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Overall rating
96.20/100
votes
54
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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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1967 RWD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 96.20 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    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. prz22 scored this whisky 100 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. NeroGatto scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Like a poem, 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!

  6. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting notes by Serge Valentin

    Strathisla 1967/1986 (57%, Duthie for Samaroli, Sherry wood, 360 bottles) Colour: full amber. Nose: this one starts heavier but not lumpish, with a rather fresh sherry (roasted nuts, milk chocolate, praline and sultanas). Nice notes of old rum, triple-sec. It’s more and more on praline and freshly roasted coffee beans but also dried figs and bananas. The balance is perfect and there’s no vinous and/or sulphury notes whatsoever here and no meatiness either. Heavy ‘soft’ sherry, I’d say. Mouth: very nervous attack, woodier than the 30 yo and more on varnish and eucalyptus as well as crystallised oranges. Lots of candy sugar, liquorice and salt (it’s saltier than the 1976). Truly concentrated, almost thick, fat, also with more tannins than the 1976 – it’s a little ‘mordant’. Long and coating finish, with all these notes of candy sugar and oranges but also the eucalyptus that’s back (cough drops). Concentrated indeed, just as excellent as the 1976, but not really better, for it’s really fatter. Same rating then, 90 points.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

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

  8. 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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