Strathclyde 1973 Cask 74061 (Duncan Taylor)
I'm still getting through my backlog of samples and this Strathclyde 1973 Cask 74061 from Duncan Taylor sample came from Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle blog.
Massively sweet with powdery icing sugar notes and light syrup, with fruity notes and hints of white pepper this really is a lovely old dram, thats still at a hugely high strength and that works really well.
There's something about old grain whiskies that is really growing on me, although saying that i've had a number of grains from Strathclyde recently which i've really enjoyed also, so maybe it just depends on the distillery, either way i really enjoyed this one.
Thanks again to Adrian (@mynameisgone) for the sample
An initial note of clove spiced oranges on a bed of light toasted brown bread, sprinkles of icing sugar mix with the tickle from ground white pepper, some waxy orange peel, powdered nutmeg and light syrup also
Powdery icing sugar with spikes of pepper and chilli, clove spiced oranges and nutmeg with syrup
Powerful, powdery icing sugar with chilli
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