Stronachie 10 Year Old

Stronachie 10 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


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Stronachie 10 YO is a labor of love across time and space — divined by science and crafted with skill.

A. D. Rattray has been an independent bottler of Whisky since 1868. Since those early times they have distributed dozens of classic malt Whisky brands and created a few of their own, sourced from the smaller boutique distilleries of Scotland. They are not only an independent distributor and bottler, they are also historians and keepers of the Whisky faith via their “Whisky Experience” facility in South Ayrshire. These days their house brands include the uniquely re-born and revitalized Stronachie, Cask Islay, Bank Note, and their famous Cask Collection series of specially sourced individual barrels of Scotland’s most famous single-malts.

Stonachie WAS a remote, Highland Single Malt distillery built in 1890 by Alexander McDonald. When hard times fell upon the industry due to prohibition and higher coal and barley costs, the facility was dismantled and lost to history in 1930. Back in the day, Dewer Rattray distributed their single-malt all over the UK. In 2002 the descendants of Rattray discovered a sealed bottle of original Stronachie from 1904 at a Whisky auction. They bought the bottle, sampled the spirit, and scientifically deduced the delicate combination of aromatic esters unique to each Single Malt. Then they found a Highland distillery who could faithfully reproduce the ancient dram — the noble Benrinnes Distillery. This is the 10 YO product of that labor of love spanning across time and space.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Benrinnes Distillery
  • Age

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honey
toffee
spicy
grain
malty
sweet
biscuit
caramel
butter
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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Heather, malt, fresh biscuits, and honey

Flavor / Taste / Pallet
Toffee shortbread, grain, and spices

Finish
Soft, malty, and seductive

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Ratings & Reviews
Maryjo
Maryjo,
Smooth with enough spice to be good. Would buy if could afford.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Blah spice
 
Allen
Allen,
Reminds me of a slightly younger, less complex Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill. Light colour, feels like it's bourbon-finished, sweet and sharp.
 
mark
mark,
Sharply sweet up front with a nice, lingering after taste. This being an attempt to recreate a defunct distillery bottling... if it was like this it should still be around.
 
Westberg
Westberg,
one of my favorites from the Advent Calendar
 
Neil
Neil,
meh not great kinda boring.
 
David
David,
Sweet with a dry aftertaste
 
Colin
Colin,
Smooth with subtle flavors. Well balanced.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Solid scotch, nothing that I would pass up, nothing that I would go out of my way for
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Advent #17. Not usually a fan of single malt scotch but I liked this. Honey on nose and tongue followed by some spice and then ending with a butter.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Not too sweet, and relatively mild. I’m not normally a fan of single malts, but this was ok.
 
Frank
Frank,
(Advent 2020, #17) In the nose it's honey with a little bit of malt. Tasting it I get honey, a little bit of spice, and some sweet note of maybe toffee with a decent finish. Nice.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Sweet with mainly honey and grain notes, smooth, and just a little spicy.
 
Jason
Jason,
Sweet, smooth, easy drinking. Nothing objectionable but also nothing super exciting.
 
Derek
Derek,
Honey and malt on the nose. Spicy caramel taste with the slightest hint of shortbread. Not too notable a finish. Overall light and easy to drink. Pleasant enough, and I wanted to like it more than I did, but in the end it just felt rather average and fairly forgettable.
 
Paul
Paul,
A sweeter scotch with some nice spice and bite.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very strong honey flavor. A little grain and flower on the nose. Hint of butter on the back end, reminiscent of Uncle Nearest 1884. The malt is classic, the spice is subtle, and there's a hint of cookie/biscuit. Very light, easy to drink, clean finish.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Advent Day 17 - Strong honey notes on the nose. Palate had notes of toffee and spices with hints of grains. Nice smooth finish.
 
Louise
Louise,
This is for a social occasion before dinner. Surprisingly sweet.
 
Mike
Mike,
Easy and approachable with sweetenss on the front and spice on the back.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Lots of honey and agree with the adding water to bring out spice. Malty and biscuity as well
 
Nikhil
Nikhil,
Very nice, approachable scotch. Smooth. Sweeter than expected. Looking forward to another dram.
 
Todd
Todd,
Very light maybe thin. Definitely heavy on the honey. Water brought out more of the spicy notes.
 
Brady
Brady,
Wonderful taste. Many layers of flavor going on. Smooth front, scotch middle, and nice bite in the end. I’d get this again.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Wow, honey. Very smooth. I enjoyed this more than expected.
 
Bob
Bob,
Flaviar Advent sampler day 17. This is a nice Scotch. Somewhat sweet to my palate with a bit of a bite. I'd add this to my home bar.
 
