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Strathisla 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.52/100
votes
329

Member rates

677 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

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Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

60 Notes

Lovegreen
Member Junior Lovegreen Tasting note
25 Nov 2017 9:31 pm
Lovegreen gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Strawberries, nice but slightly synthetic pineapple aroma, white wine, honey and winegums

Taste

pears and other green fruits, lemon, anis seeds, pine wood, faint plastics

Finish

Darkens and gets more bitter, pine wood, angostura, burnt spice gets added. Honey still present.

Comments

Very interesting nose, which makes the first sip,  taste and development a bit of a surprise. 

One of the more fruity/flowery whiskeys, with interesting development - from delicate almost thin flowery/fruity taste to wider and more bitter flavours.

Impressive for a relatively young whisky.

valery77
Expert Junior valery77 Review note
09 Nov 2017 12:52 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
80
Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
20 Aug 2017 6:26 pm
Achany gave this whisky 79 points

Sweet, candy, massive honey, nearly too much of it. Retaste is necessary, did not expect such a dram (25.08.17 - still incredible sweet, more malty, some herbs, quite all right but overall same rating)

Weighted Rate
78.8
Nose
81
Initial taste
78
Body
78
Finish
77
Price
80
Presentation
80
LukeFive
Expert Senior LukeFive Tasting note
01 Aug 2017 10:58 pm
LukeFive gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

sweet on ripe pears and white apples, a bit of vanilla custard there

Taste

soft arrival on fruits , pears and apples mainly, vanilla cream, hint of white pepper

Finish

Short sweetish, oaky at the end

Comments

Nice non challenging  whisky

raithrover
Member Senior raithrover Note
30 Jul 2017 4:21 pm
raithrover gave this whisky 76 points

Colour: a light flapjack

Nose: a gentle array of apples, toffee and all-spice with milk chocolate and a floral note. With the addition of water pears arise along with cinnamon, apricots, tablet and a refreshing vanilla.

Taste: light and classic Speyside with vanilla, caramel and more of the all-spice. Water produces dough, pears, cinnamon and a malty presence.

Overall: better than the taller previous bottling, this one is more polished and refined. Still, not hugely detailed or epic in nature. I can see this whisky finding favour with those new to whisky, or who prefer a Speyside apparel, or a no-thrills experience.

Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
01 Jul 2017 11:49 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 82 points

Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017

Weighted Rate
82
Nose
83
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
82
Presentation
82
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maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Tasting note
18 Jun 2017 10:52 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Sehr schönes Aroma: Eiche, Frucht, fast wie Birne, etwas Vanille. 

Taste

Auch im Geschmack dominiert das Fass. Frische Eiche, unbehandelt.

Finish

Im Abgang etwas würziger. Nicht allzu lang. 

Comments

Sehr netter Alltagsmalt.

maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Review note
18 Jun 2017 10:56 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
88
Presentation
80
malthead-1984
Expert Senior malthead-1984 Tasting note
06 Jun 2017 10:50 pm
malthead-1984 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sehr rund und angenehm in der nase, nussige noten und ein Hauch von Rauch. Ein bisschen frucht in richtung orange

Taste

leicht und cremig auf der zunge, die nussigen Aromen vebinden sich mit shortbread und einer angenehmen fruchtigen frische, dazu waldhonig

Finish

mittellang und mit einem hauch von walnuss und caramel

Comments

einer wenn nicht der liebslings everyday. ist immer in dr bar

Gearmailteach
Expert Senior Gearmailteach Tasting note
28 May 2017 8:49 pm
Gearmailteach gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Bienenwachs, Honig, Aprikose und Orangenzeste. Süße Frucht, Apfel, Birne. Etwas Nuss und Eiche im Hintergrund, sehr dezent.

Taste

wachsig und weich im Mund. Malz, Getreide, wiederum Frucht und etwas Honigsüße. Diesmal stärkere Eiche, etwas Nuss und Dunkelschokolade.

Finish

Kurz bis mittellang und trocken, Dunkelschokolade, Orange.

Comments

Ein wirklich feiner Alldaydram. Sehr fruchtig und nicht kompliziert.

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