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Strathearn 2015

Overall rating
84.24/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB127699
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
30.07.2015
Bottled
06.02.2019
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
PX Sherry Octave
Casknumber
141
Number of bottles
31
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
casQueteers
Added on
16 Mar 2019 5:28 pm by Dominic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Strathearn 2015

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.24 points

  1. keizerjos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sharp, predominant sherry notes, molasses, I think of the power whiskys like the Glenfarclas 105 and the Aberlour A'Bunadh. That is hardly a recommendation in my opinion, although I know that there are many fans of it.
    The taste is powerful and surprising; spicy and oriental - Amrut is not far away. The finish is round and soft, but the 56.3% are a bit too much. In the end it has a fruity edge, orange and raisins. I get used to it slowly and find it tasty, but very one-sided, indeed A'Bunadh light.

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A new bottling for the boys and girls of the Bring Your Own Bottle Club – BYOBC in short or ‘biopsy’ – split with the Casqueteers, those lovely guys in Holland. Bottle 30 of 30 has been added to the collection. This is a very young Strathearn, a new kid on the block. The color is lovely and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?

    On the nose, it is immediately clear that this is a young animal. I cannot deny it’s new make character. But still, the nose is quite lovely on red fruit and mint, barley sugar and something candy-like, like Haribo bears with some citric acid. Apricots and figs, some gooseberries and some rose petals. Candy on the nose, indeed.

    Despite the high ABV, the arrival is smooth. Honeysweet with just a prickle. You can taste red fruit, mint and pink grapefruit, but also mango and peach. This is off to a good start. Then the spices kick in with a vengeance. Cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and mint. Midpalate it becomes a bit dry.

    The finish is very long, sweet and spicy… and dry.

    I have only had one Strathearn so far, which was just a little older, but this one is much more to my liking. Must be the cask, right? But that such a young malt can be so pleasant already is testament to the fact that Strathearn knows what they are doing.

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