James
James,
Very enjoyable and a distillery I hadn't tried before. Nose is faintly peaty with a tinge of grapefruit and sweetness Sweet honey is the first hit on my palate, giving way to spice and malt. Mouthfeel is creamy and pleasant. The finish isn't particularly distinct and I get a bit of burn there, but overall still very smooth Adding a few drops of water brings out a bit of vanilla and slightly less burn. At advertised $50-60 USD this is a fantastic whiskey and one I would drink as a "session" or bring to a party for sure
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I'm getting malt and honey on the nose, light caramel, citrus, and a bit of raisin on the tongue. Initially I guessed this had some aging in port casks, but apparently not. It doesn't drink hot, but there is enough spice in the finish that stays with you for a while. Another one I wouldn't classify as exceptional, but would be perfectly happy spending an evening with.
 
James
James,
Nice nose; indistinct flavors
 
Adam
Adam,
Nice & smooth, with a creamy mouthfeel and buttery flavor. This could be an easy daily drinker.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I can't really taste too much as far as subtle flavors. It has a great nose and the spice is right where I like it, but I'm not really picking much out of it.
 
Kris
Kris,
Everything I like about a highlands whisky. Wouldn't mind a little less burn on the back end. A few drops of water brings out even more flavor.
 
Michele
Michele,
Nice honey on the nose and then a little spice to balance the sweet on the palate.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Great balance between sweet and spicy
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Advent 2020 #17 - spicey that is subdued by hints of sweetness and smoothness. One of few scotches we like!
 
Paul
Paul,
we Likey
 
Scott
Scott,
I’m new to scotch but I like this one. Honey on the nose and some lingering sweetness. I could do this one again.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
👏
 
Timothy
Timothy,
.
 
Joe
Joe,
As a new Scotch drinker, this was especially easy to drink. Very smooth and sweet scotch. No peaty notes to be had to this one so it may not appeal to the more experienced enthusiast.
 
Nina
Nina,
First burns, but has a smooth aftertaste.
 
Bob
Bob,
Smooth. A little too sweet through the whole taste. Like a little more bite.
 
Caleb
Caleb,
A very smooth scotch. The oak is very subtle. Perfect for someone just getting into enjoying scotch.
 
John
John,
Not a fan
 
Austin
Austin,
Wonderful smell to the nose, very sweet with a kick of spice at the end
 
Austin
Austin,
Very nice aroma and an equally good taste. Will be buying a bottle to add to my home bar. Wonderful flavor with a start of sweet and it develops into a Smokey and slightly spicy finish.
 
Clint
Clint,
Solid performer, smooth and sweet but not bold enough for me.
 
William
William,
It's good, not great. Sweet, but not overly sweet. It's not really Stronachie, but does that really mean much? The recreation seems solid given the profile. There's not a lot of depth to it, but the notes are fine if you like something sweet and not spicy.
 
Casey
Casey,
Smooth, sweet, honey, slight spice.
 
Josh
Josh,
Very tasty Scotch, but then again, I love Scotch!
 
Conner
Conner,
Very weak, not my kind of drink
 
Troy
Troy,
Prevalent Honey, but wouldn’t consider it sweet. More spice than expected. Enjoyed the buttery finish. Not a favorite, but wouldn’t turn it down.
 
Jake
Jake,
Light body, largely one-note
 
Marshall
Marshall,
Super surprised the first sip, thought this is bad, mellowed out but the finished stayed. The second try, a lot smoother, figured taste buds were just scorched. I had to wait a while before trying the next sample.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Light and buttery
 
Danielle
Danielle,
Underwhelming. There was no scent at all and not much of a taste either. I think I tasted some honey notes but that's literally it. Kind of boring.
 
Roland
Roland,
Honey, toffee, some pice, buttery warm finish and mouthfeel.
 
Jacqueline
Jacqueline,
Straight middle of the road scotch. It won’t offend anyone but it won’t blow your socks off either.
 
Scott
Scott,
I enjoyed this one very much. Smooth and tasty
 
Alex
Alex,
Very interesting and great finish without the bite of so many on the after taste.
 
Bretton
Bretton,
Smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
An interesting taste, I'm not much of a scotch drinker so when I saw this bottle I was excited, no mention of smokiness in the flavor spiral or taste description. Well, it is a scotch and it is smokey. Not a deal-breaker, I will drink it. I would love to try a version with the smoke dialed down. It's not bad, just not for me. About all I can detect for flavors is sweetness (almost coconut-like) up front then smoke and a tannin finish. On the nose, it seems like a smokey high-test pinot grigio wine.
 
James
James,
Very drinkable. Tasing notes of honey very evident. Tasty
 
Wesley
Wesley,
I smelled the honey immediately. It provided a great taste. I could feel the butter finish. This was much spicier than I thought it would be, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.
 
Danny
Danny,
Personally not my favorite. It does have a strong organic honey nose but the sweetness of the honey does not manifest in the taste for me. But I can definitely see why many people may enjoy it. It definitely has more complex notes than I have experienced in moste spirits. Even though I did not enjoy this whiskey I was actually encouraged to continue drinking due the subtle changes in experience every sip presented.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Love the honey and spicy taste
 
Jim
Jim,
I wasn’t overly impressed. Decent scotch - spice and alcohol were prevalent initially. 86 proof that burns like 110 proof. On the back end it sweetened up a little with a lingering but mild sweetness.
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Like the honey and the butter finish, but I am not a fan of the spiciness.
 
