Cadenheads: 27yo Strathclyde Single Grain

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me.

On Sunday 18th November we started Series 5 of #BlindTasting. If you’ve not heard of the #BlindTasting’s then you can get the low-down HERE along with details of previous series and all the samples we’ve had so far on Malt Musing’s website.

The first blind whisky sample in Series 5 was from Brian (@MaltMusings ) and was a 27 Year Old Single Grain from Strathclyde Distillery, bottled by Cadenheads. My full tasting notes are below:

Colour:

Pale gold.

Nose:

Grassy to start but oodles of vanilla underneath and a slight musty note. Slight fruit note, apple maybe?

Palate:

Vanilla, slight chocolate note and some bitterness. A slight spice but very mild – cinnamon perhaps but it’s hard to make out.

Finish:

Chocolatey and slightly nutty.

Overall:

I honestly struggled to get a lot from this. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it, just that I struggled with it. I haven’t explored much Grain whisky and maybe that’s why as it’s a bit of a different beast from a malt whisky – worth trying new things though!

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