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Strathisla 1997

Overall rating
85.30/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB34440
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
14 years old
Casknumber
Batch SI 14 010
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
23 Jun 2012 1:39 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 44.00

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1997

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    If you like your whisky sweet, than this is for you. The nose is too closed to warrant a higher score, but it is a dangerously drinkable whisky, even at this strength.
    • Nose
      Green apple, white grapes and some lemon. An almost beer-like quality at times, yeasty too. Finally some light chocolate. The nose feels a bit close and subdued.
    • Taste
      Honey, sugar and caramel. Very sweet, almost like rum. The green fruit stays in the background, but is definitely there.
    • Finish
      Fruity sweetness, lingers for a very long time.

  2. Jonkers scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This really is a very tastefull sweet whisky. It's tingling and mouthfilling. A very good whisky to make friends !
    Although I prefer to drink it without , I added some water but nose, taste and finish are scoring a little lower.
    • Nose
      Oak and lots of malt. Very intense. Floral and fresh with hints of caramel, chocolate and butter.
    • Taste
      Oily and a real explosion of sweetness. Caramel and honey.
    • Finish
      Very intense and very, very sweet. Medium.

  3. D3US scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I love the great sweet taste without water, but in the end the added complexity after adding water is the decider. A great malt, unfortunately only available at the distillery itself. 
    • Nose
      Hay/Grass, light fruit (apricot). Some faint chocolate and citrus.

      With Water: More spices now, peppery. Sweetness is lesser now, but there is vanilla and sweet fruit at the end. 
    • Taste
      Unbelievably sweet. Caramel, burnt sugar, honey and cake icing. A vast array of sweet notes. Slightly tingly.

      With Water: Still very sweet, but more room now for prickly spices. After that vanilla, honey, malt and oak. More complex.
    • Finish
      A but dull at the end, but the sweet aromas stick around. Other than the sweetness not a whole lot can be found. 

      With Water: Slightly more interesting, sweetness combined with spice, and in the end there's not just sweetness.

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