The actual Stronachie distillery is long, long gone. This is a brand that Dewar Rattray launched in an effort to replicate the style of whisky once produced at Stronachie -- apparently one of the Rattray folks had an ancient bottle of real-deal Stronachie, and after much exploration and experimentation, found that the whisky currently produced at Benrinnes most closely matched the antique Stronachie. Thus, Stronachie is actually Benrinnes whisky.
Nose is floral, yet somewhat gaseous -- like something you'd smell at a hot springs or some earthen vent in Yellowstone -- and fruity. Palate is quite sweet, candy qualities, vanilla and fruit tones with a backround of rolling but nondescript spice. Moderately complex whisky. Cinnamon emerges in the finish and takes over, along with sugary wisps. There are rough edges here, but they're part of the flavor/experience. This is good whisky and worth the price for a 12yr. I enjoy it. B/B+