Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Stated Age
35 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
SD 764
Added on
20 Mar 2009 5:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 400.00

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1969 WD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.17 points

  1. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Strathisla 35 yo 1969/2005 (56.3%, Whisky-Doris, sherry cask #2516, 90 bottles)

    Colour: dark amber. Nose: starts much more classically ‘oloroso’, less extravagantly and more on chocolate, roasted nuts… but then it gets even meatier (smoked ham, sausages), on gravy with onions, hints of oxtail soup, cooked mushrooms and garlic… quite ‘nourishing’! Keeps developing with some much fresher herbs, citronella, fresh mint, mullein, lemon balm… Also soy sauce, salted butter caramel… Whiffs of smoke and tar… Very old white wine, praline… Perfect, very rich and complex. Not a clumsy kind of sherry at all. Mouth: bold and very thick, rich and creamy again, extraordinarily coating and liqueur-like. Bold notes of coffee, dark toffee, old rum… Really hot despite its old age. Apricot jam, something resinous (propolis), wine sauce again… Bitter caramel…
    Okay, let’s try to add some water as well now… (while the nose got mintier as well, but always as meaty)… Funny, it really resembles the Coopers’ more and more, with just the same bold minty flavours and, perhaps a little more pepper. But it’s also quite drier and definitely more tannic. Anyway, we have another spectacular, genuine sherry monster here.

    90 points (tie between the two 1969’s!)


  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/strathisla-25y-1967-gordon-macphail-und-35y-1969-whisky-doris-28538/ Color : copper

    Nose : Fat sherry, old sherry keg with salty
    Smoke, malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate, tobacco, butter, raisins
    and black pepper. Freshly baked cake with a dash
    high percentage straw. Tingling and very lively!

    Taste : Again heavy sherry, orange flavors
    and a lot of salt, wild honey, menthol, leather, coffee, a little bitter
    becoming. Now bitter orange peel, oak, very spicy
    and getting more and more powerful.

    Finish : Very long, pure oak plank, spicy, bitter eucalyptus, delicately bitter oak with cocoa flavors and almonds.

    91 points (nose: 93 / taste: 92 / finish: 89)


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