Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Stated Age
44 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2009 10:16 pm

Average value

€ 725.00

7 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1964 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.61 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose is gorgeous, the palate a little bit too thin and oaky.
    • Nose
      Sweet and juicy sherry. Baked apples. Beeswax. Plums and prunes. Raisins. Also cough syrup. Leathery notes. Whiff of smoke. Rich and complex.
    • Taste
      Polished oak. Stewed fruits. Quite spicy: pepper and nutmeg.  Slightly woody. Tannic and resinous. Espresso.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Relatively dry and bitter. Orange peel. Becomes salty later on.

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great. If you do not have any problems with oak and you like sherry influence, then you will get your money worth. Really great. 90!
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry notes. Plums, raisins. Clear oak, which is quite a bit aggressive. Not so dry, sweet as well. Leather. Chocolate, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Dry sweetness. Plums, leather, fermented apple. Tobacco joins, becomes stronger and finally reigns supple.
    • Finish
      Long, tobacco, dark dried fruit, sticky sweetness remains.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Strathisla ages well like Glen Grant and this is good stuff certainly but for me a little past its best and should have been bottled earlier.
    • Nose
      Rich, and fruity on black cherry, full bodied red wine, redcurrant jus and a few balsamic notes.
    • Taste
      Bitter at first but then some sweet meaty notes come through but also quite drying.

      Some salted caramel, a little chocolate, dark raisin and over ripe dark plum.

      The oak is defiantly there
    • Finish
      Quite long, smooth drying and a little bitter.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    If I could afford it, than I would drink this stuff all day. Very good and very clean also, which maybe makes it a little bit boring. But sometimes boring is good. And in this case boring is VERY good.
    • Nose
      Very sweet and clean, fruity sherry aromas. Some watery cherry lemonade, almondpaste and raisins. The fruity element mainly consists of caramelized apples, very nice. There's also a saltiness that I can't quite place.
    • Taste
      Drying and very woody, but not too much. Just the way I like it in old whiskies, and this one is very old indeed. Chewy raspberry and also a nice hint of cookiedough. It has a spicy quality: aniseed, mint and pepper come to mind.
    • Finish
      Spices, cherries surface again. After a while sweeter flavors appear and it gets a candy-like quality. And then finally a hint of smoke. Complex and long, but also lacks a bit of power. Still very good though.

  6. Titi94 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Comment LMDW:
    Resulting from aging in second filling sherry casks, this single malt from the Strathisla distillery is full of character. Marked by notes of dried fruit, mellow wine and almond paste, a few drops of water bring out green apples and a slightly woody side. In the mouth, it is soft and subtly spicy, revealing an abundance of dried fruits and chocolate.

  7. aby scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    wow, this whisky at cask strength would be amazing.

    Now it is still a great whisky but with a slightly weak aftertaste.

    Overall: great  90p.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. martijnbams28 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Titi94 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Highly recommended if you like the old whiskies, not too strong but long, smooth, sweet, woody and sherry !
    • Nose
      Dried fruits with distinct sherry notes. Influences from a sweetish dessert wine followed by some marzipan notes.
    • Taste
      Apple and vanilla flavors with some sherry-wood flavor. A fresh mint develops along with almonds.
    • Finish
      Very good length. Soft sherry with a woody/tannic finish.

  10. Titi94 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A superb Strathisla "old" from Gordon & MacPhail. Highly recommended for all lovers of old sherried whisky (without being "monstrously sherry"). To enjoy (long) evening, well installed in his sofa (preferably old leather!). Even empty glass is a treat for the nose. For the record, whisky rated 93/100 by Malt maniacs!


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