Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Stated Age
40 years old
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
09 May 2008 1:19 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1180.00

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51 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1967 GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.43 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Superb Strathisla which gives the best of 40 years in Bourbon casks. It is perfectly balanced, the alcohol is perfectly integrated. A little nugget that reveals itself as soon as the first taste touches the tongue.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Slightly creamy, but well defined nose.
      A very beautiful exoticism. We waltz between papaya, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, pear.
      Then we evolve towards the zest of orange and lemon.
      We do not forget a woody frame, with pepper, a little milk chocolate.
      Simple and very effective.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth, we confirm the impression of the nose, it is very creamy.
      The exotic is still predominant. Pineapple, mango, passion fruit, papaya. Wow.
      Almost durian for the creamy side, but without the foul smell of course.
      The wood is still there but in retreat. Very noble, with old furniture, pepper, vanilla and spices.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long finish on exotic fruits. It's a real fruit cocktail. White pepper, mint and basil.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Doesn't swim so well in water. 93 points without water. 91 with.
    • Nose
      Sharp, pungent fruits - pineapples, starfruits, tangerines, overripe pears. Bourbon cask?
    • Taste
      Wow, very nice fruity notes, with again, some sharpness, with coconuts also, and vanilla
    • Finish
      The finish provides a nice oaky backbone that's not too egregious. Good length. A bit peppery at the end.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    A very fruity expression of a Strathisla - I would guess it was a very good Bourbon cask whereas most old Strathislas areactually from a Sherry cask. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Fresh, lots of exotic fruits, mango, pineapples, papaya, ripe bananas, hints of vanilla and oak wood, brown sugar, sugar cane - great!
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, very fruity, mainly the exotic fruits again, some distinct vanilla notes, white pepper, spices, cinnamon, cardamom - very good
    • Finish
      Medium long and burning, very punchy in the end

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity, honey vanilla, exotic fruits, great

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Rubber smell at first.

      Floral, light, fruity and butter. Lightly brushed with honey and butterscotch.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dried tomato puree. Raisins and oatmeal bread. Sweet orange jelly.

      Some spiciness from ginger, papaya, mango.

      Reduction of brown demerits sugar.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to short finishing.

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    How dreamy a bourbon cask could be
    • Nose
      This one is special, it got the buttery floral flavors, sweet cream, rich butter and vanilla, very nice
    • Taste
      I would call it ''sweet heaven'', honey, very minty, ginger, ginger tea, dry and bitter to the end
    • Finish
      long and sweet, continuation of the tastes. 

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. eleiko5 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Strathisla 40yo 1967
    (50%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky 2007, cask #6112, 400 btl.)

    Nose: very different – fruity but more dried fruits than the Whisky Agency bottling. Dates, figs, some tangerine. Less sweet, much more resinous (fir needles) with a few earthy notes as well (forests, cellars). Reminds me of some kinds of toilet spray (sorry, I guess we have high-end sprays at home?). Leather. Mouth: very spicy, again lots of oak influence. Some pepper, ginger, liquorice. More fruit in the aftertaste (soft peach). Finish: sweet and fruity, apricots and pears.

    The amount of oak in this Strathisla for LMdW is probably on the same level as in the Strathisla for Whisky Agency, but this one has a more interesting evolution and regains its fruitiness in the finish. Good complexity, but not the cracker I expected. Still available if you look around. Actual price: € 235.

    Score: 89/100




  9. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A high-flying Strathisla. Too bad that its final is a little too short.
    • Nose
      Immediately expressive, it shows a beautiful combination of fruity aromas (mandarins, bananas, papaya seeds) and fresh (eucalyptus, pine resin). Aeration sees it swinging between these two poles, with more notes of felt velleda, encaustic then vanilla and buttered aromas, and even a little leather. Not the most exuberant whisky ever, but with great elegance.
    • Taste
      The slap. It goes down alone. We do not feel neither the 50% nor the wood. The texture is fluid, the attack of a nice fruity freshness, acidulated associated with the resinous notes already perceived on the nose. The exotic fruits then develop (passion, papaya, banana) before a very light woody / spicy (sweet curry?) Structure the mid-palate.
    • Finish
      The Achilles heel of this dram. It is superb of freshness and fruit, but unfortunately too short while we would like it to last an eternity.


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