Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Calculated age
48 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Feb 2015 1:23 pm by Murmelkasten

Average value

€ 1706.62

28 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1965 GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.69 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    mmmh, I touched the Sky 
    • Nose
      so dunkel er ist, so überraschend riecht er, eher wie eine Kräuterwiese und eine Honigwabe, süß und nach Wachs, verstaubt___________________________________________altes Wohnzimmer
      viel Staub und Eichenholz
      süße Teile mit Zuckerguß
    • Taste
      weicher Antritt
      mit viel Würze, Frucht und Kraft
      würzig medizinische Bitterkeit
      altes Fassholz
      fruchtig süße Schokolade
    • Finish
      lang & intensiv
      eine schöne Malzsüße
      mit Würze und leichter Bitterkeit
      ein Nachgeschmack wie beim Dunkel Bier

  2. peppi scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    i never tasted a whiky like that

  3. hhc1212 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Really old & vintage sherry bottles, one of the oldest whisky I have tried so far, it' seems memorable aroma is just filled up my nose and the whole glass, it's alluring and rich. However, you can't take more than 3 cups, it's pretty heavy, it's definitely mesmerising.

  4. kimyikshu69 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Very very vintage, old sherry bottle. I always wanna drink sth like this, the rich sherry flavour is all over your mouth. I would say this bottle tastes better than noses. And that's the definition of good sherry cask.

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    My oldest whisky so far and one of the best - time and wood have done a great job, without the whisky getting too soft or woody, great balance of fruit and oak and the drinking power is perfect.
    • Nose
      Fruit gum, fresh, sweet, raspberries and redcurrants, strawberry jam ... later wax, some menthol / mint, then hints of "old" (tobacco, leather, musty) notes, but the fruitiness and freshness remains dominant
    • Taste
      beautiful - waxy, red fruit gums and leathery, bitter-spicy wood notes beating each other for hours dominance in the mouth, briefly coffee and cocoa emerge, finally win liquorice and camillan
    • Finish
      long and bittersweet, liquorice, kamillan

  6. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

  7. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Just the right whisky for Christmas. Heavy, sweet, spicy and surprisingly powerful for 43%. With such a whisky one would like to constantly refill the glass. Such special drops are the reason why I am glad to be whisky drinker.
    • Nose
      sweet, intense dark fruits (raisins, blood orange), vanilla, anise, pepper, old wall unit, chocolate, light spices
    • Taste
      Vanilla, spices, raisins, shoe polish, strong but well-integrated alcohol, pleasant slightly bitter furniture polish
    • Finish
      long finish with leather, honey, licorice

  8. Noface83 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    My 1000th tasted whisky and what a board. Lots of old wood (tobacco, dusty leather, furniture polish and freshly sawed old oak), cooked dark fruits, spicy plum jam, a pinch of crushed herbs counterbalance the woody notes with their freshness. The fruit notes become stronger with time in the glass. Despite only 43%, the aroma fills the entire room.
    Taste: soft onset, only the oak tingles something, deep-dark fruits and the extract of old wood offer an interplay of flavors. At the end, it is chocolatiger (noble bittersweet) and some coffee grounds are added. The finish is then mainly bitter with a little spicy licorice sweetness. As expected, however, the wood is over-dominant as it has been for 49 years. Unfortunately, there is a lack of kick - here, however, make the only 43% noticeable.
    Fine drop - just what you expect from such an old whisky. That's why I enjoy whisky!
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90


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