- 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
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
- Gréât fruity profile reminded me of the 73 speysiders
- What a surprise!!
Usually strathislas stay on sherry- woody side but not this one.
Masterpiece of fruitiness with intense, creamy vanilla flavours.
So many fruits mixed with herbs and vanilla.
Creamy, oily, evolving, deep, exotic, just wow.
Great balance of bitter and sweet.
Many Citrus fruits, variety of herbs, coconut, vanilla oils.. perfect!
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?
- 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.
- Great stuff! I love that one!
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!
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!
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!