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Overall rating
92.90/100
votes
104
Whiskybase ID
WB22245
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series - Book of Kells
Vintage
21.02.1963
Bottled
24.03.2011
Stated Age
48 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
576
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AA/JCDB
Barcode
5020613029972
Bottled for
Limburg
Added on
29 May 2011 7:58 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1367.73

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104 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1963 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.90 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Nice old Strathisla, maybe bottled a few years too late but no denying the quality on show here.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Good nose., fig, plum, date, some spice and then a shoe polish note, but it is sweet, anyway I like it.
      Excellent nose
    • Taste
      92 92
      No denying the quality of spirit here, the wood is knocking at the door but the sweet fruity sherry is holding it at bay, just.
      Raspberry & blackberry with a very faint bitter liquorice note.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish is long, slightly fruity and warming

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    This is one of the these great casks that has a reddish color and is endlessy fruity like a fresh fruit salad - there are several examples that belong to the greatest bottlings ever (e.g. Springbank 100proof Samaroli...)
    • Nose
      Fresh fruit salad, citrus fruits, oranges, spices, xmas spice, honeydew - great!
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, clean, very fruity, blood oranges, mango, even some tropical fruits, spices, nutmeg, good sweetness, hints of oak wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      Medium long, still fruity, spicy, zesty

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 40th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1974 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    *40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great fruity sherry, dark fruits, yellow fruits some tropical fruits, toffee leather, very complex and neverending finish, excellent

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Orange tasting 3.0 18-08-2016 Roelof & JJ
    • Nose
      Almond paste, a meaty note, spices - pepper and cloves. Forest fruits - black berries, cherries and strawberries.
    • Taste
      Forest fruits - cherries and raspberries and orange. Also very spice because of the first fill effect: cloves, again a meaty note and herbs.
    • Finish
      Tannins, cranberries, spices, gluhwein, iron, wood and saaz hops.

  8. eleiko5 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Strathisla 48 yo 1963 (51,8%,
    Gordon & MacPhail for The Whisky Fair,
    Book of Kells, first fill sherry butt #576)

    Nose: the first thing that struck me is a wonderful “green” herbalness. Not the most common herbs, but cardamom, parsley, dill. Cough syrup. At times it reminded me more of old rum (more specifically the Long Pond 1941 cask #76 by G&M) than of old whisky, but after a while it changes and comes back to typical sherried whisky aromas: dried fruits, old leather with a faint meaty note. Wax. Mineral notes. A little mint sauce. Mushrooms. Dusty cedar wood. But all very subtle. Impressive complexity and difficult to express in words. Mouth: beautiful sherry influence, dried apricots, resin, hints of forest fruits and raspberries. Almonds. Quite dry but no prominent herbal notes this time. A little cocoa. Oranges. Nicely balanced oak and intense fruits. Finish: dry, long, with spices, liquorice, faint nutty notes and lingering dried fruits.

    Strahisla is the champion when it comes to extremely long maturation, and Gordon & MacPhail have the best casks. Nice selection, even better than the 1960 bottled last year!
    € 300 is a heavy price, but worth it in my opinion.

    Score: 93/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2011/strathisla/strathisla-1963-gm-whisky-fair/

     

     

  9. Titi94 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Cf. Tasting Notes by WhiskyFun.com (July 15, 2011).

    SGP:662 - 92 points.

  10. Titi94 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    You can see the tasting notes of this Bomb on Whiskynotes.be (scored 93/100 as the Malt Maniacs).

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