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Overall rating
90.49/100
votes
81
Whiskybase ID
WB373
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
1st Fill & Refill Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AJ/ABEE
Added on
03 Sep 2007 7:47 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 1063.51

15 × in wishlist

81 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 40-year-old GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.49 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very complex. More vibrant and less tanninic than its 25y G&M sister.
    • Nose
      Lots of fresh fruity sweetness. Stewed fruits (figs and dates) and orange peel. Raisins. Beeswax. Hints of sherry. It's all very impressive.
    • Taste
      Rich and round. Bitter-sweet oak. Dark coffee, plum and pure chocolate. Nutty spiciness.
    • Finish
      Long. Delicate oak. Becomes more dry later on. Slightly astringent.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nice old sherry with herbal notes a bit of astringency from the wood

  3. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful whisky. They are no longer made that way.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Spectacular, dried fruit, orange, fresh and lots of sherry. You can keep this whisky under your nose for hours, great.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very balanced, complex, again dried fruit, toffee, sweet, oak, greasy.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Medium, warm, dried fruit, spicy. a very small bitterness.

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    It's the typical profile of an old Strathisla - probably a bit less dried fruits than usual and a bit more herbal notes - I think I need to taste again a few weeks later as the bottle was freshly opened - nevertheless very good
    • Nose
      Fresh, vivid, cooked oranges, dried fruits, sherry wood, hints of toffee and toasted bread and quinces? - really good
    • Taste
      Very oily and smooth, liquorice, toffee, oak wood in balance with subtle sweetness, orange zest, espresso
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, smooth, a bit drying in the end and more herbal notes like a digestif

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 349 € at Whiskyauction in June 2015

  9. markkerr02 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Testing The whisky tested: Glass 1 Strathisla 30Y 43% Gordon & MacPhail, 1550 kr 15 points Glass 2 Strathisla 40Y 43% Gordon & MacPhail, 2095 kr 36 points Glass 3 Craigellachie 1970 40Y 52.8% Gordon & MacPhail, 1699 kr 54 points Glass 4 Glen Grant 1955 50Y 40% Gordon & MacPhail, 3645 kr 37 points Glass 5 Glen Mhor 1966 44Y 45% Gordon & MacPhail, 3425 kr 131 points Glass 6 Longmorn 1964 46Y 51.9% Gordon & MacPhail, 3925 kr 73 points Sample notation per Perriksson Strathisla 40Y 43% Gordon & MacPhail Scent: I, candy, orange, some chocolate, some tanins Taste: I, chocolate, foam lantern, tanines, light chocolate, vanilla Aftertaste: Light chocolate, vanilla, spices, oak, tall Score: 91 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Strathisla 40yo, 43% Color: Amber Fragrance: Fattons, coffee, figonsTaste: Sweetcorn, fatty, spicy, raisins Aftertaste: Sweet raisins, fattones, orange / citrus, tall Score: 91 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2056%20Glenfiddich.html

  10. Master Quill scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Score for the 2010 version: 91

    Score for the 2011 version: 90

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