Strathisla 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Limited Edition
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Celebration of the Restoration of the Distillery
Added on
05 Aug 2011 10:16 am

Average value

€ 537.01

10 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 25-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.91 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    All other ratings are much higher which makes me wonder if I got a faulty bottle - actually the bottle looked OK and I got it from the very respectable WhiskyAuction.com - don't ask how much I paid
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    To be honest I was a bit disappointed by this limited edition for celebration. I would have expected something better to celebrate. The regular 12yo Strathisla at 43% abv with the similar bottle design is much better.
    • Nose
      Ripe bananas, pineapples and unfortunately also some cardboardy notes
    • Taste
      Little honey and toffee, and again a bit cardboardy, some vegetable notes too, the oak wood comes out later
    • Finish
      Medium long, a tad bitter

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 21 85

    Essential, tasty, but not over the years powerful, slight disappointment overall ...

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Ambiguous, caustic, mineral-metal molt, well balanced, whole, fairly dense and rich, more classic with chocolate and wood in development.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, old wood, leather goods, mineral notes, a bit of sulfur tones, boiled vegetables, furniture lacquer, nuts.
    • Taste
      Rich, dense, sour-metal, mineral, mineral water, daikon, rhubarb, black pepper, in the development becomes more sweet, with hints of nougat, nuts and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Spicy, mineral-metallic, vegetable acidity, sour orange, mineral water, a bit of shades of gray, chocolate.

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Body: gentle and rich.
    • Nose
      Potting shed ( earth,clay pots,moss ) hessian, dry tobacco, and dried fruits. Oaky
    • Taste
      Tea-like. Light chocolate orange, woodland and woodsmoke. Soft fruits in the centre.
    • Finish
      Slightly tannic.


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