Strathclyde 23 (Battlehill) Review

This is a 23 year single grain scotch from Strathclyde bottled by Battlehill at 46% ABV.

Nose: Strange combination of pine-sol and overripe bananas off the bat. Grain notes are quite pungent with a slight rubber cement like profile.

Palate: Much sweeter and better put together here with banana cream pie, vanilla custard, and nilla wafers. Grain funk is still present along with a bit of rubbing alcohol, but more muted here than on the nose.

Finish: Funky grain lingers with a bit of vanilla and banana – short finish overall.

Rating: 75/100 – These single grains can be hit or miss for me, and this one is more in the miss category.

Value for the money: It looks like this might retail around $95, and I’d pass at that (or most) prices.

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