Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Stated Age
57 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Engraved Glass Decanter
Added on
13 Oct 2014 8:18 pm by WhiskyLovingPianist
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7900.00

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22 × member ratings

2 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1957 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.65 points

  1. franpincoffee scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior


    One of the four Private Collection Ultra releases in late 2014 to mark the transition between the third and fourth generations of Urquhart family members at Gordon & MacPhail. This 57-year-old single cask bottling comes from an ex-Sherry hogshead selected by Managing Director Michael Urquhart and his daughter Laura (G&M Brand Manager), and is the oldest known bottling of whisky from Strathisla. Only 61 bottles were produced.

    The nose is nutty with walnuts and pecans, a hint of smoke, dried fruits, raisins, dried apples, and black cherries. The taste has a good balance of bitter berries, pears, oak, and a nice dustiness that builds up to a tingling, almost effervescent finish on the tip of the tongue with background hints of smoke and roasted coffee beans. A few drops of water opens the palate up nicely.

  2. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Here are my tasting notes for the 1957 Strathisla from G&M:


  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This nose highlights how good some of the Kavalan soloist sherry casks are [WB] due to a vague similarity in tone. Ultimately of course this bottling is a very different beast, not at least the expected RRP of £6,250 [Oct ’14], and according to G&M the oldest bottling of Strathisla ever.
    N: Starting off with bluebell walks in the countryside, English grain mustard, dust - from the bottom of an empty tin of an aromatic black tea, so dusty perfumed tea dregs. Its back to the outdoors, ozone, heathers and pollen which induces mild nasal hay-fever symptoms.
    T: The arrival is so thick and rich in wood oils, its initially hard to decipher. After a few sips - curry spices, cooking oils, paint oils - lead based, drying crumbly marzipan…… too much information…..
    F: …… hard to identify the development from the finish on this one as its one of the most dynamic and evolving journey ive experienced. For the finish - a delicious lingering experience is all i can say for now, very vague i know.
    C: Another super experience from the G&M New Generations releases but certainly not a patch on the Linkwood WBor indeed the Mortlach WB.

    Scores a B+

    G&M Info //  Masterclass Info


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