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Strathmill 25 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $499.00
$399. 00
$4788.00 Dozen
ABV: 52.4%
A distillery unknown to most, with the majority of its produce destined for blends.
This is the first time Strathmill has been included as part of Diageo's limited release "Special Series". 2700 bottles are on offer.

Tasting note: Brilliant gold with water like edges. A delightful bouquet of fresh-baked sponge cake, barley sugar and lucerne mulch. Second pass adds hints of raisins, cough drops and later scents of stewed pear. Proper concentration, but the heat is well controlled; deliciously juicy / fruity creamy entry. Finish ups the spices and adds vanilla, pepper and hints of citrus. Concludes lively, woody, drying and medium long. 59.8% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Light gold. Fresh and lightly nutty/biscuity combined with a gently swelling aroma of fruit syrups, green grape, lime (or green) jelly babies, and Quetsch, with that nut flour underneath. The palate is similarly smooth, creamy, and upfront, with a decidedly acidic zing to the finish before the wood finally shows its presence. A soft, delicious whisky that ticks all the right boxes but doesn’t really set the world alight. (2,700 bottles) 84 points
- www.maltadvocate.com (Winter 2014), Dave Broom

Strathmill eventuated in the whisky boom of the late 19th century, where almost thirty malt whisky distilleries were founded (some familiar names include, Balvenie, Dalwhinnie, Aberfeldy and Glen Moray). It commenced as a Flour and Corn mill factory in 1823 which was converted under the name Glenisla-Glenlivet. In 1895 the gin producers W. & A. Gilbey bought the distillery and changed the name to Strathmill ('the mill in the long valley'), which today falls under the Diageo umbrella.

Today, the malt supplies blends like J&B with very few single malts surfacing. Independent bottlers are the main source for malt fans to sample its delights, which have been referred to by the likes of whisky writer Michael Jackson as "the whisky's answer to orange Muscat". More recently, various bottlings of Strathmill have received ratings as high as 96 points by Jim Murray.