Strathisla 15-year-old GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Finest Highland Malt Whisky
Stated Age
15 years old
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
100° Proof - 26 2/3 fl.ozs
Added on
29 sep 2011 9:07 pm

Average value

€ 461.17

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35 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Strathisla 15-year-old GM

4 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.58 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Why wait 30, 40 or even 50 years if it can be that great already after 15 years? At this age it can even be full proof and have a reasonable pricing which gives another plus. Really excellent!
    • Nose
      Wow, what a sherry nose! Clean, straight, you could also sniff on a sherry bottle. Some sweet honey notes, little woody notes, dried fruits - going now into the typical Strathisla profile. Great!
    • Taste
      Punchy, powerful but also oily, creamy, smooth, citrus fruits, oranges, dried fruits, some raisins, very good sherry wood notes balanced with a nice sweetness - really no need for water. Superb!
    • Finish
      Endless burning, fruity, zesty - very good!

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  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    100 Proof is much better as 57%...
    94P to 91P
    57 % is sweater and more sticky and has a herbal woody finish...
    100 Proof is perfect ;)

  4. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  5. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    with water: even better, even more intense, even more expressive - an outstanding malt
    • Nose
      First phenol, motor oil, linseed oil, then sherry and a lot of old leather, light smoke, herbs and raisins - what a nose, you can smell it for a long time!
    • Taste
      a Mentholkeule with many spicy herbs hits the taste buds, lemon balm, licorice, mint, sweetness of raisins and apricots, sherry, very oily, creamy, the alcohol is tickling on the tongue, the variety of aromas is overwhelming, downright clinking fresh, oranges (violent) and also lemons are pushing forward, and now comes the oak, freshly milled mocha
    • Finish
      incredibly diverse here too - herbs without end, a lot, really lots of orange, the oak knocks again, with wonderful persistent spicy pepper heat and fine acidity, the malt fades away ...

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge:

    Strathisla 15 yo (100° proof, Gordon & MacPhail, 75cl, +/- 1980)  Colour: gold. Nose: much less sherry in this one, and rather more phenolic, earthy notes. In truth I find it even more amazing. Linseed oil, graphite, hay, old leather, tobacco, a little smoked ham, drops of diesel oil... Juts superb. With water: pah-pah-pah... You'd think you're in the northern Highlands. That's right, just north of the charming little town of Brora. Wet chalk, plasticine, wet wool, engine oil... Typical old Strathisla, much more 'old Highlands' than 'modern Speyside'. Impressed. Mouth (neat): stunning mentholated, liqueury arrival, ridden with caraway, peppermint, verbena, liquorice, camphor... The freshness is flabbergasting. With water: totally superlative. Amazing mentholy profile, with an avalanche of herbs and tiny dried fruits. Finish: long, minty, liquoricy, herbal, perfect, just perfect. Comments: totally 'grand cru' quality. It's true that the 'darker' old bottlings of Strathislas are more famous, but please watch the lightly coloured ones. Stunning distillate and stunning work by G&M. SGP:462 - 93 points.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur


    for the one with 100 Proof / 57% and 26.4 floz / 75cl on the Label!

    There is another one with only 57% and 75cl on the Label still available

  9. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83


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