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Overall rating
96.73/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB12078
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Vintage
1967
Bottled
1986
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
360
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Samaroli
Added on
03 Dec 2009 5:17 pm
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Average value

€ 3300.00

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43 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1967 RWD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 96.73 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    Crazy class. Quite simply.
    We cannot remain indifferent here. There is definitely something "more", which makes you dream.
    Perfect from start to finish. I don't even know if the note really makes sense.
    • Nose
      I pour my sample, then smell my glass. Friendly. Nothing more. I'm starting to wonder why the average score is so high and if the “Samaroli” dream is really objective.
      Then I wait, I wait 45 minutes, I come back to this nose and it clicks. Wow. What a Sherry! What a monster!

      I don't think we're here on the perfect sherry. On the contrary, it is its slight imperfections and its crazy intensity that give it a crazy charm.

      An extraordinary woody note, on dry, racy noble wood. A bit of molasses, reminiscent of some of the best demerara.
      Luxury leather, perfectly maintained new shoes.
      Dried mandarin zest, currant grapes, and a little prune, fig, date.
      Coffee and a little dark chocolate.
      But above all a diabolical and heady freshness. Camphor, medicinal, bandage, eucalyptus, peppermint. So intense, and yet it doesn't crush the rest of the dram.

      We can stay on it for hours.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, this is also the intensity that impresses. Alcohol is perfectly integrated.
      The noble wood is always present and defines the whole structure of this mouth. Leather, shoe polish, old furniture, old but well maintained.
      The fruit is cooked, stewed. Cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant; figs.
      But also the acidity of citrus fruits, fresh and in zest: orange, tangerine.
      We always have camphor, delicious, which rolls up the fruits.
      A little coffee always, lightly roasted. A little chocolate, dark and milk.
    • Finish
      The final is endless. We find this heady freshness of the nose.
      We start with the fruit, then toffee, cocoa. We move on to leather, wood, spices, then we continue with citrus zest, and finally camphor, peppermint, eucalyptus.
      We keep the fruitiness in the mouth for a long time, like a little sweet candy.
      The empty glass is a delight. Walnuts, toasted almonds, redcurrant coulis (grand veneur sauce), candied lemon, orange and licorice.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    This bottling meets - no, even exceeds - all my highest expectations! Just excellent!

    I quickly compared against some other finest Strathisla bottlings from G&M such as the 1955 (40%), the 1964 (43%), the 1965 (46%) and also the 1967 (50%). I think it's the 100proof that makes the difference here as all the flavors come over with a very high intensity. One that comes probably closest is the Strathisla 1965 40yo bottling from big market with 55% abv.

    On the other hand this Samaroli bottling is creamy, sticky and woody like an old Macallan (I just tasted a Macallan 1939 recently).

    First time I rate the maximum! 100 points!
    • Nose
      Fresh and intense sherry wood, dried fruits, raisins, dates, figs, whiffs of new leather couch, even hints of rubber and bubble gum, then again more wood notes, pine wood, brown sugar, molasses, also hints of citrus fruits, cooked oranges, and finally also hints of toffee - Fantastic!
    • Taste
      Wow, punchy, oily, thick, creamy, sweet and candy, very very nice notes of sherry wood, then of course the dried fruits are all back again but also the citrus fruits - Superb!
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm and smooth, more citrus fruits like oranges and also hints of espresso coming up - Great!

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 5th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    *5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Superb whisky, multi layered, very tasty, as good as the 1964 Glen Cawdor, almost :)
    • Nose
      94 94
      Very rich, multi layered full of juicy blackberries & red berries, blackberry & apple pudding,
      A really nice nose,
    • Taste
      95 95
      Thick & creamy on the palate, with the sweet fruit held back by the peat and it is also holding the sweetness back a little.
      I think this needs a little water but as you go on the sweet fruit does come through and it is very nice.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Fizzy and fruity and lingers in a good way

      With a touch of water:=

      Nose
      Even better
      Palate
      great depth, multi layered, dark fruits, sherry and peat compliment each other.
      Finish
      The best of everything

  5. prz22 scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    Fragile, sublime, delicate, divine..
    Perfectly splendid.
    Flawless balance, incredible complexity and this divine touch of something that makes it stand out of other theoretically similliar sherry malts.
    • Nose
      100 100
      There is this elegant perfection, poetic delicacy and deeply hidden intensity of aromas. From one side its all known, on the other hand its somehow different like 100proof Sa springbank. Fruits, spices, creamy coffee..its all there. I have literally smelled this 2hrs before tasting. I just forgot I can drink it..
    • Taste
      100 100
      Unbelievably creamy, complex, layered and balanced. Its like a Goddess Daily dram with no freaky traits yet full of sense of sherry malt fulfillness. If there is some audiophile here - its like a known music but Played with electrostatic headphones. Every tune known but made from pressured air instead of normal liquid.
    • Finish
      99 99
      Medium long but still incredibly elegant and sublime. Perfect woody sweet balance and dozens layers of flavours needs to be mentioned.

      Thank You Samaroli.

  6. NeroGatto scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Perfect in everything !!! Fruit with raisins, a long finish! Great whisky for the road to paradise !!!!!

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    everything is there, such an elegant sherry. As expected dried fruits, rum,leather, chocolate and that subtle hint of lemons, oranges, finish lasts forever, wonderful!

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  9. newman346 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Sherry wood Bottle No. 127/360 Samaroli-Brescia Vintage in light brown label - Full proof - Sherry wood - Cork drive with gold capsule This is a chance to purchase several times But, what if I had Strathisla swallowed up by Dark sherry? I thought, I had many opportunities for prices that I could not go one step again 1967 Strathisla! But, at nosing, there is no metabolic body at all drinking cola at the waist 120 cm over of that cottage. Attach is unbelievable smoothness. From Morinaga Cocoa, did you have such smoothness as when you first received Cocoa of Van Houten (VAN HOUTEN)? It is reminiscent of the pleasure of the childhood era. A little accent of feeling Kinba (Kimura) is also nice. Ultimate duet of syrry of sophisticated sherry and ripe fruit which can not be obtained even if aging is longer or shorter than it is long. But even though there is grace, the place without gorgeous is the nice place of Strathisla. In Finish, while eating crackers and biscuits of in-flight service, there is no nuance like getting black juice of old ripe apples. But, there is no funny lingering finish. Such a trick is unique to Strathisla. In my little Strathisla history, it is Big Bang which is completely BEST 3! Strathisla 1937/1971, 34yo, GM for Edward Giaccone http://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010?blog_tag_id=ajLaix5cfKkG There is a dark sherry Strathisla far beyond & 2! Macallan? Laphroaig? Glenfarclas? That's good. But for me, Strathisla is the best Aqua Vitae who has led me to "Whisky never again escapes heaven and hell"! https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsgg27vff

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