Review No.132. Old St. Andrews Clubhouse

Old St Andrews is quite different in that the company describes itself as a producer and distributor of whiskies and specialising in the travel retail and gift markets.  Sounds like a gimmick to me.  To support my point, their bottles of whisky are shaped like a golf ball with dimples.  This Old St Andrews Clubhouse is a five-year-old blended Scotch, they also produce a 10, 12 and 15 year old version.


Whisky: Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch Whisky, 40%

Nose: Red apples, cinnamon. butterscotch

Taste: Strawberry and yogurt, bitter oak, grain

Finish: Bitter oak and grain

Score: 2.25

Summary: This is quite a light and fruity blend and I can see how it can appeal to those that are not regular whisky drinkers.  There aren’t any standout flavours and instead I get generic fruit and spice flavours.  It is all quite pleasant up until the finish where the bitterness kicks in which ruins the experience a bit.  I don’t think you are missing out if you have not tried this yet.  I see it as a decent blend and something that I would consider as a session whisky.



Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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