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Overall rating
84.58/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB46481
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
10.2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
222
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Nov 2013 4:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 181.25

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1989 CA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.58 points

  1. DunBheagan did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Definitely something special. Dont buy it if you are not willing to pay 100 bucks for an experiment. But get it if you want to broaden your nose and tastebud horizon.

    Nose: VERY intense. Bourbon Hogshead?! Never. Raisins, Rum, moist basement, a giant black cigar with an almost visible and physical smell. Not an easy-going Malt, but fascinating. Something compact and minerally as well, like wet sandstone. No vanilla, no fruits, but rocks of crushed, very burnt caramel. Light artificial traces of hard candy in the background. Could be an aftershave for an old veteran. A freshly opened package of coffee.

    Taste: This is how i imagine a 50-year old spirit would taste, which has been aged in chestnut wood. Tastes like double the age and too long in the cask, still good, but challenging. Swings between sour and dry. Watery mouthfeel.

    Conclusion:
    This is an hard old fellow with class, but dont expect him to be cooperative...

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