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Overall rating
92.60/100
votes
63
Whiskybase ID
WB16048
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series - Book of Kells
Vintage
1960
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
49 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AJ/JAIB
Barcode
5020613851320
Bottled for
The Whisky Fair
Added on
15 May 2010 12:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3412.96

24 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1960 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.60 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Honey, apricots, almonds, intense and complex

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    Just compared this one to the Strathisla 1967 Cask 6112 for LMDW (50%) and this one is clearly better - strength is almost equal but this one is more fruity and better balanced.

    I also just tasted an old Auchentoshan 1965 that had a very similar tropical nose but couldn't fulfill the promise on the palate.

    That makes this one even better as the whole package is very good.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    On the nose like some of the greatest old Bowmores and on the palate it can really keep up with the nose, the finish is long and good. This one is very well balanced and just fantastic!
    • Nose
      Intense, fruity, tropical fruits, ripe bananas, pineapples, passion fruit, sugar cane, honey comb, whiffs of meaty and smoky, very decent wood notes - Superb!
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, creamy, fruity - the exotic fruits are back, little peppery, subtle sweetnees in balance with finest oak wood, hints of vanilla - Excellent!

      No water needed!
    • Finish
      Long, warm and still fruity and woody but not drying at all - Great!

  6. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Reddish amber gestation Royal strawberry jam (+) Japanese pear sourness (++) An appreciation of reasonably warm apricot (+) Alcohol impression is firm The wood astringent impression is more like tea Impression of grape skins Dried fruits Smoked feeling is grainy burnt wheat 【Middle】: The body is wonderfully thick (+++) The body is viscous (not sticky) Baked wheat white peach (++) honey (++) ram raisin (+++) Fish smoked bonito bonito Orange cinnamon stick Licorice vanilla coating Alcohol feel firmly with time Milk chocolate (+) condensed milk (+) dried cereal and damp grain and baked cereal (very thick with mortar) Arthy 【Finish】: Nose dropout slightly Priority / Returning wonderful (++) Scorched wheat feeling (++) Wood (++) Chocolate with little sweetness Astringent dry matter type roasted coffee cherry seedless grape vine grapes Turtle, leather The sourness which the fish type dash moderately leaves in the mouth is still pear or the whisky turns white as time goes Beckow ame (+++) Competito (++) http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=4992

  7. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    See notes by WhiskyNotes.Be (score 92/100) wiht the following e-link :

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2010/strathisla/strathisla-1960-gm-for-the-whisky-fair/

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