Old Masters – Cask strenght
Distillation : 1990 – Mise en bouteille : février 2012 – Fût n° : 101112 – Alcool : 54,10 %
Schotch Single malt, single cask of the year 16-21 ans (Jim Murray) !
La distillerie Strathmill
La distillerie Strathmill a élu domicile près de la petite rivière Isla, aux abords de Keith. À proximité se trouve une tonnellerie. Les deux autres distilleries locales ne sont pas très éloignées de Strathmill.
Étant donné que la ville de Keith fut jadis un grand centre minotier, il n’est guère étonnant que la distillerie se soit établie sur l’ancien site d’un moulin. C’est aussi de là que vient son nom.
Strathmill est l’une des distilleries écossaises les plus confidentielles, mais un peu de mystère rend les bouteilles d’autant plus excitant d’essayer.
Ce whisky est presque exclusivement réservé au single malt de la maison. Rarement embouteillé, le single malt de Strathmill vous n’est proposé que dans les gammes des embouteilleurs indépendants.
The bottler : James MacArthur
James MacArthur was established in 1982 with the aim of selecting whiskies from Scottish Distilleries which were either not very well known or had ceased to operate and bottling them at cask strength, thus introducing whisky drinkers to distilleries they had never heard of.
This policy has been continued, with top quality single barrel bottlings from a wide selection of distilleries. Whiskies are currently bottled at ages ranging from 10 years to 30 years and at both cask strength and 45%vol. These are fine examples of the quality and variety available from each whisky producing region and the Company has won several awards over the years for its bottlings, both internationally and in the UK. Our bottlings are also well received by Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible, the Spirit Journal in the U.S.A. and by Malt Maniacs in Europe.
James MacArthur’s Old Masters, Cask strength whiskies are bottled at natural strength and without the whisky having been chill-filtered or having colour added. The 45% bottlings, although reduced in strength, are similarly non chill-filtered and have no added colour. The aim is to offer a product which is as natural as possible and which retains its original characteristics and flavours.
The Speyside is a region that forms a core within the Highlands and that stretches along the Spey River. It goes even further, far beyond the lands of the Spey. Thus, the distilleries placed along Livet, Fiddich, Avon, Lossie, Findhorn and Deveron are also considered as a part of the Speyside. As it is not a geological unit, the boundaries of that region have never been set and sometimes, one could argue about the region from which a distillery comes from. According to the way we establish the boundaries, 63 of the 90 distilleries still in operation in Scotland are in the Speyside.