Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Joint bottling with TWA
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 May 2011 8:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1005.00

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53 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1970 MoS

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.76 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    On the nose it reminded me on the great Glengoyne 1972 MoS Cask 12044 but unfortunately it can't catch up on the palate and finish.
    Water recommended because without it's hard to taste anything. There is definitely less fruitiness on the palate and the finish is a bit drying. Anyways it's still very good!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense, acacia honey, dried fruits galore, plums, dates, figs, hints of raisins too, whiffs of toasted bread and solvent as with overripe fruits, spices, cloves, very complex - great!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow! Very punchy, oily, liquorice, more toasted bread, dark chocolate, some dried fruits, subtle sweetness, oak wood, burnt sugar, indeed also some sour cherries or so - very good!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, burning, peppery, more tannic

  2. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The battle of the sour oak and sweet fruits is divine. Unusual high ABV despite the 40 years.
    • Nose
      Sherry. Plum jam, rum raisin, black currant and coconut. Antique leather, glue and coffee.
    • Taste
      Rich. Matured oak and sweet fruits. Touch of mint and spices.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, spicy.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fine whisky, nice profile.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With water the nose gets sweeter, with more dark plum and the palate opens up nicely with the a nice fizzy sweetness again on dark fruits .

    A lovely old sherried whisky, very classy and considering I am bored with massive sherry at the moment I can still appreciate the quality of this.
    • Nose
      Very rich fruit cake, dark plum, raisins, currants, blackcurrant, raspberry, a little coffee and black cherry.
    • Taste
      Rich again, syrupy, the dark ripe fruit at the front and a battle between the bitterness of the oak and the sweetness of the fruits with the sweetness probably gaining the upper hand.

      The fruits that the nose suggested are all on the palate but no coffee on he palate.
    • Finish
      Quite long and very refined for such a high abv

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.005 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015

  7. Kodos scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. WhiskyJug did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Strathisla 40 yo 1970/2011 (59.6%, The Whisky Agency Private Stock and Malts of Scotland, joint bottling, oloroso hogshead)
    Ah, these joint bottlings! And almost 60% vol. at 40 years of age,
    that's quite stunning. Did this one mature in a dry hot place? Colour:
    full amber with reddish hues. Nose: oooh, this is punchy! Reminds me of
    Stagg in that sense, at least for a little time. The good news it that
    it calms down after a few seconds - or we get used to the powa, and
    becomes a typical old oloroso-ed whisky, with bags of dried fruits,
    touches of balsamic vinegar and hints of cured ham. With water: becomes a
    little mineral for a while, then honeyed and jammy. Apricots, molasses.
    Also notes of old sweet wine, that is to say old sherry. Wee hints of
    manure in the background. Mouth (neat): it's cough syrup! Heavy oak
    extraction but we're well below the limits here, with some mint and
    cough drops at first sips, then more prunes, fruitcake, liquorice and a
    little raspberry eau-de-vie. With water: the oak's dryness comes more to
    the front, together with more orange marmalade and kumquats. Bitter
    herbs (touches). Finish: very long, rather dry. Black pepper and maybe a
    little tamarind and liquorice. Comments: a muscular old sherry monster
    that could be 20 years younger. Maybe not excessively complex in my
    opinion, but excellent. SGP:662 - 90 points.whiskyfun.com

  9. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very nice malt. Unfortunately, the content of my bottle has already leaned towards the end and the prices have now increased immeasurably.
    • Nose
      Very fine and balanced, even if you immediately feel the high alcohol content. Beautiful Sherrynoten with cream sweet. After some time he becomes a bit mental and metallic.
    • Taste
      Prickelt very sweet, sticky and fat on the tongue, thanks to the high alcohol content, which is also very well integrated. Complex with beautiful sherry notes, ripe oranges and various oriental spices, this whisky is a true taste experience.
    • Finish
      Long, glowing finish with a little pleasant bitterness. Very astringent.

  10. Kiezentriebwein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90


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