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Overall rating
83.50/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB24509
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Finest Highland Malt Whisky
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
757 ml
Label
White Label, Screw Cap, 70° Proof
Added on
05 Aug 2011 9:53 am

Average value

€ 320.00

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 08-year-old GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    This Strathisla is more a curiosity than a real treat.
    • Nose
      Malty and grassy. Some fruit. Apple juice. Juniper berries. Herbal.
    • Taste
      Winey. Distinguished fruit. Melon and pear. Biscuits. A little pepper.
    • Finish
      Short and very dry. Bitter.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A light fruity, young Strathisla and I really like it. These 70 proof bottles really stand up well compared to stuff around these days.
    • Nose
      A little waxy, pineapple, cola cubes, marmalade & cream sponge, quite floral
    • Taste
      Sweet fruit with caramel and its creamy, a little plum, pineapple like on the nose.
    • Finish
      ,Medium length still on sweet notes

  4. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Citrus, honey, hay, flowery, muesli
    • Taste
      Sweet malt, mint, pepper, floral, perfumy
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, grainy

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 76 points Moderator

    Definitely not the most enjoyable Strathisla.
    • Nose
      Honey, a little toffee and just a bit of citrus fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet vanilla, honey, touch of oak wood. Rather flat - probably a bit tired already.
    • Finish
      Fading away pretty quickly with some bitterness.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Care be taken here, either its a chemical one or ‘OBE’ - or both. Its faint with furniture/shoe polish, rose apples and honeyed caramel but the flavours are so faint its like stabbing in the dark. After time whats emerging is that undeniable oaky, oily, old style far-reaching maturation of old and far from the modest 8yo age statement on the label.
    T: The lightest arrival one could perceive, its like weak grapefruit infused black tea with the teabag on its third use. Having said that, its tasty but utterly faint and almost unreadable. Aside from the OBE theres more furniture polish, melon/mango, butternut squash, caramel, milky malt and hints of aniseed - in fact hints of everything, its all so ‘hinty’ and savoury/herbal all the way.
    F: Chocolate and smoked/roasted [hazel]nuts join heathery oak and yet more polish. Theres a tree reference here but i can’t get it - could be a touch of old creosote fencing panels that starts on the palate and comes in and out thereafter,…. ooh also flint and wait - theres fish at the death too, mackerel and crab yep. Vanilla cream and blackberry blossom conclude with a permeating finish that goes and on.
    C: Really rather sophisticated for an eight year old with older style oak maturation most evident at the end. Im wandering now whether there was water in my glass before this was poured such is the opaqueness of this dram. Im also unclear as to what scoring such an oddity demonstrates, If it were presented at more familiar power levels, who knows? Its certainly worthy or a score regardless and definitely worth seeking out again for one whole pound.

    Scores a C

  8. Malt Hans scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity aroma, apricot, red apples, orange juice, Vanilla sweet taste, camphor, pepper, orange marmalade, mint jelly, hops and malt. Medium long, fruity and spicy end.

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