Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Finest Highland Malt Whisky - Strathisla-Glenlivet
Stated Age
08 years old
100 (proof)
757 ml
100° Proof 26 2/3 FL.OZS.
Added on
01 Nov 2014 8:21 am by macwhisky

Average value

€ 550.08

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11 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 08-year-old GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


    Copper / rust red
    Old sherry, blood orange, leather, some tobacco and a tingling salty spice. Then honey, fresh tarragon sprigs, some wood and malty grain aromas in a harmonious and pleasant combination.
    Strongly creamy and infinitely spicy! Spicy with lots of salt, chili, pepper, then wood and furniture polish. The journey continues with slightly overripe oranges, lots of sherry, sweet, honey-laden parts and immediately afterwards again herbaceous and tart with liquorice and tea - this taste lives from its inharmonious but delicious controversies!
    Very long - spicy, woody, a sherry- and tea-laden whisky. Tart notes of wood, mocha, cocoa, espresso, but also sweet honey, vanilla, orange biscuits, sweet malt and some smoke; and here too - full of contrasts, but at a very good level for 8 years of barrel aging.
    91 points
    N: 91P / G: 91P / F: 91P

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Great nose, but the rest is average. From a flat, rectangular mini 100 proof.
    • Nose
      Complex sherry, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, dried fruits like prunes and dark raisins, this is really good!
    • Taste
      A bit dry. There's caramel and root beer. Also new leather. Wow, it's strong, but not as complex as the nose. Despite the dark color and pretty damn great nose, the mouthfeel is actually a tad thin, which may be due to the relatively young age. With water, not much development, but it's swims well.
    • Finish
      Peppery and spicy. 

  3. berdij scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2008]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 41 Euro in November, 2004.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a little punchy start (due to the high abv) but then a nice old style Strathisla profile that is easy sippable.  Certainly a good swimmer...


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