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Overall rating
90.89/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB15928
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Rare & Old Selection
Vintage
27.03.1970
Bottled
06.04.2010
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
10421
Number of bottles
149
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 May 2010 12:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195.00

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29 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1970 AC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.89 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Really an excellent sherry cask - fruity and very well balanced - a true Strathisla classic. Excellent!

    I think this one is better than the Strathisla 1970/2011 joint bottling of TWA and MoS which is drying more in the end.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Intense, dried fruits, dates, figs, plums, fresh tobacco, dark chocolate, spices, nutmeg, whiffs of cinnamon too, good sherry nose, hints of solvent like overripe fruits - fantastic!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Punchy, creamy, liquorice, more dried fruits galore, subtle sweetness balanced with sherry wood, more chocolate, spices - superb!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, burning, a bit more tannic, but no water needed

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful Strathisla
    from a very active cask.
    • Nose
      Wonderful nose on
      plums, mirabelles and melon. Sweet as a liqueur, in fact. Walnuts and some
      coffee and even some beef jerky. Some eucalyptus. Touch herbal as well, like
      Ricola cough candy. I quite like this. Adding water makes it honeysweet.
    • Taste
      It is mouthcoating
      with loads of spices. Again the cough candy, spiced with anise and liquorice,
      but also strawberries and raisins. The nose is quite different from the palate,
      I must say. Having said that, it is very, very good. The sherry cask was
      obviously a rather active one. After adding a few drops of water, it becomes
      syrupy sweet.
    • Finish
      The finish is very,
      very long. It reminds me of cough candy once more. Well, it that is the case,
      get me a cold stat!

  3. Reve64 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nice dram
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      92 92

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