Steve
Steve,
Easy to drink, buttery finish
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Smells like apples and honey. Peppery spice mixes with malty sweetness down low. Finishes buttery with more spice. Not the best I’ve ever had but drinkable.
 
Joe
Joe,
A little sweet and a bit spicy. Flavor is very mild.
 
Chris
Chris,
Not generally my type of scotch. Has a pleasant nose with a sweet buttery taste and a spicy finish. A very enjoyable glass!
 
Cameron
Cameron,
This is too sweet in my opinion. A little unrefined maybe? It tastes like the alcohol is more than 43%. Still, wouldn't turn it down.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Nice sweet flavor easy to drink.
 
Matt
Matt,
Very harsh. I’ll admit, I’m not a scotch lover. I’m trying to appreciate it, but this one is just too strong. Sorry. I like the history of this drink though.
 
John
John,
Great notes of honey, toffee, and biscuit. For me, however, it’s got more of a bite than I normally prefer.
 
Ben
Ben,
Very pleasant. Not my favorite in the world, but no big complaints. Honey and toffee come to the front in the nose for me, with a surprisingly spicy sweet and smooth palate. The finish comes and goes fairly quick with a pleasant sweet/buttery end.
 
Huagang
Huagang,
Very pleasant. Never thought about having Scotch as dessert before.
 
Lee
Lee,
Heavy honey notes, great smell.
 
Michael
Michael,
Aroma was so so. Taste sweet but good. Smooth finish.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Good all around scotch.
 
Tom
Tom,
Light, spicy, short, sweet, butter.
 
Steven
Steven,
Sweet but not overwhelming. Goes down smooth.
 
Matt
Matt,
Heavy honey taste but very enjoyable
 
Jason
Jason,
Nothing seems to come together cohesively.
 
Bernadette
Bernadette,
A lighter honey bite, not as smokey as I'd prefer but very gentle on the palate.
 
Tammy
Tammy,
Smells so nice and sweet. Like sweet bread. Flavor is so smooth and warm. This is a new favorite for me.
 
William
William,
Amazing.
 
Chris
Chris,
Good single malt. Nice sweet flavors. Slight spice in the after taste. Would drink again.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a classic, elegant, Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & spicy life leads to a long & balanced death with notes of butter, malt &, caramel.
 
Peter
Peter,
I liked this. Nose was almost like tequila and the finish was sweet & spicy.
 
Ray
Ray,
Sweet & spicy, lots of honey up front, like a less-smokey Johnny Walker Black
 
Emily
Emily,
Enjoyed this one a lot. Sweet and smooth.
 
Logan
Logan,
I liked this whisky. The nose was malt and sweet. The taste was honey, toffee and malt.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Color: Honey blonde Nose: Slight almond, malt, honey Taste: Creamy, Honey, biscuit, spice Aftertaste: sweet, buttery Really balanced. I’d definitely buy this.
 
Derek
Derek,
Really liked the spiciness!
 
Ben
Ben,
Quite nice... Honey on the front end is obvious, breaks down to grain hints and spices. The finish is thinner than I'd prefer, with a little bit of oil, but not terrible.
 
Briana
Briana,
Pleasing to the nose and amazing taste!
 
Damien
Damien,
Smooth
 
Mike
Mike,
So light in color I wasn’t expecting the amount of flavor it packs. Honey spice and grain with a slightly sweet finish.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Delicious flavor. Smooth on the nose and at the finish.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is a light straw. Nose is bright with malt, honey, and subtle vanilla. First sip has a little spice, but with a mildly sweet background mimicking the nose: malt, vanilla, and just a touch of the honey. Mouthfeel is full, mildly oily. Finish is a very short continuation of the spice. Overall, nothing offputting, but lacking in depth and finish.
 
Sean
Sean,
Very nice taste and light delicious finish. Recommended.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Not for me. I look for more smoke in my scotch. Nice favors though
 
Jackie
Jackie,
Good, nice honey and toffee.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very similar to springbank 10, not my style
 
Wyatt
Wyatt,
Very smooth, lots of good flavor. I would enjoy this neat, but maybe not as much in an Old Fashioned.
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Peaty nose. Malt, spice, and honey on the palate. Spice and peat wrapped in sweetness after a few drops of water. Very smooth. A few more drops bring out cinnamon rolls and toffee.
 
Brian
Brian,
Mary loved it, Brian didn't. Smoky and spicy.
 
Dan
Dan,
This is an easy scotch to drink. I don’t care for peat, and this is very light on the peat.
 
John
John,
Sweet Scotch. Honey and wood on the nose. Sweet with honey immediately on the palate. Spice and heat/alcohol come shortly after and linger through the finish. Zero peat. This Scotch is light on its feet and a bit sharper than I expected on the nose and palate. It balances the sweetness nicely. Makes for nice albeit not so complex dram. I'd recommend it for an easy going drink.
 
JR
JR,
There was a lot going on with the initial sip but dissipated as fast as it came on, definitely something you could sit back as drink while having a good conversation
 
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