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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB113854
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Melts in your mouth
Vintage
22.01.2009
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
58.24
Number of bottles
261
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jun 2018 2:52 pm by FernetBranco
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.19

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2009 SMWS 58.24

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Young fruity Speyside that has a slightly perfumed and artificial effect
    • Nose
      Jellybeans, white chocolate, cocoa macaroons, a walk through a laundry room impregnated with fabric softener, LAvendel, jasmine, elderflower syrup
    • Taste
      Woodruff, green fruit gum frogs, HubbaBubbaBubblegum, again the jelly banana, vanilla sugar
    • Finish
      Fruity, unripe green melon - medium long

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. hettrum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Macheye scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This Strathisla is straight-forward but effective. It has a crisp and clean flavour profile which is ideally suited as an introduction to warm summery evening – and in the UK it seems like we’re having (and will have) plenty of those.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/strathisla/58.24-melts-in-your-mouth/
    • Nose
      Cotton fresh with camomile and linen sheets. Sweetness is derived from light toffee, and a punnet of red fruits – raspberries and strawberries. Throughout that’s grassiness and light earth. The addition of water makes for a crisp and slightly mineral outlook, with additional cask influence of white pepper.
    • Taste
      Soft and fruit-forward – with more emphasis on tropical notes now – pineapple, banana, both dripped with lemon juice. There’s a creaminess here – vanilla custard and soft-peaked meringues – I guess those melt in the mouth. Reduced adds a slightly syrupy texture to the fruit elements – like they’re tinned in juice, as well as emphasising the ex-bourbon cask with a light pepperiness.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, with citrus tang, pepper and just a touch of tannins.

  5. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A surprise, a beautiful malt with pronounced tropical accents!
    • Nose
      Tropical full, coconut, pineapple, dark sugar, green grass, oak (1fB);
    • Taste
      Tingling, oak, sweet, tropical, coconut and pineapple rich, vanilla, Demerara sugar full;
    • Finish
      Warming, sugar sweet, oak;

  7. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes from the SMWS website: https://www.smws.com/melts-in-your-mouth

    Initial price June 2018: 51,50 GBP

    "We first noticed the sparkling light lemon gold colour before a lovely fresh fruity aroma of banana and caramel parfait, elderflower cream made with sweet elderflower cordial and soft fluffy marshmallows attracted our attention. The taste neat was warm, sweet and a little tangy like charred pineapple with maple syrup and cinnamon. When we added water, initially a gently sweet perfumed lavender and jasmine scent before a sweet lemon cream sauce poured over hot waffles made us eager to have a try. Sweet and creamy ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ texture just like pancakes topped with maple syrup butter."

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