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Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB76284
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
25.12.1972
Bottled
04.06.2013
Calculated age
40 years old
Casktype
Refill sherry butt & 1st fill sherry hogshead
Casknumber
503270 & 8518
Number of bottles
921
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613034754
Added on
03 Jan 2016 5:03 pm by peatandbarley
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1568.91

32 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1972 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sweet spices, cedar, orange, varnish, toffee, great aged strathisla

  2. riekio scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    My good buddy strathisla impresses me again
    • Nose
      94 94
      oh mama, christmas cake, caramel, nutty spice, some menthol, this is beautiful...Definite notes of chocolate covered rum raisins, well integrated oaky spice. fruit basket with raisins and stewed apple/pear
    • Taste
      90 90
      really nice spice, not over-oaked to me but its there, it has to be. some licorice notes, bordering between black and red with bitter and sweet, Red apple sprinkled with cinnamon, milk chocolate . The bitterness might be the old oak influence, its not unpleasant just interesting, but loses a point for me
    • Finish
      90 90
      that menthol/mintiness hangs around, really nice long finish, warming, for 43%. must be the age, sweet, very smooth. Milk chocolate says hi, along with fruity peach notes? Something fruity. Fantastic

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      yes sherry, what else?
    • Taste
      fruity, like a condensed distillate, some dryness
    • Finish
      medium (just)

  4. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Definitely one of my favorite 70s GM bottlings, has nice variety and the bright notes in between fit in well.
    • Nose
      Dark hearty than expected, plum compote, about 70% chocolate, not completely bitter, but also not just milk choc, marzipan, almonds, burnt butter, caramelized popcorn, apricot, baked apple, gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, camphor, saffron, hint Lavender, fennel, a little bit of dates to the rear
    • Taste
      Plums, the chocolate as described above, but surprisingly also beautiful, light sweetness, apricot jellies, honey, vanilla, toffee, vineyard peach, apple rings, cinnamon, nutmeg, saffron, camphor, rosemary, dates, cherry pits, white raisins, blood orange, marzipan
    • Finish
      Long, velvety, chocolate cake, some coffee and blood orange, dark malt

  6. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes From The Producer

    Nose: Rich perfumed oak influences with a subtle sweet Sherry edge, rum and raisin. Hints of strawberry and marzipan are also present.

    Palate: Hints of dark chocolate and hazelnut. Dried apricots and prunes with a lingering charred oak edge.

    Finish: Long, sweet and smooth.

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