Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Seriously scrumptious
Stated Age
11 years old
Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Char Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2017 7:18 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 252.02

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2006 SMWS 58.20

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Oooo, I like this one! It’s sweet and punchy, with nice fruity richness and plenty of scrumptious tropical and chocolate notes. The finish is pretty short but has lots going on. On another day I might call this too sweet, but I certainly enjoyed this glass. I tried this blind and had no clue what cask type it was.

    Nose: Rich and spiced. Luscious butterscotch, browned butter, barley sugar, and caramel. Figs, passionfruit, pomegranate, some unripe pineapple, and a bit of coconut. Maraschino cherries, turning into sour cherries. A sweet milk chocolate note, reminding me of the chocolate milkshakes I had as a kid. Some funky notes too: leather and shoe polish, as well as earthy hay and wet forest soil. Plenty of rich nuts. Maybe a bit of rancio in there.

    Palate: Medium texture, with a fair bit of heat. Barley sugar up front, developing to juicy tropical fruit and rich spice. The dram develops to more of that hay and leather, as well as oak, black pepper, maple sugar, dried spices, and subtle smoked chilis. There’s lemon oil, almond extract, cinnamon, rose petals, and a bit of red wine. Chocolate comes in big and rich: as a thick ganache, or maybe coating dried cherries or raisins. Fresh ginger and lemon on the back end.

    Finish: Short and sweet, emphasis on the sweet. More chocolate, with crystallized pineapple, lychee, mandarins, elderflower, maple sugar, red wine, nougat, orange bitters, pear, and dried ginger. Definitely some Rolo, or maybe a Mars bar? Lingering honey and white sugar.

  2. Макс scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes von der Website: https://www.smws.com/whisky/seriously-scrumptious

    Ausgabepreis November 2017: 54,70 GBP

    "A deep copper gold colour was aptly followed by aromas of almond meringue cake with dark Amarena cherries as well as Limoncello plum tart. In the background was the luxurious fragrance of oriental perfumed leather. The taste was mouth-coating, roasted duck breast with a viscous plum sauce and honey roasted parsnips. Water brought freshly muddled mint leaves to the fore, soon followed by apple pie with custard and an apricot doughnut with a cardamom glaze. On the palate; chocolate orange mousse with turmeric and rum flambéed figs and bananas. Ten years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, finished in a virgin oak hogshead with a heavy toast and a medium char."

    Mein Eindruck: Betörend fruchtiger und cremiger Malt mit einer enormen Aromendichte. Spektakulärer Preis!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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