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Cadenhead's Strathmill 26yo...

Cadenhead's Strathmill 26yo (44.7%): And another sample bottle given to me by the good people of Istanbul Whisky Society... This time it is a Strathmill distilled in 1992 and bottled in Summer of 2018 by Cadenhead's of Campbeltown. The ex-bourbon barrel the whisky was aging in yielded only 198 bottles at cask strength. I also realized that I reviewed another Strathmill on the blog distilled in 1992 as well back in 2017 if you are interested: Here is the link... That one was a release of Hepburn's Choice and was 24 year old when bottled. It might be fun to compare the tasting notes of both whiskies after.
Color: Oaked Chardonnay with fat but fast legs.
Nose: Very malty and dusty... Cream puffs, vanilla and shortbread. Unsalted butter, bitter greens and jasmine. Dried malt and oatmeal raisin cookies. Water sweetens it up: Baby bananas, damson plum jam and rubber bands.
Palate: Fits the nose but a little more bitter on the palate. Warm savory scones, pear compote and linden flow…

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