974 (Archives)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Strathmill

Archives is the proprietary range of bottlings from the Whiskybase shop. Now if you remember the Strathmill 1974 Daily Dram, this could be great.



Strathmill 1974 ArchivesStrathmill 37 yo 1974 (44,5%, Archives 2011, bourbon hogshead #1231, 180 btl.)

Nose: very fruity and honeyed, although maybe a tad less thick and buttery. Big hints of sweet orange juice. A little pineapple, less banana this time. Some vanilla cake. Over time it also shows some softly herbal, “green” notes and mint. Mouth: still fruity but again it’s less warm with more sourish and slightly bitter fruits (oranges, tangerine). Hints of green tea. More oak spices as well (especially ginger). Finish: medium long on oranges and lemons. Hints of tea with some warming oak.

It may be less stellar than its sister cask by The Nectar of the Daily Drams, but on its own it’s still a great dram from an otherwise underrated distillery. Around € 170.

Score: 90/100

Strathmill 1974 (Archives) 90/100 Ruben Luyten 2012-01-24
  • GadeWeerd

    I’m waiting for the ordered Strathmill, 1974 45,6% Whiskybroker from sistercask cask #1233. I hope it will be as good as this one, although it was much cheaper.

  • Ruben

    I missed that one :-(
    It should be good, no doubt.

  • gadeweerd

    It should be, same distillate… but the difference in price is huge….

  • johnm

    I tried this one, and have a couple of whiskybroker’s on the way. This one was really lovely.

    I can send you a sample when it arrives if you like.



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