Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Berried alive
Stated Age
12 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Chenin Blanc Barrique
Number of bottles
59.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2019 1:16 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.85

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35 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2006 SMWS 58.31

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.97 points

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Typical SMWS barrel selection. Very exciting, but also very demanding. All in all, the strongest flavors run through from start to finish.

    The aroma load is hardly restricted by water. So just experiment =)
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light grapes, light malt tones, noticeable white wine notes, a little lemon rasp, sweet and also bitter zest
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful start, also here sweet and also slightly bitter, citrus peel, strong dryness sets in with strong heat, overall more tangy than creamy
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet oak spices and bitter citrus peel dominate here too, which lasts a long time

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25℃

    Nose: It's a fresh, green plant (leaf, etc.) with some yeast dough. Later, sweet aromas such as honey, caramel, cream, and butter cake will appear, as well as spice, ginger.
    Palate: Very fragrant, with some new wine, but more green dill and loofah seedlings, with some cream, preserved fruit, dried fruit in the back. Herbs and spices are more obvious, coriander seeds, white kou.
    Body: Medium and good-bodied wine, not too much tannin and bitterness
    Finish: long, ginger, green leaves, fresh wood, a bit bitter
    Overall: 85/100

  4. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Joint86 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great balanced whisky. Very fresh, spring and light, despite% alcohol
    • Nose
      89 89
      Flowers, citruses, apple, pear, freshly cut grass, a drop of perfume.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Vanilla, Butterscotch, Spice Chips, Wood
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy, slightly astringent

  6. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A fruity, dry strathisla.
    • Nose
      Wine gum, candied orange, orange
      with water: perfume and vanilla
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, dry white wine ...
      a little cinnamon, chilli & oak flavor.
    • Finish
      Medium: oak, licorice a little pepper

  7. hettrum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. kane112 scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue Price April 2019: 52.00 GBP


  10. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: A fragrant and floral start took us on a journey through ripe figs and vanilla sponge cake whilst spicy notes created a sandalwood sarcophagus lined with toasted almonds. Grilled aubergine introduced earthy elements as we were lowered into the ground and topped with hedgerow fruits to become a living mixed berry tart. Fruit jelly sweets continued the theme to be joined by orange zest and dried apricots on a bed of custard powder. The palate tingled with ginger and horseradish sauce as we found ourselves inside an old spice cupboard. Sweet and sticky toffee then trickled over marmalade before the finish arrived wrapped in soft leather. After spending 10 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 2nd fill chenin blanc barrique for the remainder of its maturation.


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