Review - Strathmill 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 4241) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

This Strathmill spent 23 years maturing in a single cask, from August 1990 to February 2014. After all that time, the angels had left just 103 bottles worth of single malt Scotch whisky for Duncan Taylor to independently bottle for the Dimensions range.

  • ABV 49.2% vol
  • 70cl
  • Price £144
  • Nose 23/25 - a slight and beautiful gentle coconut, sweet vanilla and a hint of  peppermint, cinnamon.
  • Taste 21/25 - an amazing contrast to the nose, you get clobbered with alcohol initially, then there's black pepper, sweetness initially then followed by an extremely dryness. A lovely cleanliness.
  • Finish 21/25 - a really long complex finish, it gently fades away but really slowly this would be excellent as after dinner dram.
  • Balance 22/25 - this is a high quality dram, it's been well looked after for it's 23 years and is worth it's fairly high price. That said you could find other drams of a similar quality at a lower price point.
  • Total 87/100