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Overall rating
90.42/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB24773
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
21.02.1963
Bottled
01.03.2011
Calculated age
48 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butts
Casknumber
565 & 566
Number of bottles
1231
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AA/JAHI
Barcode
5020613855922
Added on
21 Aug 2011 5:38 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 1403.81

17 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1963 GM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.42 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very old, excellent, mellow and fruity Strathisla. Now I know again why I like this distillery so much. Tnx Addy for the sample.
    • Nose
      Delicate oak. Fruits of papaya, banana and strawberries. Mellow. Also flowery notes. Roasted almonds. Nice and complex.
    • Taste
      Amazingly sweet and creamy. Lots of fruit again. Now more melon, pear and passion fruits. Toffee. 
    • Finish
      Cinnamon and ginger. Some peppery spices. Become slightly bitter at the end.

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity, banana, coconut, marzipan, orange, furniture polish, great well aged old strathisla

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great experience this old malt. Due to the peppery-spicy oak as a counterpoint to the fruity sweetness, the malt does not lack power despite the 43%. Unfortunately, the taste and finish is a little less than the wonderful, intense, fruity nose, but still very tasty.
    • Nose
      92 92
      wow what an intense sweet fruit basket with a tropical touch; yellow fruits; Banana; ripe apple; Mango; Honeydew melon; delicate vanilla; beautiful spicy oak notes lie behind it
      - wonderfully intense fruity nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet start; yellow fruits; Pears; Apples; some passion fruit; significantly less intense and fruity than on the nose; then the oak becomes increasingly peppery and spicy and emphatically in the foreground
    • Finish
      88 88
      peppery-spicy; tender fruit; tart oak aromas; easily becoming dusty dry

  6. Mankut scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this great drop at the Strathisla Rarity Tasting. He was the brightest of all 7 Strathislas. But also the best for my taste. Light dark fruits spice sweet everything alternately. Very flattering, it flatters the palate. Perfect ...... almost.

  7. dramspotter scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Ostensibly this is whisky matured in American Oak ex-sherry wood, which might explain why the colour is quite pale for 48 years of maturation. I wasn't that wowed by this. I don't appreciate woodiness in very old whisky (and thankfully this whisky kept it in check) but it did not click for me.
    • Nose
      spirity, dark hay, herbal
    • Taste
      watery, delicate, some floral elements
    • Finish
      medium

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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