Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Stated Age
39 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2012 2:39 pm

Average value

€ 877.25

11 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1965 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.57 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Gréât fruity profile reminded me of the 73 speysiders

  2. prz22 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    What a surprise!!
    Usually strathislas stay on sherry- woody side but not this one.
    Masterpiece of fruitiness with intense, creamy vanilla flavours.
    • Nose
      98 98
      Absolutely stunning.
      So many fruits mixed with herbs and vanilla.
      Creamy, oily, evolving, deep, exotic, just wow.
    • Taste
      97 97
      Great balance of bitter and sweet.
      Many Citrus fruits, variety of herbs, coconut, vanilla oils.. perfect!
    • Finish
      99 99
      Most grapefruit whisky finish ever..
      And i love grapefruits..i really do..
      I never thought whisky might be so grapefruitish:-)
      Endless, balanced (bitter and sweet), soo refreshing.
      Did I mention grapefruits?

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge

    Strathisla 39 yo 1965/2004 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail)  Colour: gold. Nose: extraordinary attack on fresh coconut, pine resin again, mastic, argan oil, lavender honey, macaroons… Absolutely superb! Notes of wax polish, propolis, getting quite smoky (white wood, pine). Keeps developing with beautiful notes of almond milk, walnut liquor and hints of diesel oil. A fantastic complexity, one step above the 30 yo – if that’s possible! Mouth: ah, now it’s closer to the 30yo. Bold and rich, yet not lumpy at all, very woody but beautifully so. Lots of resins and propolis, pine needles and dried herbs, bitter oranges, mastic candies and olive oil. Bitter chocolate, strong honey, herbal sweets. Turkish delights, pistachios, walnut skin… What a beauty! Notes of smoked tea, nougat, violet candies. An endless development! Long finish, very nicely dry again. Extremely good. 93 points.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    Great stuff! I love that one!
    • Nose
      Fresh fruit salad, citrusy and a touch of lemony notes, pineapples, green bananas, passion fruit, mango and so on. Little toffee, sweet wood, vanilla. This is just fantastic!
    • Taste
      Mellow and fruity. It's one of the least woody but most fruity ones of the old Strathisla's. At the same time it is much more fresh and punchy then the other ones. Superb!
    • Finish
      Long and fresh with lots of fruits. Some subtle sweetness and oaky bitterness which combine to something like grapefruits. Even more peppery in the end. Great!


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