Tasting Notes

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Strathmill 17 Claret Finish

Country: Scotland

Region: Speyside

Type: Single Malt

Bottler: A. Dewar Rattray

ABV: 60%

Score: 88 Points

This malt was finished in claret wine casks for four months before bottling. At cask-strength, there’s an alcohol burn on the nose that fades to reveal the red wine influence. It’s slightly astringent, but still has fruity notes of dried figs and raisins. The taste is dry and astringent, but fades to a slight tartness with notes of dried apples.