Strathisla 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Glass printed label
Added on
03 Sep 2007 7:47 pm

Average value

€ 85.00

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 12-year-old

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.21 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I was not that impressed by the last 12 year I tried but it was a clear clear glass bottle and much later than this one.
    Its pleasant enough with a decent sweet finish but it is a little boring and safe in my view.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Neat malt. It is reminiscent of blends from the past, only with a little more bite.
    • Nose
      Nut mix. Mealy apple. Some herbs. An aromatic oak that is partly reminiscent of smoke. Some bread and nutmeg. Bit of cardboard and old books.
    • Taste
      Fudge and caramel. Then the nuts again. The oak sets in beautifully and is present. Wood seasoning. A little bread crust.
    • Finish
      Sour oak seasoning. Oatmeal. Tree bark.

  3. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A solid, decent Speysider. Very tasty nose, pleasant in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Nuts, ripe apples, honey and oak spice. As well a lot of vanilla, caramel and spices. A hint of smoke and dark fruit behind it. A typical fruity-floral-nutty Bourbon barrel nose, very pleasant. Subtle hints of sherry barrel are also found.
    • Taste
      Again honey sweetness, nuts, malt and apples. Caramel fudge, oranges and oak spice behind it, getting dry.
    • Finish
      Mitellang, nuts, malt, some coffee, apple and orange, dry.

  4. Nosingbär scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Contributed from July 2017
    I think that under 80 is extremely undervalued in the base. The nuttiness in combination with the dry apples and various sweet flavors make this malt very attractive, from the nose to the finish. For 12 years a lot of spicy oak. The barrels may be re-fill for the umpteenth time, but are well used here. You just have to like bitter oak flavors. 85/100
    • Nose
      Nutty, oaky-spicy nose. Walnuts, dry apples. It seems like a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks (sherry is nutty, some dried fruit, spicy). Spicy honey. Baked apple. A touch of vanilla. Fresh herbs, some lemon balm, fresh lemons. Caramel.
    • Taste
      The oak is immediately there, nuts, honey, some caramel, malt, apple sweetener. Reminiscent of apple strudel with walnuts from which one has not removed the walnut shells.
    • Finish
      Honey, malt, walnuts. Spicy oak stays in the mouth for a long time. Hazelnut.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Jelly pears :) Soft, round whisky, but not boring. And as I said: jelly pears.

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Simple as three rubles, but sound, whole, balanced and very tidy, given its small price - a perfect candidate for the role of "whisky for every day."
    • Nose
      Fresh grass, lemon peel, lemonade "Bell", raisins, dusty dried apples, metal tools oiled with machine oil, fresh green apples, in general - spring-grassy, ​​fresh, simple, non-spirituous.
    • Taste
      Sour-bitter, lemon, grapefruit crust, turning into sweet and sour with tones of raisins and dried apricots, oily.
    • Finish
      Spices, pepper burning on an apple-raisin background, woody bitterness,

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A medium and rounded body
    • Nose
      Apricot.Cereal grains.Fresh,juicy oak.
    • Taste
      Much richer the previous bottlings. Sherryish , fruity. Mouth coating.Then Strathisla's teasing sweet and dry character.
    • Finish
      Smooth and soothing.Violets and vanilla.

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82


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