Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Finest Highland Malt Whisky
Stated Age
30 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2010 1:27 pm

Average value

€ 674.95

11 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 30-year-old GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nice obe, old style sherry with aromas of leather vanilla, sweet spices, dried dark fruits and tobacco, very good

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very nice whisky, I had expected more oldschool sherry and like it a little less, although I eigtl. Also no friend dark sherry bombs and I would like this more, but these citrus notes and the slightly thin in the body lowers the note stop little.
    • Nose
      Full candied orange, apricot, very oldschool, much darker honey, not as dark as one would think of the color in the nose, marzipan, a little sherry oak and garden herbs, and nuts
    • Taste
      Soft leather, pickled oranges, full of manuka honey, red apple, at first rather thin, but becomes stronger with time in the mouth, brown sugar, orange peel, rosemary, beautiful citrus notes, grapefruit, one would really not appreciate age, nutmeg some nuts again and milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Not quite as long, rather medium, here it is again a little thinner with citrus, malt, the oak which is not quite as old as it is, orange and lemon peel

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Bottle code 4699 (seen on following bottling years: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991)
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Actually more punchy and fresh than expected for just 40% abv. The nose is really fantastic and makes you want to drink this whisky. On the palate it is very smooth and enjoyable. A little more abv and the rating would be even higher. Anyway great stuff!
    • Nose
      Rich, honey dew, citrusy, crystalized oranges, some toffee, touch of sherry wood - Great!
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity, cooked oranges, well balanced between wood notes and subtle sweetness, milk chocolate, little toffee, little spicy, nutmeg, nutty, touch of leather
    • Finish
      Medium long and very smooth, still wood and citrus fruits

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


    Color: old gold
    Nose: aromas of honey-sweet sherry rise in the glass, which are accompanied by dull leather, wet earth, fine garden herbs, a handful of nuts. Only at the beginning is there a non-annoying note of plastic that goes towards zero the longer the whisky can breathe. The finest orange liqueur with lots of maritime salt makes your nose tingle.
    Taste: Thin consistency, but quickly becoming powerful and at the same time creamier and fatter. Spicy with red peppercorns, cayenne pepper, chilli, nuts, malt, an invigorating freshness and well integrated wood notes. At the back, the taste is characterized by orange extract, honey, sherry and still a lot of salt.
    Finish: medium-long - with great nut notes, slightly smoky malt, distinctly dry wood and sweet orange liqueur.
    Note: Great taste! Unfortunately there are even differences in these bottlings from the 80s (with the same bottle code). From 92 points here to brilliant 94 points.
    92 points (nose: 92 / taste: 93 / finish: 91)

  7. checkpointrk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Also 92P for another SC999.

    The quality varies also within SC999, but only from brilliant to very good.

  8. checkpointrk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    94P for SC999 from the 80's

  9. Master Quill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This would be from the 90`s and should have a laser printed G&M code like ID/BLA.


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