Cadenhead's Strathclyde 26 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Strathclyde
  • Age 26 Year Old
  • Style Single Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First fill bourbon cask
  • Alcohol 57.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • citrus
  • fudge
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • lemon
  • port
  • smoky

Cadenhead's

Strathclyde 26 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 57.9%)
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We don’t even know how we managed to get our hands on this Scotch.

Strathclyde distillery was originally created with Gin production in mind but following the rulebook was never something Strathclyde had in mind. After all, they decided to start creating their Grain Whisky in 1927, a time of depression in the UK and prohibition in the US. You may say crazy but what do you expect from a distillery based in Glasgow!? Over the years, this rebellious Spirit has been passed around some of the big boy alcohol companies and today creates a lot of the Grain Whisky used in Chivas Regal blends. Luckily, however, there are a few wise independent bottlers out there who access some of the distillery’s production unblended and release bottles as Single Grain Scotch.

This is one of them. Cadenhead is Scotland’s oldest independent bottler and somehow we have got our hands on their 26-year-old Strathclyde’s Single Grain Scotch. Not to state the obvious but this is proper rare and exclusive stuff, the kind of Whisky you’ll tell the Grandkids about one day. It’s been matured exclusively in a first fill Bourbon cask for all 26 years and to be honest you’re not going to get many chances to purchase a similar Whisky anytime soon. With only 168 bottles of this Scotch made available for purchase, you don’t even want to know the things we had to do to get hold of this one. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Strathclyde
  • Age 26 Year Old
  • Style Single Grain Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First fill bourbon cask
  • Alcohol 57.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden sunrise.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Ginger, lemon, toffee, and hints of cinnamon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla cheesecake covered in fudge fauce.

Finish
Long and creamy with lingering citrus notes.
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  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • citrus
  • fudge
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • lemon
  • port
  • smoky
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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