Strathisla 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Stated Age
14 years old
Batch SI 14 010
59.3 % Vol.
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

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.80 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Especially in nose and body pretty some 'dark notes', earthy, kind of smoke-like, combined with ripe fruits like citrus and apples. Only in finish some more candy-like sweetness appears. But it is certainly a very interesting whisky, I like these kind of 'dirty' drams.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A lot of ripe fruits, citrus, apples. A bit earthy, at first also a far whiff of smoke or something, or burning candles, incense. Later on more floral notes. Linoleum.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruity, ripe fruits, pretty powerful, intense. Orange, malty. Vegetal and earthy notes come back in.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still quite powerful, warming. Ripe fruits, citrus, and more sweet as well, winegums. Pretty long, more candy-sweetness. Still some earthy notes remain, and wood.

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  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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