- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Licensed Bottling
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- Sherry Wood
- 61.3 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 09 Apr 2012 11:20 am
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11 × member ratings
7 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1970 GM
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points
Fruity (prunes, cherries), blackcurrant jam, nutty, coffee, chocolate, sweet, sherry
Raisins, chocolate, berries, spicy (clove, ginger), liquorice, earthy, sweet sherry
Medium long, sweet, spicy, chocolate
- Strathisla 16 yo 1970 (61,3%, Gordon & MacPhail for Intertrade 1987, sherry wood)
Nose: dried prunes and black cherries. Hints of walnut liqueur. Coffee and chocolate. It’s got the old-style sherry character, including the hints of beef stock and jerky. Some earthy, slightly sulphury notes too. Mouth: very raisiny, with loads of dark chocolate. Mint. Star anise and cloves. Something of over-infused tea and strong liquorice. Quite heavyweight and a tad too bitterish and dirty for my taste. Slightly better when diluted but still… Finish: not too long, herbal, peppery and chocolaty.
The sherry is all over this whisky. Robust, dry and herbal, including an old-school dirtiness. Love it or hate it, I guess. Thanks Jens.