Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Spring 2018
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Mar 2018 4:29 pm by vishersan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 121.00

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17 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1997 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.21 points

  1. triskal83 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    84points for me at the beginning was the maximum of all feelings, rather 83, well ... actually I was 82.

    You can do anything wrong with this whisky, or you can do a lot right. Depending on how much time you take and how much water you allow yourself. It took me about half an hour to increase my initial impression from 82 points to 85.

    For 87 points, however, it simply has too much oak and too much bitterness, and for 86 points the other flavors are far too strong in the background to be able to drink it at cask strength
    • Nose
      87 87
      Strongly alcoholic, briefly glue in the nose like American bourbon whisky (luckily it disappears quickly), metallic, soap.
      Behind it, it smells like a wet meadow on which a rotten apple is lying!

      50/50 with water it reminds me of Souternes, with its typical nuances of quince, pear, honey and a spoonful of butter, maybe also apricots and peaches.
    • Taste
      85 85
      if you drink it shortly after pouring it, it is diluted to over 40% in terms of taste in the first part of my olfactory perception. And if it is mixed 50/50, i.e. 27% - 35%, it tastes just as good as it smells in the second part of the odor assessment, but then, for me personally, it is unfortunately watered down!

      My tip 45% and wait 20 minutes (after all, it's also a 20 year old whisky)

      -Then he will still be relatively good-
    • Finish
      83 83
      This can also be categorized according to the properties specified under the heading "Smell".

      Either reasonably well / or rather not so

  2. Vallado scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasty and fruity, alcohol nicely integrated. Beautiful oak paired with a beautiful sweetness. I like it
    • Nose
      Fruity; citrus; light vanilla; Vanilla gets stronger with time; To recognize malt; After the first sip, the sweet vanilla is clearly in the foreground
    • Taste
      Fruity; citrus; light vanilla; Vanilla gets stronger with time; To recognize malt; After the first sip, the sweet vanilla is clearly in the foreground
    • Finish
      Long and warm; Oak remains hanging; gets slightly dry, spices come back; tart fruitiness; Very interesting.

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Soft fruitiness.
    • Nose
      Cooked apples, cinnamon and orchard fruits.
    • Taste
      Pink bubblegum, crystallized caster sugar, stewed peaches.
    • Finish
      Shortcrust pastry followed by some baked apple pie then cinnamon reappears.


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