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Overall rating
91.50/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
1967
Bottled
27.02.2012
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AB/JAHB
Barcode
5020613851320
Added on
10 Apr 2012 8:00 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 891,04

34 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior StyrianSpirit
94
Member Senior yannick
94
Expert Junior Lemmy77
93
Expert Junior Kalleholzbein
93
Expert Senior Reasoner
93
Moderator dram-drinker
93
Expert Junior Marcus2
92
Expert Junior Honghui
92
Expert Senior bestofwhiskies.com
92
Expert Senior kruegerandi
92
Expert Senior ChengA
92
Expert Senior Ostfriese
92
Expert Senior Maltbehr64
92
Expert Senior IronChic
92
Expert Senior Bretorianer
92
Expert Senior whiskas
92
Expert Senior Beccis
92
Connoisseur lincolnimp
92
Expert Senior XVII
92
Expert Senior whiskyism
91
Connoisseur hs305
91
Connoisseur Malt Hans
91
Expert Senior Ronky
91
Member Senior Mermur
91
Expert Senior Psyk0man
91
Expert Senior Glenbalvallan
91
Specialist Schmausel
91
Expert Senior Zinni
90
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are
90
Expert Senior pagan
90
Connoisseur MaltMartin
90
Expert Junior Kim4fan
89
Specialist hnorjordet
89
Expert Senior Fight65
87

45 × in collection

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
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Category Rating
Nose
24
Taste
21
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

11 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
26 Dec 2017 7:26 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 91 points

[December, 2017]  It is christmas so it is time to taste a special dram (or two) - and I think this 45 years old Strathisla is a dignified whisky for that occasion.  I had quite several old Strathisla from the sixties before and all were truly excellent so my expectations are high...

The colour is mahogany and the texture shows late fat sticky tears that very, very slowly move downwards.  The nose is rich and complex on an old style sherry profile with dozens of different aromas centered around herbal-spicy-leathery notes with some fruits, beeswax and some OBFs (lacquer paint).  One to both explore in detail and enjoy in general.  The initial mouthfeel is coating and charming with almost no bitter or adstringent moments despite the 45 years in cask.  Really nice and promising.  The taste is much (sherry winey) sweeter than the nose with more fruits and chocolatey flavours that nicely balance the herbs and spices from the wood.  Again no bitter or adstringent moments until the end of the finish (just at the very end a minor cardboardy feeling).  The finish is of medium length and adds liquorice flavours to the profile.  Some water releases even more aromas in the nose but it flattens the taste and finish.  I like it best when neat (actually a higher abv would have been even better, most probably).

Another excellent Strathisla from the golden years of this lovely distillery with a great complexity and still of lot of power after 45 years.  There are no signs of over-aging at all, a perfect cask selection out of the huge stocks of Gordon&MacPhail, again...

Weighted Rate
91.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
92
There is no accounting for taste...
Fight65
Expert Senior Fight65 Review note
28 Jul 2017 11:30 pm
Fight65 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
91
StyrianSpirit
Expert Senior StyrianSpirit Tasting note
05 Jul 2017 3:07 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Der Strathila verströmt den Duft von Bratäpfeln, Pflaumen, etwas reifer Banane, Kräutern und Sherry; von Waldboden eine Stunde nach einem Spätsommerregen. Eine sehr "volle" Nase. Je öfter man riecht, desto reifer werden die Früchte und desto klarer kommen die Kräuter (Thymian, Majoran) zum Vorschein. Eine sehr elegante, anfangs noch etwas zurückhaltende Nase.

Taste

Der Malt kommt angenehm prickelnd in den Mundraum. Dieses Begrüßungsprickeln der über dreißigjährigen Abfüllungen aus den Sechzigern und Siebzigern des vorigen Jahrhunderts ist schon großartig. Im Mund wird der Strathisla dann zunehmend süßer, pflaumiger und auch erdiger. Der "Initial Taste", also dieser erste Geschmackseindruck, ist Spitzenklasse.

Finish

Der Ausklang ist wärmend, wie das bei den besten Sherry-Malts so üblich ist. Vielleicht hätte ich etwas mehr Eiche erwartet, jedoch melden sich wieder Thymian und Majoran und verstärken das dunkelfruchtig-erdige Aroma.

Comments

Ein sehr schöner alter Sherry-Malt; rund und elegant.

My Collection
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
10 Jun 2017 11:39 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 92 points

I love the labels on these bottles, one of the best.

Weighted Rate
91.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
93
Price
90
Presentation
92
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
10 Jun 2017 11:17 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Ripe plum, fig, prune, mocha, a little coffee, red apple skins, Nice nose

Taste

Very soft and fruit at the start, there is something creamy about it like rich custard, hints of  vanilaa at the back,

Rich dark caramel, milk chocolate, hints of blackcurrant.

Finish

Good medium length with the sweet caramel notes lingering.

Comments

Excellent stuff the only down side is it is 43% 48-50% this would be awesome but its a lovely sipping whisky, Strathisla as it should be, restrained elegance.

P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
02 Jun 2017 11:44 pm
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
92
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
90
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
19 May 2017 11:15 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
93
Nose
94
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
91
Presentation
93
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
19 May 2017 11:30 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Intense, dried fruits, apricots, ripe bananas, hints of toasted bread, toffee, oak wood - typical old Strathisla

Taste

Little punchy, oily creamy, liquorice, dried fruits again, prunes, plums, hints of citrus fruits too, nice balance between oak wood and good sweetness

Finish

Long and warm, still fruity and not drying

Comments

A classic Strathisla - great!

Malt Hans
Connoisseur Malt Hans Note
23 May 2014 9:30 pm
Malt Hans gave this whisky 91 points

Vanilla sweetness, mango, banana, apricot, mint, cinnamon, pepper, burnt almonds and malt. Long, malty and spicy end.

macwhisky
Connoisseur macwhisky Note
06 Aug 2013 11:12 am

Tasting Notes by "The Whisky Trader"
Farbe: Dunkler Bernstein.
Aroma: Reiche Fruechtekuchennoten mit Andeutungen von geduensteten Pflaumen. Ein Hauch von gemischten Gewuerzen zeigt sich und ein Touch vom der Sueße einer Milchschokolade.
Geschmack: Sanft und waermend, mit einem Schwall von mentholiger Frische. Eine sherrylastige Kante haelt sich und ein Touch von Chilliwuerze. Cremig mit fruchtigen Einfluessen. Im Koerper medium bis voll.

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