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Overall rating
91.97/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB56162
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
1969
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
45 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt + Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Jul 2014 9:56 pm by Angelos
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1452.77

44 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1969 GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.97 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    "What an old-school sherry boom! Old and dignified, incredibly spicy and intense, multi-layered and complex. The old Strathisla from Gordon & MacPhail are pure enjoyment every time and really fantastic bottlings!" I left this comment today on the 1970 Strathisla (bottled 2014). Compared to the 1970s, this Strathisla is a shade more voluminous and intense, which is why I am giving a well-deserved 94 points! Dream material, just pure enjoyment!

    24/23/23/24 (94P)
    • Nose
      Dark amber shines with an orange shimmer in the Premium Snifter, a thick and oily streak adorns the glass wall while dark and fruity sherry rises majestically from the glass. Juicy oranges mix with caramelized sugar and sun-ripened raisins, hints of sour cherries and currants combine with blackberries and plums. In addition to the wonderful sherry notes, there are now and then green apples and nuances of grapefruit and lemon, spicy wood tones end dark and slightly tart, hazelnuts and a pinch of fresh mint and eucalyptus emerge. Hints of vineyard peach and a touch of milk chocolate slowly stimulate the saliva, the nose is wonderfully soft and multi-faceted, I don't want to part with it!
    • Taste
      With the first sip, sweetness briefly flashes, followed by creamy and spicy wood tones, sour cherry juice drips from the tongue, the wood tones become noticeably darker and tart. Oranges and peaches, currants and morello cherries, salty caramel and minimal toffee, the aromas are just exploding on the palate and immediately ending gently and mildly on the tongue. Hazelnuts and flakes of butter melt creamy on the tongue, orange peel and sour cherries rest on the palate, slightly dry and tart wood elements are added. Sharpness sticks discreetly to the inside of the cheeks, the mouth feel remains incredibly soft and creamy.
    • Finish
      Meadow herbs, sour cherries and spicy wood tones stick creamy on the palate, subtle spiciness still sticks to the cheeks, hazelnuts and currants rest on the tongue, tobacco and smoky hints are minimal. The aftertaste is also very soft and multi-faceted, hazelnuts and a few drops of sour cherry juice swim creamy in the saliva, with cedar wood and the humidor open, the aftertaste slowly fades and leaves a big grin on my face.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    My bottle had quite a haze which could be from the transportation. It's not going away thus I wonder how long it will take.
    Anyhow it is nevertheless very drinkable and enjoyable and pretty fresh which is amazing for the age of 45 years old. Great!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense sherry notes, raisins, nutty, cloves, hints of fresh rubber - really not bad
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, sirupy, fruity, citrusy, subtle sweetness, cooked oranges, jam, good oak wood, peppery - very good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, quite fresh, more zesty, grapefruits

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, waxy, citrusy, lacks a bit of punch but very subtle and enjoyable.

  5. robain scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
      intense dark sherry, apples, freshness, nutty.
    • Taste
      91 91
      calm intense old sherry with some old oak, caramelized sugar.
    • Finish
      92 92
      old wood with alot of raisins, figs and dark fruits.

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Fruit Christmas cake, some sherry, raisins, brown sugar, spices, a touch of orange peel, some wood

    Taste:
    Soft, sweet, slightly spicy, balanced, very complex

    Departure:
    warm, with spices, a hint of sherry, slightly sweet and soft in the end. Very, very long ...

    Conclusion: a grenade!

    Whisky Spring 2018
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

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