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Overall rating
84.00/100
votes
6
Whiskybase ID
WB31953
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2005
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Apr 2012 11:41 am

Average value

€ 55.00

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6 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1987 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately a rather tired fellow.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Inviting fruity nose with apricots, honeydew melon, peach. Including a fine flavor, which cannot be further defined. Nougat, marzipan, vanilla, orange leaves.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Velvety and soft on the tongue. Almond butter, nougat, marzipan. Dry wood. Otherwise there is little going on on the tongue - and that is not because of the 40%, but rather because of the profile of the whisky: light, almost floating.
    • Finish
      81 81
      A little more marzipan, vanilla and orange, but not very long.

  2. Krisladdich scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The nose is still very nice, but the taste drops off again significantly. I would only drink this Strathisla at the start of a tasting to get my nose and tongue used to the alcohol.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity sweet taste, cereals, light notes of pickled pears, vanilla, honey, mirabelles, edible paper. Overall, a very light nose, at first it gives the impression that there is significantly more power than 40%, but that settles very quickly. A classic refill nose. Delicious, but little music and strength.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Is there alcohol in the glass? Extremely light, watery. Then a light fruit is revealed, followed by minimal bitterness. Some acid and some banana peel. In taste you can tell that the barrel could not give much. He lacks alcohol, but with more alcohol the missing notes would also be more present.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Watery, somewhat fruity and bitter. Overall, however, quite flat.

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