- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Licensed Bottling
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 02 Sep 2011 4:47 pm
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
- The nose was still gorgeous, in my mouth clearly too bitter, but some love that. ;)
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
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
Liquorice, a lot of oak, camphor, saffron, nutmeg, long
- 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