Stratheden Vintage Selection 46% Abv. Wooden box

Stratheden Vintage Selection 46% Abv. Wooden box

Stratheden Vintage Selection 46% Abv. Wooden box

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Notes of cherries, tinned pears and fruitcake, the marriage of very rare and old Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, no added colour, not chill filtered. A modern interpretation of the legendary Stratheden Distillery.

The distillery buildings still exist (in part) to this day and are listed. It was also known as Auchtermuchty at some point towards the end of the 19th Century. It was owned by the Bonthrone family who were large local brewers in the area as far back as 1600. The founder of the distillery was Alexander Bonthrone who reputedly distilled until his death in 1890 (b.1798) making him the oldest distiller in Scotland! His Whisky was reputed to be “one of the best”. Renowned Lovers Pool water source – “It is splendid water, and as pure and sparkling as crystal.” – Alfred Barnard

Charles MacLean’s Tasting Notes: Appearance:Full gold. Aroma: A dense, leathery nose to start, then dry fruit-cake, madeira cake (with Maraschino cherries) and tinned pears. After a while a hint of pastry, hard toffee and sweet tobacco. A drop of water introduces pastry made with lard and adds a brown-paper note to faint pears. Taste: Surprisingly sweet and peppery to taste, at bottled strength, with a trace of salt and a warming, medium-length finish. Lingering heat. Similar profile with water, at reduced levels, but with more fruit. Comment: Similar in style to the ‘non-vintage’ edition, but with greater complexity.

Presented in a wooden display case with a booklet telling the stories of the legendary Stratheden Distillery. Strictly limited availability.

ABV 46%
70cl

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Description
Description Stratheden Distillery was also known as Auchtermuchty at some point towards the end of the 19th Century. It was owned by the Bonthrone family who were large local brewers in the area as far back as 1600. The founder of the distillery was Alexander Bonthrone who reputedly distilled until his death in 1890 (b.1798) making him the oldest distiller in Scotland! His Whisky was reputed to be “one of the best”. Water was sourced from the renowned Lovers Pool – “It is splendid water, and as pure and sparkling as crystal.” – Alfred Barnard
Origin Styled on the original Highland distillery in Auchtermuchty, Fife
Volume, ABV 700ml, 46% ABV
Comment Presented in a wooden display case with a booklet telling the stories of the legendary Stratheden Distillery. Strictly limited availability.
Description of Taste
Tasting note Charles MacLean’s Tasting Notes: Appearance: Full gold. Aroma: A dense, leathery nose to start, then dry fruit-cake, madeira cake (with Maraschino cherries) and tinned pears. After a while a hint of pastry, hard toffee and sweet tobacco. A drop of water introduces pastry made with lard and adds a brown-paper note to faint pears. Taste: Surprisingly sweet and peppery to taste, at bottled strength, with a trace of salt and a warming, medium-length finish. Lingering heat. Similar profile with water, at reduced levels, but with more fruit. Comment: Similar in style to the ‘non-vintage’ edition, but with greater complexity.
Amanda 08/03/2018

The nose has a pleasant fig jam aroma with sweet spices. The palate is a mixture of dried and fresh orchard fruits, nutmeg and honey. The peat flavor is well pronounced, but on the sweet side rather than the medicinal, briny variety. All these flavors play well together, but come to a sudden full stop that leaves flamey tread marks in its path.

scooter99 10/05/2017

mild peat, punchy citrus / umami.

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