Review - Strathclyde 36 Year Old 1977 (cask 9912) - The Sovereign


My knowledge of Strathclyde is extremely limited, I'm pretty certain I tested one last year at a whisky festival and enjoyed it. Ironically it may well be the closest working distillery to my home here in Glasgow and yet I've tasted it only once. It's Chivas Brothers’ only grain distillery, and the whisky produced there is used in blends such as Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s and Royal Salute. There isn't an official distillery bottling so we need independent bottlers such as Hunter Laing to fill the gap.

ABV 58.1% vol
70cl
Price £112

Nose 23/25 - a really big nose, stunning, plummy toffee, vanilla. Did I mention how big this is? Wow!
Taste 23/25 - butterscotch, cocoa powder, boiled sweets.
Finish 24/25 - long, warm, slightly bitter, great after dinner drink, big and strong.
Balance 23/25 - superb, despite it being 58% you'll have no problem drinking this neat. Sheer class in a glass. Couldn't recommend it strongly enough.
Total 91/100