Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Roll with the punches
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Ex-Sauternes Barrique Finish
Number of bottles
59.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2020 3:32 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.88

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27 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 2007 SMWS 58.36

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points

  1. KWCGery scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. davidloosli scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, sweet lemon, plums, sweet pastry, sour apricot
      with water: more vanilla, lemons with ginger, green apple
    • Taste
      Sweet yellow apple, quince jelly, chocolate candy, alcohol well integrated
      with water: dry orange, artificial sweetener
    • Finish
      Sweet lemon pie, wood spices, licorice, a tad bit short
      with water: honey pie, bitter lemon

  4. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price: GBP 59.00


  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sauternes Cask gives this bottling a nice sweetness.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
      IT: 86
      B: 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: This dram entered the ring with a confident and bold swagger, dressed in a gown of orange skins and chocolate truffles. Heavy punches smacked of Demerara sugar, butterscotch and vanilla coffee whilst from the corner came spirited cheers from pinot noir, spiced rum and Tokaji dessert wine. The smell of new leather boxing gloves danced around the ring with salted caramel wafers, dark fruits and juniper berries before a final blow from herbs and wood char ended the round. After a splash of water, we bounced into round two as orange marmalade and madeira cake traded punches with singed marshmallows and roasted vegetables. Finally, Thai basil found itself up against the ropes before a hard hit from Lapsang Souchong tea and liquorice sweets ended the bout. After spending ten years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a first-fill ex-Sauternes barrique for the remainder of its maturation.


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