Strathisla 1968 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
42 years old
Number of bottles
42.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 may 2011 4:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 859.85

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Whisky reviews for Strathisla 1968 DT

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.19 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2020] After I tested dozens of cask samples (almost all of them "underaged") during the last weeks I desperately look out for some older stuff before Christmas . That is why I assembled an advent calendar of randomly picked bottles out of my sample library...

    ...and this Strathisla was a fine pick - but what should go wrong with a vintage 1968 bottling? In this case: nothing! The wood is strong but never dominates and the malt created fantastic fruity flavours as with most drams from the sixties (unless they developed this annoying perfumy-soapiness like Edradour, Glenturret and others). This dram is right up my alley!
    • Nose
      94 94
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers offers an adorable fruity profile with pineapples, mango, apples, pears and many more fruits. Fine spices and appropriate wooden impressions join in to create a complex profile together with honeys, floral notes and waxes. Perfect stuff to sniff for hours - ooh, how I love these sixties' drams.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is complex and layered with more molten barley sugars and waxes than in the nose. The fruits still play a major role and the wood is powerful too (but never dominates). After some chewing herbs and spices join in as do earthy notes. No flaw or imbalance that I can find, this is a delicious dram which is very interesting to explore too.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The mouthfeel is warming and coating with some stronger wooden notes which add minor bitter-drying moments. The finish is long and turns more to the bitter-spicy wooden side of the dram, no wonder after 42 years of maturation. But the wood is not overpowering and all stays enjoyable until the very end. I did not use water because it was just a small sample size.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is lovely, you could drink loads of it, Initially I thought it could have done with been a little more full bodied but on reflection it is spot on.
    • Nose
      That's quite a mix but fruit wise I get pineapple and apple. It is what I would call perfumed (flowers).

      Smells a bit yeasty to me but in a pleasant way. These old 60`s malts have something like varnish on the nose (I get it with old Millburn`s a lot), I really like this characteristic.
    • Taste
      Very easy to drink, sweet, fruity some marshmallow a little honey.

      I get some lime at the back of the palate with a touch of sweet caramel.
    • Finish
      Quite long and smooth with an icing sugar finish.

  4. addyhd scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    I'm a huge fan of these old Strathisla's. Fruity and complex. Fortunately I found the same characteristics in some 1970's Strathisla's as well.
    • Nose
      Typical old Strathisla, smooth, malty, with a pleasant light and round fruitiness and aromatic herbs.
    • Taste
      Delicate, mellow but very complex. Sweet fruit, the wood comes through later on.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Round. Some spice.


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