Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Sep 2011 4:47 pm

Average value

€ 851.50

13 × in wishlist

87 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1970 GM

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

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose was still gorgeous, in my mouth clearly too bitter, but some love that. ;)
    • Nose
      Dates, old, noble shoe polish, rum raisins, gingerbread, tick match, incense sticks cooled, nutmeg, black pepper, caraway, fennel, black tea, some coal, very old, but freshly oiled mahogany potion, fresh coffee beans, some camphor, saffron, to the back also baked apple
    • Taste
      Ashes, much more of the match / incense sticks, old licorice, black walnut, dusty wooden box, chestnut, saffron, capers, olives, firework leftovers, blackberries slightly rotten, grated cocoa beans, some manthol
    • Finish
      Liquorice, a lot of oak, camphor, saffron, nutmeg, long

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Titi94 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Cf. Tasting Notes by WhiskyFun.com (June 1, 2016).

    SGP:561 - 91 points.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Jeep51 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Old sherry well marked by the weather. Balance of aromas and complexity. A success.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long enough and in continuity.

  8. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Average. The minty freshness resurfaced, accompanied by a slight woody drought. Makes me think of a Ricola candy, in some ways.

  10. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    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

    influences develop.

    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.

    Body: Full.

    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



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