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Strathmill 1996/2009 'Manager's Choice'

(60.1%, OB, C#5503, 300 Bts.)
Average Score: 86
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameStrathmill
Year Distilled1996
Year Bottled2009
Bottling NameManager's Choice
Alcohol By Volume60.1%
Cask Number#5503
Average Score86

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin88
Keith Wood83

Tasting Notes
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Light yellow, pale gold - Nose: Fresh and not very penetrating with some oak, vanilla, even a hint of custard and almost a faint smokiness. - Palate: Smooth and rich, creamy fruit but it does need some water. - With 4 drops of water: Much spicier and lots more vanilla. - With a further 5 drops of water: A little more wood and less vanilla. Very spicy right on the front of the palate. - With 5 more drops of water: Tingling vanilla sauce on a fruit cocktail. - Finish: Very long and even longer with water. Also fruity and creamy. - Overall Impression: A very spicy dram getting more so with the water it really needs. Good, but not a favourite.