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Strathisla 1995

Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Vintage
10.01.1995
Bottled
11.08.2014
Stated Age
19 years old
Casknumber
Batch SI 19 013
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottle code
LPNH1162
Added on
19 Oct 2014 3:51 pm by MacIslay
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72,91

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1995

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very good concentrated, flavored whisky, for easy to drink without water.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, malt, apple and banana, honey and caramel, pepper. Touch of leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Oily. Flowers, honey, caramelized apple, citruses, cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, fruity.

  2. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice thing. I like it.
    • Nose
      Rather reserved in the nose. Dark fruits like cherries and plums. In addition, dried fruit and raisins. A dark sweetness and possibly a little sherry are to be guessed in the background. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      At first glance, the approach seems reserved, but suddenly it gets stormy with pepper, sugar candy and raisins. A drought is spreading. Tobacco leaves and sherry
    • Finish
      Pepper again. In addition, cocoa and light roasted aromas. Now comes slightly bitter and spicy oak.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a mature whisky, the 19 years go by without a trace. Compared to the 14er handfilled it loses a bit of freshness, which I have so far associated with Strathisla. Good whisky, but the 14er I liked better.
    • Nose
      Spicy and ripe, marzipan, wood, hints of fruit. With water comes a few more fruit flavors, but the wood continues to dominate.
    • Taste
      Strong, nutmeg, oak. With water, the whisky is sweeter, the wood and the spices are joined by a few fruit flavors and some pepper.
    • Finish
      bittersweet, strongly embossed oak, slightly astringent, with some pepper.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple juice, caramel, fermenting melon, vanilla, almond chippings, apricot. A strange perfume when adding water.
    • Taste
      Caramel, apple and a vibrant nuttiness. A floral touch when adding water.
    • Finish
      Caramel, apple, pecan nut and vanilla.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty drinkable and enjoyable - of course with water only.

    This new style Strathisla has not much to do with the very old Strathislas that are very much on dried fruits but I think this is still much better than the regular 12yo.
    • Nose
      Malty, ripe bananas, vanilla, fruity, little bit toffeeish, leatherish or tobaccoish
    • Taste
      Very punchy and powerful, oily, more on citrus fruits, oranges, just little wood notes, cinnamon.

      Water is highly recommended - without it is so strong that there is not much to taste. With water there is a nice and smooth fruity note with a touch of oak.
    • Finish
      Long and burning, a tad bitter in the end.

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Vintage Label Tasting 19-03-2016 with Whiskyclub Spakenburg
    • Nose
      Orange, strawberries, tobacco and pepper.
    • Taste
      Spices - pepper, orange and fruity.
    • Finish
      Orange and syrup.

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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