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Overall rating
91.61/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB430
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
1954
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
51 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Sep 2007 8:08 pm

Average value

€ 678.95

5 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1954 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. Port Ardbeg scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A very nice Strathisla - to enjoy.
    • Nose
      sweet sherry aromas, light woody notes, vanilla, freshly cut grass, oranges, tangerines, tea aromas, herbal honey, saffron
    • Taste
      Mild, light woody notes, light smoke, resinous, great, incredibly soft on the tongue
    • Finish
      medium long, spicy, malty

  2. barryfox915 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber.
    Nose: Very smooth and mellow, grassy, juicy, on sweet oranges
    and tangerines, with some soft leather and peat, pollen, and some Turkish
    delights.
    Taste: Grassy, slightly woody and tannic, resinous, very sweet,
    with some spiciness, on peat smoke, oranges, tangerines, leather, toffee notes,
    and some citric presence. The finish is medium, sugary, slightly tannic and
    woody, round, on toffee, with some very light pollen notes at the
    end.
    General Impression: Made from fresh and refill sherry casks, this
    Strahisla is quite fresh for its age and the tannic and woody notes are not much
    more pronounced than in many younger whiskies. I enjoyed it very much and highly
    drinkable,
    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting8.html#29Apr08

     

  3. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by SCOMA: 

    Aroma: Sherry with sweet vanilla. Aromatic - cut grass and green flavors.

    Taste: Sweet sherry and still with a small accumulation of smoke. Rich and resinous aromas evolve.

    Finish: Continuing with sherry oak. 

  4. Dede scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The mouth is a little disappointing after a nose like this, but it's often the case with these old G & M 40% bottled. This whisky, however, is very pleasant and comes down with a disconcerting ease.
    • Nose
      Fine and delicately woody. Sherry is present but discreet, on almond paste and caramel. Then there are light vanilla notes, as well as a touch of freshness brought by eucalyptus and a little cut grass and clove. After long minutes, this dram is much more complex than it seemed at the beginning, with a fabulous development at aeration. Subtle fruity notes appear on the sweet orange. A tiny veil of peat is also noticeable. The aromas grow, the sherry is stronger and the whole becomes incredibly soft and mellow. Spices are making their way, especially with cinnamon and a hint of pepper, curry too. A splendid nose.
    • Taste
      From orange juice to spices! And wood too, a little too much elsewhere. A slight herbaceous bitterness is present, sherry too. The end of the mouth is pungent. We feel that there is only 40%, the whole lack of power. The mouth is undeniably less complex than the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, it is pungent and woody, with a touch of orange and a very weak peaty echo. It goes off on notes of coconut and cocoa.

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