Scotland Speyside Region Strathmill Distillery Whisky from 50 to 100 euros

Strathmill 12yo Flora & Fauna

Review of the only official bottling from Strathmill

Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 43%ABV
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon
Chillfiltered: Yes
Added colouring: Yes
Owner: Diageo
Average price: € 70.00
Official website:
Vote: 74/100

Another “victim” of the high-consumption blends made by the colossus Diageo, Strathmill’s products are the basis of the well-known J&B, and apart from the rare independent editions (such as the one made by Morisco Spirits in Italy), one can only experience its original identity thanks to this unique official bottling.
The label features a Pied Wagtail, a common bird in the distillery’s area.

Tasting notes

The nose is very fruity, with plenty of apples, apricots, pineapple and an acidic hint of alcohol. Well known cask scents gather around, such as vanilla, honey, touch of caramel, drop of lemon and a grassy, hay note in the background. Malt. Classic and pleasant.
Slight peppery on the palate, accompanied by a hint of cinnamon, on a light body that struggles to contain a certain alcoholic exuberance, which tends to burn the scents. So it is that the fruit, with its acidic tendency (a little grape, a little wild strawberry), and the softer hints of vanilla, malt, nuts and caramel quickly dissipate, leaving only a reverberation.
And the finish is medium-short, of hazelnut, malt, slight herbaceous tones and bitter bits.

Young and unbalanced, the flavours don’t seem to have had time to permeate the distillate, which despite its promise of soft sweetness fails to stick in the dram, living on sudden peaks and equally rapid falls.

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