1998 The Whisky Cellar Private Cellars Selection Strathclyde 22 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Owned by Pernod Ricard, this indie bottling from the Lowland Strathclyde grain distillery was finished in an ex-oloroso cask (#129501). The sherry seems lost in what is a fairly typical, if slightly disjointed grain profile with aromas and flavours of dried coconut, caramel, American oak shavings and spice. It handles the ABV well, with sticky date adding weight and richness to the finish, followed by hints of Bourbon and bubble gum. The sweetness of the grain wins out. 253 bottles available. 55.2% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottlers... Expect a nose of polished oak, caramel shortbread and ripe red forest fruits. The palate is bright for it's age with redcurrant jam, spearmint toffees, lychees and salted caramel. The finish is a very long and lingering with a touch of spice and red fruits.