- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Licensed Bottling
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 02 Sep 2011 4:47 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1970 GM
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.82 points
- Cf. Tasting Notes by WhiskyFun.com (June 1, 2016).
SGP:561 - 91 points.
- Old sherry well marked by the weather. Balance of aromas and complexity. A success.
Bright hair despite (only) 43%. We are clearly on a venerable age whisky: old furniture, encaustic, old wood, dry cocoa, honey and a lot of spices that are relatively melted. It's rich, it's complex and it evolves a lot with time. Tobacco, leather and varnish sometimes showing the tip of their nose while cooked fruits (cherry, fig) are also present. Really good and despite this apparent complexity of aromas, there is a real unity.
Again, we feel the years spent in cask. Noble wood, myriad spices, bitter dark chocolate, and lots of tobacco and leather. Nothing really extravagant, but very classy and devilishly good.
Long enough and in continuity.
- Woody nose, coffee, nuts, roasted notes and cocoa. Grilled mouth, coffee, strongly reminds a good Bas-Armagnac. The long final unfolds just enough bitterness. Very good.
- Ha well, like what I can still find sometimes old breasts really to fall backwards! This Strathisla is fine, subtle, balanced, tasty. The great class at the John Steed.
Powerful on dark chocolate, raisins, candied black plums, Christmas spices, hazelnut shell, caramel. A mentholated touch too, which brings freshness. Almond at times. And no sulfur, a nose really at the top.
Good surprise, the mouth is not watery! After so much time, the angels' share had to be done and the reduction did not have to be huge. This mouth is creamy, fine, subtle, very '' smart '' like an old British gentleman in three-piece suit. All I expect from an old sherry is: caramel honey, marzipan chocolate, gingerbread, dried fruit, candied fruits, some traces of dry tobacco. The woody is perfectly balanced; neither too much nor too little.
Average. The minty freshness resurfaced, accompanied by a slight woody drought. Makes me think of a Ricola candy, in some ways.
- TASTING NOTE by G&M;
Colour: Light mahogany.
Nose: A subtle burst of rum and raisin, with a defined malty nose. Hints of
rich brown sugar and a Christmas cake edge linger. Sweet creme brulee
Palate: Hints of festive spices - mouth warming, some marzipan, almonds and a
burst of stewed fruits. Smooth and very enjoyable.
Nose: More delicate, with a more pronounced hint of stewed fruits, with
charred oak influences and a defined vanilla nose.
Palate: Some warmth remains, with a robust Christmas cake edge, hints of
dried fruits and a burst of sweet sherry.
Finish: Long and sweet.
Cask Type(s): First fill Sherry butt
Whisky Style: Robust and moreish after dinner dram with a nice depth and some
- Not specifically my type of sherry, some points lost by the beginning of the nose, herbal notes and a slight (relative) dryness. But the whole remains very fine, very singular, I can understand that we can particularly appreciate this profile. In any case, happy to have been able to test =)
The beginning is marked by a bourbon side, a little varnish and wood. Then follows a very sherry nose, with notes of nuts, bitter oranges, grilled coffee. The end of glass is marked by hay and wood.
Very sweet, very very fine. We feel that we are dealing with a sherry unlike any other. The rendering is powerful for 43%. The texture is very slightly dry, not too sweet, on cooked plum, "old" wood, vanilla, walnut liqueur, bitter cocoa hints.
Always nut (maybe more "green"), plum, some dried grass. The wood is quite marked. Always melted and very fine aromas.