Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Finest Highland Malt Whisky
Stated Age
08 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Feb 2011 5:13 pm

Average value

€ 166.11

2 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 08-year-old GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This Strathisla from the 1980's is a nice surprice. The nose needs time to open all its flavours.
    • Nose
      Maltiness of sweet barley and cereals. Shortbread. Later on more apple and cider. Flowery notes and some smooth oakiness. Also wet stones. Quite complex actually for an 8 year old whisky.
    • Taste
      Hmm very delicious. Fresh and lively. Apricot. Melon and pear. Also orange and tangerines. Polished furniture at the background. Carraway and cinnamon as well.
    • Finish
      Medium long. A little pepper. Gingery. Liquoirce. At the end more bitterness of grapefruit. Well balanced in my view.

  2. ApricotOne scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Fruity to apple and some dark fruits. Some toffee and a "dry" note. In the mouth a bit peppery and very light on the finish, this is certainly the only 40% ABV of the bottling. Some bitterness of the oak is noticeable in the finish.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur


    Color: full gold
    Nose: Hot and salty. An earthy character with aromas of dull leather, moss, humus, autumn leaves, caramel, wood, shortbread biscuits and honey characterize the nose. Fresh, salty aromas accompany these notes. The delicate sherry smoke looks very floral.
    Taste: Thin, watered-down lemon with a lot of hot pepper, bitter herbs, mint, wood, malt and oranges that are too long (to put it harmlessly). Also a little interesting mix of Turkish mocha, dull leather, wood and furniture polish. To make matters worse, there is also a load of perfume that hovers over the taste.
    Finish: medium length - very tart and bitterly underlaid. The sweet moments try to fight their way through. Dry and fading based on nuts, nutshells and mint.
    77 points (nose: 84 / taste: 68 / finish: 79)


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