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Overall rating
88.36/100
votes
27
Whiskybase ID
WB394
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Finest Highland Malt
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JB/CBA
Barcode
5020613848221
Added on
08 Sep 2007 8:32 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 172.00

4 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 25-year-old GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.36 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    As usually with these old G&M Strathisla, the nose is better than the palate. Though that's very relative because of it's great complexity and perfect balance. A classsic Speysider.
    • Nose
      Polished oak. Beeswax. Sawdust and fresh pencil shavings. Orange and tangerines. Also some flowery notes. It's all very dusty in a positive way.
    • Taste
      Malty notes and spices like ginger, carraway and cumin. Quite herbal actually but also a little bit weak. Hints of sherry at the background. 
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dry. Cinnamon a little liquorice.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Old school sherry with an antique flavors, not thin at 40% ABV.
    • Nose
      Floral. Orange and tangerine, honey, milk caramel, spicy oak and sawdust.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Cinnamon and ginger, orange peel, sherry, herbals and metal coins.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, metallic.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: dusty wood, creamy (advocaat), warming spices, orange, pear and floral
    T: spices - cinnamon, nuts - pistasachio, iron, bitter fruits - orange (peel) and citrus - lemon
    F: fruity - plums and nectarines, soft bitter spices and later nutmeg
    sample available on www.whiskysample.nl

  5. aby scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    great nutty sherry, a shame it ain`t at a higher strength for more power

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For the price, you can't beat it. This is a great 25 year whisky. Nutty sherry richness is held up by unusual and expansive fruits - dark plum, guava, and a touch of banana leaf. The sherry richness takes over on the palate with a nice holiday spice and an oily texture.

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