1988 Berrys' Own Selection Strathclyde Single Grain Whisky, 53.0%

1988 Berrys' Own Selection Strathclyde Single Grain Whisky, 53.0%

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1988 Berrys' Own Selection Strathclyde Single Grain Whisky, 53.0%


Strathclyde grain distillery is located in the Gorbals district of Glasgow on the south side of the river Clyde. This area is far flung from the picturesque image of remote highland distilleries although it has played a vital part in the heritage of scotch whisky since 1927 and its product is top class. This ex-Bourbon barrel single grain whisky exudes fresh aromas of boiled sweets, apple peel and a trace of eucalyptus. The palate is overtly fruity with a creamy texture rounded by vanilla. A refreshing lemon and lime edge on the finish add invigorating zest. Don’t feel guilty to try this on the rocks.
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Strathclyde Distillery

Strathclyde Distillery

Strathclyde whisky distillery is a grain distillery, as opposed to the arguably more famous malt distilleries, and it was built in 1927 by Seager Evans on the south bank of the Clyde river.

The Kinclaith malt distillery was built within the Strathclyde distillery, which produced primarily for Long John blends, along with Strathclyde’s grain whisky, but also made single malt. In 1975 however it was shut down in favour of expanding the grain distillery buildings.

The most famous product of Strathclyde is the Duncan Taylor single grain whisky.

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Grain Whisky

Grain Whisky

While Malt Whisky can only be made from barley, Grain Whisky is made from a mixture of grains, typically wheat and maize (corn) and it may also contain barley.

Grain whisky is distilled in a continuous column still, also known as Coffey still. Coffey still distillation is generally accepted to yield lighter and less complex flavour than pot still distillation (distinctive to malt whisky).

In Scotland, pure Grain Whisky is seldom bottled, it is typically used in the production of blended whiskies that combine grain and malt whiskies. Occasionally well-aged grain whiskies are released as "single grain whisky".

Scotland is the home to 6 grain distilleries: Cameronbridge, Girvan, Invergordon, North British, Port Dundas and Strathclyde. Together they annually produce six times the amount of malt whisky. Only three of the aforementioned distilleries bottled their own single grain whiskies: Cameron Bridge, Black Barrel (from Girvan) and Invergordon.

Find out about other whisky styles in the dedicated pages for Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside, Islay, Campbeltown, Orkney, Skye, Mull, Jura, Arran ),  Blended Whisky , Vatted Malt Whisky (aka Blended Malt),  World Whiskies  that includes Irish Whiskies, Japanese Whisky and American Whiskey and Bourbon.

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