Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Stated Age
40 years old
Sherry cask
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 jun 2008 1:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2183.32

71 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Strathisla 1963 JW

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.08 points.

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

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

  2. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The distinct deep sherry notes, combined with a variety of pleasant fragrances make for an appreciated sherry bomb, but it comes on strong on the palate at CS if your first dram. A definite cinnamon vibe. Fascinating viscosity to observe. Let it breathe before you partake. Definitely add water!
    • Nose
      96 96
      starts with rubber, sherry, vanilla, ethanol, orange rind, bubblegum, slight anise, salted pretzels, buttery caramel corn, moss; as it breathes... very slight non-offensive sulfur, oak, coconut fat, brown sugar, French toast, more sherry, similar to above,
    • Taste
      91 91
      sherry, black pepper, coconut fat, honey dew melon, bitter cherry, cinnamon, gun powder; with water, the honey dew melon and sherry dance. A lager may have brought out some cantaloupe
    • Finish
      92 92
      starfruit, licorice twig like, black pepper, sherry, citrus, ethanol linger, not spice, warming mouth feel.

  3. riekio scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Huge rubber on the nose, and less on the palate but it was really evident to me and I couldn't go higher than a 92

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Honey, candied orange, passion fruit, sandalwood, cinnamon, intense sherry wood, superb

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Perfectly balanced, complex aromas with very good depth gradation. Outstanding!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Sherry, dried fruits, dark chocolate, toffees, spicy, a little Maggi herb. Very nicely balanced, a lot of depth, very pronounced intensity without being intrusive
    • Taste
      94 94
      Scherry, dried fruits, orange, some tropical fruits, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, wood spice. Very harmonious, very nice texture, delicate, creamy, honey-vanilla sweetness, pronounced aroma pressure with full body.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Peppery, citric, chocolate, gooseberries, spicy wood. Very long finish, very pleasant finish

  6. Benila did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


  7. prz22 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Great, punchy, layered sherried Strathisla. there are better bottles to be found but still absolutely flawless.

    Creamy, dried fruits, some oranges, spices, herbs - great!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Quite intense and deep
    • Taste
      95 95
      Well balanced sherry, sweetness and spices, very nice!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, spicy, great!

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Powerful, very fruity, rich and complex, balanced, good old sherry style - probably a little bit water recommended to make it even richer - really delicious!

    Head 2 head with the 1963 book of kells bottling #576 I think this one is a bit "wilder" and the book of kells slightly more balanced. However, this is really like splitting hairs.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Intense, cooked oranges galore, dried fruits, hints of old books, whiffs of acacia honey, fine sherry wood, spices, little cinnamon and nutmeg, whiffs of molasses - superb!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, more cooked oranges, more dried fruits, prune, more xmas spice, hints of vanilla, sherry wood, little herbal - fantastic!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, spicy, zesty, toffee, brown sugar, more woody, little more herbal, not drying, very fine leathery notes - great!


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