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Overall rating
91.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB175294
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
07.04.1987
Bottled
13.10.2020
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Refill American Hogshead
Casknumber
3053
Number of bottles
174
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Batch 20/056
Barcode
5020613081017
Added on
25 Jan 2021 9:23 am by LukasJakubDrabek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 724.04

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2 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1987 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.50 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Good stuff, but way too expensive for what it is. Not sure why G&M would overcharge for these CC CS casks... While good, they're not world-beating. I can name plenty of older, well-aged ex-bourbon casks that are as good, if not better, than this strathisla at a significantly lesser cost, even at auctions. Significantly. One of them is below. It's a shame that good casks being released nowadays are so, so, so overpriced. You can do better than this, Gordon and MacPhail! Stop gouging us!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Quite solid. Fruity, with loads of menthol. On second sniff, more than solid. It's pretty damn mouthwatering. Fruity. Pineapples, bananas, peaches. Green tea. Putty clay. Ginger.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Great strength. Love it. A nicely aged bourbon barrel, with all the accompanied vanilla, coconutty flavors, with sweet, ripened pears. Good mouthfeel. Quite chewy. Reminiscent of a great Bunnahabhain from North Star Spirits, but this strathisla perhaps is just ever so slightly less balanced and more spicy and more oaky.

      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/98228/bunnahabhain-1986-nss

      Funny enough, I just realized they are both 30yo bourbon casks.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Yea, some peppery spice here. A good amount of oak now. Some fruits persist, but the nose and palate win.

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